Saturday, August 25, 2007

Geek Report: 17 Year Old "Unlocks" iPhone

We were born with an "inner-geek" and found this story fascinating. A 17 year old-college bound young man named George Hotz spent the summer "unlocking" his iPhone so it can be used with other carriers (like T-Mobile, which is global). The iPhone is connected to the AT&T (Cingular) network and so if one purchases an iPhone, the user has to purchase a cell phone agreement with AT&T in order to actually use the cell phone capabilities in the iPhone. And since AT&T is only in the U.S., the iPhone can only be used in the U.S. Until now.

Read the article here and George's blog here. The blog itself is fascinating to read, even if one doesn't have an "inner geek." My favorite post, though, was this one. Wonder if he has a twin named Fred?

And it's for sale. You can buy it here. Current sale price: $40,900.00

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