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Ballistic’s Shell Gel Cases Now Covering More Androids

Ballistic Case Company’s new “Shell Gel” series of cases are now covering a lot more Android phones. The three layer cases provide shock, drop and roll protection for clumsy, or purchase conscious consumers. The first layer of the case is made of soft silicone and Ballistic’s patented Ballistic Corners. Protecting that layer is a layer

Nuance: When You Can’t Sue It, Buy It

Nuance, probably the biggest name in voice to text, speech recognition technology on Android smartphones, had a hate hate relationship with competitor Vlingo for quite some time.  Over the years Nuance has sued Vlingo several times over patent infringement. In fact at one time Nuance had four lawsuits against Vlingo while at the same time

ITC Bans HTC Phones Effective April 12, 2012; HTC Has Plan Ready

A judge with the International Trade Commission handed down the commissions final ruling in a patent infringement case involving Apple and HTC.  The ITC announced a preliminary ruling back in July, finding that HTC had violated two of Apple’s patents. It was widely speculated in July that a ban of the importation of violating devices

Wednesday Could Bring A Big Decision For HTC

You may remember back to July 15th when the International Trade Commission (ITC) made an internal determination that HTC had violated two of Apple’s patents. When that internal ruling was announced there was widespread speculation that it could possibly result in a ban on some HTC Android phones in the United States. A ban of

Unboxing & Quick Review Video: LG Double Play On T-Mobile

Anyone who’s been a fan or follower of thedroidguy for any amount of time knows we like to check out phones with unique form factors. The Kyocera Echo, the Droid Pro and the Pantech Pocket are all phones that may not have won the hearts of Android enthusiasts but were unique in their own right.

Panasonic Entering Android Arena In U.S. In 2012

Panasonic, the Japanese electronics giant, has announced their plans to bring Android phones to North America and Europe. Once a player in the feature phone arena overseas, Panasonic all but bowed out of the mobile phone market in 2005. They’ve recently introduced their Lumix line of smartphones which are cameras with phones (not phones with

MetroPCS Adds HTC Wildfire S To Their Line Up

MetroPCS has added the HTC Wildfire S to their line up of Android smartphones. The HTC Wildfire S has been making it’s rounds on prepaid carriers with the latest being MetroPCS. The Wildfire S is a compact, stylish Android device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread with HTC’s UI, HTC Sense on top making it easy to

Unboxing And Video Review: Samsung Captivate Glide On AT&T

AT&T is launching a whopping 4 Android devices on Sunday (November 20th) The Samsung Double Time, The Pantech Pocket, The Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G/LTE and The Samsung Captivate Glide. The Samsung Captivate Glide builds on the highly successful Samsung Galaxy S franchise and the Samsung Captivate which was AT&T’s version of the original Samsung

Quick Video Review: HTC Evo Design 4G On Sprint

Sprint has recently (possibly unbeknownst to them) added a new category of Android phones. This category sits firmly in between mid-range phone and the superphones that we all love to dote about. This is a great category for consumers.  Over the weekend we unboxed and reviewed the other phone in this category the LG Marquee,

HTC’s Budget “Explorer” Android Device Set For UK Release

Do you remember the HTC Pico that we reported on over the summer? It’s a budget conscious Android device designed by HTC. The device has been renamed as the “HTC Explorer” and it’s sporting the latest in midrange specs. The HTC Explorer has a 600mhz processor, 512mb of RAM, and a 3.2 inch HVGA capacitive

2 More Videos Show Off The HTC Amaze 4G Headed To T-Mobile

Last week on September 26th T-Mobile officially announced the HTC Amaze 4G. They also gave up some great information on the Samsung Galaxy S II.  Both devices are expected to be in T-Mobile stores next week. The Android press (us included) seem to be doing whatever it takes to make sure this Amaze-ing device by