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Huawei Ascend for MetroPCS Launched for $179

Despite the fact that the Huawei Ascend, an Android 2.1-equipped entry-level device, just launched on Cricket, it looks like MetroPCS wanted to get in on the action as well. Unfortunately, they weren't able to match the Cricket price. However, the device, as should be expected, is the exact same. Featuring a 3.5-inch HVGA display, and WiFi connectivity, the Ascend may not be the brightest Android star, but it's certainly not the worst.

Swype Beta Now Open to All (Limited Time)

For the next few days Swype will be opening up its beta app for anyone with an Android phone that registers. Swype offers a new way to enter text by swiping your finger from letter to letter to input text. This keyboard has been responsible for some amazing text entry speeds.

Tricoder V5.2 for Android

This app is a simple Tricorder for Android, using your phone's real sensors to detect magnetic fields, gravity and a few other cool things. All you fans of Star Trek has made this one of the most popular apps on Android with an estimated 150,000 downloads.

Popular iPhone RPG Zenonia Comes to Android

Gamevil has announced Zenonia for the Android platform. Since its release for the iPhone, it has been one of the most popular games in the AppStore. This game is also available on Windows Mobile and has sold millions of copies worldwide.

Samsung Galaxy Spica: 2.1 Sneak Peek

The Galaxy Spica has been in the news often in the past few weeks. Earlier in the week there was an announcement that the handset was on its way to Roger's Wireless in Canada. Today, a short video demonstration was released.

Swype Beta for Android

Swype has just opened up a beta program for the Android platform. If you have a myTouch Fender Edition, you can go back to sleep now. But for the rest of us, head over to Swype Beta site and register to become a tester.