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Jailbreak app enables MMS on original iPhone

photo They said it couldn’t be done. They said the radio simply wouldn’t allow it. But that, as it turns out, is hooey. Despite Apple’s protestations to the contrary, it appears that the original iPhone is perfectly capable of sending and receiving Multimedia Messages (MMS).

Of course, that doesn’t mean there’s necessarily an above-board way to, in the words of Jean-Luc Picard, make it so. However, if you happen to have jailbroken your phone and have access to the Cydia installer, you can find an application called, intuitively enough, ActivateMMS2G.

Now, your results may vary, and even if you do manage to get MMS enabled, its use may be limited by your wireless provider, so, as always, proceed at your own risk. The package also advises not installing on the 3G or 3GS, so, well, don’t.

Frankly, Apple’s claim always seemed to be a little suspect to me. There are plenty of cheap and free phones on the market that handle MMS adroitly and have been doing so for years—you’re telling me that one of the most advanced smartphones on the market in 2007 couldn’t deal with sending picture messages?

We have now tested this with an iPhone 2G running on the UK Vodafone network and with the correct settings it works perfectly sending and receiving MMS.

via Yahoo

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HTC Hero special offer

The offers on the HTC Hero continue to roll in, this one from eXpansys looks pretty enticing, order the HTC Hero now for just £399.99 and you’ll also receive £30 of vouchers to spend on accessories!

   
    Product Flash: HTC Hero Android Smartphone
   
HTC Hero  
HTC Hero with £30 worth of eXpansys vouchers
Now only
£399.99

Buy the Android-powered HTC Hero from eXpansys and we’ll give you £30 of eXpansys vouchers to spend on accessories. Why not use them to get yourself a HTC Car Charger or a HTC International Travel Charger so you have power wherever you are? Follow this link for full terms and conditions.

The HTC Hero is the world’s first Android-based phone with a customised user interface. With HTC Sense technology, the HTC Hero is focused on putting people in the centre, by making your phone work in a more simple and natural way. The 3.2-inch HVGA display is optimised for Web, multimedia and other content while maintaining a small size and weight that fits comfortably in your hand. It boasts an in-built GPS receiver, digital compass, gravity-sensor, 3.5mm stereo headset jack, a 5 mega-pixel autofocus camera and a microSD memory slot.

You can place your order for the HTC Hero today!

    HTC Hero Accessories:    
 
HTC Hero Screen Protector SP P260

HTC Hero Screen Protector SP P260
£7.99


HTC Hero International Travel Charger TC P200

HTC Hero International Travel Charger TC P200
£8.49


HTC Hero Car Charger CC C100

HTC Hero Car Charger CC C100
£15.99


HTC Hero Standard Leather Pouch PO C300

HTC Hero Standard Leather Pouch PO C300
£19.99


HTC Hero Battery BA S380

HTC Hero Battery BA S380
£31.99


HTC Hero Car Upgrade Kit CU G100

HTC Hero Car Upgrade Kit CU G100
£39.99


HTC Hero Battery Bank BB G300

HTC Hero Battery Bank BB G300
£54.99

Prices and availability subject to change, www.expansys.com website price and availability always applies.

 

Posted by: Matt

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HTC Hero pre-order

If you are already over-excited about the HTC Hero, and who can blame you, then you might want to consider pre-ordering the handset from devicewire.com 

Pre-ordering is the only way you can ensure that you’ll be one of the first to receive the handset as initial supplies are expected to be somewhat limited. The price of the SIM-free handset will be £399.99 which is strangely cheaper than the HTC Magic that we unboxed earlier!

Head on over to Devicewire.com to find out more and to place your order today!

 

HTC Hero is the first phone to embody HTC Sense™ – an intuitive, seamless experience built upon three fundamental principles – make it mine, stay close, and discover the unexpected.

HTC Hero’s design sets the phone apart not just in how distinct it looks, but how great it feels. Make it your Hero with personalisation that let you create a phone that uniquely fits your life. Feel closer than ever to those that matter with a communication experience based on people – rather than technology. And discover unexpected, yet intuitive, touches that make everything you do on your phone effortless and delightful.

With HTC Hero, personalization reaches a level never before possible. Rather than burying important content under layers of menus, the HTC Hero lets you put it at glance view, with a selection of widgets that can be placed right on the home screen. The widgets themselves can be personalized with a variety of designs and sizes that best match your personality.

 

Posted by: Matt

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The Cell Phone Junkie video chat with msmobiles

image Edward from msmobiles met up with Mickey Papillon at the weekend and has recorded a video interview with the Cell Phone Junkie host discussing many things.

Mickey is not only showing his gadgets, but also is talking about cellphone issues pertinent to Americans travelling abroad, such as using CDMA phones in GSM networks abroad, using Google Voice for international roaming, getting cheap mobile Internet access and how to call to USA from abroad cheaply.

The video is after the break.

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O2 Extends Mobile Broadband Service

image O2 today announced that its mobile broadband customers will have access to thousands of BT Openzone Wi-Fi hotspots for the first time. The partnership, which existing customers will see come into effect today (1), coincides with an upgrade (2) to O2’s Mobile Broadband Connection Manager software, enabling users to manage their data consumption more effectively.

The deal with BT Openzone offers an additional 3,000 hotspots (including most branches of Starbucks), and builds on the unlimited Wi-Fi all O2 customers benefit from with their O2 mobile broadband tariff.

O2 will also be upgrading its Connection Manager software. The new software will automatically copy existing Wi-Fi profiles from a customer’s laptop into Connection Manager during the initial installation process. This will seamlessly connect users to their home or business broadband wireless networks, without the need to manually enter security codes.

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Micro-USB Phone Charger In Europe to be standard, even for Apple

image BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Top mobile telephone suppliers have agreed to back an EU-wide harmonization of phone chargers, the European Commission said on Monday, hailing the pact as good news for consumers and the environment.

The agreement by Nokia, Sony Ericsson and other industry majors will mean phones compatible with standard charging devices are available in Europe from next year, said the EU executive, which has pushed for such a deal.

"People will not have to throw away their charger whenever they buy a new phone," said EU Industry Commissioner Guenter Verheugen, estimating that unwanted phone accessories accounted for thousands of tons of waste in Europe each year.

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