Google has unveiled software it hopes will power a variety of future mobile phones and boost the web on the move. The software could lead to cheaper phones as it is designed to speed up the process of making mobile services. Google is working with four mobile manufacturers – Samsung, HTC, Motorola and LG – [...]
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Microsoft Corp., facing new competition from Apple Inc., is working with sellers of its Windows Mobile phones to cut prices below $100. AT&T Inc. began offering the 3125 Windows Mobile model for $49.99. Another phone will go on sale for less than $100 next month, Microsoft said, declining to name the company selling the device. [...]
Apple agrees to sell iPhones in France unlocked The move comes after Apple met a roadblock when its international policy of banning unlocking was challenged by French law. A French telecommunications law, passed in 1998 states that manufacturers must offer to unlock consumers phones for a small fee for the first sixth months after release, [...]
Outside developers will be allowed to create programs for the iPhone, changing a policy that had angered many. Blocking outsiders from making programs that would run easily on the iPhone has been one of a series of restrictions that have annoyed users, even leading to some lawsuits. Jobs, in comments on Apple’s Web site, said [...]
The Voyager, made by LG and offered exclusively by Verizon Wireless, has a large touch screen that slides open to reveal a full keypad.
It turns out all iPhone applications run as root and any application vulnerability means winner takes all. The iPhone has been turned into a “pocket-sized … network-enabled root shell,” said H.D. Moore, thanks to the well-known security researcher having published shell code and instructions for the smart phone on how to use it as a [...]
It won’t downgrade the firmware, meaning so far you can’t re-unlock an iPhone that’s been 1.1.1, but it’s still 1.0.2 in all its third-party application glory. The iPhone Dev Team folks are working on a way to downgrade the new firmware to let people unlock their phones again, but for now AT&T users sitting pretty, [...]
Palm Inc introduced its smallest smartphone on Thursday, delivers much of the functionality of a traditional smartphone with an attracting price tag. The Centro will available in red and black, offers all of the features you would expect from such a device – a keyboard, a camera (1.3 megapixel), a decent display (320×320 pixel), Bluetooth [...]
Apple has your unlocked iPhone in their crosshairs. However, this appears to have broken a key warranty law relevant to SIM unlocks. The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, a law decades old, states that Apple cannot void a warranty for a product with third-party enhancements or modifications to their product. The only exception to this rule is [...]
“Unauthorized iPhone unlocking programs” could cause “irreparable damage to the iPhone’s software.”, officially said. Merely three days after hearing of one user’s run-in with Apple over his unlocked iPhone, the company has released an official statement about hacking and unlocking.