iPhone hacker trades gadget for new car
SAN FRANCISCO The teenage hacker who managed to unlock the iPhone so that it can be used with cellular networks other than AT&T will be trading his reworked gadget for a new car.George Hotz, of Glen Rock, N.J., said he had reached the deal with CertiCell, a Louisville, Ky.-based mobile phone repair company.Hotz posted on his blog that he traded his modified iPhone for a sweet Nissan 350Z and 3 8GB iPhones.This has been a great end to a great summer, Hotz wrote.The 17-year-old Hotz said he will be sending the three new iPhones to the three online collaborators who helped him divorce Apple Incs popular product from AT&Ts network. The job took 500 hours, or about 8 hours a day since the iPhones June 29 launch.Hotz made the deal with Terry Daidone, co-founder of CertiCell, who also promised the teen a paid consulting job.We do not have any plans on the table right now to commercialize Mr. Hotz discovery, Daidone said in a statement.
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