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by George Heymann

Livin’ large with the 5.3” Galaxy Note

 Is that a large smartphone in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?

by George Heymann | @techeadlines

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By now those of you interested in the Galaxy Note, have probably already looked at the phone statistics and any number of reviews. Rather than just give you my initial impressions, What I’d like to do do is to give you some insight on what it’s like to live with the rather large but svelte member of the Samsung family.

There is almost no getting around the fact the phone is large, the Galaxy Note sports a 5.3″ WXGA (1280 x 800, 285 PPI) HD Super Amoled screen. For me the size has been more of an asset than a detriment in day to day use. The extra screen real estate on the Note has made mobile web browsing productive and for the first time for me on a smartphone, enjoyable!

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Moneto prepaid NFC mobile wallet service compatible with Android and iPhone

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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Yesterday DeviceFidelity, Inc and Spring Card Systems LLC, announced Moneto a prepaid mobile wallet service utilizing Near Field Communications (NFC) in conjunction with MasterCard PayPass technology.

The innovative service enables NFC on previously incompatible smartphones by utilizing a custom Moneto microSD card for Android and a custom case for iPhone.

According to its press release “Users can fund their Moneto prepaid account through direct deposit, ACH transfer or cash/credit/debit card-enabled third-party money transfer services such as MoneyGram, Western Union, PayPal or GreenDot.

Moneto also comes with a companion prepaid MasterCard to give users the ability to access cash at ATMs and make online purchases, pay bills or shop at merchants that do not accept contactless payments. Moneto also enables card-to-card and wire-fund transfers from a secure internet portal accessible via moneto.me.”

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Motorola Triumph review

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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Looking for a mid-range Android smartphone that won’t break the bank? Then the Motorola Triumph deserves your consideration. This smartphone which retails for just under $300 off-contract is powerful enough to tempt those looking to save money on their cellular bills into using a prepaid phone and service.

The CDMA phone which is being offered by Virgin Mobile USA can be paired with one of its relatively inexpensive Beyond Talk plans. These Virgin Mobile plans all feature unlimited web, messaging and email. The $35 per month plan includes 300 anytime minutes, another $10 per month buys you 1200 anytime minutes and the $55 per month plan buys you unlimited minutes along with unlimited data.

The Triumph features a 1GHz processor, 4.1” (800×480) WVGA touchscreen, 5MP rear camera with a VGA front-facing camera, 720P HD camcorder with HDMI output, 3G connectivity, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, micro USB, Bluetooth 2.1 and full Android Market application support without any third party overlays like Motoblur. The Triumph includes 512 MB Ram and 2 GB of internal memory and includes a 2GB Micro-SD card which is expandable up to 32GB.

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T-Mobile officially launches the HTC Sensation

by George Heymann

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HTC officially launched its latest Android super phone, the HTC Sensation on T-Mobile today . The phone is very stylish, thin and relatively compact considering the phone features a 4.3” qHD (540×960) pixel display.

In the brief time I had with the 1.2 GHZ dual-core processor equipped handset it handled all of the applications and functions well. Menu screens snapped open, and applications loaded very quickly. The phone comes with Android Gingerbread 2.3.3 OS installed as well as the latest version of HTC Sense 3.0 overlay.

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DoggCatcher top rate podcatcher and RSS/news feed reader for Android

by George Heymann

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Looking for a top rate podcatcher and RSS/news feed reader for your Android device?    If you are DoggCatcher deserves your attention. DoggCatcher does everything you would expect from a podcast manager/player but then reaches out to give you just a little bit more.

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Turning your gadget fixation into a positive for your +1

by George Heymann

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My family, friends, co-workers and associates all know that I’m a technology enthusiast. Many of them visit with me regularly to see what my latest gadget fixation is. One of the questions that gets asked often is “how does your spouse feel about your gadget obsession?”

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Installation error: “Couldn’t install on USB storage or SD card” solution for Android

by George Heymann|@techeadlines

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I started receiving installation errors on my recently purchased Android phone which wouldn’t allow me to install some apps on my phone nor let me update others. Other applications, however, installed normally.

What really was puzzling is that in all three cases, there was ample space on the internal phone memory as well as the SD card storage.
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Review: Dell Streak 7 Tablet

by George Heymann

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There is a lot to like about Dell’s 7-inch WiFi Android tablet. The Dell Streak 7 is a good performer: it packs an Nvidia Tegra 2 processor and 16 GB of Internal Storage with support for up 32GB of additional storage via its memory card slot. It also features 5MP rear camera with flash as well as a 1.3 MP front-facing camera for video chatting. The tablet also includes Wifi 802.11 b/g/n and supports Bluetooth 2.1. At $399, it is relatively inexpensive.

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Dell Streak 7-inch 16GB WiFi Android Tablet $399 + $100 gift card

by George Heymann

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I ran across this Logic Buy Deal which expires today for $299 (after factoring in the $100 gift card) thought it was a fantastic value, too good to pass up. I love the performance of the Nvidia Tegra platform. So I’m willing to roll the dice on the rumored Honeycomb update.

The Dell Streak 7 is powered by Nvidia Tegra T20 Dual Core processor (1GHz) and Android OS 2.2 Froyo and features WiFi, Bluetooth, 16GB storage, 1.3MP front and 5MP rear facing cameras, Adobe Flash 10.1 and more. (Look for our review soon)

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T-Mobile LG G2X Review

by George Heymann

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The T-Mobile LG G2x is my first LG phone of any type, Smart or other wise. It’s the first dual-core phone offering available for T-Mobile’s USA Network. Even though it’s my first LG phone, my previous experience with the company’s other products was favorable, making the decision to purchase the G2X an easy one given the phones other great features.

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