Wednesday's News Bits

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Wednesday's News Bits
  • Nokia N97 Mini is said to launch later this year, a moderator at the Vodafone Forum informs. According to the person, the handset will be offered by the carrier and will come at a more affordable price.
source: MobileBurn


  • Verizon Wireless and AT&T denied to have colluded on the prices of text messaging services. On Tuesday, the companies stated that the prices have actually been lowered for most of the customers and the market is indeed competitive.
source: Reuters


  • A live image of a Verizon-branded BlackBerry Tour has leaked. It seems that shortly after the carrier announced future availability of the product, a user has found a way to get the smartphone and take a photo of it.
source: BlackberryOS



  • Obama’s administration will repeal the tax on personal use of work cell phones. The law from 1989 requires companies to keep track of the minutes spoken by employees using their work cell phones for private purposes, since this is considered a taxable benefit. However, with the development of communication technologies the law has been rendered obsolete.
source: Reuters via TheRegister


  • Cestos is the first multiplayer game for Android. And it looks like it is very well received too, since it has been downloaded over 10,000 times during its first week on the Android Market. In Cestos you control marble-like creatures, with the only goal to remain the last man standing on the arena.
source: AndroidandMe

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3 Comments

1. Dood

Posts: 269; Member since: Mar 23, 2009

Maybe I missed something, but Obama wants to tax individual minutes now? What the deuce?! Any Obama voters know how to explain that, as I would LOVE for that to make more sense... Razr with an actual razor FTW!!! Source: Legion

2. dirtjenkins

Posts: 12; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Look up the word 'repeal' and you will find your answer.

3. Millionaire

Posts: 2; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

No Dood, take your time and read it Obama is repealing (removing) the tax that did that The article and the Obama Admin clearly states that there is no need for such a tax (i watch cnn AND fox news and they both said this, plus i'm a proud Obama voter:))

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