ASUS to join Acer with Android phone in 4Q

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DigiTimes is reporting that ASUS plans to launch an Android-based handset by the end of the year.  No details other than a fourth quarter launch.  Will it make it to the US?  What bands will it support?  Will it have a slide-out QWERTY?  More questions than answers at this point, but having another major OEM like ASUS entering the market will only mean a brighter future for Google’s smartphone OS.

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The YoYo recovery process over @ Danger may be coming to an end.  Microsoft announced that it should have most contact information restored this week, with other stuff like to-do’s, notes and photos “shortly thereafter”.  Although I’m sure there are a few Sidekick users left, I wonder if this isn’t too little too late?

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AT&T Tilt2 Now Available

ATT-Tilt2-PricingThe Tilt2 is now showing up @ AT&T.  Featuring WinMo 6.5,  a full duplex speakerphone, 3.2 megapixel cam, WVGA tilt-up display, and five-row QWERTY keyboard, it sure is dreamy, but the $350 price tag, with a 2 year contract… I just don’t see myself owning one of these anytime soon.

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iPhone Dev-Team Jailbreaks iPhone 3.1.2

jailbreak-iphone-3g-os-3.1.2Well, well… Dev-Team has done it again.  Even a virgin 3.1.2 iPhone can now be jailbroken.  This just shortly after rumors Apple will soon release new hardware that is “un-jailbreakable”.

Version 3.1.4 of PwnageTool supports the 3.1.2 release of the iPhone software for iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and iPod Touch 1G/2G.

Caution:  Please head over to the dev-team blog, read and then re-read the instructions and warning before upgrading.

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Don’t turn off that Sidekick! As if the ongoing Sidekick data disruption wasn’t bad enough, it now seems Danger, Inc. (Owned by Microsoft) may have lost your online data. Users that turn off their sidekicks, or let the battery run out, will probably loose the contacts, calendar entries, to-do lists and photos still on the phone.

Sidekick Data Loss

I find it hard to believe that something like this could happen — but it seems that Danger, Inc. has lived up to it’s name…  T-Mobile issued the following statement:

Sidekick customers, during this service disruption, please DO NOT remove your battery, reset your Sidekick, or allow it to lose power.

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iPhone 3.1.2 Update

Apple released another patch/upgrade for the iPhone today.  Version 3.1.2 of the iPhone OS is reported to fix a few issues:

  • Resolves sporadic issue that may cause iPhone to not wake from sleep
  • Resolves intermittent issue that may interrupt cellular network services until restart
  • Fixes bug that could cause occasional crash during video streaming

iphone 3.12

Those of you that run your phones jailbroken and unlocked will need to wait a while before upgrading.  The Dev-Team posted the following warning on their blog:

WARNING! At 10.20AM PDT on October 8th 2009 Apple released the 3.1.2 version (7D11) of the iPhoneOS.

If you care about your jailbreak and unlock, don’t update your device – 3G and 3G(S) owners should pay particular attention to this warning.

  • PwnageTool and redsn0w are not yet compatible with 3.1.2
  • There is no estimated release time for compatible tools (please don’t bug us about this).
  • Any information we have regarding this update will be posted here.

We’ll keep you posted as new information comes around.

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What is a web browser?

You’d think that the majority of people that use a computer and a web browser know what a web browser is… Guess not.

“Some folks at Google” decided to create a little website to help those that can’t tell the difference between a PC, a browser and a web site.

What is a web browser?

Wonder if some folks at Microsoft could come up with one of these to help my parents understand the difference between Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Office…  That would be sweet.

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Palm App Catalog Shutdown

Palm App Catalog DownWithin just a few hours of going up, the Palm App Catalog has been shutdown due to a rather huge flaw in the purchase verification system.  Seem that someone figured out a way to setup dummy apps, with the same name as a legit app, and then use the App Catalog to get a free “update” of the application.

Supposedly they’ll have the catalog back online by tomorrow morning — I pity the developers that’ll be pulling an all nigher to make sure that happens … just before they head of for the local unemployment office for letting it happen in the first place.

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