Sony Rachael Gets an Official Name… Xperia X3

So we reported on Sony’s first Android handset, coded named the Rachael, earlier this month. We assumed, due to the lack of any further information, that this sexy new handset was not going to be available for quite a while. Well, turns out that a certain retailer in the UK actually put the device up on their site for pre-order! That leads us to believe that it is actually coming out a lot sooner than we expected. They also gave it a name, the Sony Ericsson Xperia X3. The site also confirms the majority of the specs we released in …

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How To: Load a Custom ROM (including Hero ROMs) on Your HTC Magic (OBSOLETE)

PLEASE NOTE! This method is obsolete! Please refer to the newer Rooting/Loading Custom ROM methods on our site: Root, then Load a Custom ROM, Apps2SD/Hero etc. 1. Once you have Rooted your HTC Magic without any issues, find a ROM that you want to use either in our Android ROM sections and download it to your computer (MAKE SURE THAT YOU ONLY TRY TO USE A ROM FOR THE HTC MAGIC AND FOR THE CORRECT MOTHERBOARD, 32A or 32B or you will brick your phone! Procedure for 32A and 32B – 1. Download a ROM (make sure you are downloading a …

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LG Leaks the BL40 Black Label Phone!

The Black Label series (LG’s super stylish line up) has brought you phones like the Chocolate, the Shine, and the Secret.  Well, now, they have truely outdone themselves with the new LG BL40 (I’m sure they will have a much more stylish name than that at release, of course). A video and some specs leaked recently and I must admit I’ve never considered owning a Black Label series phone before, but the BL40 definitely has caught my attention. After you read some of the specs and check out the video below, you too might become a believer. Specs: 4″ Touchscreen …

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Free Stuff: Google Wireless Services!

So Google has more awesome free stuff for us! Use it sparinglythough as I’m sure it is somehow getting Google one step closer to their goals of taking over the world (and having us smile while they do it). FREE 411 – Need to find a phone number, address, or the nearest pizza place but don’t like paying for 411? Google’s got you covered. Just call 1-800-GOOG-411 (1800 4664 411) and tell them the city, state, and what you are looking for. FREE 411 Text – Need to find a phone number, address, or the nearest pizza place for free …

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How To: Jailbreak Your iPhone 3G/3GS (3.0.1 Firmware)

  So as new iPhones and firmware come out, so does a new jailbreak and unlock. Here’s how to do the lastest Jailbreak and Unlock on your iPhone 3g or iPhone 3GS with 3.0 firmware on it. UPDATE July 31st 2009: THE NEW 3.0.1 FIRMWARE IS OUT, IF YOU HAVE THIS FIRMWARE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JAILBREAK YET (UNTIL WE CAN JAILBREAK 3.0.1). WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE WILL POST AN UPDATE IN THIS POST. 1. Download the appropriate iPhone Firmware File: iPhone 3G 3.0 Firmware or iPhone 3GS 3.0 Firmware 2. Then download the jailbreaking program: iPhone Jailbreaking …

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How To: Unlock Your iPhone 3G/iPhone 3GS (3.0.1 Firmware)

  So like the iPhone but not so keen on AT&T? Or maybe you want to travel over the pond to Europe and would rather not get hit with the ridiculous international roaming charges? No problem, here is how to unlock your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS on firmware 3.0. UPDATE July 31st 2009: THE NEW 3.0.1 FIRMWARE IS OUT, IF YOU HAVE THIS FIRMWARE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO JAILBREAK YET (UNTIL WE CAN JAILBREAK 3.0.1). WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE WILL POST AN UPDATE IN THIS POST. 1. Follow the procedure for the How To: Jailbreak Your iPhone …

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Phone Review: Nokia 5800

360 Degree View: Drag to Rotate, Double Click to Spin   Introduction: No Introduction Available Specifications: GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 1900 – American version Announced 2008, October Status Available. Released 2008, November SIZE Dimensions 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm, 83 cc Weight 109 g DISPLAY Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors Size 360 x 640 pixels, 3.2 inches – Proximity sensor for auto turn-off– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate– Handwriting recognition SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3 ringtones Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers …

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How To: Root Your HTC Magic (OBSOLETE)

PLEASE NOTE! This method is obsolete! Please refer to the newer Rooting/Loading Custom ROM methods on our site: Root, then Load a Custom ROM, Apps2SD/Hero etc. If you have an HTC Magic and want to gain root access so you can load new ROMs (and get new features) follow the steps below. PLEASE Note!!!!! -You MUST first check what motherboard you have as there are 2 different methods (one for each motherboard version) and using the wrong one for you motherboard will BRICK YOUR PHONE! PLEASE NOTE THAT AS OF RIGHT NOW NEITHER OF THESE METHODS WILL WORK ON A MYTOUCH, …

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Sony Announces the Rachael (Their First Android Device)!

The Hero has a rival… Check out the new Sony Ericsson Rachael (will probably launch under an Xperia-ish name), Sony’s first Android device (and possibly their saving grace). The phone has some monster specs that have been leaked as well as a nice shell to hold them all in: Processor: Qualcomm QSD8250 Snapdragon platform, that provides a 1GHz CPU and dedicated graphics acceleration Wifi, 3G, and GPS a given. 8MP Camera 3.5mm Audio Out and a 4 inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels) Capacitive Touchscreen! Drooling yet? Get a napkin, there’s more. Check out the pics of the body styling and …

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How To: UnRoot Your T-Mobile G1/Get Back to Donut

THIS PROCEDURE IS OBSOLETE! PLEASE DO OUR NEW HOW TO UNROOT PROCEDURE: HOW TO UNROOT THE HTC G1 / DREAM So you need to send in your phone for warranty purposes? Or maybe you’ve been loading too many ROMs and would like to start fresh? Maybe you just hate being different and just want to be like everyone else, damn it! Here is how to UNRoot the G1 and get back to the stock G1 firmware. I. Load the DreaIMG.nbh File 1. Download the Original DreaIMG.nbh file: Original DREAIMG.nbh 2. If the file downloaded above downloads as a .Zip file, …

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Phone Review: HTC Touch Pro2

360 Degree View: Drag to Rotate, Double Click to Spin Introduction: No Introduction Available Specifications: GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Network HSDPA 900 / 2100 Announced 2009, February Status Available. Released 2009, May SIZE Dimensions 116 x 59.2 x 17.3 mm Weight 178.5 g DISPLAY Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 65K colors Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.6 inches – Full QWERTY keyboard– TouchFLO 3D finger swipe navigation– Touch-sensitive zoom bar– Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate– Handwriting recognition SOUND Alert types Vibration; Downloadable polyphonic, MP3, WAV ringtones Speakerphone Yes MEMORY Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and …

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3G Revelation!

So I had to post my thoughts on 2 things that has been a big debate for a while now; The “fact” that 3G needs 2 frequencies to operate correctly and the “fact” that European 2100mhz is different that US 2100mhz. I know that challenging this idea is going to get me a lot of emails about how wrong I am but hear me out.. 1. 3G needs 2 frequencies to operate correctly The majority accepted concept is that you need 2 frequencies for 3G to operate on a phone. You need 1 frequency for uploading information to the tower …

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Rosie Might Be Coming to Current HTC Android Devices!

Yes, that is right. G1 and/or Magic users might be getting an upgrade with the Rosie UI in it (HTC is now calling it Sense UI). The UI is basically what TouchFlo was for Windows Mobile and we love it! People at XDA have been trying to port the UI over to the G1 and Magic for some time now, but it just isn’t quite working as well as hoped (no disrespect to the XDA Devs). But with this new announcement from HTC CEO, Peter Chou, “HTC sense will be available on some other existing devices.” G1 and Magic users …

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How To: Load the HTC Hero ROM onto Your G1 (OBSOLETE)

PLEASE NOTE! This method is obsolete! Please refer to the newer Rooting/Loading Custom ROM methods on our site: Unroot (G1) OR Unroot(MyTouch), then Root, then Load a Custom ROM, Apps2SD/Hero etc. So you like HTC’s new Rosie Interface on their new HTC Hero phone? We do too. Well, if you have a G1 we have a way you can try it out! Only problem is that it doesn’t run very well… but if you know what you’re doing and are just HAVE to try it, go for it. Steps below. PLEASE Keep in mind, that the G1 has some 90MBs of RAM less …

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How To: Use Your G1 as a Wifi Network (Wifi Tether)

Want to use your G1 to give out a wireless signal so your laptop (or other phones with Wifi) can connect to it and use the 3G internet for FREE? Course you do. First, make sure your G1 is Rooted (search our site for the 1 click rooting method). Then follow these steps. 1. Download the APK file from here: Wifi Tether 1.51 (After you save it you may have to put the .apk after the file name if it does not show as an APK file in Windows). 2. Connect your G1 to the computer via USB cable (pull …

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