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Verykool R80 rugged phone launches in Asia

Verykool R80 rugged phone launches in Asia

When you call your company verykool, you had better come up with some handsets that are actually cool. Verykool has done a decent job of living up to its name with the new R80 rugged phone. The thing looks more like a luxury phone than a rugged device. The handset is a quad band phone with GSM/GPRS class 12 tech inside. The phone is water and shock resistant and has a 2.4-inch screen.

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Sprint outs new Certified Pre-Owned wireless phone program

Sprint outs new Certified Pre-Owned wireless phone program

If you are under a contract with Sprint and find your device isn't working correctly out of warranty or just want a new handset Sprint has unveiled a new program that you may find very interesting. The program is called the Certified Pre-Owned Device Program and it lets users on a contract buy a new handset at a low regular price without having to commit to a new contract or affecting upgrade eligibility.

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Sonim offers new XP1300 Core rugged mobile phone

Sonim offers new XP1300 Core rugged mobile phone

I have talked about some of Sonim's rugged mobile phone offerings in the past like the XP3 Sentinel. Sonim has unveiled a new rugged phone called the XP1300 core. The new phone is claimed to be a breakthrough in waterproofing tech as the world's first IP-68 rated GSM handset.

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Nokia working with stretchable skin smartphone concept

Nokia working with stretchable skin smartphone concept

Nokia has a video over on its Research Center website that shows a cool new stretchable skin material that it is using to research future electronics and phones. The stretchable material was developed by scientist Stephanie Lacour. Lacour developed a stretchable electronic skin in an effort to integrate electronics with the brain of patients who are paralyzed.

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Minima concept phone has a wicker style keypad

Minima concept phone has a wicker style keypad

As much time as many of use spend on our mobile phones we want them to be easy to use and comfortable to hold. We also want all kinds of cool features. Some folks would put style over usability. Wood is a popular material on tech gadgets of late with lots of notebooks using wood in the design.

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Sweet dual screen concept phone flips and flops for different needs

Sweet dual screen concept phone flips and flops for different needs

This sweet concept phone designed by Du Jun carries the Sony Ericsson brand. I am sure it officially has nothing to do with Sony Ericsson, if for no other reason that it's too cool for the brand. The concept phone looks normal enough when closed.

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SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2010

SlashGear Week in Review – Week 24 2010

Happy Father's Day to all the geeky dads out there from all of us here at SlashGear! Last week was a busy one with E3 going on and lots of new gaming gear unveiled. It wasn't all gaming gear though with the Toshiba GuideBook dual-screen tablet set to land in June. The little thing looks pretty cool.

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Sharp readies Gundam cell phone with robot cradle

Sharp readies Gundam cell phone with robot cradle

Those crazy cats over in Japan have an unnatural obsession with robots and animation. These two obsessions converge in Gundam, the wildly popular robot cartoon warrior that shows up in almost as many places as Hello Kitty.

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Nokia Own Voice for Ovi Maps lets you tell yourself where to go

Nokia Own Voice for Ovi Maps lets you tell yourself where to go

Hot on the heels of TomTom's new Star Wars voices for their PND range comes Nokia's alternative: the ability to record your own voice prompts for the Ovi Maps Navigation app available free for multiple Nokia handsets.  Fresh to the Ovi Store - as a free download, no less - Own Voice for Ovi Maps asks you to record 53 different speech prompts and then bundles them together into a custom voice pack.

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Dry-All Wet Cell Phone Emergency Kit might save your phone

Dry-All Wet Cell Phone Emergency Kit might save your phone

I've never had a problem with getting my mobile phone or other gadgets wet. I have spilled a Dr. Pepper on my keyboard before and had to dry the thing out and my son once spilled a whole can of root beer on a GPS device I was testing.

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Nokia smartphone sales up, but Symbian^3 delayed; MeeGo device due this year

Nokia smartphone sales up, but Symbian^3 delayed; MeeGo device due this year

Nokia have announced their financial results for the last quarter, and the Finnish company reported a quarterly decline in both cellphone and smartphone sales though an increase in comparison to the same period a year ago.  Overall 107.8m handsets - 21.5m of which were smartphones - were sold in the three month period, up from 93.2-percent in Q1 2009, but down from 126.9-percent in Q4 2009.  Meanwhile, Nokia have confirmed that they will be delaying the release of Symbian^3 handsets until Q3 2010, with the first announcement expected sometime in the first half of this year.

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Prive gold and diamond encrusted phone is straight from the 80’s

Prive gold and diamond encrusted phone is straight from the 80’s

The are some industries where retro works very well. A god example is the auto industry where cars like the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro remind us of the 60's muscle cars they started out as. In some industries retro just doesn't work, like the gadget industry.

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