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    After showing us its new bootloader unlocking service, we were left impressed by Sony Ericsson's support of the developer community. Now it is supplementing the bootloader unlock by releasing a guide to creating a custom kernel, an ability exposed by the unlocked bootloader. Once again there are clear warnings present - bootloader unlocking may void warranty, and is not revertible to a locked/original state. Sony Ericsson's guide walks the budding developer through downloading all necessary software and installing it to configure the development environment. Configuration examples are ...

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    Previously shown in a blurry-cam image and then specifications outlined in a ROM image, we now have a higher resolution image of the HTC Rider. The device looks alot like the HTC Shooter (EVO 3D) with the front buttons closely resembling those of the HTC Kingdom. We know that the specifications put it at the high end of the list, featuring dual-core 1.2GHz Scorpion CPUs paired with the Adreno 220 GPU and 1GB of RAM. Coupled with a large 4.3-inch qHD 3D display and 1080p 2D/3D recording and playback, the new chipset also allows advanced power saving features, running each CPU at independant ...

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    The HTC Rider, pictured above in full blurry-cam glory has had all it's specifications revealed thanks to a leaked ROM posted yesterday by 911sniper. HTC Rider looks to be a EurAsian version of the EVO 3D, sharing many specs with the HTC Shooter, which is expected to be the US EVO 3D. Featuring the Qualcomm MSM8660 platform, HTC Rider will be one of the highest performing, most feature packed retail smartphones to date. Powered by the dual Scorpion 1.2GHz CPUs coupled with the Adreno 220 GPU and 1GB of RAM, the Rider is prepared to handle the most demanding apps and games. The dual core ...

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    HTC revealed its latest Sprint smartphone today in a beautiful image. Combined with device specifications gleaned from yesterdays leak of the Kingdom and Rider ROMs, we now have the complete picture of what to expect when HTCs Kingdom hits the market. The Kingdom runs on Qualcomms MSM7630 chipset, which provides CDMA world phone support, coupled with the Adreno 205 GPU. It features 768MB of RAM and a four-inch qHD display with a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, while the rear camera supports five-megapixels. Interestingly the ROM shows that the Scorpion single-core CPU inside is running ...

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    With 911sniper's posting of the T-Mobile myTouch 4G Slide/HTC Doubleshot leaked ROM earlier today, we have analyzed the contents and discovered some more info about the pending device. Most interesting is support for 1080p 3D recording, a first in the industry (other 3D devices feature only 720p 3D recording/playback.) The Doubleshot will feature Qualcomm's Snapdragon MSM8660 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU, paired with the Adreno 220 GPU, and 768MB RAM. The display is a 3.7-inch WVGA LCD, with a VGA resolution front facing camera, and an eight-megapixel rear-facing camera. HSDPA Category 10 is ...

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    We just saw HTC's Wildfire S pass through the FCC certification process, this time with the added support for AT&T's 3G and GSM frequencies, indicating the device may be headed to AT&T's network soon. It has been available for pre-order from various European sources, but is not yet released. Running a 600MHz CPU paired with 512MB RAM and Android Gingerbread, the device comes equipped to run the latest apps, but perhaps not the more processor-intensive ones. With a 3.2-inch HVGA 480x320 display and 512MB ROM, this smartphone fits squarely into the budget category. WCDMA 1900/850 and GSM ...

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    Well known developer Chainfire at XDA brings root to another device today, adding Samsung's Galaxy S II to the list of 3rd-party developer unlocked devices. This comes hot on the heels of the Gingerbreak exploit, which can be used on a wide range of Android devices, also developed in part by CF. Superuser access is acheived by using the Samsung flashing utility "Odin" to load a custom re-packaged kernel onto the phone, then booting up. Once booted, the kernel allows root access via the "adb" program, a part of the Android SDK. Simply typing "adb root" at the command line restarts adb in ...

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    Australian Motorola Atrix 4G owner Irwin Proud quickly discovered that it's bootloader was locked after his purchase of the device earlier this year. In response, he formed a "Groubal" page to attempt to get the attention of Motorola and convince it that there is a large subset of users who wish to develop for the Atrix and cannot due to the immutable security. The Groubal page has grown quickly, currently at over 8800 signatures since it's inception on March 31st. Motorola has since taken notice, and has issued a response: "...It is our intention to enable the unlockable/relockable ...

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    With plenty of rumors surrounding the Apple's iPhone 5, the latest being a suspected September ship date, you might think rumors surrounding the iPhone 6 are a little premature. Mike Papillion at The Cell Phone Junkie has a different opinion however, and judging by his previous performance picking out the Verizon iPhone and associated chipset, we are inclined to lend an ear. The thought process behind LTE support flows like this: Verizon's iPhone 4 and the CDMA iPad 2 both utilize Qualcomm's "Gobi" MDM6600 chipset, first announced in 2010, and found in production devices in 2011. With ...

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    Sebastian Krahmer, author of the oft-used "rageagainstthecage" root exploit for Android brings us a new release today, titled "Gingerbreak". The Gingerbreak code once again allows us to root any device running Android Gingerbread 2.3 or higher (although some porting and adaptation must be done first, to build a one-click type tool). rageagainstthecage used a security vulnerability present in Android to bypass the operating system's security, allowing super-user access. Google released code to fix this security hole with Gingerbread and a point release for Froyo (2.2.2), preventing the ...

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    HTC's Sensation makes it's benchmark debut, showing up in a series of tests on the GLBenchmark website. The smartphone was tested on GLBenchmark 2.0, but unfortunately only one test was run, giving us a very narrow perspective to compare. We had previously seen the Sensation benchmarked as the HTC Pyramid, where it produced rather sub-par results. The Adreno 220 GPU inside HTC's Sensation scored about 7% higher than the Tegra 2 GPU in the Atrix, edging out it's performance by a small margin. Adjusting the Optimus 2X score by .65x (to account for the smaller number of pixels it's pushing) ...

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    Officials in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have previously made threats to ban BlackBerry services over it's inability to access email and other encrypted communications, and have since decided not to follow through with those threats. Now there is a new twist in the saga as the UAE is banning access to some BlackBerry services. The argument is that BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) services are too secure, making it very attractive for criminal and terrorist groups to communicate without fear of interception. UAE's National newspaper reported Saturday that the Telecommunications ...

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    Verizon has begun training it's employees on Samsung's Droid Charge, it's latest Android LTE Smartphone, and the first non-Motorola device to feature the Droid "red eye". The Droid Charge support for up to 10 simultaneously connected devices on it's Wi-Fi hotspot, which is two devices more than the runner up, HTC's Thunderbolt. Support for all 10 devices will only be available while connected to 4G, when connected to 3G support is limited to five devices. While this extensive hotspot support won't appeal to the majority of users, there are certainly a select few who will jump at the ...

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    Dark Forces Team (DFT), a group of smartphone hackers heavily involved with HTC devices revealed in photos today a modified SPL that could potentially enable custom ROMs and the possibility of MAGLDR, which could mean deploying Android to the WP7 platform soon. DFT is known for releasing HardSPL and MAGLDR for a number of HTC Windows Mobile devices such as the HTC HD2 which allows the deployment of custom ROMs and alternative operating systems. Pictured in the photos are the HTC 7 Mozart (PD67100), and HTC 7 Pro (PC92100), both running a custom SPL created by Cotulla. No word yet as to the ...

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    Millennial Media, a mobile advertising company that publishes a monthly report on mobile device trends revealed some interesting marketing statistics in their March newsletter. iOS is shown edging out Android in revenue generated from app sales by a good margin, while Android demonstrates a solid lead in garnering the highest number of advertising impressions. Neither mobile operating system comes out the clear winner, with benefits on both sides depending if you are an app developer trying to maximize income, or a business trying to get more eyeballs to your advertising. In terms of raw ...

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