EVO Mash Up
The Wall Street Journal reports today about Sprint running in to supply chain shortages in trying to produce the Evo's fast enough to meet consumer demand for the product.  This spells some trouble for Sprint in their attempt to gain the early market lead with 4G technology.  Click here to read the article.
Ok, I admit it, I'm getting a little too much joy out of posting this article.  We're all aware of the issues that have been reported by users of the iPhone 4, in particular the problem of holding the phone a certain way causing the signal to drop substantially.  Well, it looks like, according to some pretty cool testing facilities that Consumer Reports has, that the issue isn't quite as insignificant as Apple would have us believe.

From the article which is linked to above:
Our findings call into question the recent claim by Apple that the iPhone 4's signal-strength issues were largely an optical illusion caused by faulty software that "mistakenly displays 2 more bars than it should for a given signal strength."

The tests also indicate that AT&T's network might not be the primary suspect in the iPhone 4's much-reported signal woes.

They go on to recommend to users that they place a strip of duct tape over the side of the phone to prevent shorting out the antenna.  Won't those iPhone users look so cool with their brand new phone all taped up! Even more to the point, it essentially calls out Apple on their outlandish claim that the signal drop was simply a software issue.  Nice try, fruity.

It appears that now anything you think of can now be an app, even if you're a non-programmer.  Google is beginning to take the covers off of it's new App Inventor platform.  This new web app is designed for non-programmers to be able to develop their own applications without writing any lines of code; a true point and click development environment.  The one fear that I think everyone might have is that this will cause the Market to get overloaded with crapware, mostly because some ideas are better left inside the brain that conceived them.

Go check out the website by clicking here.

Over at the xda-developers web site, an anonymous user has supposedly come up with a way to achieve root access after the 1.47.651.1  update.  I have to be honest, it definitely seems a little tricky for the average newbie to attempt, but I guess it all depends on how confident you are at that you won't brick your phone.  There's a link to a video tutorial as well that should help make the process a little easier to follow.

I haven't yet tried it out, but am very curious if any of you have.  Post a comment about your experience if you have.