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Sony Ericsson now gives you directions on how to unlock the bootloader on their Android phones. In the past, Sony has been known to unfriendly to developers and modifiers. However, now the Sony Ericsson Developer Blog has announced that the Xperia Arc, Neo, Play, and Pro will have a feature that enables an easy bootloader unlock method. Of course along with the directions, they warn you that you could majorly screw up your phone and not be able to recover from the screw-up.
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In late January, FoxNews.com/Gadgets reported there would be a new HTC Facebook phone launched this month. FoxNews obviously didn’t do their homework. Not only did they announce that the new Facebook phone would be launched this month in Barcelona, but the photo they shared was a mock-up of an iPhone rather than the HTC phone they reported would be launched. (See photo.) After doing some more thorough research, FoxNews posted another story the very next day stating the Facebook phone rumors were false. (Guess they had a bit of egg on their face…) Read the rest of this entry »
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Windows 7 Phones may just surprise you. While Windows 7 Phone sales are still way behind the Android and iPhone, (there are currently about 300,000 Android devices and over 3 million iPhones have been sold), Bonnie Cha, CNET, touts the Windows 7 Phone features as “more to love than not love.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Microsoft announced that despite a slow start, Windows 7 Phone sales have reached over 1.5 million in 6 weeks. It is important to note, however, that these figures reflect phones sold to retail outlets as well as consumers. There are no figures yet for phones sold and in the hands of consumers. According Bonnie Cha, CNET, Microsoft was a little soft on the details of the sales expectations. Read the rest of this entry »
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Apple is fighting for all its worth. The mighty Apple is in the middle of lawsuits with Nokia, HTC and Motorola, to name a few. Nokia and Apple are currently in court, each claiming the other violated patent infringements. The 2 companies have been suing and countersuing since 2009. It doesn’t look like it’s going well for Apple though. According to an article by Dean Wilson, TechEye.net, the International Trade Commission (ITC) is backing Nokia in the lawsuit with Apple. Read the rest of this entry »
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HTC has leaked details about 2 new Smartphones. One will be a mid-priced Smartphone with a physical keyboard and the other will be an entry level Smartphone. Both phones will be offered by T-Mobile and will run on the Android 2.2 OS. Read the rest of this entry »
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HTC has filed 2 new hardware patents that will allow Smartphones to become even thinner. The two patents can be found at the US Patent & Trademark Office:
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The top four cell phones listed by EWG (Environmental Working Group) as being highest in cell phone radiation emissions are also among most popular phones sold. Motorola’s Droid, Blackberry Bold 9700, LG Chocolate Touch and HTC Nexus One by Google are at the top of the list to avoid. The good news is that some Smartphones, Motorola Brute i680, Samsung Mythic, and Pantech Impact, are on the list as the lowest in cell phone radiation emissions.
Cell Phone Radiation Guide rates your phone
Will you switch phones? If you are in the market for a new phone, check the list put out by EWG. You can find the list at Safer Cell Phones. The site also has tips for minimizing your exposure to cell phone radiation.
With all the concern about cell phone radiation, it’s a shame that Apple has apparently banned a new app that monitors cell phone radiation emissions. See my blog (Apple bans app that measures cell phone radiation). Checking the EWG list before you buy a new phone seems like a smart move.
Is cell phone radiation a big hype? Different studies show different results. Personally, I don’t think it’s hype. Am I truly concerned? Not enough to stop using my phone, but I do limit direct contact by using the speaker phone or a hands free device. What about you? Concerned? Cautious?
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The Industry analyzers Canalys, reports that the purchasing trend of mobile users is leaning more and more towards touch screen phones. The study does not differentiate between devices with just touch screens or those with keyboard interfaces so it is hard to say if the touch screens alone are the big seller. Read the rest of this entry »
photo credit: Is Microsoft sinking?
Microsoft may need to buy a cell phone maker in order to compete in the highly volatile market. Although Microsoft has announced the new platform, Windows Phone Series 7 (WinPho 7), it may need to buy RIM BlackBerry or possibly Nokia to stay in the game. (Experts think it would be cheaper to buy HTC, however, with more marketability.) Read the rest of this entry »
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