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Streaming NBA Games Now Available on Android

Watch NBA games live on your iPhone or AndroidThe National Basketball Association is now offering mobile phone owners the ability to watch entire live games for $40 per year.
Just a few games into the 2009-2010 NBA season, this is the first time entire games are available for streaming — only game highlights were previously available through an official service.

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AT&T Encourages Employees to Cry About Net Neutrality to FCC

Gizmodo is reporting that AT&T sent out a letter to employees encouraging them, along with their families, to protest the FCC’s net neutrality rules. It was said the letter even encouraged the use of the employees private email instead of their company email. For them to stoop this low makes it pretty obvious they are not hip to the idea of net neutrality. Gizmodo later updated their post with the following:

AT&T says that the letter was sent to “U.S. managers only” and that they “were providing important information to our employees, and it was up to them to respond personally. If they use their company email that is fine, too.”

Their reply is pretty laughable as if sending this letter to “U.S. managers only” makes it any better. Their antics really are mind boggling.

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[Via Gizmodo]

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Big Cellphone Makers Shifting to Android System

Published: October 25, 2009
Since 1996, Microsoft has been writing operating systems for little computers to carry in your pocket. It was a lonely business until the company’s perennial rival, Apple, introduced the Web-browsing, music-playing iPhone. But now that smartphones are popular, Microsoft’s operating system, Windows Mobile, is floundering.Laptop Cop

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Andrew Lees, Microsoft’s vice president for mobile communications, says the company has altered its cellphone software strategy.

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Motorola is one of the cellphone giants switching to the free Android software. Above, the company’s Cliq smartphone.

More cellphone makers are turning to the free Android operating system made by Microsoft’s latest nemesis, Google.

Cellphone makers that have used Windows Mobile to run their top-of-the-line smart-phones — including Samsung, LG, Kyocera, Sony Ericsson — are now also making Android devices. Twelve Android handsets have been announced this year, with dozens more expected next year. Motorola has dropped Windows Mobile from its line entirely in a switch to Android. HTC, a major cellphone maker, expects half its phones sold this year to run Android. Dell is using Android for its entry into the cellphone market.

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AT&T Customers May See the HTC Hero as the Carriers First Android Device

Currently AT&T is the only US carrier without an Android device on the horizon and this may remain true until next year.  Earlier reports have hinted at AT&T’s first Android device being the Dell Mini 3i.  Unconfirmed reports today point at the HTC Hero as the first Android phone set to hit AT&T in early 2010.  This would make them the third US carrier to offer the phone behind Sprint and Cellular South, Verizon has hinted at the possibility, but nothing has been confirmed.

HTC Hero Overview:

The Hero has a 3.2-inch HVGA display with an anti-fingerprint screen coating for improved smudge resistance. This is set in a tablet shaped device with a distinct “chin” which HTC says has been contoured to fit comfortably in the user’s hand and against their face while on a call. However, Sprint’s version of this device eschews the chin, and it’s not known if AT&T will use the original design or the re-designed one.

HTC’s previous models running Android have used Google’s default user interface, but the Hero marked the debut of a UI that’s been dubbed HTC Sense. That didn’t effect the suite of applications that comes with Android, many of which have strong ties to Google’s services, like Gmail and Google maps.

The HTC Hero has mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. Other features of this smartphone include a-GPS, a digital compass, gravity-sensor, 3.5 mm stereo headset jack, a 5 megapixel auto-focus camera, and a microSD memory card slot.

US Android Phones:

T-Mobile: G1, MyTouch3g, Motorola Cliq set for release 11/02/09

Sprint: HTC Hero released 10/11/09

Verizon: set to release the Motorola Droid 10/30/09

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Android News Today

A host of other rumored devices that may become realities soon. They include an as-of-yet unnamed Dell Android phone for AT&T, a slew of Android-based smartphones by Sony Ericsson, and one or more new Android-driven devices by LG. Verizon is also expected to release more Android options as part of its phone development pact with Google.

  • Ericsson labs tweeted that we can expect an official announcement Android-powered Sonny Ericsson Experia X3 in November. We don’t know much about the device for now except that it will offer a Snapdragon QSD8250 chipset, a 1GHz CPU and the new Sony Ericsson Rachel user interface.
  • As for new Android players, Engadget and DigiTimes reported that Asus will have an Android handset this year. Asus Chairman Jonney Shih dropped the news at a Taiwan press conference, but didn’t offer any details.

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Google Android Gaining Ground

The slow to catch on Google Android Operating System for mobile phones appears to be gaining ground on its competitors Apple and Research In Motion.

The release this week of the Android-based Sprint HTC Hero and the upcoming November release of the Samsung Moment have initiated an increase in the number of Android phones on the market – with the Google software platform having lined up a number of hardware partners including HTC, LG, Samsung, and Motorola the Android platform is poised for explosive growth.

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AT&T Jumps on Android Bandwagon

AT&T has partnered with Dell to bring and Android based phone to their network in 2010 according the Wall Street Journal.

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