Announcement

Blu Dash 4.5 quad-core unlocked handset begins shipping today

BLU has announced the availability of its Blu Dash 4.5 handset, which is being offered unlocked as a budget handset for $139 USD. Despite the price, the device packs decent specs, including a MediaTek MT6589M 1.2GHz quad-core processor and support for 4G LTE networks. The Blu Dash is being sold online through "several" retailers in the US.

LG Display introduces world’s slimmest full HD smartphone LCD

LG Display has introduced a super-slim full HD LCD panel, which it says is the world's slimmest offering in its category. The display measures in at 5.2-inches, and has a resolution of 1920 x 1080, with the goal being to reduce the overall thickness, weight, and "grip-ability" of modern handsets. There wasn't any word on when the LCD will be made available.

Panasonic teams with Norwegian Airlines to bring first in-flight Android entertainment system

Long flights are tedious, to understate it, and in-flight entertainment options have traditionally been lacking. While fliers can take a device with them, the device is separate from the flying experience, something that has fueled the newly announced partnership between Panasonic Aviation and Norwegian Airlines to launch the first-ever in-flight Android entertainment system.

Motorola to launch hero Moto X contextually-aware smartphone this summer

At today's D11 conference, Motorola's Dennis Woodside talked about the company's ambitious plans to reinvent itself via the launch of a handful of smartphones, starting with a "hero" device called the Moto X. Such a device will be contextually-aware of its surroundings via low-powered sensors, enabling it to respond in ways that Woodside says isn't available on current smartphone offerings.

Swype now available from the Google Play Store

It has been a long time coming, but Nuance has finally released Swype on Google Play, doing so with a special low price and a free trial option. This is in addition to the app being updated with a couple new keyboards and a few new features and improvements. For a limited time, users can grab Swype for $0.99, with the price later on increasing to a yet-unspecified rate.
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