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posted in October 2007

NYC Cab Drivers Need To Grow Up

Hear this, NYC cab drivers! Mobile technology is a good thing. Maybe the cab drivers -- who are striking in protest of plans to install GPS units in their cabs -- should talk to mobile field forces who use GPS day in and day out to get their jobs done. Or maybe talk to the customers they're supposed to be serving.

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Pop Stars Become Mobile Spokespeople Du Jour

Motorola scored Fergie to rep its handsets. Samsung bonded with Beyonce to pitch its products. Who does that leave for Nokia, Sony Ericcson, and the rest of the mobile phone manufacturers? Let's contemplate which pop stars are most likely to sell their souls for mobile phone makers.

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No MotoBling For Americans

Motorola let loose a slew of new handsets today. Most are entry-level models for overseas markets, though two of the pleb-o-phones are headed for U.S. shores. But the real zinger is the gold-plated Razr2, which will only be available outside the U.S. No blinged out phone for the country that invented it? What g

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Has Apple Jumped The Shark And Gone Rotten?

What should have been another glorious moment in the sun for Apple is quickly turning into a blemish that won't go away. Rather than bask in the victory of the iPhone, Apple appears to have undermined itself by bricking modified iPhones. Is this the beginning of the end?

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'Brick' Enters Formal English Lexicon As Slang For A Useless iPhone

Did you ever think you would read the word 'brick' so many times in one week? Not only is it a noun (this brick used to be an iPhone), but it is also a verb (he bricked his iPhone), and adjective (that bricked iPhone doesn't work). It also happens to be a town (yo, shout out to New Jersey). It has yet to become a curse word (Brick you!).

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