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T-Mobile makes WiFi calling free for users with compatible phones

T-Mobile makes WiFi calling free for users with compatible phones

If you are a user of the T-Mobile network in the US and you have a mobile phone with supports UMA we have some good news for you. You can now make WiFi calls on your T-Mobile device that don't count against the number of minutes you are allotted monthly. Before now, the calls placed using WiFi did count against your allotment. That was hardly a good deal for customers since the calls typically used the bandwidth and WiFi connectivity that the user was paying for already.

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User agent profile gives up some details on the HTC Doubleshot

User agent profile gives up some details on the HTC Doubleshot

We have talked about the HTC Doubleshot Android smartphone in the past. The device was thought to be coming in time for CTIA 2011, but that didn't happen .The smartphone was tipped back in March to be an Android 2.3 smartphone that was heading to the T-Mobile network. We have a few more facts to go on today thanks to the smartphones user agent profile being dug up and shown to the public.

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iPhone storing tracking details on users even with location services off

iPhone storing tracking details on users even with location services off

There are a lot of times when you iPhone or other device needs to know your location to give you the service you are looking for. For instance if you are looking for a gas station near you or trying to find your way to a destination the app on your iPhone will need to know where you are right now. There are also times when your iPhone doesn't need to know where you are and has no need to be storing those details. That is exactly what the iPhone is allegedly doing though, storing location data even when the user has locations services turned off.

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SlashGear Week in Review- Week 5 2011

SlashGear Week in Review- Week 5 2011

Welcome to this week's edition of the SlashGear Week in Review! If you are a PC hardware geek an AMD spokesman causally showed off an unannounced video card on Monday called the HD 6990. The card has dual GPUs and should be very fast. We heard a bit of early detail on the PSP2 from Nikkei that claimed the new portable would have an OLED touchscreen, 3G and a new CPU. That would make for a very impressive portable indeed.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2011

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 1 2011

Welcome to the first Week in Review of 2011! I hope your hangover is gone and you had a good time this weekend! Last week was an eventful one leading up to CES 2011 kicking off this month and lots of cool stuff turned up. A British DJ created a cool set of records that when overlapped form the CMYK logo. I want them and I don’t even know what kind of music the artist makes.

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New Android Port Loads into HTC HD2 NAND ROM

New Android Port Loads into HTC HD2 NAND ROM

If you own an HTC HD2 that runs Windows Mobile 6.5 and you have a hankering for an Android handset, you don' t have to buy a new device. There are already hacks that will let you get Android on your HD2, but they aren’t ideal in most instances. A new port has surfaced on XDA-developers Forum that is a much better solution to those looking to move from WinMo 6.5 to Android on the HD2.

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US Android geeks can get Sharp Galapagos tablets in early 2011

US Android geeks can get Sharp Galapagos tablets in early 2011

Late last month Sharp offered up a price on the Galapagos Android tablets for Japan. The things were selling for the equivalent of $474 for the 5.5-inch tablet and $654 for the 10.8-inch version. If the tablets piqued your interest, but you live in the US, we have good news for you. Sharp has announced that the tablets will be coming to the US and other countries in early 2011.

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