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AT&T to limit video on network phones

AT&T to limit video on network phones

AT&T just updated their terms of service and it has quite a few surprises in it that are sure to upset some of their more dedicated users. You see, they've imposed limits on the types of video applications that can be used on AT&T Wireless.

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Sprint gets LG Lotus in red

Sprint gets LG Lotus in red

The LG Lotus will be coming to Sprint very soon with one external difference: a textured red finish. It might not sound like much, but a new color option is often enough to sway a person's decision from a type of phone on one carrier to another.

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FCC gets LG GM630 flip; shows TV tuner for US

FCC gets LG GM630 flip; shows TV tuner for US

The FCC got their hands on the LG GM630 flip today and it seems this handset might just be making its way to the U.S. with a TV tuner at the ready. That would certainly make for an interesting mobile phone, wouldn't you say?

We don't know any of the official specs as of yet, but what we do know is that it will be very similar to the LG HB620T, which is available currently in Europe. We can assume it will have a 240 x 320 rez screen with a 2-megapixel camera. Other features will possibly be an FM radio tuner and Bluetooth.

But with a TV tuner thrown into the mix, it's hard to say how this one will work.The big question on everyone's minds right now is how the TV signals will get to the phone in the first place. MediaFLO seems like a likely option, but nothing is official at the moment.

[via UnwiredView]

Samsung S8000 and M8000 handsets leaked

Samsung S8000 and M8000 handsets leaked

It looks like Samsung really meant it when they said they wanted to release oodles of touchscreen devices this year. Two more handsets have been leaked and though they look exactly the same, they do sport a couple of significant differences.

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Sanwa Throat Microphone makes you loud and clear

Sanwa Throat Microphone makes you loud and clear

Okay, so I have an iPhone and use the earbuds that came with it. The problem is that first, the earbuds constantly fall out of my ears and second, people I'm talking to often have trouble hearing me through the built-in mic. But you might just be able to remedy that problem with the Sanwa Throat Microphone.

This microphone wraps around your neck like some weird futuristic necklace. But it doesn't work by picking up the sound from your mouth. Rather, it works by picking up the vibrations as you speak at your throat. This transmits very clearly through the mic, making it easy for those you're talking with to hear you.

So, you might look a little weird, but at least it works pretty good. There's no information on when the Sanwa Throat Microphone will be available or how much it will cost yet, but we'll keep you posted.

[via Coolest Gadgets]

LG Arena KM900 passes through FCC; gets 3G

LG Arena KM900 passes through FCC; gets 3G

We've known about the LG KM900 Arena for awhile now but it's just now creeping its way into the U.S. market. Even if the big reveal was to be a secret, LG has made it apparent we're going to see this handset on U.S. soil due to a filing with the FCC.

The KM900 Arena will come with 3G support according to the FCC documents. In fact, the specifics are 850MHz and 1,900MHz WCDMA support. This means the phone will likely show up on AT&T, though that hasn't been confirmed or denyed.

At the moment, the only firmed features are WiFi access, but there's no indication previous information has been proven false, so you can expect a 5-megapixel camera, GPS and 8GB of storage on the Arena, plus microSDHC. We're taking a wait and see approach with this one, but with 3G on the docket, it's very likely this one will show up on AT&T soon.

[via Electronista]

Sprint takes a gamble with a $50 unlimited plan

Sprint takes a gamble with a $50 unlimited plan

We all know Sprint has taken a few big hits recently and needs more than good ideas to pull out of its slump. These days it is a rare find to get an unlimited wireless plan from a major name in the mobile phone industry. Sprint has just managed to change that by offing a new unlimited $50 wireless plan – via Boost Mobile.

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Obama “oPhone” for the most patriotic people, in Kenya!

Obama “oPhone” for the most patriotic people, in Kenya!

For those of you overly patriotic people who simply cannot show enough pride for you country and would like to have President Obama’s babies, they now have a phone for you. The only problem with this phone is that it is a very cheap handset that is available in Kenya.

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Coming to America: the Nokia E63

Coming to America: the Nokia E63

Nokia announced today that the E63 will be making it's way to our shores sometime within the next few weeks.  The E63 is a messaging device with a QWERTY keyboard and full HTML browser.

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Nokia readies a new touchscreen phone for China

Nokia readies a new touchscreen phone for China

It looks like China will be getting a new phone from Nokia, and an interesting looking one, at that.  Upon first glance, you might notice that the Nokia 6208c has a strange removable contraption that snaps in around the camera lens.  What is that, you ask?  Well, that's the stylus.

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The Neoi 906E claims to be the thinnest QWERTY phone

The Neoi 906E claims to be the thinnest QWERTY phone

The Neoi 906E is a very thin tri-band GSM / GPRS handset that sports a full QWERTY keyboard. Making claims to be the “thinnest QWERTY phone,” this handset certainly gets some attention be it negative or positive. Sometimes it’s just hard not to laugh when you take a look at a phone that is “different.”

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North Korea finally gets a 3G network

North Korea finally gets a 3G network

An Egyptian company launched a mobile 3G service in North Korea today after winning contracts to build the network in a country where private mobile phones and Internet access are banned. Orascom Telecom is investing $400 million in network infrastructure and license fees to make this network a reality.

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