Samsung Galaxy S CTIA presentation now online

Up until Sprint announced the HTC EVO 4G, this was the most talked about phone around the web. Since then, there has been little to no coverage on this device. Samsung is now making a conscious effort to try and bring this phone back into the spotlight. It is a pretty impressive device by the way.

Blockbuster May Be Coming to Android

It’s no secret that Blockbuster has been in a lot of financial trouble lately. They have made a few changes to try and stay competitive. One of which is offering their services on mobile phone. The release of T-Mobile’s HD2 brought with it an app from Blockbuster that allows users to stream video right to their device. Blockbuster is now looking into expanding this to the Android platform.

Skype for Verizon is Available Today

The wait is finally over for all you Verizon customers, Skype is now available for use will select Verizon phones including their entire lineup of Android’s. Starting this morning, you can visit the Skype Mobile site and download the app right to your phone.

HTC Desire Confirmed for March 29th Delivery in the UK

This little tidbit of information was brought to our attention not too long ago. A user in the T-Mobile's discussion forum has received a confirmation email from T-Mobile that said his phone was in their stock and will be delivered on March 29th. Some of you lucky enough to have ordered this, only have four days until it’s in your sweaty palms. Looks like it’s time to start stalking the delivery guy again. Let the countdown begin. This was undoubtedly the hottest Android phone around the web until the recent announcement by Sprint introducing the HTC EVO 4G. Nonetheless, this is still the most “Desired” phone among fans of Android. And if you choose the right plan, it can be yours for free. These next few months we are going to see a few powerful Android devices enter into the market from various manufacturers’. I can’t wait to see what’s next; I’m still waiting on a good physical keyboard “Superphone” to be caught in some spy pictures. [via t-mobile]

TMZ launches official Android app

Gossip celebrity news giant TMZ has just released their very own Android app. It’s a free download from the Android Market. If you have a hankering to keep track of your favorite celebrities (or stalk), you can now do so from the convenience of your Android handset. Market description reads: "Find out the latest breaking entertainment news, videos and photos from TMZ.com. Whenever entertainment news breaks, wherever you are -- TMZ on your Android gives you an all-access pass to the latest info on your favorite celebs. It’s all free and updated throughout the day."

Nexus One display not true WVGA?

AMOLED good, LCD bad, right?  When it comes to the Nexus One, things might not be so clear-cut.  Frustrated by what he describes as "swizzled" edges to what should've been clean, crisp text and graphics, Nexus One owner Luke Hutchison took a magnifier to the smartphone's AMOLED panel and discovered that while WVGA may be the resolution HTC and Google claim, the actual resolution could be more like 392 x 653.

That's because of the way the display uses color in its pixels.  It turns out that, rather than each pixel having all three color channels (red, blue and green) they actually have either a blue/green or red/green pair, with the blue or red pixel being double-width.  The technology is called PenTile, and there are various justifications for using it that include apparently extending blue pixel longevity. So, when you add up the number of RGB triplets on the display, you get the lower 392 x 653 resolution.  That's apparently why the Nexus One display - while brighter and richer in color than that of the LCD-based DROID - has text that is less sharp than the Motorola smartphone.  There's far more to it than that, of course, but the underlying issue is that the AMOLED display Google and HTC used doesn't quite deliver what buyers probably thought they were getting. [via IntoMobile]

Nexus One “doing pretty well” says HTC CEO

HTC CEO Peter Chou has spoken out in defence of the Google Nexus One, dismissing the recent speculation regarding poor sales figures for the smartphone.  Speaking at CTIA Wireless this week, Chou described the Nexus One as a halo device for HTC and suggested that Google's intent with the smartphone was more to show what Android is capable of rather than to dominate the market in terms of sheer sales. Analysts Flurry caught headlines earlier this month by suggesting Nexus One sales severely lagged behind both the first-gen iPhone and the Motorola DROID in their first weeks of availability.  In defence, while Chou wouldn't reveal specific sales figures, he did say that "considering Google didn't do [standard] retail or marketing for it, the Nexus One is doing pretty well." "We can quickly leverage that [Nexus One] credit to show that we are the top Android brand" Chou explained.  The company have used pretty much the same hardware as is found in the Google-branded device for their own HTC Desire, set to go on sale in Europe imminently.

Enso ZenPad Android tablet now available

Although it has Android 1.6, this a great buy for anyone in the market for a nice tablet. This can be yours for as low as $155, or go for the top of the line version for a whopping $180. This great deal doesn’t stop there, you can have it shipped anywhere in the world for $25.

Mobinova Beam Android Smartbook

The Mobinova Beam is an 8.9 inch smartbook that uses NVIDIA’s Tegra platform to deliver HD graphics while using little power to do so. It’s rumored to have the ability to play over 16 hours of video. Windows CE was the featured OS choice in the past but Mobinova chose to go with Android instead because of it's large selection of apps.
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