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posted in September 2009

Motorola Cliq Will Cost $200

T-Mobile and Motorola said Tuesday the Android-powered smartphone would be available Nov. 2 for about $200 with a new two-year contract. I played with the Cliq when it was introduced earlier this month and liked it, but I think the companies may have shot themselves in the foot with the pricing.

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Motorola Taps Nero For Android Syncing

The Motorola Cliq is going to be a highly-sought device when it's released later this year, but we haven't heard about how users will manage and sync their multimedia files. Motorola said Friday it has tapped Nero to craft its desktop media software, and, from what I've seen, it looks pretty good.

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How Much Should Smartphones Cost?

While writing about the Sprint Instinct HD today, I was kind of shocked that they were going to charge $250 for it after rebates and a new two-year contract. In the world of a $199 iPhone, and a $149 Palm Pre, I just don't see why anyone would want the less-capable Instinct HD. It points to an interesting pricing trend that is going to be a larger issue in the smartphone world over t

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Thoughts On Opera Mini 5 For BlackBerry

Opera Software released the beta version of its Mini 5 browser earlier today, and I've spent a little time with it on my BlackBerry. Research In Motion fans will be happy to know there is finally a good browser for their favorite e-mailing machine.

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Samsung Launches App Store

The company is hoping to mirror the success of Apple's App Store. Samsung says its virtual store will have more than 2,000 programs by the end of the year.

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Motorola Unveils Android 'Cliq'

The company's first Android smartphone will include the MotoBlur service, which aggregates photos, contacts, and other information from Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and other online sources.

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Making The Case For Feature Phones

I've long thought that features phones like the Samsung Rogue were on their way out because low-cost Android devices or other smartphones would eventually make their way down market. After conversing with Frank Meehan, CEO of INQ Mobile, I may be reconsidering that stance.

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Meet The Palm Pixi, The Second WebOS Phone

I guess Palm has a penchant for making their big announcement very close to Apple's big events, as they've just announced its follow-up to the Pre. The Palm Pixi is the company's second webOS smartphone, and this pretty device is coming to Sprint.

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Check Out The BlackBerry Onyx

The first official press photo of the BlackBerry Onyx came out today, and it looks very, very nice. This messaging powerhouse will be similar to the BlackBerry Bold, but it will add enough new features and design changes to keep BlackBerry fanatics happy.

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LG Preps WiMo 6.5 Phones

The electronics giant is placing a heavier emphasis on smartphones to try and overtake Samsung as the second-largest handset maker in the world.

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Nokia Rolls Out Ovi Dev Tools

The world's largest cell phone maker is betting that location-based applications will make its handsets more attractive than competing devices from Apple, RIM, and others.

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AT&T Boosts 3G In NY

The wireless operator is deploying 850-MHz spectrum to increase 3G coverage for its smartphone and mobile broadband users in New York and New Jersey.

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