T-Mobile to Bring first Android Phone to Market

It’s now official. T-Mobile will be the first U.S. mobile phone carrier to bring an Android based mobile phone to market.  Google first announced the Open Handset Alliance almost a year ago, and many Google fans have been waiting with anticipation for the first mobile phone to be available for purchase.  Hopefully other carriers will soon follow suit (namely Sprint, my carrier).  It is certainly exciting to see an open source platform hit the mobile phone scene.  As much as I love to geek around with operating systems, it would be awesome to be able to have more control over the functionality of my cell phone.  One of these days I’ll have to do download the Android SDK and see what sort of apps/utilities I can throw together.

Google Chrome Socks Proxy Workaround

If you would like to use Google Chrome at work, but are unable because you have a SOCKS proxy, you’re not alone.  It is a known issue that Chrome does not work with socks.  Initially I couldn’t even install Chrome because of my firewall at work.  I did install it on my laptop when I got home the day it came out.  However, when I came back to work the next day I was disappointed to learn that it didn’t work behind a SOCKS proxy.

New Theme Marketplace

This morning I read about a new theme marketplace that Envato has launched.  The marketplace is called ThemeForest and it features themes for WordPress, DrupalTypepad, Movable Type, BloggerJoomla, and more.  The prices for themes range from $10 to $50.  It seems like the Our Community theme has made the most money so far, with 53 sales @ $30 each for a gross total of $1,590 (the author’s cut is probably 25% – 35% of that).