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What do 49 contract-free dollars buy you these days? The answer would be this, the just-introduced Contour from Samsung for MetroPCS. Needless to say, you can't expect much in the way of smartphone operating systems here -- but you do get Bluetooth, a VGA cam, speakerphone, and voice command capabi

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We wouldn't dream of paying a dime for this thing on a two-year agreement -- if anything, we'd expect a carrier to pay us -- so imagine our relief to hear that Sprint won't be charging anything upfront for the Samsung M360 after $160 worth of instant savings and a $50 \"web special.\" It's not much o

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You might think $99.99 on contract after rebate is a little pricey for a phone with such a tiny display, but the new LG Octane's got a secret: it's a bit like the enV series with a secondary display inside the landscape clamshell accompanied by a full QWERTY keyboard. Other features include a 3.2 m

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Yes, folks, it's true: Engadget's capable of scooping itself at its own reader meetup, as evidenced by the BlackBerry Style we just checked out at RIM's booth here. The phone is pretty much what you'd expect from what you've seen in the shots so far, essentially a clamshell riff on the Curve line;

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The so-called BlackBerry Style got kind of lost in all the recent PlayBook noise, but fear not, clamshell lovers -- it seems the phone is still very much on track. Some literature leaked this week by way of BGR suggests that it'll be called \"Oxford\" at retail, and that a gray version will be launch

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Back at Mobile World Congress in February, the mobile UI gurus at TAT showed off their interpretation of a dual-screen phone interface using TI's powerhouse OMAP4 testbed. Seemed a little pie-in-the-sky at the time, but frankly, the concept device being shown off by Fujtisu at CEATEC this week -- c

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Alright, Boulder owners, heads up -- your upgrade has arrived. The rumored Casio G'zOne Ravine is now official for Verizon, offering a 3.2 megapixel camera with LED flash, noise cancellation, VZ Navigator support, and -- of course -- MIL-STD-810G compliance for resistance to \"water, dust, shock, vi

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At first, we thought we were looking at the back of yet another standard design Bold or Curve -- but check out that nice, fat hinge up top. Indeed, we have every reason to believe we're looking at the long-rumored BlackBerry 9670 clamshell here, and the test reports confirm the presence of 802.11b

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Have $10 to spend and a willingness to sign your name on a dotted line? Well, has Sprint got a deal for you: the new Vero clamshell from Sanyo swings in at an easy-to-swallow $9.99 on contract. Of course, at that price, you make certain sacrifices; it's got a mere 1.3 megapixel cam, a 2.5mm (yes, 2

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Fact: the QWERTY clamshell Brigade is the only Casio G'zOne that Verizon currently sells. Fact: not everyone that wants a G'zOne wants a QWERTY clamshell (well, okay, that's more of a suspicion of ours than a fact, really). Anyhow, looks like Big Red is finally getting around to replacing the now-d

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Don't expect any new swivels (ahem, Dell), but Intel's education-focused Classmate PC nonetheless learned a few new tricks at this year's IDF 2010. First up is battery life, a six-cell lithium-ion energy source \"so students may be able to work all day long on a single charge\" also helped by the late

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If it looks (and sounds) vaguely familiar, well, it should -- Sanyo's new Innuendo clamshell replaces the similarly-named Incognito launched earlier this year. Specs have been bumped and warmed over all the way around, moving from 2 to 3.2 megapixels on the camera and adding an extra 0.2 inches of

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RIM has yet to officially announce the upcoming Style 9670 flip, but the leakfest continues today with a handful of new videos -- professionally-produced ones this time -- that show off key features of the UI and how to use them. Unlike the Torch, the Style lacks a touchscreen -- it just wouldn't b

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Every once in a while, carriers need to re-up the very bottom of their product lineups -- the part of the range where features like VGA cameras and tiny displays still reign supreme. Thing is, these are the kinds of phones that frequently aren't bestowed awesome model names, because... well, they'r

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We've always been fans of the odd form factor espoused by Motorola's longstanding Ming series of devices in China -- a form factor seen only briefly in the US with Verizon's Krave -- and now that Moto's made the leap to Android across its global smartphone lineup, it makes sense to move the MING fr

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By almost all accounts, LG's dLite for T-Mobile is an unremarkable midrange clamshell that barely warrants mention, with two notable exceptions. First, it's just the third LG to ever launch on T-Mobile USA -- the others being the GS170 and the Sentio -- so if you're an LG fan, you should be doing a

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We knew the original Droid's replacement was coming, but we were never able to nail down the market name with confidence -- until now, it seems. The Droid 2 makes a prominent appearance in an official catalog of Verizon devices leaked to BGR, talking up its 5 megapixel cam, 8GB of onboard storage,

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