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Binatone iHome Phone – Android based Home Phone

This may revitalize the use of landlines. Today, most of us use our mobile devices exclusively for our telecommunications needs. Personally I haven't used my landline in years, it’s just there as a backup. This home unit is a beauty and nobody will ever know it’s a landline (unless you take it too far and it drops your call). Tons of specs are after the break.

Dual-Screen enTourage eDGe

This hybrid of a traditional e-reader and netbook can be yours. It's powered by Android and can handle internet, ebooks, games, music, videos and notes. Shipment starts within the next few weeks and comes in a variety of different colors.

HTC Bravo, Renamed Desire?

I thought the HTC Droid Eris already had this name pegged. Its seems as though HTC has other plans for it, giving it to the phone we all know as the Bravo. The HTC Desire will be the newest entry into HTC leading Android family of phones.

Astri MID Android ebook Reader with 2 Displays [Video]

At CES 2010 Marvell had on display an Android-based ebook reader named Astri MID, but in this case the MID moniker stands for My Interactive Device, ha, go figure. Anyway, the new device is said to have an unspecified Marvell chipset and is supposed to target the education market. The Astri MID ereader sports a dual-display (as you can see on the image above), one 5-inch Wacom touchscreen epaper panel on the left and a 4.8-inch WVGA LCD touchscreen on the right. That way you'll be able to read ebooks and other documents on the E Ink panel. Meanwhile, the other side - 4.8-inch LCD display - can be used for IM, to check emails, or just to access the web with the Android browser. There's no word on pricing or arrival date just yet. Enjoy the video below and don't forget to let us know what you think about this device. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2B7cx0OXBD4&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] [Via SlashGear]

Android-based Barnes & Noble nook gets reviewed by SlashGear

It's not quite the regular Android Community smartphone fare, but underneath the reskin Barnes & Noble's nook ebook reader packs Google's open-source OS.  Over at SlashGear there's a full review of the dual-display device, which has both a 6-inch monochrome E Ink panel and a 3.5-inch color capacitive touchscreen for navigation. The nook also gets both WiFi b/g and 3G, either of which can be used to download new ebooks from Barnes & Noble's store.  The retailer is also hoping to make good use of their physical bookstores, with free wireless connectivity while you're there and - come 2010 - the ability to browse a full ebook for up to an hour. It's not all great news, however; there are some performance issues, and B&N are promising an OTA software update to address some of the page rendering delays.  For all the details - plus more live photos and video - head over to the SlashGear review. Barnes & Noble nook video demo: [vms ca02b0d42dabeb8e46bb]

Barnes & Noble Nook may run Android applications

Barnes & Noble officially unveiled its slick Nook eBook reader last week that will be powered by Android. The cool reader has an e-Ink display for reading and a secondary color display for viewing other content. At the time the device was announced Barnes and Noble was not clear on how much Android would play a roll in the device.
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