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BlackBerry Tour Coming to Verizon

America’s largest 3G network, Verizon Wireless, will be launching the BlackBerry Tour on July 12.  The BlackBery 9630 is currently up for pre-orders on the Verizon website. The Tour features Bluetooth, 3.2 MP camera, V CAST Music with Rhapsody (PC and wireless downloads-subscription), VZ Navigator, and Visual Voice Mail.  Verizon is also offering the BlackBerry Tour without a 3.2 MP camera for companies and organizations that do not allow employees to carry a camera with them.

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Pricing for the BlackBerry Tour 9630 (with or without a camera) is below:

2 year term: $199.99 (after $70 online rebate)
1 year term: $269.99 (after $70 online rebate)
monthly: $489.99

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Add comment June 30th, 2009

Unlimited International Calling: MetroPCS

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metroPCS Communications Inc., a regional carrier in the United States, has become the first carrier in North America to offer unlimited international calling for a low month price of $5.

The $5 Unlimited International Calling package gives you unlimited calling to 1,000 destination in 100 countries and direct dialing from your MetroPCS phone (no 800 numbers or pin numbers).

To get the Unlimited International Calling package added to your MetroPCS service call customer service at 1-888-863-8768 or visit your local MetroPCS Store.

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1 comment June 24th, 2009

1,000,000+ iPhones 3GS Sold!

The iPhone 3GS may have only launched 3 days ago but Apple is reporting that more than 1 million 3GS devices have been sold. Furthermore, six million customers have downloaded the new iPhone 3.0 OS since its launch five days go.

Customers are voting and the iPhone is winning,” said Steve Jobs, Apple’s CEO. “With over 50,000 applications available from Apple’s revolutionary App Store, iPhone momentum is stronger than ever.

Read the complete press release on PR Newswire.

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1 comment June 22nd, 2009

BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8230-Verizon

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The BlackBerry Pearl Flip is now available from Verizon Wireless. The Pearl Flip has a 2 MP camera, 3.5mm headphone jack, and the half (20 key) QWERTY keyboard that the original Pearl has been sporting since launch.  Current pricing is below.

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Add comment June 19th, 2009

Shh-Don’t Tell AT&T

Although AT&T does not officially support tethering your iPhone (running OS 3.0) to you computer does not mean you can’t, MacMegaSite has found around the carrier restriction.  This workaround is only compatible with a Mac, sorry PC users.

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1. Download the carrier update file. Then extract it. (file hosted at Wired.com)

2. Launch the Terminal app and type the following command:

defaults write com.apple.iTunes carrier-testing -bool TRUE

3. Now launch iTunes. In the iPhone window,  hold the Option key while clicking Restore. Then select the ipcc file in the disk image you downloaded and click OK.

4. iTunes will update the carrier settings. Now under General settings, tap the Network tab and an internet tethering option should appear. From there on, you should be able to easily tether the iPhone via Bluetooth or USB.

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1 comment June 18th, 2009

Sprint Launches Samsung s30

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The Samsung s30 is now listed on the Sprint website at a price of $129.99 on a two year contract after rebate.  The s30 is a upgrade of the popular Samsung Instinct.

Love the Instinct? Want a hipper style, more features and cool colors? The Instinct s30 keeps the beloved full-size touchscreen experience, while packed into a new, sleeker, stylish design that still gives you fast access to the features you use the most and then some. Now enjoy even faster Web browsing, Instant Messaging and eye-catching color options. Get free shipping and free activation when you purchase a device with a new line of service online.

The Instinct s30 features a full touchscreen interface, GPS turn-by-turn directions (visual and audible), 2.0 MP camera, Bluetooth, and 1 GB microSD memory card for added storage.

Head over to Sprint to buy online.

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1 comment April 19th, 2009

Cricket Scores the Hint

Boy does this fully QWERTY slider sure get around.  Bell and MetroPCS released the Hint earlier and now its available through Cricket.  Cricket’s Motorola Hint is selling for $229.99 after a $20 web discount.  Of course the Hint features a full QWERTY keyboard, 2.0 MP camera, video capture, and music player.

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More at Cricket.

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Add comment April 17th, 2009

Virgin’s Got You Protected

Virgin Mobile USA’s Pink Slip Protection program will cover your monthly bill for three months in the event you lose your job.  Pink Slip Protection is provided free of charge on all monthly plans-check out the details below the image.

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New customers are automatically enrolled in the program, current customers will have to fill out and submit the registration form online.  Two months of service must have been paid in full after enrolling in the program before claiming the three free months.

Current customer have until June 30, 2009 to sign up while new customers will have until the end of the year (December 31, 2009) to enroll.

More at Virgin USA.

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Add comment April 17th, 2009

Sidekick LX

The Sidekick LX, refreshed for 2009, is now available for pre-sales for current T-Mobile customers.  New customers will have to wait until the official launch on May 13.

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The 2009 edition of the Sidekick LX features a 3.2 inch display, full QWERTY keyboard, 3.2 MP camera with LED flash, 3G data, and GPS.  The LX is going to set up back $199.99 on contract after mail in rebate.

Log in to your T-Mobile account to pre-order yours today.

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7 comments April 16th, 2009

AT&T FamilyMap

AT&T FamilyMap allows you to track where your family members are by using cellphone triangular.

AT&T FamilyMap provides peace of mind by being able to conveniently locate a family member from your wireless phone or PC and know that your family’s information is secure and private.

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Signing up on the AT&T website and get your first 30 day free of charge.  After the trial period you will be automatically be charge the monthly rate of $9.99 for up to two family members, $14.99 for up to five family members unless you cancel the service.

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Add comment April 16th, 2009

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