HTC Desire Z is a 720p QWERTY slider with Android 2.2

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There’s nothing more exciting than an entirely new slider phone running Android, the only problem is, its just about the same as every other one on the market. Despite its Android appeal, the HTC Desire Z is a beautiful looking handset, but not much of a game changer.

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Boxee Box getting closer with pre-orders and new Intel chipset

Dlink Boxee Box media streaming device

If you were going to jump for that Apple TV, you may want to hold off, as the DLink Boxee Box is planned to hit mail boxes this November. The original launch was slated for June, but due to a switch from the NVIDIA Tegra 2 chipest, to an Intel Atom CE4100 platform, Boxee Box is now back on track and is taking pre-orders for $199.

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Dell Aero Android smartphone is official, $99 on AT&T with new contract

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Dell today announced the availability of the Dell Aero Android smartphone from AT&T. The Aero sports a 3.5-inch (640 x 360p) capacitive multi-touch display with pinch-to-zoom functionality. Loaded with connectivity options, Quad band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Tri-Band UMTS/HSDPA, Wi-Fi, BlueTooth and GPS.

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StumbleUpon lands on iPhone and Android devices

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I’m not a hardcore stumbler, but every once in a while I like to get on the site and see what interesting user populated content is thrown at me. I find amazing photographers, neat technology, and marvels of the environment.

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Sprint goes ablazing with Samsung Epic 4G (Galaxy S)

Samsung Epic 4G Galaxy S arrives on Sprint

Digging the idea of going 4G on your mobile phone, but you’d prefer something a little different from the Taiwan-sourced HTC EVO 4G? The wait is almost over. You will soon get a Korean alternative from Sprint when it launches the much anticipated Samsung Epic 4G.

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Where’s the killer Android messenger app?

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TechVibes brings up a very interesting point about some of the applications on various smartphone platforms. On the RIM front, you have exclusive access to the BlackBerry Messenger. On the iPhone 4, you have FaceTime. Where does that leave Google’s Android?

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Confirmed: Dell Streak Android tablet is $300 this Thursday

Dell Streak Android Tablet on AT&T

On Thursday August 13th the Dell Streak will be available for pre-order from AT&T, the price is $300 and it will run on an undisclosed version of Google Android. Since it’s being sold through AT&T, there are strings attached to that price, a 2-year contract. Without contract expect to pay $550.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 finally landing on AT&T next week

Sony Ericsson Xperia x10 headed for AT&T

The Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 has been available in Canada for a few months already, so what’s all the hold up with a U.S. release? AT&T has officially announced that customers will be able to get their hands on the Android phone starting August 15th. That’s under a week away.

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BlackBerry Torch 9800 makes a hot entry

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Waterloo’s Research in Motion made its triumphant reveal of the new BlackBerry Torch 9800 smartphone this morning. Mere moments later, Canada’s three biggest wireless providers and AT&T USA announced that they would be indeed picking up the hot new smartphone. The BlackBerry Torch 9800 is the first slider phone to come out of the RIM camp and it takes on a form factor similar to that of the Palm Pre.

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A new $139 Kindle to kill the iPad?

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Apple’s iPad was always expected to be the Kindle Killer, but never really disrupted the Amazon’s sales of its eReading tablet. In fact Amazon sells more Kindle books than they do hardcovers, and expect that number to “surpass all paperbacks sold sometime in the next nine to twelve months” said Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder & CEO. Kindle sales tripled in June when Amazon lowered the price to $189, we can only imagine what will happen now that the price has been reduced to $139 by simply dropping 3G and giving a Wi-Fi only version.

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Jackets are for sissies: Motorola takes a stab at Apple

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Motorola’s full-page ad in the New York Times makes it clear that the Droid X doesn’t need any add-ons to work properly. The add states, “At Motorola, we believe a customer shouldn’t have to dress up their phone for it work properly. That’s why the Droid X comes with a dual antenna design

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GM prices Chevy Volt electric car at $41,000, $31,500 after rebate

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GM has announced the price of the Chevy Volt electric car, the first mass-produced EV to hit the streets of America (since the EV1, but that wasn’t mass-produced, just mass-acred) will cost $41,000. The US Government is giving a $7,500 credit, so this would take the EV’s price down to $33,500. This price is just about in the middle of the range that was expected; although at the pre-rebate, not post-rebate price.

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