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HTC Sensation bucks Android trend with anti-mod bootloader

HTC Sensation bucks Android trend with anti-mod bootloader

This is going to be really bad news for fans of Android smartphones that are waiting with anticipation for the HTC Sensation to hit. A new system dump has been unearthed, and the dump shows that the Sensation has a locked bootloader. That means that it will be very difficult if not impossible for owners of the phone to use custom ROMs and other programming on the device. The really strange part about this is that the recent trend in the Android market is towards phone makers offering unlocked bootloaders.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini and mini pro hands-on [Video] [Updated]

Sony Ericsson XPERIA mini and mini pro hands-on [Video] [Updated]

Sony Ericsson has just announced the XPERIA mini and mini pro Android smartphones, the latest in the company's super-compact line, and we've stopped by for a sneaky hands-on play ahead of their planned release in August 2011. Just like their predecessors they're built for those who don't want a 4-inch or bigger display and prefer their smartphone to be discrete; unlike those predecessors, they're not underpowered minnows.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Arc Review

Sony Ericsson's 2010 Android range may have started promisingly, but software headaches undermined solid hardware and left many early-adopters with a low opinion of the company. 2011 is something of a relaunch for Sony Ericsson, then, with the XPERIA Play doing its level best to deliver the mobile PlayStation platform we've been expecting for years, and now the XPERIA Arc hoping to bring some of Sony's living room expertise to your pocket. Is the Arc the best Sony Ericsson handset to-date, and if so is it good enough to overshadow the competition? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play on sale now: Are you buying?

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play on sale now: Are you buying?

Just as promised - though in smaller numbers than originally expected - the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has finally gone on sale, offering PlayStation-style gaming while on the move. The UK, Germany, Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Russia, Hong Kong and Taiwan will get the handset today, with a further six markets over the next two weeks and then Verizon availability later in the year.

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Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play Review

Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play Review

Frankly, it's a surprise it's taken them this long. The idea of a PlayStation phone hasn't been so much a persistent rumor as it has a cellular cloud hanging over both Sony and Sony Ericsson. It overshadowed the launch of the PSP Go and has been responsible for untold speculation about terse relations between the divisions. Throw in more pre-announce leaks than average, and the Sony Ericsson XPERIA Play has quite the reputation to live up to. Can the first gaming-centric Android smartphone deliver both the polished day-to-day experience we now expect, and live up to the PlayStation branding? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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