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This is slightly off topic but it does involve an Android Phone! U.S. Marine Sgt. Winston Fiore decided one day to go on a trek, a 5000 mile trek.

Winston decided to undertake the journey to raise money for children in developing countries that require reconstructive surgery for cleft palates. Money raised going towards the International Children’s Surgical Foundation. The trek took him 5000 miles across Asia, through Brunei, Loas, Taiwan and Vietnam to name but a few. With a trusted Google Nexus phone Sgt. Fiore used Google Maps to plan his route and accurately guide his way.

The walking directions proved to be excellent, taking him on paths that normally wouldn’t be used yet making his journey as short as possible. He traveled up to 25 miles a day and did the 5000 miles in 408 days.

Along the way he met people interested in his cause and were more than willing to donate to it, whether it be financially, giving him a place to stay or giving him a hot meal.  His website smiletrek.org has tons more information of his journey including a full map of everywhere he visited, you can also donate to help him reach his €75,000 goal.

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The new mobile phone under the brandname of T-Mobile is Comet. Formerly it was known as Huawei Ideos. The device will be available on the markets very soon – from 3. November but the price is still unknown.  It is an entry level Android phone targeted in the low-class devices and taking in mind its technical specifications, it can’t go higher than this.

T-Mobile Comet features a 2.8-inch capacitive touchscreen TFT display running at resolution of 320×280 pixels, a 3MP video camera, support of 802.11 b/g/n networks, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP connectivity, 256MB RAM and 512MB ROM where 200MB of the ROM are available to the user, a microSD card slot supporting cards with maximum capacity of only 16GB. In addition to this, the device has all the usual orientation sensors, ambient light sensor and the common package of Google application like Google Maps, Gmail, Google Search (including the voice search), Documents and so on.

One good thing about T-Mobile Comet is that it will be running on Android 2.2 FroYo – something surprising, considering the rest of the hardware specifications. Another good thing, especially for the messaging and social communication lovers is that there is Swype preinstalled that will help you in typing faster than ever.

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