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In a story seemingly about the T-Mobile G1′s global sales figures, Australian site Smarthouse makes a statement that implies that HTC feels that the sales of its T-Mobile G1 are eating into its Windows Mobile device sales. The HTC executive has also admitted that the new Google offering is hurting sales of Windows Mobile devices of which HTC are the biggest maker in the world. Of course, since the story previously made no mention whatsoever about any HTC executive, named or otherwise, this closing statement of the story has no merit.  Which executive said that?  Was it HTC’s Chief Making…

Gifts can be great. Especially ones that you weren’t expecting but suddenly realise you really needed. There is no better way to show how well you know a friend or loved one by surprising them with something that they’ll love. Well this year Google has continued the ‘traditional holiday bonus’ scheme but this time, instead of giving employees a cash bonus, they have presumed that everyone of their staff wants a ‘dream phone’… the G1. Now, no offence to the G1 (nor Android for that matter), but for Google to assume that every one of their employees wants the same…

It appears that today is a DigiTimes kinda day.  The Taiwan based site is now quoting the Chinese language Economic Daily News website as providing some new information from Peter Chou, HTC’s CEO. According to EDN, via DigiTimes, Chou says that it will have sold more than 1 million T-Mobile G1 Android based smartphones by the end of this year, which is right around the corner. DigiTimes provided this text as being a translated quote from EDN: While there are slightly conflicting rumors circulating that either T-Mobile is going to launch an Android-based G2 handset in January and HTC is…

Over at the xda-developers forum, someone has managed to get Android ‘ported’ to the HTC Touch, (before you get confused, know that the CDMA Touch is commonly referred to by its codename of Vogue). Obviously, this device was never designed to run Android, yet it appears to do so with little to no fuss. Sure, not everything is working right away – for example Bluetooth, GPS, and USB are still missing and the User Interface doesn’t fit 100% properly into the QVGA display – but overall it is a very successful application of Android and emphasizes how flexible the OS…

Users of T-Mobile G1 previously had two options when it came to stereo music: either abandon their headphones for new ones to plug into the G1′s miniUSB socket,  or to purchase an adapter in order to use their headphones. That has changed now, though.  HTC has gotten smart and decided to include the adapter with all future purchases of the G1. While that is a kind gesture, many of us are wondering why the G1 simply didn’t have a 3.5 mm headphone jack in the G1 to begin with.

Well, that’s the case according to the headline on the infamous DigiTimes website, at least.  The headline reads as “HTC to ship Android G1 phones to Asia-Pacific markets in 1H09, says paper”, but the story, and the source it quotes, makes no mention at all of the Dream/G1 or even Android. We’ve said it before; DigiTimes is a dubious source at best.  Take this one with a Morton’s sized dose of salt.

The guys over at Japanese site Tech-On have discovered what makes a G1 tick, shake, and connect by taking one to pieces. Inside they found a pair of vibration motors, a sneaky antenna, and the same trackball that is used in RIM’s BlackBerries. The engineers were impressed by the construction of the keyboard, and the creative placement of the antenna but were concerned about the strength of the plastic that connects the screen to the main unit. Opening the G1 was very difficult, involving a team of engineers and threaded screws so please don’t try this one at home. We’ve…

Well, that didn’t take long. It seems that somebody has already come up with a way to generate the unlock code for the T-Mobile G1 so that it can be used with other carriers’ SIM cards. Unlock-TMobile.com is now selling unlock codes for the device. All you need to do is give them your phone’s IMEI code (found by entering *#06# on your phone’s keypad). Oh yeah, you also have to plunk down US$23.99 for the service.

A team of security researchers that includes former NSA computer security specialist Charles A. Miller have found a flaw in the Android platform’s Webkit based web browser. The security flaw would allow a malicious website to install an application within the browser that could do things such as monitor keyboard input for login IDs and passwords when the user visits other websites. Google was quick to point out that all applications in Android operate inside a security sandbox that keeps a breach in one app from providing access to other parts of the phone. As such, the browser flaw could…

PhoneDog.com is reporting on a rumor it got from two different sources that the HTC Touch HD will show up as T-Mobile’s next Android OS powered smartphone. The one source is some random anonymous person, the site says, but the other source is someone they claim has a track record of sorts. I think this is unlikely to happen, but who knows, really? So far we haven’t seen any on-screen virtual keyboard type text input on the platform, and the Touch HD’s form factor would certainly require something like that since it has neither keyboard nor keypad. [via AndroidCommunity]