Whoever is in charge of marketing Verizon’s Droid phones needs to get a raise. They’ve done it again. This commercial like the first commercial for the Droid doesn’t even have the Incredible in it and yet it makes you want it.
This upgrade is done so well that when you see it on your phone you will forget that you are accessing it from your phones browser. Its so fluid that it seems like it’s an app. Google is doing a lot of great things to improve their mobile sites and so far they all are a hit.
Notice any changes in Google Maps lately? Place Pages is a service that combined street view images with reviews and hours of operation for various destinations. You can even access these features right from your Android handsets browser. This service will help you and your friends pick the right place to dine or visit.
The second leak of future Dell Android devices comes in any color you like long as its black (car guys gets this). This phone will be called the Thunder and with it comes a new UI made by Dell called Stage. Like the last leaked phone by Dell, there’s good news and bad news with this device as well.
Things like this are what make phones with physical keyboard awesome. Granted, this may be possible with an all touch screen device but it will surely be a tougher feat to accomplish. Game Gripper has successfully converted a Motorola Droid into a classic controller.
This is arguably the best podcast app for Android. It has the ability to display video as well as traditional audio podcasts. New podcasts are being added all the time and you can save them to your SD card. Most of the popular podcasts are already available in this app. This app is still in beta but you wouldn’t be able to tell from the quality of it. It’s a free app available in the Android Market.
Verizon and the NFL recently struck a deal reportedly worth $720 million over four years. This new deal has been quickly morphed into an Android app that will allow Verizon customers to watch live NFL games on Sundays and Thursdays. Also, this app will give you access to the RedZone channel which gives you highlights and scores of recent games around the league. Verizon is expected to release this app Monday.
At the end of last month we told you about Sharp’s plans to offer two Android MID’s with full QWERTY keyboards. Specs and pictures are here. Recently, two videos surfaced with these new devices in action. This video was posted by Gigazine.
You like getting stuff for free? Well, you missed out on a free Nexus One if you didn’t enter Big in Japan’s first video contest. They announced the winner today, a college student from the University of Texas named Demi Adejuyigbe. But there’s a second contest now and you could be the winner of a Motorola Droid.