T-Mobile's Touch Pro2 launching Mid-August

So those that have been waiting for the Touch Pro2 to finally come overseas, the wait is over… well, almost. In a little over 2 weeks, T-Mobile is launching the Touch Pro2. Scheduled release date according to T-Mobile reps, is August 12th. We have actually had a European Touch Pro2 here in the office for maybe 2 months already and think it is the best Windows Mobile device out so far. We have yet to get our hands on a T-Mobile branded version to do a quick comparison, but rumors have it that the specs will be the same only …

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Android Donut Sneak Peek

So Google has finally released the code for Android Donut (which also turns out is NOT 2.0 as originally thought, but a version somewhere between 1.5 and 2.0). And reported new features are as follows: System wide MultiTouch (conflicting reports on whether this is true or not so time will finally tell). Universal Search Text to Speech Automated Backups New Camera App (the original is horrible, so thank god) and Better Performance Also one other noticeable feature that will not make any current Android owners excited, but will get some Sprint/Verizon users excited; CDMA Support Built In to the OS. …

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How Google Voice Could Easily Revolutionize the Wireless Industry

So there have been rumors that Google’s Android was just the tip of the iceberg of Google’s plans to enter the wireless industry (and of course a small advancement in their plans for world domination). Well when I heard about Google voice and then the subsequent announcement of their new Android application to seamlessly make phone calls from your Android device using the Google Voice number, I caught a quick glimpse of how they could take over the wireless industry in a quick blow. Let’s see if anyone else sees the potential I do… Well, first some background on Google …

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Cheapest Android device ever… HTC Click

So another HTC Android device has become official, the HTC Click. Now the specs aren’t anything amazing, but the price tag is. According to a Vietnamese forum, the phone should be selling unlocked for 5 to 6 million dong, which equates to about $280-$336 with no contract whatsoever. If this phone makes its way over here to the States, we could see if popping up for free on a 2 year contract on any of the US carriers. This could mean Android for a whole new demographic… great news for that demographic and for developers looking to broaden their reach with …

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HTC Leo aka Firestone gets some unofficial specs

In January, Boy Genius Report leaked HTC’s full 2009 line up online. Most of the devices we ones we already knew about, but there were a few in particular that caught our eye. One of those was the HTC Firestone. Well the HTC Firestone seems to also be going by another name these days, (although we didn’t realize they were the same device until now), the HTC Leo. And well the HTC Leo/Firestone’s supposed specs were just leaked a few days ago. Here you are: Quad-band GSM/EDGE connectivity Dual-band HSDPA connectivity (900/2100 MHz) 4.3-inch WVGA (480 x 800) capacitive touchscreen …

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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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