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1 in 3 Americans still text and drive

1 in 3 Americans still text and drive

State governments around the US have been cracking down on mobile phone use during the past couple of years. Some states even make it illegal to use your mobile phone at all while driving, while some states will allow you to talk, but not text. However, it turns out that 1 in 3 US drivers still text when behind the wheel.

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Amazon phone reportedly delayed until later this year

Amazon phone reportedly delayed until later this year

We've heard a lot about a possible Amazon smartphone last year, and rumors have been all over the place as far as what to expect and when to expect it. However, the latest rumor is that the supposed Amazon smartphone is delayed yet again and won't see a reveal until later this year. The phone was previously expected to make an appearance sometime next quarter.

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AT&T willing to unlock devices for customers

AT&T willing to unlock devices for customers

The recent law that went into effect in January that states that it is illegal to unlock your phone without the carrier's permission has definitely ruffled a lot of feathers, and while most carriers are weary of unlocking their own devices, it seems AT&T doesn't want any part of the negativity that came with the new law, thus the company has clarified that it's willing to unlock devices if they have the proper information to do so.

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Petition to legalize phone unlocking reaches 100,000 signatures

Petition to legalize phone unlocking reaches 100,000 signatures

On January 26, it officially became illegal to unlock mobile phones without the carrier's permission, but a White House petition ended up being started to fight back on the ruling, and called for the government to "champion a bill that makes unlocking permanently legal." Just a couple of days before the petition was about to meet its deadline, it edged past the 100,000 signature mark, where it will now be passed onto the Obama administration for consideration.

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Samsung REX series aims for Nokia’s pie with “smart feature phones”

Samsung REX series aims for Nokia’s pie with “smart feature phones”

This week the folks at Samsung have revealed the REX series, what they're calling "smart feature phones" working with the company's own "TouchWiz" user interface - but this time without Android underneath. Each Samsung smartphone to have been released over the past several years either works with Samsung's TouchWiz UI or has been a rather unique addition to the family - the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was one of these, working with a Google-only version of Android per the "Nexus" brand's legacy. Now with a series of Java-based OS-running Smart Feature Phones, Samsung is ready to take on the world - and specifically Nokia's Asha lineup.

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