zzzPhone now shipping with Android? T-Mobile doesn’t seem terribly concerned

Those crazy zzzPhone kids are at it again, and this time they’re jumping on the open handset bandwagon. Sure, the whole thing has always seemed excessively shady, and as far as we can tell no one has ever received a one of these devices, but apparently the made-to-order cellphone is now “shipping” with Android. If the optional TV tuner, 100,000 candlepower flashlight, or solid gold case (decked out with one karat diamonds) wasn’t enough to lure you in, maybe this new development will seal the deal for you. Of course we’re dying to put the modular mobile boom box attachment through its paces, but not so much that we’ll be sending our hard earned cash over to the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone any time soon.

iPhone 2.2 firmware update available now

It’s here. Google Street View and over the air Podcast downloads from
iTunes. Yup, public transit and walking directions too and the ability
to share your location via email. Bug fixes, Safari enhancements, the
ability to toggle auto-text correction, and plenty more… just like we
heard in the pre-rumor run-up. Now get outta here, your iTunes update awaits.

Update: Added some screenshots of the most notable new
features after the break. The Street View implementation seems solid
though we miss the compass feature found on T-Mobile’s G1. Also, the
real-estate saved by moving the Google search field next to the URL
field in Mobile Safari is a welcome and obvious change. As to
auto-correction, well, that’s personal taste.

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