How to access and change settings for the phone and email accounts

by Nando Android » Wed, 02 Jun 2010 03:03:56 GMT

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How can I get and connect to the internet Database of the device so that I

- Obtain the phone number and other carrier information associated with the
- Obtain email settings of the device?

Is it possible to change the email settings via an app on the device?



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