Posts Tagged ‘steep’
Canadians have had the option to buy a factory-unlocked iPhone for awhile, but liberating Apple’s handset after the sale has been officially limited to Rogers and Fido customers. As long as MobileSyrup‘s leak is the real deal, though, subscribers to Bell and its Virgin Mobile branch can spring for an unlock as of today. That’s good news for many, although the hurdle is once again the carrier’s desire to keep customers from jumping ship. Those pursuing an unlock will supposedly need to be out of contract, skip any prepaid plans and pay a $ 75 fee — in short, they’re more likely to derestrict an old, well-worn iPhone than the iPhone 5 they bought last week. We’ll just be happy to have another route to hardware independence, and hope that the mention of widened unlock eligibility in 2013 is more than just a rumor.
Good Deal: Amazon’s steep AT&T smartphone sale offers one cent HD7S, Inspire 4G, Captivate, and more
It’s the harsh reality of smartphones nowadays: with the number of device choices and the rate at which they’re replaced the so-called phones of yesteryear are really only a few months old. There is a good side to all of this gloom and doom, however: if you’re willing to pass on the latest-and-greatest you can pick up perfectly-capable phones for bargin-bin prices. Amazon Wireless has new deals on some AT&T BlackBerry, Windows Phone, and Android smartphones from now through February 14th. Most cost merely a cent, though there are a few that are still going to put a dent in your wallet even after discount. Check below for the list of choices.
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Apple iPad copter fun to fly, steep learning curve
The AR.Drone from France-based Parrot is an exciting, fun-to-fly, four-rotor helicopter that can be piloted over Wi-Fi by an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone. But flying indoors proves tricky and may frustrate inexperienced pilots.