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We've gotta hand it to Verizon here; The Network's still got a bit of a reputation as a stodgy, old-school carrier that eschews style for reliability, but they've been working their rumps off the past couple years trying to shake that image with devices like the US-exclusive version of the Chocolat...

September 9th 2007 at 6:23pm 0 Comments
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It's not every day that a global release from Samsung gets as many oohs and aahs as one of their domestic pieces, but the SGH-X830 is a notable exception. The curious lil' spinner gets by with just two columns on its keypad (a rather low number, we reckon), brazenly sacrificing usability for fashio...

November 3rd 2006 at 11:46am 0 Comments
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Our theory here is that the FCC didn't actually see the X830, it just quietly slipped by. Yeah, it's that small; usability of the dual-column keypad could be an issue for some folks attracted to the handset, but for others, Samsung's submicronic spinner makes the grade on the 'wow' factor alone (pre...

August 11th 2006 at 12:26pm 0 Comments
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There are many variations of the theme, but the story typically ends the same: Korean manufacturer shows off hot phone; hot phone goes on sale in Korea; rest of the world never hears about the hot phone again. For a change of pace, we might have a happy ending this time. Remember the curious SPH-S...

June 12th 2006 at 8:33am 0 Comments