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T-Mobile teams with Dollar General stores for Monthly4G and prepaid services

T-Mobile teams with Dollar General stores for Monthly4G and prepaid services

This week it appears that T-Mobile USA will be heading to the dollar store for some fabulous feature phone sales on a Samsung tip. The device you see below is the Samsung t139, a device that T-Mobile will be offering at more than 6,400 Dollar General stores across the nation starting in July. T-Mobile's prepaid and Monthly4G No Annual Contract services will be offered up on and in addition to this device soon.

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Nokia intros more entry-level Asha handsets

Nokia intros more entry-level Asha handsets

Nokia may be firmly committed to Windows Phone across large parts of the world, but its still intent on bringing low-cost devices to developing nations with its range of Asha feature phones. The Finnish company is introducing three new Asha phones today: the Asha 305, 306, and 311. All phones come in around 3-inches in size with touch screens, but offer slightly different features and price points.

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ETSI considering embedded SIMs for mobile

ETSI considering embedded SIMs for mobile

Apple has reportedly been wanting to use embedded SIMs in its iPhones and now it looks like the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) may be leaning that direction. The ETSI just gave Apple a victory this morning, by approving the company's nano-SIM design as the new standard, snubbing the design submitted by Nokia and Microsoft. The organization is now deliberating over rules for an embedded SIM standard for M2M (machine-to-machine) applications that could eventually find its way to consumer products and mobile devices.

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NYC phone booths to be replaced by smart screens

NYC phone booths to be replaced by smart screens

New York City will soon be retrofitting its phone booths into "smart screen" stations. The pilot program will start by replacing 250 public pay phones with 32-inch touchscreens that are connected to the internet. The aim is to eventually replace all 12,800 of the city's phone booths once the franchise contracts for the pay phones with the city expire in October 2014.

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Motorola’s Android Home Phones visit the FCC

Motorola’s Android Home Phones visit the FCC

Motorola is preparing two cordless phones for your home that run on Android and potentially on the latest Ice Cream Sandwich version. The models HS1101 and MBP2000PU showed up at the FCC en route for launch that will bring some of the more advanced smartphone features to your good old landline phone.

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Nokia tests show solar-powered phone not practical

Nokia tests show solar-powered phone not practical

Nokia has finished a research project that's been testing the feasibility of harvesting solar energy to power a mobile phone. The test involved five prototype feature phones equipped with built-in solar chargers that were distributed to various regions around the world to test under different climate conditions. Overall, Nokia finds that solar-powered phones are possible but very challenging and, at its current state, impractical.

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Facebook Phone Contact List Is NOT New and Can Be Deleted Easily

Facebook Phone Contact List Is NOT New and Can Be Deleted Easily

This week Facebook users across the nation have been having a heart attack and grabbing their tinfoil hats in horror over what they saw as an almost science-fiction-like Facebook feature they believed to have just crept up on them to grab them in the night: a list of phone numbers. As you may or may not know, Facebook has had your phone number ever since you first entered it in when you signed up for the site. Didn't sign with your phone number in the first place? Did you download a Facebook app of basically any kind on any sort of smartphone in the past? If you did, you agreed to have your mobile phone number shared with all of your friends.

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Idiot gets stuck in manhole trying to retrieve mobile phone

Idiot gets stuck in manhole trying to retrieve mobile phone

How do I even start this? If stupid was an Olympic sport this dude would be the Michael Phelps of idiots. You have to watch the whole video below see the dude's injuries for yourself and then decide how legit his story is. I'm calling BS. To the dude stuck in a storm drain, think up a better lie to avoid embarrassment next time or better yet, just stay off the news.

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AT&T Confirms Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update For 2011 Lineup

AT&T Confirms Android 2.3 Gingerbread Update For 2011 Lineup

AT&T had some good news today for its Android phone customers who have been eagerly awaiting a platform update. The carrier confirmed that all of its 2011 Android handsets will soon be getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread, which has so far only been available on the recently launched HTC Status. The updates, however, will not be rolled out altogether, with one kicking off today and others within the coming weeks.

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