Posts From liwen

RIM Giving Out Free PlayBook Tablets To Android Developers

One of the reasons the BlackBerry PlayBook never got much traction is because of its lack of third-party apps (actually, first-party apps as well; think email). Anyway, the PlayBook OS 2.0 update that's expected to arrive this month will try to mitigate that shortcoming: it will finally include the long-awaited BlackBerry Runtime for Android Apps....

Peek Giving Discontinued Devices To Hackers And Developers

Back in 2008, the original Peek was launched. It was not a sophisticated smartphone, or anything like that; it was a strict single-purpose device, designed for email use only. You could either pay a monthly subscription fee, or $299 upfront for "lifelong" service. Well, those who did the latter are now out of luck, as...

Bug In HTC Sense May Reveal WiFi Passwords, Fixes Are Underway

A security flaw in certain HTC Android builds allows third-party applications to access WiFi passwords. The flaw was discovered last September by Chris Hessing and Bret Jordan, who contacted HTC privately before publicly disclosing details.Considering the list of affected devices – which includes the Desire HD, Glacier, Droid Incredible, Thunderbolt, Sensation, Desire S, EVO 3D...

Lenovo ThinkPad Tablet To Get Ice Cream Sandwich Update In Q2

According to a PCWorld report, Lenovo will update its ThinkPad Tablet to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich in the second quarter of this year.The ThinkPad Tablet was released last August, running Android 3.1 Honeycomb. Similar to the ThinkPad line of notebooks, it is targeted at business users and comes with a stylus and note-taking software....

Japanese Carrier KDDI Stops Sending Notification Ads

It was barely a week ago that KDDI, Japan's second-largest wireless carrier, started to push advertisements as notifications onto Android devices that had its custom "AU One Market" installed. It triggered a wave of bad press and, naturally, outrage on social networks. Following this backlash, KDDI has now decided to stop sending notification ads.While some...

Samsung Confirms: No Galaxy S III At Mobile World Congress

In a statement issued to TechRadar, Samsung confirms earlier rumors that its next flagship Android smartphone and Galaxy S II successor, the Galaxy S III, will not be introduced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona at the end of this month. Instead, it will be shown off at a seperate event later in the first...

Humble Bundle Comes To Android, Pay What You Want For Four High-Quality Games

Most gamers and deal-hunters have probably heard of or even bought some Humble Bundles already, but for those not in the know, here's the deal (quite literally): For a price that you choose yourself, you get a bundle of high-quality games that work cross-platform and without any type of DRM restriction. The Humble Bundles are...

#OPMOSH2: Developer Edition Is No Solution, Petition For Real Droid RAZR Bootloader Unlock

Guess what, Motorola? You got us shouting at you again. You delivered a special Developer Edition of the RAZR, but how are existing owners of the Droid RAZR going to unlock their bootloaders? No way. Do you seriously expect them to dish out money to buy a brand new device just to get a bootloader...

HTC Rezound Is A World Phone, Works On GSM Networks

Verizon might tout its LTE capabilities, but what if you're not in the US and thus can't use the HTC Rezound on Big Red? Good news, as the Rezound includes radios that enable it to work globally on all GSM networks. How come?Well, forum member i rule123, who's based in the UK, accidentally ordered one...

Easily Root Your Nook Tablet With An SD Card

Since the latest 1.41 update from December, rooting the Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet has gotten a lot harder – you had to block the update or, if you had already applied it, restore to the previous 1.40 version before it was possible to gain root access. However, some people have been working on directly...

Deepshining ROM For HTC HD7 Updated With 8107 Build And Custom Marketplace

There aren't many custom ROMs for Windows Phone 7 devices because, let's face it, there simply isn't the same kind of need as there was on Windows Mobile (or still is on Android). But nonetheless, with some Windows Phones getting unlocked and everything, custom ROMs have emerged for them, and one of the most popular...

Nokia Says Lumia 800 Battery Life Is Fixed, Promises Updates For Audio And Camera Quality

While Nokia's first Windows Phone, the Lumia 800, has been critically acclaimed for its unique industrial design, it has had its fair share of issues regarding battery life and audio and camera quality. In a statement posted on its official support forums, Nokia says that the recent 1600.2483.8106.11500 update indeed fixes all problems related to...