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Whats it YOUR pocket?

I have a lot of friends down at SXSWi right now and one of them tweeted tonight about going to Android & ditching the Death Star, for reasons not yet clear to me. So, it got me thinking, with Android shooting up in the ratings by double digits, Windows Mobile basically dead and RIM even getting WAY old in the tooth, whats in your pocket, Now?

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Sprint lowers Samsung Moment to $99, new

Sprint lowers Samsung Moment to $99, new version likely to be announced at MWC on Monday. This is a GREAT blowout price! http://ow.ly/17cSv

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Motorola Calgary Android phone confirmed!

There have been rumors of the Alexander / Calgary for almost over a year now, but with the new release of Fring today for Android 2.0 & Symbian (for our European Nokia friends), the device is clearly listed as a download option. So, if you combine this with BGR's information along with all of the rumors, you pretty much have a done deal. Its not like we didn't expect for a 'budget' DROID to come out coupled with MOTOBLUR. In fact, I think Motorola has a good idea and strategy on its hands here!

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BREAKING: Apple Tablet exclusive to Verizon Wireless

As I first reported over a year ago, the Apple Tablet (Newton II) will ship on VZW for 3G access. This is a consolation concession given to VZW since they will never, ever get an iPhone, 3G or 3G S. They will get a LTE 'phone' (I say 'phone' because voice will still be handled over CDMA2000 1xRTT, as it is now), perhaps as early as Q1 2011. 

Its truly rare that little old me ever scoops any of the 'big guys', but when it happens, iGloat. Hah 

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VZW does a bare knuckle punch to The Death Star

So as @boygenius first reported yesterday, Verizon Wireless is drastically reducing their rate plans as part of their combined smartphone offensive consisting of lower prices, network superiority & advanced devices. This is news in itself usually, but combined with the joint responses of T-Mobile and AT&T Mobility it actually starts to get seriously interesting as the Death Star responded by matching their overpriced rates along with T-Mobile lowering hardware prices! Count this one as the free market working for once, kids! Sprint meanwhile is expected to announce a device, launch it with bad hardware and expect people to remember they bought Nextel for some reason only known to the Dali Lama. Can you hear me now?

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Windows Mobile 7 delayed. Again.

Chalk this up to MSFT just absolutely having zero clue how to execute in the mobile space, especially since it took them almost TWO YEARS (!) to go from 6.0 to 6.1 then 6.5! And keep in mind, all of this is the same shitty Windows CE code that was originally WinMo 4 & 5! Windows mobile 7 was actually supposed to be out early last year but somehow Microsoft managed to fuck that up as well. 

Look, I am a die in the wool Microsoft guy. Well, at least I was now that I think about it! I Had an X-Box & a 360) until the 2nd 360 I bought died on me. I canceled my Zune HD pre order because it was very 'meh'. Also, when it came time to get a new phone last year, I didn't even consider Windows Mobile. I got a Palm Pre. Yeah, that was a genuine turd-ball hardware wise, but software wise, wow, Palm has a winner! Finally, I just gave in and said fuck it and bought a Droid for New Years. Windows what? Android is the future and its here, now.

What do You think? Please add to the discussion here or on twitter @SouthBay_Mike

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Google Voice Invites

As I have been looking at setting up my new @Motorola #Droid , I relaized I could finally start utilizing & leveraging the power of the Google with the native Android 2.0 app. So, as I was on the admin site for my account & realized

Holy Smokes, Ive got oodles and oodles of Google Voice invites to dish out!

The result being, if youd like one, (or two if your cute!)  just make a comment here or @SouthBay_Mike on Twitter with the hash-tag #TechBlended!

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