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HTC Incredible And Motorola Droid To Get Froyo Update By Early August

Remember the HTC Droid Incredible software update we told you about? Apparently, the update has been postponed to a future date. The update is now expected to be rolled out by end of July, or early August. The reason for the delay in this software update you ask? Well the change-log of the software update has been edited to add one major update Froyo. Yes, the Droid Incredible is expected to get the Froyo update by early August.

This piece of news has been confirmed by an unofficialVerizon Tech Support. Here is the proof-:

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Along with the Incredible getting the Froyo update, the Verizon tech support guy also confirmed that the Motorola Droid will be getting the Froyo update within the same time span. Hopefully, most of the HTC phones and the Motorola Droid X will get the Froyo update by the end of August.

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Motorola Droid X To Get A Software Update Tomorrow?

The Droid X was released only a few days ago, and was sold-out in a relatively short time as well. Now, Verizon is gearing up to roll out an OTA software update for the Droid X. Droid-Life reports that software update isDroid X expected to be rolled out tomorrow i.e. 19th July. The software update won’t be bringing Froyo the Droid X, but will be improving many other aspects of the phone.

The improvements include a better battery charging status indicator, better looking GPS status bar symbol, and an updated weather widget icon. Along with this, the software update will also bring smoother transition in the camera and video recording application. The software update is also expected to include the Amazon Kindle Book application, which will allow users to download and read thousands of eBooks available at the Amazon Kindle store.

Along with the above said changes, the software update will also improve the loading time of Exchange ActiveSync, and will organize the favourite contacts by their call counts. It might be possible that this is the same software update, we had told you less than a week ago.

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HTC Droid Incredible Receiving The OTA Software Update?

Remember the HTC Droid Incredible upcoming software update we had told you about a couple of weeks ago? Well a few handful of Droid Incredible owners are reporting that they have got the software update notificationHTC Droid Incredible on their phone. The new OTA software updated is expected to bring 720p HD video recording, and a new boot up animation to the Incredible.

3G hotspot functionality will also be added to the Droid Incredible with this update. It is not yet confirmed whether this OTA software update has been officially released or not. As for now, users should take this news with a pinch of salt. It is also not yet confirmed whether the new software update fixes the security loop-hole via which the Droid Incredible was rooted.

Recently, unrevoked’ released an updated version of their application which allows users to root their Incredible in just a single click. If you are a Droid Incredible owner, and have already got the latest OTA software update on your phone, do drop in a comment.

Root HTC Droid Incredible Using ‘unrevoked’ In a Single Click

The HTC Droid Incredible is one of the most popular Android phones in the U.S. The phone is available exclusively on the Verizon network and features an 8MP camera at its back. The Droid Incredible was one of the fewHTC Droid Incredible Android phones which was still un-rooted, until last month. The problem with the rooting process was that it was pretty complicated and so many people preferred not to try it.

Now the folks behind unrevokedhave released an updated version of their application. The latest version allows users to root the Droid Incredible in just a single click. Keep in mind that there is no confirmation whether this rooting method is still compatible with the Droid Incredible OTA software update which is being rolled out to various users.

Users who have already rooted their handset using unrevoked are advised not to download the software update for now.

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Motorola Droid Not To Be Manufactured Any More

The Motorola Droid has now been listed as end of lifein the Verizon inventory system. Yes, your beloved Motorola Droid is finally going to be phased out. In the upcoming few weeks, the Droid will be completely phased outMotorola Droid from the Verizon inventory system. Motorola and Verizon will be replacing the Droid with the Droid 2.

Droid users should not be disheartened since the Motorola Droid is a very popular phone among the modding community. The Motorola Droid sold like hot cakes when it was launched. It was and still is one of the most popular android phone out there. The successor to the Droid the Droid 2 will feature a 1 GHz OMAP processor, and 512MB of RAM. The sad news is that the Droid 2 will feature a locked bootloader, which will severely limit its modding capability.

The Droid 2 is expected to be released in August, and will be announced my Verizon within the next few weeks.

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Motorola Droid X: Available NOW!

The wait is over folks. The Droid X is now available for purchase on Verizon Wireless’ online store. The handset costs $199.99, if you opt for a two year contract with Verizon. Without the contract, it will set you back by $569.99.

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The Droid X is Motorola’s much awaited answer to the Apple iPhone 4 and HTC EVO. It boasts of a 4.3” screen, along with a 1 GHz processor. Also included is an 8 megapixel camera that is capable of recording HD (720p) videos.

If you don’t mind standing in a queue, you can also pick up the Droid X from a Verizon outlet in a few hours. Even as Apple continues to struggle with iPhone 4 issues, Motorola is betting big on the Droid X. Will the Droid X succeed in taking America by storm? Let us know what you think.

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Motorola Droid 2 “Unofficially Made Official”

The Motorola Droid was and still is one of the hottest Android phones around. When Motorola, along with Verizon launched the phone back in 2009, it set the sales chart on fire. Even though the phone is still selling well, thevzw-summer-catalog hardware inside has become dated. Many people expected Motorola to launch the successor of the Droid at the Droid X event held on 23 June, 2010. But Motorola and Verizon only announced the Droid X at that event.

However, many leaked pictures of the Droid 2 suggested that the phone is not far away from launch. Now Verizon has unintentionally made the Droid 2 official. BGR received the Verizon Summer/Fall catalogue from one of their sources which mentions about the Droid 2. The document even gives a sneak peek into the Droid 2 specs. The phone will feature a 1 GHz processor, a 5MP camera, and 3G mobile hotspot functionality. An 8GB memory card will also be pre-installed with the phone.

Since the Droid 2 features in the summer catalogue of Verizon, the device will be launched in the month of August..

Motorola Droid X Gets An OTA Software Update

The Droid X is yet to be officially launched. The handset is slated to be available at various Verizon retail stores on 15 July. However, pre-orders of the phone began quite sometime back. Surprisingly, some people who had pre-ordered the Droid X received the phone even before its launch. Now Droid-Life is reporting that Motorola has just rolled out a new OTA software update for the Droid X. The OTA (Over-The-Air) software update weighs in at 18MB.

Earlier Motorola had said that people who received their Droid X earlier than expected won’t be able to activate it. But the very next day the company said that users can activate their Droid X. As of now, no official change log of this OTA software update is available. Since no official change log is available we can’t say anything about this software update.

In all probability, this software update is just a bug fixer. We will update this post, once and if an official change log is made public.

HTC Droid Eris To Get A Software Update Soon

Droid-Life is reporting that the HTC Droid Eris is going to get a software update soon. The software update will not bring Froyo to the Eris. Instead the software update will improve the performance and enhance some features of the phone. A tipster at Droid-Life managed to get his hand on a leaked screenshot of the upcoming software update from Verizon.

The software update will improve the audio quality and audio control of the phone. It will also enhance the speed dial feature of the phone. The text, video and picture messaging ability of the phone will be improved as well. Other improvements include bluetooth pairing with a Jabra bluetooth headset. Also Droid users can now sync their Gmail contacts with their phone. The Weather/App widget of the HTC Sense UI has been improved as well.

The software update is expected to be rolled out to Droid Eris users at midnight on 17 July. It is nice to see HTC and Verizon rolling out a software update for such an old Android phone. Kudos to them!

iPhone 4 Coming To Verizon In January?

According to some reports from Bloomberg, Verizon may get the in January 2011. This will end the AT&T exclusivity with Apple and most likely the woes for current users on the AT&T network.

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AT&T has been the biggest bane for the iPhone with dropped calls and horrible data network being a regular complaint from the existing customers. Both Verizon and AT&T have been at a "Who has a better network war" through TV advertisements, and if this news is true, AT&T will be heavily hit and lose existing and new users to Verizon.

The fact is, Apple is going to dramatically increase the number of devices it sells in the U.S. when exclusivity at AT&T ends,said Hodulik, who is based in New York and rates Verizon shares neutral.It’s hard to ignore the quality issues that AT&T has faced.

Verizon has been testing their 4G LTE network for a while now, and the tests have come up with some really good numbers where data connectivity has peaked with downloads at 50Mbps.

If current iPhone users get even 1/10th speed on Verizon, they will be more than happy to switch. Will you switch from the AT&T network if the iPhone 4 is available at Verizon?

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Motorola Droid X Available For Pre-Orders At Best Buy

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The next biggest phone from Motorola named the Droid X is now available for pre-orders at Best Buy. In a press release statement Best Buy has said that the Motorola Droid X will be available for pre-orders at Best Buy and Best Buy Mobile for $199 (no rebates) with a 2 year plan with Verizon Wireless.

The Verizon DROID X by Motorola features Google’s Android 2.1 operating system, 4.3-inch screen and 720P HD video recording and playback. Android 2.2 will arrive to customers on the DROID X later this summer. The DROID X is available at Best Buy for $199.99 with 2-year activation, with no mail-in rebate hassle.

So if you have been waiting to get this baby in your hands, head over to Best Buy and book your device right away.

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Motorola Droid X Specifications, Pricing and Availability

Earlier today, Verizon and Motorola unveiled the Droid X which is the latest device from Motorola. Droid X is so far one of the best Android device by Motorola and has some really awesome specifications.

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Droid X will be available in store on July 15th and will be sold at $199.99 after a $100 rebate. Users will also have to purchase a smartphone data plan which is $29.99. If you want to turn your device into a Mobile Hotspot using tethering you will have to pay $20 more to connect to 5 devices via WiFi.

Motorola Droid X has a huge 4.3-inch TFT display, with WVGA resolution. The phone is powered by a 1Ghz OMAP processor, and 512MB of RAM. Droid X also has 8GB of memory along with a 16GB SD card bundled with the device.

You can record videos at 720p resolution and also watch it on TV using the mini HDMI port. Droid X also has a 1540mAh battery. Droid X also has three microphones one for video, another one for calls, and the last one for noise cancellation.

The biggest problem though is that Droid X will release with Android 2.1, however, will be released for the device sometime this summer.

Motorola Officially Announces The Motorola Droid X

Motorola along with Verizon, Google and Adobe have officially announced the Motorola Droid X. The event took place at New York, and was attended by Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha, Andy Rubin, and Shantanu Nayar – with EricMotorola Droid X Schmidt being a surprise guest. The Motorola Droid X has a huge 4.3-inch TFT display, with WVGA resolution. The phone is powered by a 1Ghz OMAP processor, and 512MB of RAM. Along with this, the phone also features an 8MP camera with dual LED flash.

Nine months ago, we made a commitment to our customers to bring the openness of Android to the Verizon Wireless network,said John Stratton, executive vice president and chief marketing officer for Verizon Wireless.   Since then, we have introduced the top-selling Android phone in the marketplace today the DROID by Motorola.   DROID X takes that commitment to another level with exclusive content, faster processing speeds, and, of course, the reliability of our network.

The phone features 8GB of onboard memory, and a 16GB memory card is bundled with the retail box of the device. The phone is able to record videos at 720p resolution. The phone also features a mini HDMI port. The Droid X will run on Android 2.1, but will get the Android 2.2 update by late summer. This beast of a mobile phone also features a 1540mAh battery.

The phone has a multi-touch keyboard, with Swype pre-loaded. The phone also has three microphones one for video, another one for calls, and the last one for noise cancellation. The phone is pre-loaded with NFS Shift, Skype and a few other softwares. The phone will be available from July 15, for $199.99 after a $100 rebate.

Apple iPhone 4 Official Network Providers Confirmed In 7 Countries!

All set to buy the iPhone 4? Well its better you know which carrier will be selling the iPhone 4 in your country before you start saving money for the new iPhone 4.   iPhone 4

In the U.S, AT&T is the official iPhone 4 carrier. Yes, users still won’t be able to use the iPhone 4 legally on the Verizon network. Users need to pay $199 for the iPhone 4 16GB version in the U.S. Along with the $199; they also need to sign a two-year contract with AT&T. In Germany, T-Mobile remains the exclusive iPhone network carrier.   T-Mobile will also be offering the iPhone 4 in Netherlands. In Japan, Softbank will be the official iPhone 4 network carrier.

In France, U.K and Canada users are spoilt for choices. In France, users have the option of Orange, Bouygues Telecom and SFR. However, until now, only Orange has confirmed that they will be selling the iPhone 4. In the U.K – O2, Vodafone and Orange will be offering the iPhone 4. In Canada, MobileSyrup has confirmed that Rogers, TELUS, and Bell will be offering the iPhone 4 to their users.

Except for Canada, the iPhone 4 will be launched on 24 June in the countries mentioned above. The pre-orders will begin from 15 June onwards. Apart from AT&T, no other operator has revealed their price tag for the new iPhone 4.

Verizon To Launch Two New Motorola Droid Phones in July

Wall Street Journal reports that Verizon will be releasing two new Motorola Droids in the month of July. Motorola CEO Sanjay Jha said, “We will introduce new Droid products in the Verizon franchise.” He also said that Verizon would be promoting the two new droids along with Motorola, similar to what they did for the original Motorola Droid/Milestone. The original Droid was heavily promoted by Verizon and Motorola in the US.

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The original Motorola Droid was a saviour for Motorola. It helped the company gain a respectable market share, and prevented the company from shutting down. The two handsets, which Motorola will launch along with Verizon, will be the Shadow and another handset about which no information is available. Hopefully, at least one of the phones will sport a physical QWERTY keyboard.

In other Motorola Shadow news, remember the Motorola Shadow prototype which was found in a gym? Apparently, the guy who found the phone has been fired from his job by the senior officials from Verizon. Luckily, the guy was an intern and his internship was going to end this week.