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Wednesday's News Bits - June 2009, part 1

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Wednesday's News Bits
  • Sprint has plans to launch a CDMA/WiMAX-capable handset sometime in 2009 or 2010. Educated guesses about the nature of the phone tend to refer to Wi-Fi connectivity and Android as a possible operating system, but nothing is really certain yet.
source: SmarTrend via BGR

  • Sprint’s HTC Snap gets shot while being unboxed. As you probably know, the expected launch date for the Snap is June 6, so you may find these pics useful if you intend on getting the Windows Mobile beast. Actually, we would rather go for the Pre, which is to come out a day earlier, but if you really want the Snap that bad…
source: BGR

HTC Snap Preliminary Specifications (Sprint)

  • The Sims 3 is now available for the iPhone and iPod touch for $9.99. The game looks really cool; it is even close to the PC version. We hope you enjoy it!
source: Apple



  • A new free Android app allows you to search for local businesses by categories. Congrats! With Places Directory you can now browse local places in a number of different categories like Restaurants, Movie Theatres, Hotels and Banks. It also shows the distance and directions to the desired location.
source: GoogleMobileBlog

  • The GIGA-BYTE S1200 should be released this month, informs PocketPCThoughts. The handset is really important for the manufacturer as it will utilize the new Flash-based Smart Zone user interface. On top of that, it will feature a 3.1-inch touchscreen, 528MHz processor, 288MB RAM, 3MP camera and will be running WM 6.1 Professional.
source: PocketPCThoughts

GIGA-BYTE S1200 Preliminary Specifications | Hands-on



  • T-Mobile is now offering two new pre-paid phones: the Nokia 1661 and the Samsung T239. The 1661 is a feature candybar phone sold at a price of $19.99. This thing is that you can actually earn $5.01 by getting a $25 prepaid card along with it. If you are not really into that, you can still get the T239 slider for $60, again with a $25 prepaid card and it even has a VGA camera!
source: T-Mobile, more via PhoneNews and PhoneScoop

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