Like many people, I do a little buying and selling on eBay from time to time, so it would stand to reason I would have the eBay Android app installed on my phone and tablet. Using the app was always easy, but… how can I put this nicely… it looked like what an app would look like if it were made in the 90′s.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC on Tuesday announced the Tattoo, the latest in its line of Android-based handsets unveiled this year. The Tattoo is also the second smartphone equipped with the HTC Sense user interface.
eBay released significant updates to its iPhone and iPad apps yesterday which the company says will “play an important role in eBay Mobile’s year to come.” The e-commerce platform also said that 1.8 million new customers joined eBay through a mobile device in the first three quarters of 2012, and eBay Mobile currently adds an average of 2.4 million listings per week.
Pandora has fully launched in Australia and New Zealand, the only two places outside of the U.S. where the service is available in its entirety, with the addition of mobile access via iOS and Android apps today.
Fierce competition in the media tablet market in Australia and New Zealand has seen a doubling of sales in the second quarter this year, with Android outpacing Apple’s iPad over the three months. Multiple launches of Android-based devices drove the market, with more competition coming soon from Amazon Kindle Fire and other global players.
The source we cited a couple weeks ago indicating the Nexus 10 Pogo charger would be available within 10 days on Amazon and eBay came close to being accurate. A magnetic charger from MagNector has not turned up on Amazon yet, but it has made an appearance today on eBay for only $19.99.