AT&T announces Street Charge mobile charging stations around New York City

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AT&T launched their Street Charge program today, opening solar-powered mobile charging stations around New York City’s five boroughs. This initiative, for which AT&T partnered with solar industry leader Goal Zero, was inspired after Hurricane Sandy left so many people without power.

The charging stations, which are currently available in only four locations, are in plans to arrive in 21 additional places around the city. It will be interesting to see how successful this program will be in such a highly populated place like New York. You can see AT&T’s official press release after the break.

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Samsung Replenish officially announced by Sprint

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The Sprint Samsung Replenish has been officially announced, and it’s supposedly the world’s first “green” phone. The phone has a surprisingly Blackberry-esque design, and is made from recycled materials – not just in the phone itself, but in the packaging as well. How about a solar charging battery cover? Yeah… it’s got that, too. It also comes with:

  • Android 2.2 Froyo
  • 2.8-inch QVGA TFT display
  • Android 2.2 with Sprint ID
  • full QWERTY portrait keyboard
  • 2 MP camera
  • Qualcomm MSM7627-2 CPU clocked at 600 MHz
  • 256 MB of RAM, and 512 MB ROM space
  • 1160 mAh battery

So, no… not the most awesome phone by any stretch, but still has the capability to be an awesome device in the “eco-friendly” department.

Anyone out there planning on getting this device? Let us know in the comments, and be sure to hit the break for the full presser.

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Intivation Umeox Apollo Solar powered Android smartphone

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The Umeox Apollo smartphone from Intivation is a fresh new look at how mobile technology can be fused with Green technology. This little device has a solar-powered back, built-in flashlight, and runs Android 2.2. All packed in this neat little body is 320×480 capacitive touchscreen in a 3.2 inch display (about the size of an HTC Magic/T-Mobile MyTouch), bluetooth 2.1, 3 megapixel camera on the rear, 3.5mm headphone jack, MicroSD support, 1GB storage, and 512MB RAM. Also, it’s only 100g weight. thats what you get when you take out those big batteries I guess.

Pretty nice looking device, and a cheap price! $100 is all you’ll need to grab one of these, but don’t expect it to be a super fast device, basic smartphone usage will be lots for it to handle.

[via Engadget]

TalkAndroid Presents: The Ultimate Holiday Giveaway – Bluetooth Speakers, Android Figurines, Apps and More

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Do you love TalkAndroid.com? Well, since you’re here, we sure hope you do. But now, the big question – how much do you love us? We want to know how crazy you’re willing to get for us – and, in return, we’ve got some pretty awesome prizes for you.

Here’s how this is going to work. We want you to show us how crazy you are for TalkAndroid. We want you to submit videos or pictures of you doing something to show the world how much you love our site. Put up a huge banner on the side of a building, put flyers on cars, shout it from a rooftop… be as creative as you can! Remember, the more original the idea, the more likely you are to win the first place prize pack. And, of course, keep it legal, and keep  it appropriate! Here’s what the winners will receive:

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Review: Noisehush N650 Bluetooth Hands Free Solar Powered Car Kit

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Earlier today, you got a chance to see a full unboxing of the Noisehush N650 Bluetooth Hands Free Solar Powered Car Kit. Now, you can get a closer, more in depth look, as we bring you a quick video review of the product. There’s a wee bit of censoring as far as personal phone numbers, but we hope you enjoy it.

All in all, I found this little device to be very cool and functional. If you want to pick one up for yourself, be sure to hit up wirelessground.com to check it out. Full video review after the break!

Thanks wirelessground.com!

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Unboxing: Noisehush N650 Bluetooth Hands Free Solar Powered Car Kit

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Hey, guys and gals! We here at TalkAndroid.com love a safe driver. That’s why we were really excited to get a chance to check out the new Noisehush N650 Bluetooth Hands Free Solar Powered Car Kit from wirelessground.com, and we think it’s a great little device! We’ve got the official TalkAndroid unboxing video after the break, so be sure to check it out and let us know what you think! A review will also be popping up today, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled!

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