This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: Weird Samsung Phones, Weirder HTC Ads, And Lengthy Android Love Letters

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It’s late afternoon on a Wednesday, and you know what that means (bonus points if you didn’t cheat by looking at the headline)! That’s right: It’s time for another edition of the TechCrunch Droidcast featuring myself and hirsute wunderkind Darrell Etherington. But this time we’ve roped in a special guest to join the fun.

Dan Bader (of MobileSyrup and Betakit fame) stops by to help us unpack a pretty hefty docket: the nuances of HTC’s kooky new advertising strategy and Samsung’s curious Android-powered, dual-screen flip phone. And we couldn’t resist the temptation to dig into Twitter designer Paul Stamatiou’s lengthy love letter to Android since people have been spreading it around like crazy lately … along with some of the responses it’s already elicited.

Strap in, folks, and let’s get nerdy.

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Intro music by Kris Keyser.