Gameloft Club subscription service comes to the UK

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The Gameloft Club has been enjoyed by U.S. users for several months, but it it time for the UK to get a little love as it just became available. The membership allows you to download a game for £0.99 per week, which is a savings of 66% off the standalone prices. Also, when you register for the first time, you will be able to get a bonus game.

To celebrate the launch, they are giving away a brand new LG Optimus 3D. All you have to do is register by midnight tonight, and you will automatically be entered into the drawing.

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DROID Bionic – In your hands September 8th via DROID Bionic Twitter account

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Take this with a grain of salt, but it appears the “official” DROID Bionic Twitter has decreed September 8th to be the release date. We’ve been hearing September 8th  from many outlets but this has been the most “official” source yet.  Motorola and Verizon have not taken the steps to delete the tweet nor have they confirmed the 8th to be the day. Even if it is true, I wouldn’t put my faith in this Twitter account. A Saturday night announcement is peculiar for one, and if you visit the Twitter page you’ll find a generous amount of spelling errors.

[via Twitter]

Acer Iconia A500 3.2 update now moved to September 10th

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A friend of mine has the Iconia A500 and loves it. As a Xoom owner, I have to say that the larger bezel and full size usb of the Iconia are functional attractors, but he’s always had to look on enviously at my up to date Honeycomb. Acer told us the Iconia would receive Honeycomb 3.2 by August 25th, but they only pushed out a GPS fix. Buddy if you’re reading this perhaps you feel a bit downtrodden right now. Well I have news for you! Look forward to September 10th. Acer posted this on their Malaysia Facebook page:

Dear fans, we sincerely apologize for the delayed release of the 3.2 update for Acer Iconia Tab A500. We’ve just received news today that there have been some issues with the GPS settings therefore the 3.2 update will be rescheduled to 10th of September. We will update again if earlier, we hope to provide all our end users a stable and problem-free OS. Thanks for your continuous support and understanding.

There you have it. At least Acer is committed to a release without bugs.

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DROID Bionic accessory lineup to include new Webtop Adapter

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It’s starting to feel like a Bionic type of weekend around here. Following news of a DROID Bionic image leak, a COSTCO accessory bundle deal, video of the Bionic’s new MotoBlur, and a curious piece about a DROID Bionic page that appeared…and then disappeared…from the Motorola store, we now bring you news that a Webtop Adapter has been added to the DROID Bionic accessory lineup.

The Webtop Adapter as described by Motorola:

  • Quickly create, edit, or share PowerPoint presentations, photos or videos wherever a monitor or HDTV is available.
  • Imagine how handy it could be to give a presentation or collaborate with others in a meeting.  Adjustments can be made on the spot using a wireless keyboard and mouse.
  • Simply connect the phone and the adapter to an HDTV or monitor via HDMI cable and it’s ready to go!

The price is not known at this time, but is supposedly going to be affordable.

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[Leak] HTC Holiday for AT&T pictures surface, 4G LTE, 4.5-inch qHD display, more

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Will HTC and AT&T give us another “Holiday” to celebrate this fall? One can only hope so based off of the latest details available on this beautiful phone.

The HTC Holiday is looking  like it is being timed for a fall release and may very well be one of the first handsets to launch in AT&T’s LTE markets. The specifications of the HTC Holiday are quite impressive in their own right:

  • 4.5-inch qHD touchpanel
  • 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • 1GB of memory
  • 8 MP rear camera (with flash)
  • 1.3 MP front camera
  • 802.11b/g/n WiFi
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Android 2.3.4
  • HTC Sense 3.0

Unless you are  lucky enough to find one for sale on Craigslist,  the HTC Holiday looks as though it will be available for the rest of us as part of AT&T’s fall lineup of smartphones.  With killer specs and 4G LTE,  HTC and AT&T might be giving us an extra Holiday to celebrate this year after all!

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Google is “Absolutely Committed” to Google TV

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I think we can all agree that Google TV wasn’t the most thrilling debut, but neither was Android when it first started. Now Android is the most dominte mobile OS on the planet. Could this happen for Google TV?

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt said the lack of success was due to the fact that it was built into Televisions, and consumers replace their  TVs once every five years. I disagree with this as there are standalone units from Logitech and Sony.

Speaking of Sony and Logitech, Schmidt believes that new companies will be jumping onboard soon. He said, “We’re absolutely committed to staying, to improving Google TV.”

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Official pictures of the DROID Bionic show up and disappear from the Motorola store.

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A DROID Bionic page showed up in the Motorola store, but was quickly pulled. They were actually using the old Bionic’s page as a work in progress because the model number was XT865. We already know that the newer version’s model is XT875. The good news is they put up the official pictures of the latest Bionic, and we grabbed them before they were pulled.

[via droidlife]