All-New NOOK is an Android E Ink Pearl Machine [BONUS: B-Roll Video]

Well would you look at that, the newest version of the NOOK is also an Android device. The NOOKcolor was and is an Android device, sure, but once you've got it hacked it's quite obvious and beyond the form factor, it's anyone's tablet, right? This new NOOK appears to be upgrading their previous model E Ink specific NOOK without color, able to read books galore and costing a mere $139, but what do you know? It's running Android 2.1 Eclair! This device is available immediately and ships "on or about" June 10.

T-Mobile Boosts HSPA+ 4G to 42Mbps Tomorrow, We Test Today

Today T-Mobile announces that their 4G network (aka HSPA+) will be boosted across 55 markets where the service is already available, this boost bringing up the theoretical download peak up to 42Mbps. This should also theoretically affect everyone holding a T-Mobile phone, but we shall see. For those Android users also carrying a notebook, they've decided to release a lovely T-Mobile Rocket 3.0 modem in several sassy colors including black, purple, and royal blue. *What you see below is a test we've run today to compare to tomorrow's roll-out.

PriceGrabber updates Android app

If you are the sort that likes to shop from your phone or uses the phone to compare prices in retail stores to what you can buy for online, PriceGrabber has updated its Android app. The new app update makes the PriceGrabber shopping engine easier to use. The update brings easier browsing and larger product images among other things.

HTC ChaCha price revealed for Facebook fans [Update: Dated too!]

HTC's first Android Facebook phone, the HTC ChaCha, has been priced and (roughly) dated by UK retailer Carphone Warehouse. The smartphone - which has a 2.6-inch touchscreen, full QWERTY keyboard and a dedicated Facebook key for instant sharing - is set to go on sale at the beginning of June, with the ChaCha free on £20 ($32) or above agreements. That's reasonably affordable, just as HTC initially promised us the ChaCha - and its Salsa all-touch sibling - would be. Announced at MWC 2011 in February, part of the reason is that it runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread on a mere 600MHz processor (paired with 512MB each of RAM and ROM). There's also Facebook Chat support with a new homescreen widget, along with a 5-megapixel camera and front-facing webcam. The usual WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0 round out key specs. Anyone tempted? [via SlashGear] Update: According to retailer Clove the exact ship date is June 6. It will be selling the ChaCha SIM-free and unlocked for £210 ($339) plus VAT.

enTourage eDGe store closes down, users told to use Google eBooks in future

If you were one of the folks that bought what turned out to be one of the more "meh" devices to run the Android OS in recent memory, the enTourage eDGe, important news has surfaced. The enTourage eDGe went official in November of 2010. It didn’t take long for the tablet to find its way to the mark down bin on Woot at $150 rather than the $399 it launched at. That cut rate blowout at Woot may have lured in some new buyers to the device. If you were one of them, the announcement this week was bad news for you.

T-Mobile HTC Sensation 4G caught in wild: Release imminent?

Although T-Mobile USA has confirmed that the HTC Sensation 4G is headed to its network, it's yet to confirm exactly when. That release date could be sooner rather than later, however, with the unofficial news that the retail packaging appears to be already complete: TMoNews scored shots of the T-Mobile branded Sensation 4G as well as what looks to be the full retail box. Judging from the contents of the box below, it looks like the North American bundle will be the same as the European package. That means a USB to microUSB cable, AC adapter and wired hands-free kit but not, we're guessing, the MHL HDMI adapter. Previous rumors suggested a June 12 release or thereabouts, potentially with a sticker price of $199.99 with a new, two-year agreement. For more on the HTC Sensation, check out our full review.

Sharp Aquos Android clamshell hits the FCC, one step closer to your pocket

We have already talked about the interesting looking Sharp Aquos Hybrid 007sh smartphone when it went official this month. The Android smartphone is a clamshell device that flips open and closed like the mobile phones of yore. If you have missed the coverage of the 007sh so far, I will recap the highlights of the smartphone for you. The thing that Android purists will want to know right off the bat is that the smartphone runs Android 2.3.

Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 hits European pre-order

The 8.9-inch Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 has gone up for pre-order in Germany, confirming a European price tag of €606.50 ($853). Amazon is currently listing the 16GB version of the slate, which uses NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 processor along with Android 3.0 Honeycomb. As the direct price conversion above suggests, Europe is looking at paying a whole lot more for the 8.9-inch Tab than its US counterparts. Samsung has previously confirmed that the 16GB version will be $469 in the US. Full specifications are not given, so it's unclear if this is the WiFi-only version or the promised Galaxy Tab 8.9 3G with integrated WWAN. That might explain a little of the extra mark-up, though it still seems that Europeans are getting a bum deal. [via NetbookNews]

HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Leak Final Software Builds

Remember all the way back to Mobile World Congress when these sassy little monsters were first revealed? It was a fine February morning when the HTC ChaCha and HTC Salsa Facebook phones were first revealed. We had the briefest of hands-on with both of the devices and not a whole heck of a lot of additional news has come out since the intro. Now we've got a couple of final software builds leaking for the world - for you!

Acer Iconia Tab A500 Now Available at OfficeMax

Android tablets are continuing their steady stream into the market, as OfficeMax has started selling Acer's Iconia Tab A500 Honeycomb device. The wi-fi tablet from the Computer manufacturer is available at OfficeMax's website for $449.99. Wondering if you should head on over to your local OfficeMax and pick this one up? Check out Chris Burns' review of it here.