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Roundup: Blackberry coming before June, Samsung's unbreakable screen, iPhones coming to T-Mobile



Mobile devices on planes: FCC chariman tells the Federation Aviation Administration that it's time to allow expanded use of mobile devices on planes.   Time 

Phone for kids: What's the appropriate age to buy a phone for your kids? Phones aren't just for talking any more, and kids have a different concept of how they're used: Games, camera, entertainment, and more.


Time gadget of the year: Time magazine has named the iPhone 5 has it's best product of 2012 in its annual ranking, calling it "one of the most artfully polished gadgets anyone's ever built."   Time


Safe driving: Here are five apps that help to prevent your teenagers from texting while driving.


Coach with a sense of humor: Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino answers a reporter's phone when it rings in the middle of a press conference.   USA Today


BlackBerry 10 before June:  Research In Motion has announced that it will unveil its first BlackBerry 10-based devices in January, with touch-screen phones coming out in the U.S. in March.   Forbes


Pay phones for the future: New York mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has put out a challenge to reinvent the lowly and forgotten pay phone to make them more useful.   Businessweek


Unbreakable screen: A report says Samsung's next flagship phone, the Galaxy S IV smartphone, will have an unbreakable screen.   Los Angeles Times


iPhones coming to T-Mobile USA in 2013: But the company will stop subsidizing smartphones to cut costs and attract customers who don't want upgrade restrictions.   Reuters


Free app a day: AppGratis brings you one free hand-picked, tested, and reviewed app per day.   CNET

[Last modified: Monday, December 10, 2012 9:08am]


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