USA finally gets Samsung Galaxy S II: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile variants on the way

Samsung's Galaxy S II smartphone, arguably the finest phone of the year, is now finally available in the United States of America after being onsale in most other global territories for a few months now. Ultra thin and ultra fast,…

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Gerald LynchUSA finally gets Samsung Galaxy S II: AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile variants on the way

What is 4G? A beginner's guide to the next-gen mobile tech

Of all the buzz-terms floating around the mobile industry over the past twelve months, few have the potential to be more exciting than that of 4G. But, just like any with new technology, 4G has been wrapped up in…

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Gerald LynchWhat is 4G? A beginner's guide to the next-gen mobile tech

BlackBerry’s giving a private island for free to billionaires who pay $10.5 million for the 8830. Riiiight

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Whoever does BlackBerry’s PR in the States should pat themselves on the back for creating the best publicity stunt in the history of publicity stunts.

Not that anyone will purchase what they’re offering, mind, but just putting the offer out there for consumers has…

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Katherine HannafordBlackBerry’s giving a private island for free to billionaires who pay $10.5 million for the 8830. Riiiight

Palm Centro $100 smartphone not that exciting after all

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There’ve been internetweb rumours about the Palm Centro smartphone for a while now, but yesterday it was officially unveiled in the US. It’s a compact-looking handset with a full QWERTY keyboard, and is aimed at regular folk rather than business users.

The big thing is the price: $99.99 in the US, where operator Sprint has bagged a three-month exclusive on the handset. Besides that keyboard, the phone runs the Palm OS, and has a touchscreen, Bluetooth and support for push email and instant messaging. The camera’s only 1.3-megapixels though, which is disappointing for a consumer-focused smartphone.

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Stuart DredgePalm Centro $100 smartphone not that exciting after all