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  • Verizon’s Droid Eris goes on permanent vacation

    Verizon’s Droid Eris goes on permanent vacation

    You might have figured that the recent update to Android 2.1 would've given Verizon's Droid Eris a few months of additional shelf life, but alas, it was not to be; the phone is no longer available from Verizon's online store, and we'd assume that any remaining inventory in the field will dwindle to nothingness in the coming weeks. If anything, it seems like the device -- basically a tweaked Hero -- would be able to effectively soldier on indefinitely for $50 or so on contract, but maybe the carrier's intent on keeping Android a higher-end affair for the time being. And hey, with the Droid X and Droid 2 coming any week now, we suppose it's getting pretty crowded anyhow. Ultra-cheap original Droid, anyone?

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  • The TARDIS is up for auction

    The TARDIS is up for auction

    Apparently the Doctor has fallen on hard times, because Bonhams (who else would he trust) is auctioning off the TARDIS used by the 9th Doctor, Christopher Eccleston. Unfortunately, the chameleon circuit on this TARDIS is stuck so it still looks like a police box, but it is larger on the inside, of course.

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  • HTC Desire in the US pipeline for ’select regional operators’ this August

    HTC Desire in the US pipeline for ’select regional operators’ this August

    Since neither T-Mobile nor AT&T have ponied up a branded, high-end Android device yet (though the former is almost certainly about to announce the Galaxy S), we were particularly chuffed to get the news from HTC today that it'll be bringing the lovely Desire to US shores through carriers in August. Thing is, it won't be coming through any of the big guys -- instead, it's destined for "select regional operators," and HTC is quick to note that the Hero has been "well received... in regional markets," so we imagine some of those same little guys will be scooping the Desire. We're told to wait for word from specific carriers on pricing and technical details, but the branded Desires have been confirmed to sport a 1GHz Snapdragon and Sense atop Android 2.1, two of the most important line items -- now let's just make sure we're already cracking on a