Review: Huawei U8100 Android Phone

Taking advantage of relatives coming in from Canada, I got my wife an Android phone. She was always keen on using a mobile device for her Email, Facebook and Twitter needs. The Huawei was available from Wind Mobile for CAD 160 without contract, although it was still locked to the carrier. The carrier...
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Android Apps – aCar

Now that Android phone sales are really starting to pick up (about 200,000 every day), Android developers may actually start seeing revenue coming their way from App sales and not just voluntary donations. Since Google still needs to enable paid app downloads/purchases in most of the countries where...
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Android Apps – FeedR

FeedR is my current favourite application for dealing with my Google Reader account on my phone. It has a nice clean interface and almost all the features that you could want in a feed reading application. However, I have been looking at some of the reader apps available for iPhone and thinking that...
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Android Apps – Google Places

Google Places recently became available in the Android Market here in India. This is a screen-shot tour of the app. This application would have been infinitely more usable if Google Navigation worked in India. In it’s current form, its not bad. It looks like the venues and locations are pretty...
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Android Apps – SwiftKey

SwiftKey is one of the on-screen keyboards that just became available for Android devices. It’s released as a time limited beta and the full version is expected soon. SwiftKey is from a company called TouchType and uses their “Fluency” prediction engine which is apparently available in other text...
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Android Apps – ColorNote

There are a lot of note taking applications available in the Android Market. Most of the ones that I tried were either too simple or had just too many features that I would never use. ColorNote solved that problem for me. ColorNote by Social & Mobile is the best application that I found that is not...
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How To: Getting Screenshots of your Android Phone

When I used to use my Windows Mobile device there was this awesome application available called MyMobiler. This application allowed me to access my WM5 phone on my desktop and control everything on the device. It also allowed me to take screenshots of the device, which was very useful when I was reviewing...
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Android Apps: WordPress

This post had a dual purpose. Firstly, since i have been ranting a lot about Swype all over the internet, I wanted to see if I can actually do any real articles on the phone of any decent length. Secondly, I wanted to also write about WordPress for Android. That’s what I am writing this post on. WordPress...
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Android Apps – Swype Beta

Data entry on my touch screen only phone can be a pain sometimes. Unfortunately the Samsung Spica’s on screen keyboard is not as good as the iPhone’s. The on screen keyboard lacks the speed that I would want and my stubby fingers don’t help. Text entry in portrait mode was a real task...
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Android Apps – ShopSavvy

Having acquired an Android phone recently, the Samsung Spica, I have obviously been spending a lot of time filling it with the choicest applications from the Android Market. I install many applications every day and remove most of them after checking their utility. I also spend a lot of time checking...
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