The Motorola Karma QA1 is for those who can’t get enough socializing. The slider has a full QWERTY keyboard, a 2.5-inch 240x320 display, 3.6Mbps HSDPA, a 2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth 2.0 support, A-GPS and microSD card slot. Access MySpace, Facebook, email, IM and use its voice memo recording to keep track of it all. AT&T is now selling the Karma for $79.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate, a $39.99 voice plan and $20.00 messaging or data plan.
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Verizon will be offering a deal that’s hard to refuse with HTC’s new Ozone. The cell phone features a full QWERTY keyboard, built-in WiFi and Bluetooth capability, EV-DO Rev. A Internet, global GPS, micro SD expansion slot, WM 6.1, a 2.0 megapixel cam and a one touch messaging key. Go Verizon Wireless and get a price of only $49.99 with a two year contract after a $70.00 mail-in rebate. Get the Ozone online next week and find it in stores July 13.
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LG has launched their GM730, the first smartphone that offers Windows Mobile 6.1. Add to that their 3D S-Class User Interface with a cube layout. A single finger flip rotates each of the 5 faces and thereby eliminates most nested menus. Other features include a 5 megapixel cam, MP3 player and several games. The LG-GM730 makes its debut this July first in Asia, moving globally after that.
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Cricket subscribers can finally get the Motorola Evoke QA4, the company’s first touchscreen. It features a 2.8-inch WQVGA 240 x 480 display, a full HTML browser, SMS and email access, a widget-based customizable screen, GPS, Bluetooth compatibility and 256MB internal storage with microSD expansion. At a size of 108 x 50.5 x 17.5mm, it also has a 2 megapixel cam with 5x zoom, a full QWERTY keyboard and a price of $279.99 after Web discount and a $15.00 monthly charge for 3G HTML.
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Does your pinkie or ring finger ever tingle or feel slightly numb? This may mean that you are developing what doctors refer to as cell phone elbow aka cubital tunnel syndrome. Many of them have reported noticing the affliction that could result in damaging an essential nerve in the elbow by bending it too tightly. There are of course three solutions to this problem. Either put your device on speaker phone, switch hands or put down the phone occasionally!
We always appreciate when a company ups their product with technology as Verizon has done with their Casio Exilim. Their first camera phone features a 5.1 megapixel sensor and a 3x optical zoom that allows cropping without detail loss. The display swivels to give an extra coverage while the phone is being used as a camera. The cellie also supports V Cast music, Visual Voice Mail and VZ Navigator. Verizon is offering the phone for $449.99, $279.99 with a 2 year contract.
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Opera Mobile 9.7 beta is now available for Windows Mobile-based phones. New to the version is faster downloading, compression technology to speed up data transfer and its upgraded Presto 2.2 browser that they say is up to 25% faster. With the add-on Widgets manager and Opera Widgets SDK, favorites can be added with a click, in addition to pre-installed Twitter, Google Translate and other widgets. You can download Mobile 9.7 on the Norway based site.
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INQ Mobile, a subsidiary of Hong Kong’s Hutchison Whampoa, previously made the INQ1 Skype phone (shown) and has sold about 700,000 of them since 2007. In addition to releasing a new one for the holiday season, they will also be producing a cell phone specifically designed for Twitter. At a price of less than $140.00, the phone will use an Internet connection to send 140 character messages. Get yours before tweeting goes out of style.
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Nokia will finally begin shipping its N97 “Mobile Computer” this month to 75 countries, even though it began accepting pre-orders last month. The first batch will come packed with their Ovi Store. No specific countries were named, but we expect that North America and much of Europe will be on the list. Nokia VP Jonas Geust said that he is hoping it will be as successful as their N95, which has sold more than 10 million units during Q1 2009.
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General Mobile calls its DSTL1 “sophisticated and sexy.” We aren’t sure we would go that far but it does have some nice features. The Android-powered phone has double-SIM technology support, 624 MHz processor speed, a 5 megapixel Sony camera with AF, and Wifi capability. Check out photos, listen to music and watch Avi or Divx films on its 3-inch Sharp touchscreen. It also has Google map, built-in weather and Ebuddy. You will find it for $550.00 to $750.00, depending on your retailer of choice.
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