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It's pretty much impossible to take any press release from Hop-on seriously, and its latest one is a perfect example of why. In essence, it points out that the GSM-based HOP1890 ChitterChatter will operate on AT&T's multi-billion dollar 3G network, but from what we can tell, it won't actually b...

October 26th 2008 at 3:04pm 0 Comments
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Sure, we've seen a lot of product announcements from Hop-on accompanied by janky product renders over the years -- but we've never seen an actual Hop-on phone, so we're a little skeptical of the company's promise this morning to release an Android phone at CES this year. What's more, it's supposed t...

October 24th 2008 at 1:21pm 0 Comments
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Sure, we've seen a lot of product announcements from Hop-on accompanied by janky product renders over the years -- but we've never seen an actual Hop-on phone, so we're a little skeptical of the company's promise this morning to release an Android phone at CES this year. What's more, it's supposed t...

October 24th 2008 at 1:21pm 0 Comments
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So Hop-On apparently got tired of showing rendered vaporware after rendered vaporware and finally came to the table with some real products, but there's a little problem: one of them, the HOP1803, is a dead ringer for Nokia's XpressMusic 5310. We figure Hop-On probably just went to their friendly l...

June 10th 2008 at 1:08pm 0 Comments
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It looks like Hop-On isn't resting on its laurels after letting is $10 "anti-iPhone" loose last month, with the budget-minded company now also set to release no less than six new handsets in its 1800 series, all of which will come in under $125. At the top end of that lot is the HOP1801 smartphone,...

June 6th 2008 at 4:26pm 0 Comments
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It looks like Hop-On isn't resting on its laurels after letting is $10 "anti-iPhone" loose last month, with the budget-minded company now also set to release no less than six new handsets in its 1800 series, all of which will come in under $125. At the top end of that lot is the HOP1801 smartphone,...

June 6th 2008 at 4:26pm 0 Comments
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Don't worry if you've never heard of 'em, but Hop-On's got a new $10 disposable cellphone that goes by the name of HOP1800. Dual-band on 850/1900 or 900/1800, featuring totally rad vibrating or polyphonic MIDI ringing, Hop-On's billing this one as the "anti-iPhone"; we're not exactly sure what make...

May 25th 2008 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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Don't worry if you've never heard of 'em, but Hop-On's got a new $10 disposable cellphone that goes by the name of HOP1800. Dual-band on 850/1900 or 900/1800, featuring totally rad vibrating or polyphonic MIDI ringing, Hop-On's billing this one as the "anti-iPhone"; we're not exactly sure what make...

May 25th 2008 at 1:58pm 0 Comments
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Details are pretty light on this one at the moment but, according to Telcoms.com, an unidentified European distributor has made a "test purchase" of no less than 10,000 disposable cellphones from Hop-On, which the company describes as a "a big step in introducing Hop-on to Europe." As before, the ph...

April 17th 2008 at 6:56pm 0 Comments
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We've heard a lot of talk from Hop-on, makers of all those cheap cellphones that never seem to go anywhere, but the company may have bitten off a little more than it can chew with its latest trademark registration filings for "YahooPhone" and "YPhone." Yep, that's right -- those names bring to mind...

February 15th 2008 at 5:04pm 0 Comments
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We've heard a lot of talk from Hop-on, makers of all those cheap cellphones that never seem to go anywhere, but the company may have bitten off a little more than it can chew with its latest trademark registration filings for "YahooPhone" and "YPhone." Yep, that's right -- those names bring to mind...

February 15th 2008 at 4:38pm 0 Comments