Google Android toting Acer Liquid E finally coming to Fido

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I’m not completely sure what Rogers is doing with the Fido brand these days, but it looks like the dog is becoming a mid-tier brand to fit between budget-minded Chatr and higher-end Rogers. This is further confirmed by the pending release of the Acer Liquid E smartphone with Fido.

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Samsung Galaxy S Captivate training with Rogers begins, launch imminent?

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There’s two parts to this story, let’s start with what I feel is the more exciting bit. The Android lineup from Rogers Wireless is due for a serious upgrade in light of the cool devices hitting up Bell and Telus these days. Not to be outdone, it looks like the Samsung Galaxy S Captivate is almost ready for Canada’s big red carrier.

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Gartner predicts Android to be number one by 2014

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Google Android has steadily been gaining market share since the initial introduction of the T-Mobile G1. With that said, the analysts at Gartner say this trend will continue for the next few years. And by 2013, Android could very well be the most popular smartphone OS in the world.

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Froyo could be fussy on tablets, says Google

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Google has recently commented on the use of Android 2.1, Froyo – on tablets – and well, their words are nowhere near surprising. As everyone joins the tablet race, a lot of corners tend to be cut in order to become “second, to first” in a market largely dominated by Apple. The iPad has the most sales to date, and there’s still plenty of space for a successful second place.

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Samsung Fascinate (Galaxy S) headed to Verizon tomorrow

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Loaded with a 1Ghz processor, Android 2.1 and skinned with TouchWiz – whether that’s a good thing or bad is up to you – Samsung is sending the Fascinate to Verizon Wireless.  The Fascinate is Verizon’s specific brand of the Galaxy S, it will sell for $200 on-contract.

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Huawei Ideos Android 2.2 smartphone for just $150 outright

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ust because you want one of those fancy new Froyo smartphones doesn’t mean that you have to sign a lengthy contract or whip out over $500. The kindly folks at Huawei want to help you keep your budget in check and that’s why they’ve revealed the Huawei Ideos. This smartphone is just $150.

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Can we boost smartphone battery life 11x with dark silicon?

“One example of a conservation core. The small boxes in the image are the pattern of logic gates that are spatially placed over a small portion of the GreenDroid chip.” - Physorg

We love all the glorious things that our wonderful smartphones can do, but this functionality comes at the price of diminished battery life. Interestingly, a possible solution to this conundrum could be something called dark silicon, a technology that could effectively increase battery life up to eleven times.

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Archos drops 5 Android tablets, even a $100 unit

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Archos was already a major contender in the media player and Internet tablet market before the iPad had landed. Looking to re-establish itself as an industry leader, Archos has just announced no fewer than five new Android tablets. There’s even one that starts at under a hundred bucks.

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Specs released for Camangi WebStation II Android tablet

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Getting ready for IFA, Camangi has posted the specifications of their next Anrdoid tablet, the Camangi WebStation II. This will come with Android 2.2 Froyo, already much better. A 1GHz, Samsung S5PV210 processor, 512MB DDR2 RAM, 2GB of iNAND, an 8GB SD card, all the while bumping the display up to 1024 x 600 (WSVGA) with Capacitive multi-touch.

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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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