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More Under the Hood, but Hidden or Locked: Questioning Development for WP7

Most devs who have jumped ship and started working on apps for WP7 are probably a bit baffled at the lack of some very essential permissions and capabilities in WP7. A few of these have been discovered to be actually available thanks to XDA member athompson. As it turns out, the WMAppManifest.xml, which contains all...

SD Card Buying Guide

The debate on what SD card is better/compatible has been a non-issue for most newer devices, but there is a huge market worldwide that still rely on these older devices as the latest and greatest is either not their cup of tea or it is simply too far out of reach budget-wise. On top of...

XDA Exclusive: Verizon’s LTE Upgrade Plans

Thanks to a source that will remain anonymous, we got our hands on some very detailed plans for Verizon's new LTE Upgrade they are working on. The documents we have cover the very technical side of this network upgrade. We will try to put it in simple terms for the everyday user. As quoted from the document, here is...

Interview with XDA forum Admin mikechannon pt.1

Interview with XDA forum Admin mikechannon part 1 As some of you may be aware, a few months ago our forum Admin Flar left the position and mikechannon entered in replacement. He has actively participated in improving XDA over the years and he is one of the XDA old timers, so we considered it interesting to...

Sprint Service and Repair Changing Next Week

Starting this coming week, Sprint will be announcing a change in their Service and Repair department. Thanks to our source that will remain unnamed, we have access to exclusive information on this change. People who have TEP (Total Equipment Protection) will receive better benefits and will have to pay less if their phone breaks. If in warranty and...

Tweaks for Superb Battery Life in EVO

If you are an EVO user, you are probably aware of a little problem that haunts this device. Battery with most roms is less than optimal. There have been many roms, kernels, and theories that have managed to increase this important aspect of our devices (lower brightness, turn off data/GPS if you are not using...

xda-developers: The History -Part One-

XDA-Developers, the history pt. 1 Are you curious to know how all this started? Well, prepare yourself for a journey into the history of how XDA-Developers was born and how we arrived at where we are now. In this series of articles, we will be talking with some of the oldest members, moderators and administrators who...

This Week’s Recap

This Week's Recap is a series of articles, in which we we give you a short recapitulation of the week's most popular news from the XDA forums. The Recap Windows Phone 7 Shown Running on HD2 (Video) Quite possibly what many HD2 owners have been waiting since the announcement of WP7 earlier this year. XDA member Cotulla and...

New HTC Sense on WP7 or not?

HTC Sense is taking a relevant place in Android and not even Google itself will be able to stop it despite their attempts to get a perfect interface. However, Windows Phone 7 doors are closed, and at most give rise to a "hub" designed by HTC for functionality and software. A few weeks ago, a video...

LTE vs. WiMax, The Great Wireless Debate

For those who haven't been following the debate of LTE vs WiMax network upgrades we are here to fill you in on what is going on in the latest of wireless networks. LTE : This stands for Long Term Evolution and it is a network upgrade (and albeit a big one!). Verizon has proposed theoretical speeds that could be up...

List Of WP7 Leaked Device So Far

It seems we will not be lacking in devices come October, so I thought I should make a list of all these devices. Lets start with my favorite and the best looking… The Samsung GT-i8700: (screenshot courtesy of Gizmodo) This device is the best looking and has a fairly appealing spec sheet that’s as sleek as the build....

Meeting Expectations? Official Specs for G2 (aka HTC Vision) Announced.

You have all probably heard the news already, but in case you haven't, on September 9th, T-Mobile made the official announcement concerning the true identity of the infamous G2 aka Vision aka Vanguard aka G1 Blaze. The cat is finally out of the bag and after months of speculation, rumors, and more rumors, the true...