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BlackBerry’s Q10 smartphone finally makes a stop at Sprint, with the carrier announcing sales starting on August 30. Sadly, Sprint customers won’t benefit from the wait to get the Q10, nor from the relatively low BlackBerry 10 device shipments the company announced in the second quarter. The handset with full QWERTY keyboard will still cost $199.99 with a two-year contract. Other carriers sell the handset for the same but also offer the full-screen
BlackBerry Z10 for $99 or less.

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AT&T is now selling the Moto X online and in retail stores, beating other carriers to the punch. That’s about to change. According to Punit Soni, VP, Product Management at Motorola Mobility, other carrier devices will roll out in days, per his Google+ account. And, for those waiting to get an unlocked, unsubsidized Moto X, Soni says that Dev Editions are also coming just as quickly. No word on a Google Experience Moto X through the Google Play store just yet, but for those that don’t want a contract and are willing to give up customization options, the wait won’t be long.

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Before the Moto X actually launched, I suggested that the phone would be a sort of iPhone for Android: A device that’s designed to be better of the sum of its parts. My review touched upon that aspect as well. Computerworld’s JR Raphael puts a different spin on the same theme that’s well worth the read today; particularly since the handset is now available at AT&T stores.

Nexus 7

Android tablets are finally seeing an influx of high-quality, tablet-optimized apps, but it’s still a pain to find them. Until Google creates a separate section for tablet-optimized apps, here are the best ways to discover what’s out there. Read more »

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Although I haven’t experienced this problem with the Nexus 7 I bought, some users have complained about multitouch issues on their new Google tablet. I’ve read about “ghost taps,” double-presses on the keyboard and other problems when using the small slate, causing some to return their purchase. Droid Life notes that a new software update is rolling out to address the issue on new Nexus 7 devices. Those who have received it chimed in on the official Google Product Forums to say it has fixed the problem. Glad to hear it was a software issue and not a hardware problem!

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