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MetroPCS releases the Samsung r410 QWERTY phone

Samsung r410 (Credit: Samsung) MetroPCS isn’t exactly known nationwide as a carrier of stylish phones, but it looks like that may be about to change. It just announced the Samsung r410, which appears to be quite an attractive phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. Similar to the LG Rumor, …

 
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This week in cell phones at the FCC

Nokia 6500s (Credit: i-tech.com.au) Only the most passionate cell phone geeks know that the Federal Communications Commission holds a treasure trove of information on upcoming handsets. Because the FCC has to certify every phone sold in the United States, not to mention test its SAR rating, the agency’…

 
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Helio brightens its YouTube offering

To use the worst of bad plays on words, YouTube has thrown itself into the Ocean: Youth-oriented mobile carrier Helio announced Wednesday that it has souped up the YouTube video offerings for its Ocean handset. Owners of the double-keyboard smartphone are now able to upload videos to the Google-owned service …

 
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Goldman Sachs: New iPhones, Apple TV for 2008

We had a pretty good idea that a new iPhone would be coming in 2008, but what will it look like? A report from Goldman Sachs Wednesday spotted by AppleInsider doesn’t exactly shed much more light on that subject, but says that Apple is gearing up to deliver two …

 
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LG Voyager grabbed the most Web eyeballs last month

I’m number one! (Credit: Verizon Wireless) It appears the the LG Voyager had a very good November. According to a study conducted by Compete, a Boston-based Internet analytics company, the Voyager was the most-shopped cell phone during the last month. While Compete’s definition of “most shopped” is a …

 
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Officially unlocked iPhones not really unlocked

Before plunking down 650 euros (about US$965) for an “unlocked” French iPhone, take note: the device retains a country lock meaning that it will only allow use of SIM cards for carriers that operate in France according to our friends at iPhone Atlas. In other words, you can’t …

 
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Sprint ends three charges, adds two more

As any cell phone user can attest, a number of taxes and fees always make into your carrier bill. Though the archaic federal excise tax ended last year, the remaining charges can still add an extra $10 to your bill each month. While the surcharges are standard across almost all …

 
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T-Mobile announces the Samsung Katalyst

Samsung Katalyst (Credit: T-Mobile) About six months ago, T-Mobile rolled out the HotSpot @ Home service, which lets you use certain handsets to make calls via WiFi as well as its regular GSM network. For a minimal monthly fee, all the calls that you make over a wireless network are “free” …

 
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Apple ups iPhone purchase limit to five

After putting a two-unit limit on purchases of the iPhone back in October, the company has quietly raised the limit back to five. If you’ve got a family of three, you can now get everyone an iPhone in one transaction. (Credit: CNET Networks) iPhone Atlas spotted the move on …

 
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Google AdSense for Mobile puts contextual ads at your fingertips

Google is launching AdSense for Mobile, which will allow marketers to place contextual ads on sites viewed via mobile devices. The company has been running mobile ads through its auction-based AdWords program since mid-2006. Now it will be automatically converting AdWords ads to text ads that will appear when someone …

 
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Infantry to lead the way with a new PDA

A collaboration between military R&D and industrial designers is bringing state-of-the-art PDA technology to Joe Snuffy out on the battlefield. The Soldier Flex PDA (SFPDA) introduced by Inhand Electronics features flexible display technology with input from industrial design firm Artisent, display technology firm E-Ink and the U.S. Army Flexible Display Center …

 
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Study: Texting boosts young voter turnout

Text-message spam may go up this November for voter-age youth. Turns out that young people are more likely to vote when they receive a text-message reminder, according to a new study published this month by researchers at Princeton University and the University of Michigan. (Credit: WhiteHouse.gov) The researchers ran …

 
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