DROID 3 update leaks, adds GTalk with Video and bug fixes [Courtesy of XDA]

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Apparently there is an update for the DROID 3 that gives GTalk with Video support along with a new radio that might help battery life. What is interesting is that it has been pulled which means it is most likely a test update, so we have no idea if this build will be the final version or not.

XDA member Scottml has listed the changelog:

  • BP upgrade for the Radio
  • Talk2 for Video
  • Boot.img patch
  • Recovery.img patch
  • Various patches to alot of system files
  • And some stupid bloatware patches as well.

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Sprint Playbook Shows New device, Policy Changes, New Rewards Program, AT&T HTC Holiday a September release

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The new Sprint Playbook has been posted by Android Central and there is some good information inside. We’ve got a new device, rumors on the HTC Holiday, policy changes, and a brand new customer rewards program on the pages inside. Hit the break to check it all out.

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HTC will launch Sensation Special Edition with Beats by Dr. Dre

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Since the announcement  of HTC’s collaboration with Beats by Dr. Dre, everyone has been trying to figure out what the first device will be that supports it. Could it be the Vigor, or the newly leaked Runnymede? It really doesn’t matter because HTC will no doubt implement it in every high end device. Now we are hearing that they plan on updating the Sensation which will include Beats support.

It will be dubbed the HTC Sensation Special Edition, and it will include a faster CPU (1,5GHz) , more internal storage (4GB), and a higher-capacity battery (1730mAh). Of course, it will have better audio and include a really nice set of headphones.

The slide shows a price of a whopping £520 which equates to $847. A typical pair of Beats headphones retails for $119 so the price might be high, but not surprising.

Is anyone excited to pay this kind of money for a phone?

[via cnet]

DROID Bionic wallpapers now available in the Android Market

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You might already be sick of the DROID Bionic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some new wallpapers. The wallpapers for the DROID Bionic were extracted by @P3droid and he packaged them in a wallpaper app, which is available right now in the Android Market. Hit our source link and enjoy some sweet designs before anyone else does, or you can head to our apps database for the QR code.

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DROID Bionic will launch September 8 in all Verizon channels, Costco onboard as well.

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Verizon and Motorola haven’t made it official yet, but the above image pretty much does. We knew it was going to be September 8th for a while now, but it is nice to finally know for sure.

The below image also confirms Costco will be launching the same day. We already reported that Costco will have an accessory bonus pack which makes me wish there was a one in my area.

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Image Captured of 4G LTE Upgraded Motorola Xoom

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Boy, it has been a long wait for Motorola Xoom owners looking to upgrade their device to 4G LTE. When the Xoom was announced in January, the word was that a 4G LTE upgrade would be available in Q2. Thanks to an Android Central reader, an image of a Motorola Xoom rocking 4G LTE has been captured. We are unsure if this is part of the pilot group we talked about last week, but in either case it looks like 4G LTE on the Xoom is almost here. As you can see above the speeds are an impressive 33Mbps down and 10Mbps up (also catch the 4G icon the the bottom right). Hopefully the wait won’t be much longer, so keep your eyes peeled. Who’s been waiting for this upgrade patiently?

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HTC Announces Gingerbread Updates For Droid Incredible and Thunderbolt Coming In September

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After a series of disappointments and set-backs, HTC has announced via Twitter that both the Droid Incredible and Thunderbolt will get their Gingerbread 2.3.4 updates in September.

“Good news! A Gingerbread update for both DROID Incredible and ThunderBolt are coming in September. Thanks for your support!” – HTC Via Twitter

Droid Incredible and Thunderbolt users have felt a rollercoaster of emotions ranging from joy to discouragement and perhaps compete mental upset over the repeated letdowns from the rumors and inevitable delays for their coveted updates. Could this latest announcement from HTC finally bring the long wait to a close? What do you think? My guess is that we are finally seeing the light at the end of this HTC tunnel.

[via twitter]

[Deal] Acer Iconia A100 Tablet Launches In UK At A Bargain Price

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Following closely behind its US launch, which brought with it a slew of smart deals from retailers nationwide, the Acer Iconia A100 Tablet has now launched in the UK and similar deals are popping up already.

PixMania, an online European ‘E-tailer’ for electronic goods has posted an offer on the tab for £259 plus shipping (that’s about $372 US). At that price, this 7″ Android tablet is an affordable option for consumers that don’t want to relinquish features, functionality or their wallets. The device runs on Honeycomb, has a 1-GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core chip, 5MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing cam and 8GB of internal storage space that can be expanded to 36GB with a MicroSD card.

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Sony Ericsson Unveils New Xperia Arc S For Q4 2011 Launch

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Sony Ericsson has unveiled the new Xperia Arc S at their press conference in conjunction with the IFA in Berlin and confirmed the device will be available globally (in select markets) beginning Q4 2011.

The new device takes its predecessor’s sleek 4.2-inch touch-screen design and high performance 8.1-megapixel camera with Exmor R and adds 3D sweep panorama technology, access to the Sony Entertainment Network services “Music Unlimited” and “Video Unlimited”, plus a nice CPU upgrade from 1.0 to 1.4 GHz. According to Sony you can expect the camera start up and media conversion to run 25% faster and will enjoy 20% faster web page rendering as compared to the original Xperia Arc. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and will be available in the colors: “Pure White, Midnight Blue, Misty Silver, Gloss Black and Sakura Pink”.

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A Peak at the Droid Bionic Training Docs

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Have you gotten your fix of Droid Bionic news yet? OK, well here is some more. Android Central has posted some training documents on the Bionic for your viewing pleasure. There really isn’t anything new here, but hit the break to check them out. Remember, Costco is rumored to be getting Bionic stock on the 8th with a killer deal if you missed it.

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