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posted in July 2008

The iPhone's Push App Service Appears

While iPhone owners may never get true background applications, the seeds are in place for the next best thing. Select developers are saying the 2.1 version of the firmware has an API for Apple's Push Notification Service.

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Virgin Mobile Axes Stripping Campaign

So, the MVNO Virgin Mobile wanted a viral way to promote its phones while also donating clothing to nonprofits that clothe homeless teens. Sounds like a noble goal, and nothing could go wrong, right? Well, it can get sticky if you involve stripping.

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Holy Batphone, Nokia!

If you've seen the new Batman movie then you're probably still having nightmares about the Joker. But some eagle-eyed viewers noticed a Nokia-branded touch-screen phone that Morgan Freeman was using. Was this the rumored touchable Nokia Tube?

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8 Killer iPhone 3G Alternatives

Apple's iPhone 3G may be hogging the headlines, but there is a slew of other smartphones from HTC, Samsung, RIM, Nokia, LG, and GPS-maker Garmin, that can offer the same, if not better features.

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The iPhone 3G Gets Unlocked

A group in Brazil has unlocked the phone to run on other carriers' networks, and a hacker team has enabled independent apps to run on Apple's latest handset.

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The BlackBerry Bold Impresses

While the iPhone 3G launch is capturing headlines and media coverage, Research in Motion is readying its BlackBerry Bold. The Boy Genius has been playing with it for a month, and he wrote up a very lengthy review. The verdict? BlackBerry lovers will be quite satisfied.

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Palm's Not Dead Yet

The world got a tantalizing peak at a highly-anticipated touchscreen smartphone that's supposed to come out this weekend. That's right folks, it looks like the Treo 800w was showing its bad self all over the Internet today.

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An iPhone With A Slide-Out QWERTY?

In any argument between a BlackBerry user and an iPhone aficionado, it's inevitable that you'll hear, "I need a real keyboard." But Apple's smartphone may soon be sporting a slide-out QWERTY keyboard if you believe a report from The Register.

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Hands-Free Laws Don't Solve The Real Issue

In case you've been under a rock, California and Washington now have laws that make it illegal to talk on a cell phone while driving unless you use a hands-free device. Obviously, the sentiment behind the laws is good -- I mean, everyone but me is a crazy driver -- but it seems like yet another toothless, unnecessary law.

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