HP TouchPad Spotted Running Android 2.3.5 With Touch Screen Drivers

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Last week we brought you a video from Team TouchDroid that showed off an HP TouchPad running Android 2.3.5, though disappointingly, it was deemed relatively unusable as it did not allow touchscreen operation. Now less than a week later, the same guys at TouchDroid have released another video using the same Vanilla build with working touchscreen drivers. They even boast multi-touch support for as many as ten fingers, for those really, really hands-on folks.

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ScreenCast & Screen Recorder App Available in the Android Market

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If you’re looking for a sophisticated app solution for taking screen shots of your Android device, you needn’t search any further than ScreenCast & Screen Recorder from Media Solutions – currently available in the Android Market. ScreenCast is a step above the rest, as it not only gives users the ability to take high quality screen shots, but also enables you to capture your phone’s screen at high frame rates to produce high quality MPEG4 videos.

The program includes a gallery to view, play, rename, delete and share your previously recorded videos or screen shots from within the same user interface and will soon include live- streaming capabilities according to its developers.

If you’re interested in giving it a try (and how could you not be), a demo version is available that allows up to 30 seconds of video or you can download the full version, which unlocks this limitation for a mere $2.99. Please note: This is for root-users only.

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It’s Official, Motorola DROID Bionic launches tomorrow for $299

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There was one last item to check off our list, and it just happened. Motorola and Verizon Wireless officially announced the DROID Bionic will be available tomorrow for $299. There is nothing surprising in the press release, but we did find pricing for some of the accessories:

  • Lapdock $299.97, plus receive a $100 mail-in-rebate when purchasing it with the DROID Bionic and subscribing to a $50 data plan or higher.
  • HD Station $99.99
  • Adapter for Webtop Application $29.99
  • Vehicle Navigation Dock $39.99
  • Battery Dock $49.99

Unfortunately the Lapdock is still priced way too high.

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DROID 3 update coming this month, Soak test ready to roll

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Last week we saw a leaked version of a DROID 3 update that was pulled. It was supposed to add video support for GTalk and fix an odd battery issue.

It looks like the update is finally ready because the above email was sent out to Motorola support members announcing that a soak test will begin soon. Assuming the support members are bug free during the soak test, the full roll out will take place later this month.

[via droid-life]

Join Sony UK on Facebook today for a little Q&A on Sony tablets

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Soon you will be able to grab your Sony Tablet S or Tablet P, but you might have some questions or concerns. Today Sony UK will host a Q&A session which will be hosted by their “tablet expert” Omar Gurnah. It starts at 7:30PM BST (2:30PM EDT) on their Facebook page. Just hit the source link to join in.

The Tablet S will be available in the UK and U.S. on September 16 for £399 ($499) for the 16GB version or £499 ($599) for the 32GB version, and the Tablet P will launch in November.

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HTC Sense 3.5 for DROID Incredible 1 & 2 [Courtesy of XDA]

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Last week, the HTC Desire HD got Sense 3.5 and now the Incredibles are next in line. A 13 man team over at XDA is giving it their all to successfully port Sense 3.5, and as evidenced by the screenshots they’re off to a good start. The team has got the ROM booting and have squashed a ton of bugs over the past couple of days. The team acknowledges the high demand, but with the project having only been unveiled last week, they haven’t got any ETAs, Beta tests, or download links; yet.

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Samsung User Agent Profile outs ‘Nexus Prime’ name with 480 x 800 resolution

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Things continue to get interesting for the Nexus Prime (GT-I9250) and whatever variant (SCH-I505) shows up on Verizon Wireless. We heard for a few months that the next Nexus device would be called the Prime, but in case anyone needed further proof, the device’s user agent profile has leaked revealing nexusprime.xml for the GT-I9250.

There is nothing shocking here, but if you scroll down the page, you will see a screen resolution of 480 x 800. We have heard all along that it will have 720p screen. We also find an ARM11 processor and the camera’s resolution to be 1200 x 1600, which is only 2 megapixels. One might argue that the screen resolution is correct, but a 2 megapixel camera is out of the cards. There is no question that these are just “place holders” for now. I think it’s still safe to plan on an OMAP4, 720p screen, and 8MP camera.

It looks like Sammy might be having a little fun with everyone. We still want to know what the SCH-I515 is going to be.

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Sprint gets serious – files suit to block AT&T T-Mobile deal

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Sprint filed suit against AT&T today, following the U.S. Department of Justice’s own suit opposing the merger. As quoted from their press release, ”Sprint opposes AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile,” said Susan Z. Haller, vice president-Litigation, Sprint. “With today’s legal action, we are continuing that advocacy on behalf of consumers and competition, and expect to contribute our expertise and resources in proving that the proposed transaction is illegal.” It looks as if the chaos we’ve witnessed thus far is merely the beginning.

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Samsung Stratosphere passes through FCC with LTE onboard

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Yesterday we showed you the first press shots of the Samsung Stratosphere (SCH-I405) headed to Verizon Wireless. It just passed through the FCC, which makes it officially ready for launch. As expected, 4G LTE band 13 is onboard which could make this the most affordable Verizon LTE phone. In addition to the LTE, it has Verizon CDMA and EV-DO bands, and it supports 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz WiFi.

All we need now is the full hardware specs. There is speculation that the Stratosphere could drop any day now, but most of the time it takes six to eight weeks after passing through the FCC. One thing I can promise you is that we will report any updates as soon as we hear anything. Stay tuned.

Are any QWERTY fans excited for this one?

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Deutsche Telekom says break-up fee is on even if AT&T deal fails

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Earlier today, we reported on a Reuters article suggesting that T-Mobile wouldn’t receive their settlement package if the the merger deal fell through. Deutsche Telekom has since responded to the Wall Street Journal. A Deutsche Telekom spokesman said that AT&T could “retreat from the transaction if the concessions necessary to get approval amount to more than $7.8 billion, but added, Deutsche Telekom would still be entitled to receive the break-up fee package.” So, Deutsche Telekom isn’t indicating that the fee is in any danger should the deal not close, contrary to the previous report from Reuters. Everything is still up in the air folks. Regardless, Deutsche Telekom is confident that they are still entitled to the $6 billion.

[via tmonews]