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Preview videos: Acer Android tablet with gyroscope demo

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The Apple iPad may be the current reigning king in the world of tablets, and will likely hold on to that throne for some time to come. Even so, we will soon be treated to a lot more alternatives, one of which is the Android tablet coming by way of Acer. A number of videos have surfaced on YouTube showing off what this thing can do.

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Facebook chat shows up on Google Android app

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Yes, there are already all sorts of IM clients out there, on the Android platform and elsewhere, that allow you to communicate through the Facebook Chat protocol, but this one is built into the official app.

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Discover new apps with Appsfire for Android

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Browsing through Android Market seems straightforward enough, but it's easy to miss a gem of an app among that ever-growing list of options. Offering an alternative way to casually browse for some new applications on your Android phone or tablet is Appsfire, which is an app itself.

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Angry Birds stats are in, 12 million copies sold, 30 million downloads

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Unless you've been living under a rock, you're probably pretty familiar with some birds being flung through the air and some pigs stealing eggs from said birds. Rovio has really created quite the phenomenon with Angry Birds, but where are the hard numbers outlining its success? Well, some of those numbers just came in and they're pretty darn impressive.

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Toshiba tablets run the gamut: Windows, Android and Chrome OS variants at CES 2011

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In business, it's not always a good idea to put all your eggs in one basket. It looks like Toshiba is really looking to hedge its bets when it decides to attack the tablet market early next year, because it has no fewer than three different tablet devices in the works. The kicker? One does Windows, another Android, and a third still with Chrome OS.

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Samsung Galaxy S Review

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It used to be that HTC was the clear-cut leader in the smartphone arena, but many other companies are competing for the crown these days. HTC isn't the only Android game in town and Samsung has really carved a nice-sized market share for itself with the Galaxy S line. Even more so as of recent with the introduction of the Google Nexus S. The Samsung Galaxy S is offered as the AT&T Captivate, T-Mobile Vibrant, Verizon Fascinate, Sprint Epic 4G and Rogers Captivate.

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Motorola Olympus high-end Android phone rocks Tegra 2, spotted for real

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The world of Android smartphones is getting more and more enticing by the moment. One of the latest devices to get leaked out on the Internet is the Motorola Olympus. We had heard about this phone before, but this is one of the first times that we've seen real live photos of the upcoming device. And it's quite the looker too.

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PSP Phone rumors mount: December 9 release with $500 price tag?

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Sony Ericsson phones have seen brighter days. The PSP format has too. What if they combined their powers to make a mega-device? The rumors surrounding a possible PlayStation Phone have been circling for some time, but this media invitation very clearly seems to indicate its existence... and the announcement is coming in about two weeks.

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Factory unlocked Dell Streak with Android 2.2 for $579

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Do you want the largest Android smartphone on the market but not at all interested in signing a carrier contract? Well, you're in luck. Head on over to Dell and they'll gladly equip you with a factory unlocked Dell Streak. Better yet, it comes with Android 2.2 right out of the box.

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Going extra big with Acer 4.8-inch Android smartphone

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Some people like their mobile phones to be a little more compact, but that trend has definitely swung in the other direction in recent years. "Slate" style smartphones are all the rage and Acer is prepared to go big rather than go home with its upcoming 4.8-inch monster.

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Dell Opus One like Streak with faster processor, more pixels

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While I still think the Dell Streak is a bit of an anomoly in the technology world, the five-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid certainly has its place. Maybe you like the form factor, but you want a little more? It seems that the Streak's successor is already in the works and it's going to be called the Dell Opus One.

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How typical iPhone, Android, and BlackBerry users see eachother

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They say that perception is 95% of reality. The trouble is that everyone's perception is a little different and there are few places where this is more evident than among smartphone evangelists. Are you an Apple fanboy (or fangirl)? Well, other people don't see you in the same way that you see yourself.

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Zuckerberg puts Facebook phone rumors to rest

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Facebook remains an online platform and an online platform alone. During a Facebook Mobile event, Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company has no plans to make a so-called Facebook phone. They're not doing hardware whatsoever.

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Android dominates Q3 smartphone sales in US

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It's true. We were told that 2010 was going to be the year of the Android and that promise is holding up. The NPD Group just released its findings for the third quarter of this year and Google Android absolutely dominated the sales figures.

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Motorola enjoys first profitable quarter since 2006

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Motorola just went through one of the most difficult transition periods in the company's history, but it looks like it has been able to emerge with a smile on its face. That's because Moto has just enjoyed its first profitable quarter since way back in Q4 2006.

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