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Back to school special: QWERTY messaging phones
It's that time of year when kids go back to school and people start to think of ways to stay connected and in touch. If your kids are like mine, text messaging is used 90% of the time compared to voice calls on mobile phones and they are all about the QWERTY keyboard for easier, faster texting than a phone keypad. Every carrier realizes this too and has a lineup of QWERTY phones to meet these texting needs. Let's take a look at two of the best QWERTY phones available from each of the four major wireless carriers.
Novatel announces new MiFi 2372 for North American GSM networks
One of the most popular mobile accessories that I have heard about from others who travel quite a bit is the Novatel Wireless MiFi. I personally have not tried one out because they have been available on Sprint and Verizon Wireless and I don't get a good enough signal where I live with these carriers to pay for another mobile data service. Novatel Wireless just announced the MiFi 2372 HSPA device that is optimized for North American GSM networks and worldwide usage with a GSM carrier. There have been unlocked ones you could pick up from an importer, but this newest model also has other features integrated into it.
Will pre-teens really adopt the new iPod touch as a VoIP phone?
I generally agree with my friend Andy Abramsom and greatly respect his opinion. He posted today on why he thinks the upcoming rumored iPod touch will be huge for VoIP and multimedia, but I don't think it will have as big of an impact with the teen crowd as he indicates. This new device is rumored to have an integrated microphone, digital camera, and 64GB of memory. I agree that the savvy traveler may desire to use this new device to connect via WiFi and place and receive inexpensive VoIP calls. However, this same traveler can do this now with the iPhone and SIM card removed so I don't think there will be a huge impact in iPod touch sales due to the microphone