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Bell’s Canada is Giving Away One Samsung Vibrant A Day Until August 6th

Bell's Canada is following Samsung UK's foot step by giving away Samsung Vibrant free of charge. Samsung UK's action surprises many and it is a unique marketing strategy. The rule is simple, all you have to do is to sign up on their website and a lucky customer will be picked each day until August 6th. The offer is only valid for those who lived in Canada. [via phandroid]

Clean your Samsung Captivate from Bloatware

If you are an owner of Samsung Captivate, this is the best news you might ever heard so far in regards to bloatware. Many of you are finding that Samsung Captivate has captivate your heart and you just love everything about it except those preloaded AT&T apps. Most of us would like to keep our phone away from bloatware, but it's not as easy as uninstalling app that you installed from Android Market. Fortunately, guys at XDA-developers has come up with a solution to get rid of those bloatware.

Motorola Cliq Gets Android 2.1 Earlier Than Planned

Apparently, the Motorola Cliq has received Android 2.1. No, not officially (we wish), but as a leaked ROM. According to an anonymous source, there's a leaked ROM that appears to be an official T-Mobile 2.1 variant. Unfortunately, there's still no word on when the final OTA will be ready to go, but we're still leaning towards August.

Andy vs. Apple T-Shirt: Another Way To Mock Apple

Our green robot mascot is more popular than ever. Nothing wrong with that at all. And, there's definitely nothing wrong with our beloved Android being represented in the same light as Godzilla, and taking the war to Apple. That's exactly what we're getting with this new Andy vs... shirt. And, this one's a real winner.

HTC Desire Dummy Handsets Start Making Appearance at TELUS Locations

If you're on TELUS, up there in Canada, and you've been waiting for the HTC Desire to show its beautiful mug, then you'll be happy to know that you're one step closer. Why? Because dummy handsets are starting to show up in brick-and-mortar locations. And yes, that means exactly what you think it means: the Desire is coming soon.

Samsung Galaxy S is Given Free To Frustrated iPhone 4 Users By Samsung UK

This came out of nowhere. Samsung Mobile UK is giving out Samsung Galaxy S devices to people who have tweeted their iPhone 4 problem. We all know the issues with the iPhone 4 by now, and obviously Samsung wants to capitalize on this. What better way to do that, then to hand out their flagship device to all those unsatisfied with their Apple product?

Olive Pad Is Taking Its 7-Inch Tablet Goodness To India

Whether or not you're looking at Android for your next mobile phone, there's no doubt in anyone's mind that we're also going to have to start looking at tablets a lot more seriously as 2010 continues to tick by. Companies are getting serious about their Apple competitor, and that just means more options for us. If you happen to be in India, here's a new one for you. Next month, that is.

Google Voice Speeds Up Dialing For Android Devices

The new version of Google Voice has arrived today. Previously, the Google Voice were set up so that the users had to make a request to the GV server every single time they wanted to make an outbound call, but all of that has changed. Due to Direct Access Numbers, Google has managed to speed up the whole process, which should mean using the service on your device will be easier than ever before.

Droid X Consumes 5X More Data Than Other Devices on Verizon

It's only been on the market a short while, but already the Droid X has made quite a few headlines. And not for all good reasons, either. Coming off the heels of those screen mishaps, we're hearing that Verizon's taking a long look at the Droid X, and the fact that users are using upwards of five times more data than other customers using other devices. Verizon's business development executive director implied that the DROID X users are quite fond of using excessive data. It would probably be rough for folks not to use data, especially with that 4.3-inch screen display and apps like BlockBuster and YouTube pre-loaded onto your device.

IHKC X1 Android Phone Onlys Cost 999 Yuan

Recently, IHKC in China announced the X1, an Android device running on the cheap side. It may not be the most attractive Android-based handset out there, but at least it will get the job done. Not that it will blow away the owner because of its feature set, though. For only 999 Yuan, you shouldn't expect much. That way you don't get let down.
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