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TazPad Inches Closer to Production, NFC and Fingerprint Biometric Security in Tow

There's approximately a billion trillion tablets on the market now, or so it would seem, the vast majority of them running Android or some presto-change-o OS based on the Android kernel. What manufacturers will have to do if they plan on taking a piece of this pie at this point is one of two things: get a whole new most-powerful processor to become king OR make a unique tablet to carve out a niche. What the team at French NFC and Zigbee specialist TazTag has done is to integrate AuthenTec's TCS2 TouchChip sensor into its TazPad Android tablet alongside fingerprint biometric security -- a tablet with real business intentions.

A 10-inch Tegra 2-powered Android tablet by MSI

This little beauty goes by the name, WindPad 110. It is a 10-inch Tegra 2 Android powered tablet manufactured by MSI. It runs Android 2.1 and hopefully it will make it to the market soon. But for various reason devices powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processors seem to get delayed for various reason so there might be a bit of a wait for this to be released.

Altek Leo 14MP Android with HD video and optical zoom?

Ok I’ll be the first to say it, all these high megapixel cameras on cell phones are ridiculous and I love it. Altek announced the first 14 megapixel camera phone, it’s called the Leo and it could come equipped with Android. If this does in fact turn out to be an Android phone, it will without a doubt have the best camera available on any Android device, maybe even the best camera on any phone in general.

Droid 2 or Shadow?

With all the excitement we’ve had today with the release of Froyo, the Droid 2 almost slipped by us. The folks over at Howard Forums have received some specs and more information on the next iteration of Verizon’s Droid series. The picture of the manual below is none other than the successor of the Droid.

Sprint Will Pass on The Nexus One

First Verizon, which was one of the launch partners for the Nexus One, now Sprint. According to Gizmodo, Sprint will opt not to offer support for the Nexus One. I’m not necessarily sold that this is a good move them or not. They sure could use a phone like this in their lineup. Sprint doesn’t exactly have the same assortment of powerful phones as Verizon so this is an odd move for them to make.

Blurry HTC Evo 4G appears in Sprint Store

Supposedly this picture was taken at a Sprint store in Florida. There’s an EVO event being held next week, it looks as though you will be able to purchase this device at the time or shortly after. We’re hoping for availability on that day, guess we’ll keep our fingers crossed.