Tuesday´s News Bits

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Tuesday´s News Bits
  • TracFone will offer the Samsung Finesse SCH-R810C. The handset is equipped with 3.2-inch touch-sensitive screen, 2-megapixel camera, full HTML browser, microSD slot (supports cards of up to 16GB) and utilizes the manufacturer´s proprietary TouchWiz interface. The price of the new handset, however, remains unknown. (source: Samsung)

  • MetroPCS sells the ZTE Essenze for $99. The CDMA slider phone sports VGA camera, GPS, Bluetooth and supports ChatLINK. (source: phonescoop)

  • T-Mobile releases OTA update for the Sidekick LX 2009. The new software version is 5.0/270115 and the patch supposedly makes the device snappier. Has anyone installed it yet? Is there any noticeable speed improvement? (source: Hiptop3)

  • General Mobile DSTL1 gets a firmware update. It upgrades the dual-SIM capable Android-based handset to OS version 1.6 (Donut). It will allow you to enable either SIM card whenever you want or activate them both at the same time. More information is available via the source link: Android Authority

  • Owners of BlackBerry handsets can now get BeejiveIM 2.0 Release Candidate 1. The new edition runs on BlackBerry OS 5.0 and offers quite a few extra features, like sending people your GPS location or voice notes. You can download the app from here. (via: TheBlackBerryZone)



3. Kristin Zed

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 30, 2009

I bought the Straight Talk Samsung finesse R810c from Walmart and I really love the phone. the touchscreen is just as nice as the iPhone, I think the only real difference is the Finesse doesn't offer video streaming. Some people have said that it's expensive but it's a third of the price of the iPhone when you consider that I get unlimited talk, texts and data for $45 per month and with the phone I will pay $1400 over two years. My friend who has an iPhone pays $150 per month if she doesn't incur any overage charges which means that she will pay $3600 over two years. The Finesse suddenly looks like a much better phone than the iPhone and who needs those extra apps anyway. I get better signal because Straight Talk is on Verizon's network nationwide while the iPhone is on AT&T - need I say more!

1. oddmanout

Posts: 443; Member since: May 22, 2009

Kinda off topic but what ever happened to the sidekick data plan... it used to be $20 for unlimited web and text. now its twice that... and still is more with only web... i'll never go back to t-mo while theyre charging all that money for low end phones.

2. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

the sidekick plan is the same as every other smartphone data plan.

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