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Bell 206 helicopter hits NYC East River

Bell 206 helicopter hits NYC East River

It appears that the NYC East River is the new home of a Bell 206 helicopter that took off earlier today after launching from the pad it would normally take off from along the riverbank. This crash has claimed one life and injured four more, two of these passengers seriously injured. This chopper was a private vehicle and went into the water near 34th Street in Midtown Manhattan. At the moment it seems that the only known reason for the crash was a possible mechanical failure.

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The Daily Slash: November 17 2010

The Daily Slash: November 17 2010

It's a day full of fun, in the USA at least, so much of it I can barely contain my joy for it all! Two more Samsung Galaxy Tabs available, one from Costco, the other from Bell. LG announces a new phone by the name of APEX, and Giorgio Armani releases their very own Samsung Galaxy S. Then some sweet concepts: a Porsche phone, a hybrid AMOLED/E-Ink phone, a Mercedes-Benz Biome concept car grown in a nursery, and a solar powered umbrella. Evan's "Week with the HTC HD7" continues with "the Apps," Don decides on Vizio, and Phillip marks the recession of the Social Tide with one big delete button. All this and MORE on The Daily Slash!

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Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

Bell leak tips no BlackBerry 6 upgrades until 2011

RIM may have promised BlackBerry 6 updates for the Bold 9700, 9650 and Pearl 3G, but that doesn't mean you're going to get them any time soon.  A leaked schedule document acquired by MobileSyrup purportedly from Canadian carrier Bell Mobility has revealed they don't plan to push out the new OS version until sometime in 2011.  According to the document, Bell's 9700, Pearl 9100 and recently released Curve 3G 9300 will be left with OS 5.x for at least several months.

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Bell gets Samsung Vice today

Bell gets Samsung Vice today

The Samsung Vice officially hit the carrier, Bell, this morning. The device has a serious messaging focus and it's slide form factor makes for a convenient handset for those with a need to get in touch without a hassle.

This is definitely a mid-range handset and it features GPS, a 2-megapixel camera, EVDO 3G and a QWERTY keyboard. Social networking is a big focus here and you can even customize this phone with many decal options.

You can get the Samsung Vice in two versions, either blue-silver or white-red. It's nothing much but it's a good handset for those that don't need a whole lot of extra features. You can buy it today for $50 with a three-year plan....

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