We've reached the point where buying a "new" Android phone could still mean you're using firmware that's 18 months old. There's got to be a better way.
If the iPad seems extravagant and the JooJoo's sordid past turns you off, the 7" Mini HAL might be up your alley. It's no powerhouse, but at least you'll be able to say you own a tablet. Updated. Scam alert!
You can't talk about the Devour, Motorola's new slide-out QWERTY Android phone, without talking about the Droid, Motorola's favored child. And it's precisely when pitted against the Droid that the Devour stops making sense.
• Universal-ish search with an updated "Quick Search" box
All the stuff mentioned in the past, such as APIs for text-to speech and translator functionality, plus a revamped Marketplace UI, are included and will give this release some fire power. The universal search looks especially noteworthy, since it will generate points of interest in the results if you search for…