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DescriptionThis looks to be an interesting new service for those on the go who can’t live without coupons. Mashable, a blog covering Web 2.0 startups, brings us details about Cellfire, a site offering a downloadable application for cell phones which “provides discount coupons for T.G.I. Friday’s, Hollywood Video and other major brands.”

After you select the location you are visiting, you fire up the application and select the coupon you want. You then show the coupon to the cashier, who enters the on-screen code to give you the discount. The service is reportedly free to use, minus standard carrier data transfer fees. The service is currently only available with select Cingular phones.

Read More | Cellfire via Mashable


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In this episode, we show off Motorola’s new ultraslim phone, a great travel bag by Pacific Designs, and more:

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Windows Media Player 11

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Motorola SLVR Review

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Rolling Lite Review


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SeidioRemember last winter, when you dropped your Treo 650 on the ground and the SD card popped out and got lost in the snow?  Oh, wait ... that wasn’t you, that was me. Sorry.  Well, neither of us have to worry about that any more.  Seidio was kind enough to develop a Treo 650/700 holster called the Shield 2, which allows easy insertion and removal of the Treo while protecting the inward-facing screen with foam.  Most importantly, the clip slips right over the top of the memory card to keep that little bugger in there when you—er, I—drop it while getting out of the car.

At $29.95, the Seidio Shield 2 holster is a little more expensive than its predecessor, but the revised design features make it worth the few extra dollars.  Aside from the SD slot, all other buttons and connectors are available while the device is in the holster.  One minor complaint is that the spring clip covers the top-mounted ringer switch and IR port.  The IR port is not a concern; the device would be out of the holster when using that anyway.  But some people might find the inaccessible switch to be a problem.  Or, like me, they might be willing to overlook that in favor of extra security for the SD card.

Read More | Seidio Shield 2 via Treonauts


We recently put the Motorola SLVR and Motorola L6 phones to the test, and are ready to report back with our findings. If you are looking for an iTunes-compatible phone that also looks good (unlike the ROKR,) the SLVR just might be what you need if you are on Cingular’s network. If iTunes isn’t your thing - or if you have an iPod and don’t need a 100 song limit - then the blueish L6 might be more to your liking if ultra-slim phones are your thing. Download the video for our full review.


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What happens when you create a giant slingshot, and use it to propel a piece of old-school technology into a solid cement wall at over 100 MPH? Find out in this episode of Breakin’ Stuff.


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SiriuCE

While XM Satellite Radio currently has two handheld devices for live portable listening, the Inno and Helix, Sirius has . . . wait for it . . . none.  Alright, Sirius has the S50, but it can’t receive live broadcasts and that’s the whole point.  However, if you have a Pocket PC device with any kind of broadband connection, you can take advantage of SiriuCe to get your music fix.  Granted, SiriuCE doesn’t magically turn your handheld into a satellite receiver, but it does allow you to easily tap into Sirius’ Internet radio stream for playback on the go.  An ideal companion for the software is a Pocket PC Phone with a high-speed data connection.

The software provides the interface for accessing the audio streams, and then relies on your choice of Windows Media Player 10 or TCPMP to provide playback duties.  While SiriuCE has been available for some time, it was recently updated to solve some compatibility issues with Sirius, and to implement support for the aforementioned TCPMP.  Since this isn’t true satellite radio, the restrictions Sirius has on their Internet streams still apply.  Therefore no talk radio for you Howard Stern fans, no news and no sports programming.

While the main focus of this article has been software for Sirius, there are similar options for XM as well.  A freeware application is XstreamXM, with the flipside being Pocket XM which is available for purchase.  It should go without saying that you must be a subscriber to the respective satellite service for any of these options to work.


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On the heels of our Samsung MM-A920 review, we have just put up a dedicated photo gallery of the A920. This one is for those who asked for more images of the phone. Go ahead and check out the gallery, where you can comment on the images while viewing. Nifty, no?

Read More | Samsung MM-A920 Gallery

Treo 700pSo, they didn’t get the jump on Verizon, but Sprint has just announced that they will be carrying the Treo 700p. With a 2-year commitment, you can get the handheld device for $499 USD. Sprint is touting this one as being compatible with the Power Vision network, which means it can do games, music, television, etc. Oh, and Sprint makes it very clear that you are free to use the Treo 700p with their Phone as Modem service - so tether away.


Read More | Sprint Treo 700p


Helio KickflipSo, Helio launched a few weeks ago, aiming to separate themselves from the normal United States cellular carriers by offering better service and phones that were previously unavailable Stateside. Our boys over at OhGizmo got their hands on one of the two phones that the services launched with, the Kickflip, and put it through the paces.

My gut feeling is that it’s just a little too soon to make a final decision on Helio. At this point, the rig needs a little polish. The phone is great and the service promises to be just as engaging, but it’s not there yet.

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Read More | OhGizmo


Samsung MM-A920 Multimedia Phone

We just put a bunch of time into playing with the Samsing MM-A920, and are reporting back with our thoughts. This is Sprint’s dedicated multimedia phone, offering easy access and navigation of music, games, and video clips on the go. With external navigation, stereo speakers, BlueTooth, camera, and a host of other features, how does the phone stack up? Read on for our full review.

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