If you’re hankering for a quick look at the new Google Android G1 phone, a full manual has already leaked. You can download it from one of many sites:
Your phone will play the following music file formats:
• M4A (iTunes AAC, DRM-free)
• WMA (8)
• OGG Vorbis
T-Mobile abandons the frills with their latest Sidekick, which is named simply “the Sidekick.” Even so, this Sidekick has progressed a ton since the original Sidekick in 2002. The Sidekick sports a 400×240 WQVGA screen, a 2 megapixel camera, video recording, Bluetooth 2.0, and a microSD slot. The Sidekick is also the first Sidekick to come with customizable shells, which are available from SidekickShells for $14.99. With a 2 year T-Mobile contract, the Sidekick will only set you back $149. For a review of the new Sidekick, click here!
The Q1UP-V Ultraportable Notebook boasts an Intel Centrino Processor, 2 GB of RAM, an 80 GB Hard Drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a biometric fingerprint reader, and a 7″ 1024×600 touch screen. Amazingly, the laptop still manages to weigh under 2 pounds! Battery life is estimated to be up to 7 hours. The Samsung Q1UP-V starts at $1,339. Click here for the product page of this stylish UMPC!
The iPhone Dev Team has hacked the latest iPhone firmware within days of the 3G iPhone (and subsequent 2.0 firmware) being released. This means that you can jailbreak (allow your iPhone or iTouch to run Apps developed outside of the realm of Apple) and unlock your iPhone or iTouch (to allow it to run on different networks like T-Mobile, Sprint, or Verizon). Here’s the link to the step by step directions for using Pwnage with a 2G iPhone. Here’s the 3G jailbreak guide. The Pwnage 2.0 tool is really easy to use, too. For jail-breaking, unlocking, and updating a never before pwned 2G iPhone, all I had to do was upgrade iTunes to 7.7, download the 2.0 iPhone firmware, download Pwnage 2.0, and download two different bootloaders (3.9 and 4.6). Then, follow the directions, and voila! You’ll soon have an unlocked, jailbroken iPhone for free! Major props to the iPhone Dev Team. My favourite thing about the new firmware is, of course, all of the new apps in the iTunes store. There are a lot of fee apps that are incredibly useful (like the Facebook App, Urbanspoon, BoxOffice, Pandora). So, what are you waiting for? Get Pwning!
iPod Touch Jailbroken and Using Cydia [Via Wired]
BGR received some leaked T-Mobile snapshots that depict the Sidekick 2008 (nicknamed the Sidekick Gecko), which will launch on July 31st. Despite the rather lame name, the Sidekick 2008 boasts some nice features. The Sidekick 2008 will have Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, a 2 megapixel camera, a 2.6″ WQVGA screen, video recording, and stereo A2DP Bluetooth. You will also be able to customize your Sidekick 2008 via customizable shells. No word on pricing, but since the Sidekick 2008 is an entry-level phone, it will probably be around $200.