A late Christmas present from team Unrevoked is now available for download. Yes, all you people who have HTC Evo 4Gs with the new hardware, or a Droid Incredible with an SLCD screen, can now get to rooting and flashing your devices. As announced via their Twitter account you can grab the download direct from the unrevoked website. Be sure to let us know how it’s working for you all after you try it out. [Unrevoked via Twitter]

Unrevoked 3 updated to support new EVO 4G hardware and SLCD Incredibles posted originally by Android Central

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HTC Thunderbolt on Verizon

Look at this dummy phone (ie one that looks like the actual device but is for display purposes only — like what you see in Best Buy) of the HTC Thunderbolt, and you probably wouldn’t think twice. Same camera, flashes and kickstand. But there are a few subtle details that are different from the earlier leak we saw this week.

The "With Google" slogan on the kickstand has been replaced with "With HTC Sense," there’s an "8.0 MEGA PIXELS" stenciled near the camera lens, and the "4G LTE" stencil is gone. It’s our understanding that the earlier leak was early marketing renders from Verizon, so it wouldn’t surprise us in the least to see that things have changed. And "With HTC Sense," is more likely for a Sense device, isn’t it?

Anyhoo, an earlier leaked pic is after the break for everybody to obsess over. Have at it. [HTCpedia]

Dummy model of the HTC Thunderbolt has a different look from the rear posted originally by Android Central

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Thunderbolt specs?

Stop what you’re doing, take a second and click the picture you see above.  If you’re reading on your phone, run to a computer — you want to see this.  Supposedly these are the specs for the European version of the HTC Thunderbolt, and they are amazing.  Almost too amazing.  According to HTCInside.de (a German HTC blog and fansite), the Thunderbolt will be released with the Qualcomm MSM8960 dual-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, Gingerbread, an 8MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, and support for 128MB SDXC cards.

Is it real? Heck, we don’t know, and honestly, none of us thinks these specs are right.  But we offer it as-is, for you guys to dissect in the Thunderbolt forums.  Just don’t go blaming us if your heart gets broken. [HTCInside.de (German) via Pocketnow]

[Rumor] HTC Thunderbolt specs? Or just a dream made of unicorn blood? posted originally by Android Central

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You definitely want an advanced task manager to speed up your android phone just as what it does in your computer, right? As Smartphones are becoming more like computers, running multiple tasks in the foreground and background at the same time has become available. As a result, it will slow down your phone, drain your battery even cause some unexpected incidents.


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Coby Kyros porn

We love these stories. A 12-year-old girl awakes on Christmas Day to find her prized present beneath the tree — an Android tablet. And, look, Santa! It’s already got porn apps installed on it! So instead of a white Christmas, they got a blue Christmas.

When confronted by the girl’s father on Monday, Coby senior product manager Michael Paladino said, "There is nothing preprogramed from Coby. LIke any other internet device with an open platform, a wide range of content is available which may require parental oversight." That’s true, parents should keep (erm) abreast of their kids’ online habits. I know I do.

But there actually are a few crimes here:

  1. Coby should have (ahem) bent over backwards to apologize and exchange the devices. That’s just good customer service. It’s doubtful the girl downloaded "Boobs! Butts! Babes!" and "Undress Me" on her own.
  2. The newscaster at WSIL-TV calls the Coby Kyros "similar to the Apple iPad and Amazon Kindle." Mmmmmm’kay.

Regardless, if you’re going to return a crappy tablet after (cough) using it, do the world a favor and follow our how-to for cleaning porn off the device. Little Suzie and her family will thank you. [WSIL-TV]

OK … which one of you perverts returned this Coby Kyros tablet posted originally by Android Central

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Hmm, look at what we have here. Many of us have been patiently waiting for any information to surface about an HTC tablet in the works, and today may be that first break. Here we have a patent filing with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the "HTC Scribe" — a pretty fitting name if you ask me. The Scribe, according to the filing, is a Handheld wireless device, namely, a tablet computer. I don’t think it can get any more blatant than that folks. Will we hear something at CES? Hard to say, but we sure can hope! Check out the full filing in the source link. [USPTO via Pocketnow]

HTC Scribe trademarked, to be company's first tablet? posted originally by Android Central

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Galaxy NGC3D for Android

Combining great graphics, an ominous soundtrack, and challenging game-play, Galaxy NGC3D is a great new game on the Android Market.  The premise is simple — man your fighter, and destroy them before they destroy you, but if you’re looking for a cakewalk look elsewhere.  You need a bit of skill (or practice) to pilot your ship through space, and the physics and drifting in a zero gravity environment seem as realistic as can be, at least to an earthling like myself.  After a few frustrating hours playing, I got some serious satisfaction from flying in, putting an enemy in my sights, and blasting them into space dust.  And to make it even better, it’s one of the eleven new Open Feint games, so you can share progress and scores with your gaming buddies.

The game has a full plate full of settings, both the normal things like music volume as well as advanced settings for the on-screen graphics.  The app seems coded pretty well, on my Evo 4G it can handle things set pretty high, and the Nexus S runs it great with everything cranked up to the max.  There’s also a little bonus — it’s set up for use with a Zeemote controller, which should work really well with this one.  Speaking of bonuses — Hyperbees (check out their developers forum right here) has set up their own contest in the Android Central forums, where ten winners will be able to grab a free copy of Galaxy NGC3D, and one lucky winner will be sporting their own Zeemote controller to play the heck out of this one, and many other games.  High-tail it into the forums and try your luck, the contest ends Friday, Dec 31 at noon Eastern. 

You can grab the full version of Galaxy NGC3D on sale until the contest ends tomorrow at noon on the market for a 99 cents, and there’s a link to the free trial (thanks for that developers!), a gameplay video, and a handful of screenshots after the break — check em out.  Thanks Monika, Tom, and all the folks at Hyperbees!

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The Nokia E7 is one of the manufacturers most eagerly anticipated handsets to date. Boasting the utmost versatility thanks to innovative hardware and versatile software, it is likely to prove ideal for many kinds of user upon its upcoming release. The Nokia E7 has it all.


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Waiting on an HTC Evo Shift 4G? If so, you should know from our post last week that Best Buy has been stocking accessories for this thing for quite some time now. Of course, this all just adds even more confirmation to what is already known about the Shift launch on Sprint, January 9. Not much else to do or say really. It’s all just a waiting game now. Join us in the HTC Evo Shift 4G forums for more device talk. [Engadget]

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