Official: Milestone 3 in China, Not Here… Yet

Motorola sucks at launches almost as much as Sony did with the Move for the PS3. You’re right, that’s not accurate. Sony did WAAAAY worse. But still, we’ve got more than enough press shots, leaked documents, and even some official Verizon employee tutorial videos to make our own launch. Still, the time must come when a new device is official. Well, today is that day. Thanks to Motorola’s own site, we have confirmation that the Droid 3 (Milestone 3 when oot and aboot) is now available (for reals) in China via China Telecom’s CDMA network. All the confirmed specs are there, but here’s the short list of the stuff you’re too lazy (really?) to look up yourself:

  • Dual Core at 1ghz (Confirmed Tegra 2)
  • 8MP Rear Camera with 720p (at least) Video Recording
  • 16GB Internal Memory
  • World phone (CDMA/GSM)
  • 4″ qHD Screen
  • FFC
  • And of course that gorgeous new 5-row keyboard

What I’m most interested in (being the kind of Android user I am) is whether or not Motorola is living up to its promise of unlocking those pesky bootloaders. Time will only tell, especially considering this phone will be on Verizon here in the states and they’re notorious for restricting their phones. Here’s to hoping you Motorola faithful!

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PSA: Sony Hacked Again!!! D’oh!

Enjoying your PlayStation Store access? After weeks of being down the PSN is finally (almost) entirely up again. But wait, what’s this? As per, Sony Pictures has indeed been hacked. While not quite as big a publicity deal as pulling down the whole PSN, over 1,000,000 accounts have had information compromised. Passwords, email addresses, physical addresses, dates of birth and any opt-in information has been compromised. This is similar to the PSN attack, but quite a lot more individuals, and even more pathetic was how they were obtained. The method used was a simple SQL injection and (if you can even imagine doing this) what’s worse is how all the information was stored. They weren’t even encrypted! They were in plain text!!! This is beyond unacceptable for home or office files, let alone a major corporation. I think I speak for everyone when I saw that Sony as a whole needs to get its head out of its ass and use some kind of basic security. This is beyond atrocious and unreasonable and Sony must make this stop. None of this should have ever happened and it’s going to be a long time before people can ever really trust Sony again. *slow clap*

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How to Do It: Sony Ericsson’s Bootloader Unlocking Website Goes Live

This is how things are supposed to be. Sony Ericsson has locked bootloaders on its phone. Why is this a good thing? Because it keeps people from messing up their phones. However, if you do want to mess up your phone (and if you’re reading this you probably do) the website, as promised, has just gone live giving you the option to unlock ┬ásaid bootloader in the name of freedom. And also some kickass mods. Some stipulations are in place, this will most likely void any warranty you have as well as possibly decreased performance and a non-functioning product. If you’re willing to look past all that (and please good devs do) the link below is all you need to get started loading up some custom software on that new gameconsole Xperia phone of yours. More opinion after the break.

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