DROID 2 Global hits Wirefly for just $80

If you're eyeing Motorola's DROID 2 Global but aren't keen on Verizon's $199.99 pricing - even with a buy-one-get-one-free offer - then Wirefly may be your salvation. They're currently offering the global-friendly Android smartphone for a mere $79.99, as long as you're a new Verizon customer. Unfortunately that does mean that, if you're already with Verizon and looking to upgrade, you'll be looking at $119.99. More details on the smartphone here.

HTC considering E Ink and 3D displays/imaging for future devices?

HTC could be experimenting with E Ink displays for future devices, together with 3D-capable screens and imaging. A job advert has tipped the company's interest in alternative panel technologies, calling for a "Baseband Design Engineer" who will be responsible for the integration and evaluation of "new display and camera technologies for next-generation mobile devices."
"This engineer will work with other baseband engineers and other disciplines to design, architect, and evaluate advanced phone concepts. The qualified candidate will have experience in specifying the optical properties of mobile cameras and displays, be capable of measuring the performance of mobile cameras and displays, and be capable of integrating those components into prototype phone designs." HTC listing
As well as regular TFT-LCD, PMOLED and AMOLED displays, as we've already seen on HTC handsets, the company would prefer that the engineer also have aptitude with E Ink and "3D display and imaging technologies." Of course, it may be over-ambitious to assume an E Ink or 3D Android smartphone might be on the cards, but there's interesting potential for low-power displays used as at-a-glance status screens. [via Pocketnow - thanks Toby!]

Southwest Airlines App released for Android

Southwest airlines, the airlines with all the singing commercials and what not about bags flying cheap and all their low rates, has just released their own app for Android. The app will allow the user to book flights,reserve cars, and even check on the status of their rewards program. Check out all the details of the app after the break.

Show off your Allegiance to the almighty Android in Call of Duty: Black Ops

You are going to love this if you're a fan of Android and of the popular shooter series Call of Duty. I've been in love with Black Ops, the latest installment of the Call of Duty series, and was ecstatic when my second love, Android, was able to get into the game. Full details on how you can put this little Android buddy on your player card after the break.

Android Community Daily Wrap Up: November 29 2010

Just as Cyber Monday brings an end to a busy news day in Android, we also finished one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. As we near Android 2.3 Gingerbread we are starting to see more and more powerful devices that should be running the much anticipated OS such as the Motorola Etna/Olympus and the LG Star. Today we also heard word of Android growing market share in Europe and it's disappointing "loyalty" among customers. Check below for a full recap of all of today's stories.

NOOKcolor Rooted!

Looks like those crazy cats over at XDA Forums are at it again, this time with everyone's favorite new color e-reader, NOOKcolor! And what did they do? They rooted it, of course, allowing the loading of, what else? Angry Birds! It seems to be the new anthem for "I GOT THIS WORKING!" There's great potential in this device, as we wrote earlier today in our final judgements on NOOKcolor over at A Week With NOOKcolor: 3rd Party Apps and Final Wrap-up. As XDA forum member IOMonster says, and I agree, "this thing has the potential to be an amazing device, we just gotta 'fix' it first."

New LG Star Pictures and Details Leaked

The Star is LG's smartphone that marks their true entrance into the ultra-powerful smartphone market. One member over at AndroidForums.com has gotten their hands on the anticipated device and provided the net with some details that haven't been known until now.

iControlPad Confirmed to Hold a List of Smartphones, Many of them Android Based – Release Date Q1 2011?

So you know that little piece of magic called "iControlPad" that we've been discussing at length over at SlashGear and recently (September recently) found out would work with Android devices via BlueTooth? Well today there's a fabulous photo of this excellent piece of equipment holding a Nokia phone (looks like a Nokia N8) - and what do you know, a quick search through the OpenPandora forums reveals a big batch of photos of tests confirming the iControlPads ability to hold different phones! Hooray!

Acer CEO Speaks on Their Wait for Honeycomb, Google Chrome OS

Just before Thanksgiving there was a blast of announcements about tablets Acer would be releasing, all of them set to be released not upon announcement, like some companies I'm sure you can think of, but in the future when Android's Honeycomb OS is available. Speaking with the fine folks over at Mobilized (by Ina Friend), he let the world know that although they could, right now, release a slew of tablets with Froyo or soon Gingerbread, they've decided to hold back until the tablet-based OS is ready to go. He also noted that "when it comes to productivity," he sees "full-blown" Windows as everyone's best option, noting how their new dual-screen tablet will feature Windows 7.
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