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From: sylvester805/6/2011 3:13:14 PM
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ASUS: Shipping 100,000 Transformer Tablets This Month, 200,000 in June and 300,000/month from July on
by Quentyn Kennemer on May 6th, 2011 at 9:38 am
phandroid.com 

A lot has been made of the recent ASUS Transformer shortages that has everyone going crazy. The device launched to great success, but unfortunately demand far exceeded supply as it was virtually impossible to find mere minutes after launch. (We have seen several reports and videos suggesting these are in the hands of every day users, though.) It was originally suggested that the company would only be shipping 10,000 units per month due to component shortages, but spokesman David Change says this isn’t the case.

ASUS expects to get 100,000 Transformer units in stores this month, while they expect to double that unit by June. It’s said that the shortages are expected to end after June and they’ll be able to reach their original goal of 300,000 units a month smack dab in the middle of summer.

Unfortunately no word was given on when exactly the 100,000 units would make their way to store shelves this month. The only thing you folks can do is keep calling to see if you can get lucky and score one. If you can, be sure to let ask them how many they have in stock and let us know. [via NetbookNews]

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From: sylvester805/6/2011 3:55:16 PM
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comScore: Android Continues To Top RIM And Apple’s iOS For U.S. Smartphone Share
Leena Rao
1 hour ago
techcrunch.com 

comScore’s mobile subscriber stats are in for the month and Android continues to top U.S. smartphone share over Apple and RIM. Additionally, during the three month average period ending March 2011, Samsung was top handset manufacturer overall with 24.5 percent market share. Google Android led among smartphone platforms with 34.7 percent market share.

The report shows that during the period, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices (this number remained steady from the previous month). But, in terms of smartphones, 72.5 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in March 2011, up 15 percent from the preceding three-month period.

Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 24.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers. LG ranked second with 20.9 percent share, followed by Motorola (15.8 percent) and RIM (8.4 percent). Apple continued to gain share following the launch of the Verizon iPhone earlier this year, up 1.1 percentage points to reach 7.9 percent of subscribers.

With respect to smartphone share Google Android grew 6 percentage points to a 34.7 percent market share, while RIM ranked second with 27.1 percent share. Apple grew 0.5 points to 25.5 percent share, followed by Microsoft (7.5 percent) and Palm (2.8 percent). Google’s share continues to grow after passing both iOS and RIM for smartphone share in February.

comScore also examines how mobile subscriber are using their phones and reported that in March 68.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers texted using their phone. Browsers were used by 38.6 percent of subscribers (up 2.2 percentage points), while downloaded applications were used by 37.3 percent (up 2.9 percentage points). Accessing of social networking sites or blogs increased 2.6 percentage points, representing 27.3 percent of mobile subscribers. And Playing games comprised 25.7 percent of the mobile audience, while listening to music represented 17.9 percent.

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From: sylvester805/7/2011 12:18:58 AM
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REVIEW: Samsung Galaxy S II completely destroys every other smartphone out there...

Samsung Galaxy S II review - part 2 of 2
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Samsung Galaxy S II review - part 1 of 2
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From: sylvester805/7/2011 12:29:58 AM
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Access Your Android Phone from Your Browser Using LazyDroid(VIDEO)
by Kevin Krause on May 5th, 2011 at 3:58 pm
phandroid.com 

Admit it, you have been there, peacefully surfing the web, your Android handset cradled in its charging dock just out of the reach of your fingertips. A text or call comes in and you just can’t bring yourself to stretch out that arm and retrieve your phone. You, sir, are lazy. Luckily there is LazyDroid, a remote access application for your Android phone. Once installed on your handset, LazyDroid provides you with an IP address and port. Enter it in your web browser and like magic, a web-based desktop appears synced with your phone’s messages, contacts, and files. If you are rooted, you even get access to a remote view of your phone’s screen.

What LazyDroid does is create a remote server that allows you to connect to your Android phone via your desktop browser. The result feels a lot like Motorola’s Webtop functionality found on the Atrix 4G, except it isn’t device specific and doesn’t require any expensive accessories. And even though it is only in its first release candidate, it works pretty flawlessly.

Browsing files works like a charm. You can see all the goodies on your phone’s storage and SD card, organize your folders, and download documents and images onto your desktop from your handset. It takes remote file browsing to a level of ease and simplicity that is much welcomed.

So you’re browsing files remotely and a text message comes in. A notification pops up, the new message is retrieved. You can respond directly from the browser. Calls are handled differently. You can’t answer or place calls directly from your computer, but you will get a notification and provided your phone is close enough you can answer. Speakerphone is automatically triggered and you never miss a beat.

There is plenty more to like about LazyDroid, including remote streaming from your Android camera. Create a baby monitoring system, a low budget security cam, whatever your mind can conjure up. The number of useful features jam-packed into LazyDroid is pretty unbelievable.

LazyDroid is not without its flaws. The rather limited Android app is simple and provides only basic settings, but crashes pretty often (particularly if you try to view the app in landscape mode). There is no on/off toggle within the app — once it’s launched it’s launched. For the security-conscious, the app does at least offer the ability to set a password for your remote server.

So if you’re feeling like a lazy droid or just looking for the ultimate way to remotely manage your handset while using your computer — a multi-taskers dream come true — LazyDroid is the app for you. Grab it in the Android Market from the link below.

Android Market Link: LazyDroid

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To: sylvester80 who wrote (4186)5/7/2011 4:34:52 AM
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Remote Web Desktop is one other remote desktop for your Android phone

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From: sylvester805/8/2011 4:36:13 AM
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Comscore report shows Samsung and Android kicking ass
Friday, May 6th, 2011 at 1:30 PM PST
Blake
intomobile.com 


Hot on the heels of the IDC report yesterday, Comscore has just released its report for March 2011 in the US market. While Samsung may be the fourth largest handset manufacturer globally, the company is the largest in the US, followed by LG and Motorola.

Samsung holds the top spot in the US with 24.8% of all handsets shipped, with LG, Motorola, RIM, and Apple following. While Sammy still holds the lead, it has lost 0.3 points since December 2010. In fact, the only company that actually saw growth in from December to March was Apple, gaining 1.1 points, and sitting just under 8%.

The report also shows that LG maintained 20.9% and didn’t lose or gain share through the past three months. That’s still good enough to hold 2nd place, and with its new handset lineup coming down the pipe, LG is certainly poised to gain share over the next couple of months.

Motorola fell from 16.7% to 15.8%, showing the greatest loss of the top handset manufacturers, but with RIM holding onto to only 8.4%, Motorola will likely won’t be losing the third place spot anytime soon.

As far as operating system share goes, Android has done it yet again, and managed to grab 6% of the market in the US over the past months, bringing it up to 34.7% in the US. RIM lost 4.5%, and now has 27.1% of the US market. This may be good enough to take second place for now, but Apple is right behind RIM with 25.5%, and could easily take 2nd place in the very near future.

Windows Phone 7 and WebOS still struggle to get in the double digits, both losing 0.9% during the time frame of the report. Both companies have some compelling products and partnerships on the way, so it’ll be interesting to see how this will alter the market going forward.

[Via: PRnewswire, photo]

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To: slacker711 who wrote (4131)5/8/2011 8:05:18 AM
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Galaxy S2 global preorders hit 3 million.

arirang.co.kr 

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From: sylvester805/9/2011 1:50:04 AM
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LG Optimus Black Debuts In Europe This Month
by Rob Jackson on May 7th, 2011 at 9:10 pm
phandroid.com 


Phandroid first leaked the LG B on in December and a month later it was officially announced as the the LG Optimus Black at CES in Las Vegas, following up with an appearance at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. It has yet to find its way to store shelves, but LG just published a press release announcing it’s in-transit to Europe and will be available later this month, having already received pre-orders in 50 different countries.

The LG Optimus Black is ridiculously thin, measuring only .36-inches thick, and rocking a super bright screen, 1GHz processor, and 5MP camera. Full press release follows:

SEOUL, May 8, 2011 - The LG Optimus Black, the stylishly slim and lightweight Android smartphone featuring the unique NOVA display, will make its international debut in Europe later this month.

Following successful unveilings at the Consumer Electronics Show and the Mobile World Congress, the LG Optimus Black has attracted pre-orders from 56 network carriers in 50 different countries. The phone will be available globally across six continents beginning in Europe before heading to North America and Asia.

"For smartphone users who appreciate both style and substance, the LG Optimus Black offers beauty, performance and mobility in one smart package," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, President and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "LG Optimus Black is a significant addition to our global Optimus portfolio and we think it’ll prove to be one of our most popular phones."

Introducing LG’s new NOVA display technology, the LG Optimus Black provides optimal brightness and clarity that allows for enhanced readability. With higher levels of brightness and true blacks and whites for ideal handset viewing, the NOVA screen provides a more natural experience for web browsing while reducing power consumption by 50 percent during general indoor use compared to conventional LCDs.

The sleek design of the phone is accentuated by the flush finish of the seamless 4-inch display to offer a smooth, undisrupted surface. This is complemented by the slim 9.2mm body and its unparalleled weight of only 109g.

The black version of LG Optimus Black will be available first followed by white and pink versions which will be introduced next month.

For more information and product images, please visit www.lgnewsroom.com.

Key Specifications:

* 4-inch NOVA Display (700 nits brightness)
* Dimensions:122 x 64 x 9.2mm
* Weight: 109g
* 1GHz processor (Texas Instruments OMAP3)
* Wi-Fi Direct
* 5MP Rear Camera / 2MP Front Facing Camera
* Gesture UI powered by Gyro-sensor
* 2GB Internal Memory and Micro SD up to 32GB
* 1,500 mAh Battery

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From: sylvester805/9/2011 3:57:13 AM
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Samsung Galaxy S2 On Fire, Hits 3 Million Pre-Orders.
Monday, 09 May 2011 11:46 Vinay Gorasia
gizmocrunch.com 

The Samsung Galaxy S2 gave us a glimpse of things to come when it launched in its home country to 120,000 pre-orders, shattering the iPhone 4 launch sales in South Korea. Well it now seems that the Korean company is still on fire, racking up 3 million pre-orders already despite not being available globally just yet.

Samsung Galaxy S2 on fire

Samsung reportedly garnered 3 million pre-ordrs worldwide by April-end and these numbers are expected to keep climbing at an accelerated rate as the dual-core Android reaches the proposed 120 countries it is expected to go on sale in.

Over in the US, the Samsung Galaxy S2 is expected to be made available across all 4 major US carriers in different variants, with the Verizon version already hinted in a leaked roadmap (May-June release) and an AT&T version recently passing through the FCC.

About the Samsung Galaxy S2 (specs)
The Samsung Galaxy S II features a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus display, dual-core processors, 1GB RAM, 16GB or 32GB storage options (plus microSD upto 32GB), Wifi b/g/n, USB 2.0, 1650mAh battery, aGPS, 8-megapixel rear camera, 2-megapixel front camera, 1080p HD video recording and Android 2.3 Gingerbread with Touchwiz 4.0 UI. It will be joining two other Samsung Galaxy S phone on T-Mobile, the Vibrant and Galaxy S 4G.

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From: sylvester805/9/2011 3:58:41 AM
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ASUS Eee Pad Tablet Demand Outstripping Supply
Written By Eddie Jones on Saturday, May 7th, 2011
indiepropub.com 


ASUS has become the unlikely brand to produce the first Google Android based tablet PC which has make something of a huge impact since its release. According to new reports, ASUS are currently experiencing problems akin to those of Apple, wherein demand for the Transformer tablet is currently outweighing the manufacturer’s ability to supply completed units. At present, there is something of a behind-the-scenes battle going on between tablet PS manufacturers, by way of competing for the business of component production companies who supply essential elements such as screen and memory modules to name but a few.

Restrictions across the supply chain have resulted in the biggest players in the business such as Apple delaying product shipments with regard to their already world-renowned iPad 2 tablet PC. Likewise, an industry publication has today come forward to report that ASUS have confirmed that their Transformer Android tablet is facing similar problems.

Company representatives have revealed the intention to ship well over 100,000 units of the tablet PC during May, followed by up to 200,000 for the month of June. Should demand continue at the current rate, the company already has plans in place to continue stepping up production throughout the rest of 2011 and beyond.

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