Samsung Galaxy S unlock hack is easiest to date

Samsung's Galaxy S series may be relatively special in the US for being a smartphone launched - in various identikit forms - across multiple carriers at the same time, but what if you want to use your AT&T Captivate on T-Mobile USA's network?  Happily Samsung seem to almost be conspiring against their carrier partners by apparently including unlock codes for the Galaxy S series in files actually on the smartphones themselves. The clever souls over at xda-developers have come up with a tool to extract said-codes from the .BAK files in which they lurk, and have put together a full guide on how to use it.  Since you don't need to root the Galaxy S in order to unlock it, and there's also a relock system, you can even restore the phone to as-delivered condition should you need to send it back to your respective carrier. As ever, doing any modifications of this sort leaves you facing the risk of a bricked handset, but so far reports on the process seem positive.  It works on both the US versions of the Galaxy S - e.g. the T-Mobile Vibrant and AT&T Captivate - as well as the European Galaxy S model. [via TechTicker]

Kyocera Zio for Cricket Now Available, Just $249.99

Cricket isn't as large as, say, Verizon. But that's not stopping them from bringing an Android-powered device to the market. The Zio is a handset that we've known about for a few months now, and we know there's a few Cricket customers out there who've been waiting patiently for it to officially release. Well, today you can mark on your calendar as the day it came to be.

HTC Desire for T-Mobile UK Getting Android 2.2 in September

The roll out for Android 2.2, or Froyo, has gone relatively better than expected. It's managed to make its way to some devices that many didn't think would get it until the end of the year (like, Christmas time), and we've even seen a device officially launch with the updated mobile Operating System. With that being said, though, there's still plenty of folks out there waiting for their update. For example, T-Mobile UK customers out there with the HTC manufactured Desire? They're still waiting.

HTC G2 Blaze for T-Mobile Seen on Walmart’s Site

We know that, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that T-Mobile is launching the G2. We've even seen it in pictures now. But, there's something odd about Walmart showing it off on their website. We may be speaking for just ourselves here, but seeing a high profile device, especially one as high profile as the G2 "Blaze" here, listed in full glory (without a picture of its own, though), just seems foreign and unnatural.

Dell Streak Heading to Asia in 2011

The Dell Streak may have been a new commodity here in the States, with a recent roll-out, but it's been in Europe for a little while now. That doesn't really help those in Asia-Pacific, though. If you're in that neck of the woods, and you've been eager to get your hands on one, the only real option would be to buy one unlocked in Europe, which also entails the full retail price. But, it may pay off to be a bit patient, as a Dell executive has just provided a little insight into the release of the tablet/MID for that market.

T-Mobile G2 live photos leak [Updated]

The T-Mobile G2 has had its first live sighting, and it seemingly confirms what we suggested earlier in the week regarding the upcoming HSPA+ smartphone.  Engadget's tipster sent them a couple of photos of the handset, complete with T-Mobile branding, showing the G2 is basically the same as the HTC Vision. That means a 3.7-inch WVGA touchscreen, slide-out QWERTY keyboard and an optical trackpad, as well as - we've heard - a 1GHz Snapdragon processor.  No word from T-Mobile on when exactly the G2 will launch, but they have promised more details in "the coming weeks". Update: Thanks to a second-set of images, we can now see the strange hinge mechanism that looks to lift the G2's display up and over the keyboard, rather than sliding it straight up.  No word on tilting, though, like the HTC Touch Pro2.

Nexus One sells out as HTC struggle to find AMOLED panels

Google's general sales of the Nexus One via their US webstore may not have set the world alight - though they were apparently enough to satisfy CEO Eric Schmidt - but it seems its appeal as a developer device is stronger.  The company has confirmed that the Nexus One is currently out-of-stock through its developer portal, with both Google and HTC having burned through their supplies of the smartphone. Google is blaming a "worldwide AMOLED shortage" for HTC's inability to produce Nexus One handsets quickly enough, but says that "Everyone appreciates that it’s important to the platform to get phones in the hands of developers, so we’re working hard on re-stocking the shelves."  No public timeline for that to happen, however.

Motorola Charm for T-Mobile Launching August 25th

The Motorola Charm is one of those devices you either love, or love to hate. It has one of the most unique form factors, at least when it comes to Android, and there's either going to be people wanting that full QWERTY keyboard or skipping it without a second look. Either way, you'll be able to decide for yourself when August begins to come to an end.