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You can safely update your iPhone 4 to iOS 4.1 without losing unlock capabilities

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If you are already tired of waiting for a carrier unlock solution and want iOS 4.1 on your iPhone 4 right now, you can have it. There is a way to update your phone without updating the phones’s baseband along the way.

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Greenpois0n is out, jailbreaks iOS 4.1 even better

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The greenpois0n jailbreak is now available and does its magic to every iPhone 4, iPhone 3GS, iPad and 3rd and 4th generation iPod Touch. It implements the GeoHot’s exploit used in his limera1n jailbreak tool that was released this weekend.

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Windows Phone 7 launch day overview: 11 new phones announced

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Now that was a press conference that will be talked about for quiet some time. Along with the official launch of the Windows Phone 7 OS, Microsoft and their partners revealed almost a dozen new phones to run it.

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The WP7 launch event surprised us nicely with 11 new announcements

With the WP7 minimum requirements standing at the top of currently available technology there isn’t much to choose between all those new offerings. They all have 1 GHz Snapdragon CPUs, large WVGA screens and generous amount of RAM and internal storage. Read more »

Limera1n makes it rain, jailbreaks iOS 4.1 iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, greenpois0n gets delayed

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The wait is finally over. The limera1n iOS jailbreaking tool is here to make it rain again. The newly released software tool is still in beta but if you dare to give it a try it would jailbreak your iOS 4.1 iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPad, iPod touch 3G and 4G. However, you should know a few more things about it before you go for it.

Meanwhile, the greenpois0n, the other upcoming jailbreak tool that was due for a today’s launch, is getting delayed.

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T-Mobile US launches Wi-Fi calling for part of its Android smartphones

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T-Mobile is going to extend its Wi-Fi calling service over some of their Android smartphones. The mobile app that would allow that will become available for select T-Mobile Android v2.x devices.

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Nokia N8 gets a pretty impressive panorama feature

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There’s little doubt that Nokia N8 is a pretty great photography tool, but one feature it notably lacks out of the box is Panorama shots. Luckily the Finns are going to add that with a separate app that should hit the Ovi store soon.

In the sample above it’s incredibly hard to detect where the three stitches are (the panorama was created from four shots and measures 4306 x 1280 pixels at full stretch). Read more »

Phantom Black HTC Legend seems fit to live up to its name

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The HTC Legend was one of the prettiest handsets out there even before but now it closes on perfection. HTC has just announced a new “Phantom Black” color option for the Android-running device and the official shot really makes me drool.

The aluminium unibody is as sleek as always but now the back is in unison with the plastic patches on top and on the bottom. Read more »

Ovi Store on the rise, welcomes 200 000 new members each day

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The Ovi Store was suffering a bit of a crisis at the beginning of the year with its downloads standing still in a moment when all the competitors were taking huge leaps forward. But apparently Nokia managed to put its app distribution service back on the right track as the store is now welcoming 200 000 new members each day.

Other encouraging numbers are the 2.3 million downloads per day and the 70 developers who have already passed the 1 million mark. Read more »

LG GT540 Optimus 2.1 (Éclair) update goes live, screenshots inside

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LG seems more focused on Windows Phone 7 than Android recently but it doesn’t mean they have forgotten about their Google OS devices. In fact they just released the official Android 2.1 update for what seems to be their most successful handset this year, the LG GT540 Optimus.

LG Optimus gets Android 2.1

It’s only available for the handset in the Baltic region at this stage so the rest of the world will have to wait a while longer. Or they could take matters in their own hands and use a third party tool to flash their handsets with that Baltic ROM. Read more »

Android browser shootout shows stock browser is good, but the competition is strong

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Android comes with a great default browser and many people will be happy to use it. But more tech savvy users might be interested what third party browsers have to offer. You could jump right in and try out a few for yourself or read a browser shootout first and try the one or two browsers that most deserve your attention.

If you’re going the second route, this is a good place to start – Android 2.1 and 2.2 built-in browsers take on Opera Mni, Skyfire 2.0, Dolphin HD and Mozilla Fennec… Read more »

RIM says their QNX tablet UI will replace BlackBerry OS in the future

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Remember that hot tablet OS that RIM revealed the other day along with their PlayBook tablet? You know, the one that looked so colorful and user-friendly and so not BlackBerry?

Well it turns out that the company has some big plans for it, so big in fact that they stretch outside the tablet realm. Read more »

BlackBerry Playbook announced – the dual-core tablet to rule them all

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RIM might be having a bit of hard time adapting their smartphones to the rapidly changing market but it might turn out that it’s all because they have been focusing their efforts elsewhere. The company just entered the tablet market with a bang, announcing their 7-inch BlackBerry PlayBook, running a new BlackBerry Tablet OS.

Coming with a SVGA (1024 x 600 pixels) multi-touch capacitive touchscreen, the PlayBook is the first tablet to sport a dual-core 1GHz CPU. And it makes quite good use of it too – both the front-facing and the primary camera of the device are capable of recording full HD video (yeap, that’s sweet 1080p footage) and on board the PlayBook has what RIM calls “true multitasking”. And with 1GB of RAM you are unlikely to have “out of memory” issues either. Read more »

HTC Mondrian leaks in two funny Windows Phone 7 video ads

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Remember HTC Mondrian? Well, here it is breaking loose once again. This time we meet it in two official Windows Phone 7 ads.

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Now official: Windows Phone 7 to get some HTC Sense treatment after all, tethering – not possible

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The good news first – HTC’s CEO Peter Chou confirmed there will be Sense UI into the company’s upcoming Windows Phone 7 devices, it just won’t be the way we are used to. Here is his full statement:

“I don’t think we would do complete Sense UI on Windows Phone 7. However, I will say that we will innovate differently to improve the experience and to get some HTC unique and differentiated experience on Windows Phone 7 in the future.”

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Sony Ericsson says goodbye to Symbian

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Aldo Liguori from Sony Ericsson UK spoke to BusinessWeek and said that the company has no plans of creating any more Symbian-based devices.

It does not sound conclusive, but it seems Nokia is alone for now. Let’s hope Symbian^3 and its successors will have the power to draw back some of its fans.
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