HTC One (M8) Unlocked and Developer Editions available for order

HTC One M8 Gray Gold

Amazon and HTC have made available the HTC One M8 Unlocked and Developer edition devices for pre-order through their respective websites for $649. Oddly, that’s $50 cheaper than the HTC One M8 Google Play Edition, but HTC are stating they will be shipping the device in 1-2 weeks. The HTC ...

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The unlocked HTC One is now only $499

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Less than two weeks until the arrival of the All New HTC One, HTC drops the price of the One to $499. We can’t say that this is unexpected – many companies try to get rid of some existing stock before the new one takes over. Oddly enough, the HTC One with the $100 discount... Read More

ARCHOS to show off two new 4G phones at CES

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ARCHOS, while not being the most popular of smartphone manufacturers, will be showcasing two new unlocked smartphones at CES 2014. The 50 Helium 4G and the 45 Helium 4G are the company’s first LTE smartphones, and will most likely be causing quite a stir with their price points. The 45 ...

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Motorola enables bootloader unlocking for supported devices, root users rejoice

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Motorola hasn’t always had the best track record when it comes to bootloaders and rootable devices, but they’re apparently jumping on the open Android train with this latest announcement. User can now unlock bootloaders on their Motorola device, much like HTCDev.com. There are tons ...

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Verizon says Galaxy SIII bootloader will be unlocked via OTA update [UPDATED: FALSE]

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  EDIT: It turns out that Verizon customer service was misinformed, and the bootloaders will NOT be unlocked via an OTA (or any other) update. The OTA update mentioned is for the GSM Radio on the device. The bootloader is to remain locked, and the developer version will continue to be the ...

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Unlocked Droid 3 Works on AT&T

The Motorola Droid 3 was recently launched on Verizon as a flagship device, and it’s a great improvement compared to the original Droid and Droid 2. Bell Canada launched a GSM version of the Droid 3, the Motorola XT860 4G. In the U.S., the Droid 3 is currently exclusive to Verizon, but ...

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Sony Ericsson Announces Unlocked Bootloader with New Line of Xperia Devices

According to the Sony Ericsson Developer Blog the new line of 2011 Xperia smartphones will allow “advanced developers” to unlock the boot loader legally.  This feature will only be available on certain devices that are without specific restrictions.  For example a device that is SIM ...

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Dell Streak Launching Next Month for $500 Unlocked

Just now, at D8, Dell announced that they will be launching the Dell Streak direct from their website for $500 unlocked. No word on carrier compatibility yet, but I am betting both a T-Mobile and AT&T version will be available at launch as we saw Dell devices fitting the Streak’s ...

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Cellhut Carries G1, Pledges Full Android Support

Cellhut, a popular place for picking up unlocked handsets since 1996, has committed to carrying to carrying Android handsets. After carrying Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, Apple and more, they’ve decided to offer mobile devices running the fledgling OS. They are currently offering the ...

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Google Offering Truly Unlocked G1′s to Developers

Attention aspiring Android developers based in countries like the United States, UK, Germany, Japan, India, Canada, France, Taiwan, and around ten others.  You can now get a completely unlocked G1 handset from Google.  This means that neither the SIM card nor the hardware is locked down with ...

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