Grand Theft Auto III 10th Anniversary Edition Coming To Android, Adds Claude Action Figure

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Well, I was never a huge fan of the game, however, I can hardly believe it’s been 10 years since the initial release of Grand Theft Auto III.  In an effort to commemorate the game’s 10th anniversary the team is releasing the software and making it available for select Android devices sometime in the fall.

Supported devices at launch:

Android Phones: Droid X2, HTC Evo 2, LG Optimus 2X, Motorola Atrix, Samsung Galaxy S2

Android Tablets: Acer Iconia, Asus Eee Pad, Motorola Xoom, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1

In addition, they’re throwing in a limited-edition action figure of the game’s main character, Claude.  The action figure is at a 1:6 scale and comes dressed with his initial outfit from the game, cargo pants and a bomber jacket.  Furthermore, a detailed arsenal of weapons will accompany the action figure such as his classic bat, grenades, hand gun, assault rifle, knife and sniper rifle.  The collectors item will run your pockets $149.99 however, Social Club is offering the chance for three lucky winners to snag it for free.  All you have to do is fill out the form here by Sunday, Oct 16th and you’re all set.   » Read the rest

Mobile Unified Communications Client Coming To Verizon

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Pics courtesy of Android Central

The lines between office space and personal space are beginning to blur a bit.  Verizon recently announced at CTIA that they’ll be introducing their new Mobile Unified Communications Client (Mobile UC) and will be available initially for the Droid XDroid X2Droid 2Droid 2 Global and Droid Pro

With the Mobile UC client, your personal number and office number are now accessible on one mobile device, and you have the choice of presenting your mobile or business identity when making calls. That way, when you call from your work number, your business identity is shown. And, when receiving a call on your work number, you can be reached directly whether in or out of the office.

Verizon’s breakthrough business tool, Mobile Unified Communications (UC), seamlessly integrates your office wireline number and features and employee’s wireless smartphones into one form of communication.

For those looking to always be in connection with their business whether at home or on the go, nothing would serve better as a solution for giving off the impression you’re in business 24/7.  In addition, with this tool, your office will never be defined to any specific location.  It’s where you want or need it to be.  In addition to the service, Vz offers a Mobile UC docking station for times when you’re not on the go.  When your smartphone is docked all calls placed from it will be re-routed through your own company’s PBX system, subsequently not going against any of your minutes.  The service will run you $7/mo and you can purchase the dock for $125.  $7 bucks a month is chump change in exchange for complete office mobility and to never miss a call again when calls = money.  I’m going to chock this one up on the “why didn’t anyone think of this before?” list.

[via Verizon by Android Central]

Tokidoki edition Huawei M835 heading to MetroPCS

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Today, during the final hours of CTIA 2011, I was treated to a glimpse at the upcoming revamped Huawei (pronounced wow-wey) M835. The M835 for MetroPCS is a special-edition Android device designed by Los Angeles-based cult apparel brand tokidoki. Heading to MetroPCS in the “coming weeks”, this stylized phone is available in both men’s and women’s flavors and is designed to fit discreetly in your pocket.

The Huawei M835 Sanctioned by tokidoki includes two interchangeable battery covers and is pre-loaded with a full content suite including a brand new tokidoki application, static and live wallpapers featuring tokidoki’s recognizable pop iconography, four original tokidoki ringtones and more. The casing of the handset has been redesigned to white with metallic cyan blue accents. The slick white coupled with the bold tokidoki iconography that adorns the inter-changeable backs offers both the MetroPCS and tokidoki communities the chance to collect a piece of mobile art.

The Huawei Tokidoki M835 is available exclusively through MetroPcs and has service plans beginning at $50 and $60 including tax and fees. Both plans include unlimited talk, text, and data throughout Metro USA’s nationwide coverage areas. While this may not be the device for you tech junkies, it is sure to be a hit among the young ones featuring a 2.8” QVGA display, 3.2-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Android 2.2 Froyo.

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Motorola Photon 4G gets Google Talk with Video and Lapdock 100 Support

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Hey Photon owners, if you haven’t recived it yet, be on the lookout for a hefty OTA maintenance upgrade. Besides a slew of general fixes and enhancements, you’re also getting Google Talk with video,  compatibility support for the Lapdock 100, a fix for your proximity sensor and more. The build is 45.3.6.en.US. Sprint is likely staggering the update but it should turn up in your available updates soon.

[via Phandroid]

Google Wallet Updated To v1.0-R33v4 Bringing New Offers, Updated Transaction Screen

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Google Wallet was released last month, but most of us still can’t take advantage of it unless you’re a Nexus S 4G or a rooted Nexus S owner. In either case, a strangely numbered update has been released taking it to version v1.0-R33v4. Here’s what’s listed as the changes:

  • Find new offers directly in Wallet
  • Updated transaction detail screen (for Tap & Pay and in Transaction History)
  • Merchant name and amount now available for Google Prepaid Card purchases
  • Improved button to turn your cards on and off
  • Five minute default PIN timeout for new users
  • An improved tutorial
  • Account Number validation for some gift cards
  • Bug fixes

Hopefully, Google Wallet and NFC will become more readily available for the rest of us soon so we can try this out. I have a feeling the transition to the rest of us is going to be painfully slow though. Market links for the few that can use it are right after the break. Let us know if you find any other cool updates in this new version.

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GameFly app for Android gets major update bringing social network for gamers

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The GameFly app for Android just received a major update to 2.0, which adds its social network for gamers. The social network has already been available on the iPhone since April 2011, and now Android users can connect with other Android users or across platforms. The update supports smartphones and tablets and includes the following features:

  • Create a profile page and browse others’ profiles
  • Find new people to play with on Xbox LIVE, PSN & Wii
  • Post updates and share info with followers
  • Follow friends and other gamers, and discover what they’re playing
  • View recent activity around any game
  • Comment on others’ posts and see comments on your posts
  • Get notifications when people comment on your posts
  • Connect Facebook and Twitter accounts seamlessly with the GameFly App
  • GameFly members have the option to share the games they add to their GameQ or decide to keep

You can download it now from the Android Market or hit our apps database for the QR code. It will soon be available in the Amazon Appstore and NOOK Store.

Another screen shot and full press release after the break:

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AT&T Drive Mode, The Anti-Texting While Driving Mobile Solution (video)

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We’ve showed you a few anti-texing while driving apps like Sprint’s Drive First and PhoneGuard. AT&T also has a solution called DriveMode, which like the others, can disable incoming calls and text messages while driving and even send auto-text replies to let people know you’re currently driving. The app is available for free in the Android Market for AT&T customers. Download links are right after the break as well as how the app works with a video. Texting and driving is absolutely a bad idea, so take advantage of this free app to help you keep your phone out of your hands while driving.

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QuickOffice To Receive 5.0 Update In November, Adds New UI and Document Sharing

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The folks over at QuickOffice were hanging around CTIA this week and were extremely pleased to reveal a new update to the popular and widely used office application for Android.  The new QuickOffice 5.0 will offer new features to compliment both smartphones and tablets.  We can expect a ton of UI tweaks and the new ability to share your work with friends and colleagues on Twitter, Facebook and even LinkedIn.  In addition, they have added some other welcomed add-ons such as popular note taking apps like Catch and Evernote.  The fine folks at QuickOffice say the software update can be expected around mid-November at its original launch price.  As a major fan and user of QuickOffice myself, I highly look forward to using the productivity application on both my tablet and smartphone.  Check out the quick pics and don’t forget to let us know what you think of the app in the comments below.

Pics courtesy of Droid Life

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Gameloft Will Offer A Free Android HD Game Everyday This Weekend

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Gameloft is running a great promotion that offers a Free Android HD game during a mysteriously as yet unpublished two-hour period each day this weekend. Gamers are urged to visit thier UK Facebook voting app to have a voice on which games will be offered for free. After the winning games are chosen, sometime between 12PM-6PM on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, the games will be officially announced via Gameloft’s Facebook/Twitter pages and discounted to the delightful price of zero.

Please note: This offer is for UK residents only and may result in prolonged ignoring of family and friends all weekend. Hit the break for all the links you’ll need to stay updated.

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