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Caller ID spoofing outlawed by Congress

Caller ID spoofing outlawed by Congress

Caller ID is one of those things that many of us both love and hate. It's great because if you are getting a call from that annoying neighbor down the street, you can skip it. However, it's bad at times if the caller ID isn’t who you think it is. There is nothing worse than picking up a sales call when the caller ID doesn’t tip you off.

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AT&T tops charts in latest 3G performance test

AT&T tops charts in latest 3G performance test

With the increasingly explosive smartphone market, top-notch 3G network performance has become even more important than ever before.  AT&T manages to steal the throne for peak 3G performance, according to a recent PC World test report, beating out various other competitors by a wide margin.

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Cellular South gets 3G Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Cellular South gets 3G Dell Inspiron Mini 10

Cellular South announced that they will be offering the Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with 3G network access on their own carrier. This subsidized netbook measures in at 10.1-inches and would offer wide-range coverage for subscribers. This is very similar to what AT&T is offering.

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Color-changing objects possible with chLCD

Color-changing objects possible with chLCD

Now this is pretty cool. Apparently, gadgets that can change their color just by pressing a button are on the horizon for tech geeks everywhere. Yes, that means you can make your handheld any color you want on the go. Can you sense the anticipation?

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Acer delaying U.S. smartphones until 2010

Acer delaying U.S. smartphones until 2010

Well this is a bit disappointing. While Acer entered themselves into the smartphone market just a few months ago, they're now experiencing troubles with several U.S. carriers, which means we most likely won't see any smartphones in the U.S. from the company until next year.

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Rumor: Nokia E71i to get 5MP camera soon

Rumor: Nokia E71i to get 5MP camera soon

In case the regular old Nokia E71 isn't good enough for you, rumor has it that there will soon be another version of the device available called the E71i. And while this version will be very much like the standard E71, it will have a significant camera upgrade and a few other perks.

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Motorola Clutch i465 detailed

Motorola Clutch i465 detailed

If you're in the market for a new push-to-talk handset, then you'll be pleased to hear that Motorola gave up some details about their Clutch i465 today. Though we first heard about it in February, we're just now getting a good look at it.

This phone is tough. It meets military-grade specs and can stand up to solar radiation, vibration, shock and even dust. The Clutch supports messaging of all kinds including IMs, e-mails and text messaging.

Other features include a micro USB port, a 5-pole accessory connection, a 3-megapixel camera for stills and video, a 2.5 mono audio jack, 20MB memory and a 1,130mAh battery. It has support for MP3, WAV and MIDI ringtones and has Bluetooth 1.2. We don't know when the Motorola Clutch i465 will be released or even how much it'll cost, but we do know it's meant to stand up to the elements while offering a decent feature set. It will appear on Boost Mobile first.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Star Trek edition announced

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Star Trek edition announced

Nokia has something rather interesting up their sleeves. They've just announced that they will be releasing a special edition of their 5800 XpressMusic phone that ties in with the new Star Trek movie. Cool, huh?

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MetroPCS gets Samsung Tint today

MetroPCS gets Samsung Tint today

The Samsung Tint has hit MetroPCS today, giving people on that carrier yet another cell phone option. But what makes this phone cool is that it's customizable, so you can make it sport the look you want to suit your personality.

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T-Mobile getting Samsung T349 next month

T-Mobile getting Samsung T349 next month

According to The Boy Genius Report, T-Mobile will be getting the Samsung T349 phone on May 20th. This leaked image, that appears to have been snapped from a computer monitor, reveals all sorts of specs and tidbits for those who are curious.

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BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 hits Alltel

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 hits Alltel

The BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 was announced on Alltel Wireless today, making this flip smartphone available to a wider audience. While nothing is really different about this phone on this specific carrier, it's still worth noting the device's expanded availability.

In case you've forgotten, the Pearl Flip is a smartphone encased in a clamshell design with a small external display and an internal display with a 240 x 320 resolution. Other features include GPS mapping, a SureType keyboard, a 2-megapixel camera that's capable of video, microSD or microSDHC card support and more.

This phone can play music and offers Bluetooth support. You can get the BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230 on Alltel for $79.99 with a two-year contract and a $70 rebate. The contract is for the carrier's unlimited plan which costs $70/month.

Palm selling unlocked Centro handsets for $199

Palm selling unlocked Centro handsets for $199

If you're in the market for a new smartphone that you can use on any carrier but don't want to shell out big bucks for one, Palm might just have the perfect deal for you. In fact, they're currently offering their Centro smartphones for just $199.

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