The Signal 49: Google Phone, Android Gaming, and BlackBerry iSkin Giveaway

Put down the drumstick, put on your headphones, and pick up the drumstick again.

Since Will is off enjoying delicious mountains of mashed potatoes, gravy and turkey this week, Stefan and I handle the week’s wireless news.  There’s not too much going on, but it’s mostly Android related. Analysts dig up GPhone rumours once more, so we go over why it’s a terrible idea, and there’s also concern about Gameloft’s involvement with Android, and whether or not the iPhone is too big for developers to ignore. Stefan also gives us his take on the Nokia X6 that’s now shipping, which is ample opportunity to rip into Comes with Music a little more.

In terms of giveaways, we have a grand total of fifteen iSkins for BlackBerry to hand out. iSkins offer stylish protection for your phone, U.S. readers who have a Bold 9000, Curve 8900, or Storm 9530/9500, just have to hit that retweet button at the bottom of the post and they’re entered to win. Don’t retweet it any ol’ way, though – we gotta keep track of who’s entered using the same URL.

Happy listening, and happy Thanksgiving, America. 🙂

Music by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, as featured on Tap Tap Revenge for the iPhone.

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  • mike

    Man, shame on you guys! I’m listening to the signal right now, and am on the bit about Android and making purchases in the Android App Store… Have either of you even used a Android powered device for a long enough amount of time to make a purchase in the Android App store? I have a Google account and only had to set up my credit card information once with Google Checkout. I can easily buy an app with the click of *one* button. I’ve never been asked to enter my CC information again since. I love your site, listening to the Signal, and reading Stefan’s rants; but you guys (mostly Stefan) are really misinformed and obviously talking out of your butt(s) in this regard. Please get informed before you make false and totally incorrect statements about this stuff, especially when it’s your business and the topic of information! Still love you guys, but seriously!

    • mike

      Gah, information=conversation…

    • Simon Sage

      Totally fair game, Mike. We still don’t have paid apps in the Android Market in Canada, so I deferred largely to Stefan about specifics. We are hiring an Android editor in the near future, hopefully he/she will be able to keep us better in line. 😉

      • mike

        Hey, fair enough! I figured you guys were just trying to make due with everyone out for the holiday. I’d love to work for you guys! Hire me! Seriously, though when and how are you all going to go about hiring your Android Editor? Thanks!

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