Google Nexus One now official for Telus and Bell

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Have you been hankering for the coolest Google Android phone on the block but you were assuming that you were not on a compatible network? For my fellow Canadians, Google has some great news.

As you may recall, Google announced a regular HSDPA-compatible version of the Nexus One a short while ago. They said that it would play friendly with Rogers Wireless in Canada and AT&T in the United States, opening up some possibilities. As it turns out, the 3G-ness is good with Telus and Bell too.

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Kyocera Zio M6000 to offer Google Android on the cheap

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The phenomenon may have started with a single handset from HTC, but the world of Google Android has really started to hit the ground running with support from several other major manufacturers. Likely approaching the more affordable end of the scale is the newly revealed Kyocera Zio M6000. No relation to an Italian uncle.

It has been some time since we have seen something from Kyocera, but it seems that the company who shares a joint venture with Sanyo is prepared to re-enter the smartphone market. In recent years, they stayed focused largely on budget-minded handsets for so-called “second-tier” wireless carriers in Canada and the United States. The idea was to offer decent features, but at an even lower price.

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Google Nexus One smartphone struggles

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The results of the smartphone sales race are in. Running the numbers and looking at the charts with Nexus One’s sales figures, things do look a little “slow” off the start for Google. But CEOEric Schmidt’s reports back in February show otherwise.

The Google HTC Nexus One has sold 135,000 units directly from Google since the phone was first launched. During this time period, Verizon sold 1.05 million Android phones while Apple continues to keep pace in the market by selling 1 million units of their original iPhone. The iPhone 3GS continued its market dominance by selling 1.6 million devices in just one week. Apple’s superstar has no reason to slow down and with a new revamped iPhone 4G on the horizon for its loyal customers, one can only assume a continued bright future.

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Google Nexus One headed to Sprint

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Sprint today announced they will be a carrier of the Google Nexus One smartphone. T-Mobile was originally the only carrier to offer an “official” term plan for the Nexus phone, but after checking up on Google’s phone website T-Mobile’s offering is no longer available. A “Sorry, this item is temporarily out of stock.” on the $179 two year contract plan is nothing less than a coincidence. Sprint won’t be the new and only company to carry the Nexus One, yesterday’s announcement told us about Google’s plan to send the phone to AT&T and Rogers Wireless in Canada, but with sales slumping there’s not much of possibility for a shortage on supply.

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Google Nexus One phone now shipping to Canada and AT&T USA

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It’s here Canada. Google’s Nexus One phone just got released for the Canadian market and US customers on AT&T. Previous Nexus One phones would only utilize 2G and EDGE network connectivity, not the best for your Android experience, but good enough. Now Google has announced a compatible 3G version, so T-Mobile USA is no longer the only one with a Nexus offering and Canadian Rogers Wireless customers can get on board.

The phone can be purchased from Google’s phone store for $529 USD, free shipping in the USA.

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TomTom iPhone app gets Google local search, real-time traffic

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I’m not much of one to use standalone GPS navigation devices, I can’t even recall the last time I needed one as I prefer to use the free Google Maps application on my Nokia smartphone. But that’s not to say traditional GPS makers aren’t gonna go down without a fight. TomTom, still one of the world’s leading providers of navigation solutions and digital maps, is shifting their focus to the world of smartphones. More specifically, enhancementsfor the iPhone TomTom app.

TomTom’s press announcement explains how full real-time traffic information will be available from the TomTom iPhone app (version 1.3), getting you around those nasty traffic jams rather than taking what is suggested as the fastest route.

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Google’s Android Marketplace to unleash a wrath on Apple’s iPhone

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A leaked legal document distributed by the digital freedom crusaders EFF, discovered the legal red tape Apple binds its iPhone developers by. Truly draconian in nature the contractual documentation that Apple uses with developers for its systems allows it to reject any application developed even if the application meets the iPhone’s requirements.

Absolutely no reverse engineering for the iPhone’s operating system, nor any reverse engineering for the iPhone software development kit is permitted.

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HootSuite Twitter app released for Google Android smartphones

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Twitter really has become the hottest thing since sliced bread and it shows. For just about every smartphone platform, you’ll find a wide range of Twitter clients that go above and beyond the mobile site. Owners of Android phones now have another option with the porting of HootSuite.

What started out as a web-based Twitter client to be used on your computer, HootSuite has since gone on to infiltrate the Apple iPhone and now Google Android as well. Feel free to communicate with your friends on the go, TwitPic’ing everything along the way.

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Google’s Nexus One taking smartphones to another level

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Google’s smart phone has arrived with a mixed bag of buzz and feedback. Now whether that’s a bad omen or a good one for the Search Engine giant remains to be seen.

This phone, with its snapdragon processor was designed to go head to head with the iPhone, Symbian and Pres in the market. Google like any proud mother won’t stop praising its phones merits and believes it’s more than a legitimate alternative to other smart phones. As Google’s Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette puts it, the Nexus one is a “Benchmark Setter.”

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Google Android app downloads catching up to iPhone

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Apps are an integral part of smartphones and their appeal to us. They are essentially enhancements for a device that lets us do useful, silly, fun, and important things. A recent study has broken down the number of app downloads per device, and the results are somewhat surprising.

In a recent report from AdMob, app downloads of over 900 people were tallied and averaged to determine how many apps were downloaded per month.

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Google Nexus One phone headed to Verizon March 23rd?

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It may not be long before we see Google’s Android phone, dubbed the Nexus One, available on the Verizon Wireless network. If Google adds Verizon to the mix, you and I may get a competitive price – since T-Mobile will have to share their slice of the pie.

The rumor is that on March 23 the Nexus One will be availble to Verizon customers, making them the second U.S. wireless carrier to offer Google’s device. March 23 is coincidentally the first day of CTIA tradeshow in Las Vegas, coincidence, or not?

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Google Earth Mobile app now out for the Nexus One ‘Android 2.1′

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There is a new app to add in the already intensive library of Google code for your Android phone. You can use it for everything from Gmail to Google Maps, and now you get to have a global view too thanks to the new Google Earth Mobile app for Android.

Developed to work with Android 2.1, the “fastest mobile version of Google Earth” is now available for download through the Google Marketplace. The Android edition of Google Earth will support a screen resolution of up to 800×480 pixels and a “smooth” frame rate.

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Abuse video causes unjust charges to Google execs

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A court case that has been closely watched due to its implications for Internet freedom has ended, the verdict? Disturbing.

Three Google executives in Italy have been convicted of privacy violations because of a disturbed individual who posted a video from their mobile phone on ‘Google video’ of a boy with down syndrome being abused.

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Google Shopper for Android, just another set of Goggles?

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Google has released Google Shopper for Android, but it’s left some industry reporters confused. The application appears to be identical to other price searching tools like ShopSavvy, even the companies own Google Goggles. Applications like this could pose a serious threat to bricks-and-mortar businesses already struggling to stay afloat with big box stores undercutting them.

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Google Android overtaking smartphone world, surpassing iPhone?

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Google’s Android has seen phone shipments rise so fast that they may overtake iPhone sales and theres not much Apple can do about it. Google keeps up at the rate of 60,000 Android handsets shipped per day, according to Google’s CEO Eric Schmidt. They stand a very good chance of dominating the market, and that includes overtaking Apple. Unless they make some serious advancements in the next-generation iPhone 4G, and open up the OS, we can say goodbye to the iPhone being the #1 selling phone in the world.

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