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I just happened to check some of the news coming through from TechCrunch on Bloglines and noticed that the iPhone now appears to be well and truly hacked to any Carrier, as seen in this screenshot connected to T-Mobile iphone.png

Now That The iPhone Can Be Unlocked, Will Apple Try To Block The Hack?

iPhoneSimFree.com

And thanks to Ian for pointing out more details on video, and it's interesting to note that George wants to become a Neurosurgeon so that he "can hack the brain"...   ;-)

Three separate hacks that fully unlock the Apple iPhone from AT&T surfaced, two of them claiming to be software-only.

Best documented was a hack by George Hotz, 17, of Glen Rock, N.J.

With a little soldering, a lot of command-line computing and about two hours of time, Hotz was able to switch an iPhone over to T-Mobile, which he documented in detail in a YouTube video and on his blog.

The iPhone runs on GSM networks, which only T-Mobile and AT&T Wireless run in the U.S. Sprint and Verizon Wireless use the incompatible CDMA standard.

But then I went on to notice this intiguing note about the posibility of a phone coming out by Google? Could The GPhone Be Nigh? and it went on to quote from an article by rediff.com based in India that claims this device could be released in the US and Europe simultaneously in two weeks?

Forget iPhone, the Gphone is here

Google, the nearly $13.5 billion search engine major, is believed to be a fortnight away from the worldwide launch of its much-awaited Google Phone (Gphone) and has started talks with service providers in India for an exclusive launch on one of their networks.

Talks are believed to be taking place with Bharti Airtel [Get Quote] and Vodafone Essar, respectively India's first and third largest mobile telephony operators, and state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam.

Sources close to the development said a simultaneous launch across the US and Europe is expected, and announcements would be sent to media firms in India and other parts of the world. US regulatory approval, which is expected soon, is the only hurdle that Google is waiting to cross, they added. Google plans to invest $7-8 billion for its global telephony foray.

more at source...

Posted on Saturday, August 25, 2007 3:42 PM C500/C600 SmartPhone (or replacement) , Real Cool Stuff | Back to top


Comments on this post: iPhone unlocked/hacked for Carrier of your choice AND Rumours of a GPhone from Google?

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The Gphone is not nigh; Google would be working the PR machine a lot harder that it's going now. Check out the kid who came up with the unlocking method, though! http://thenewsroom.com/details/633981?c_id=wom-bc-js
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