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Wednesday, October 17, 2007 A new way to research cell phone prices.

One of my side projects, PhoneMatchup lets you find, research prices, and buy mobile phones for cheaper than everyone else.

It works by continually retrieving auctions from ebay for some of the most popular phones out there (and not limited to Nokia, either!), running them through an auction filter (designed by me!), and displaying the ones that make the grade.

It's handy. It's free. So use it! the better place to buy cell phones.

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Monday, July 09, 2007

Save on Your Wireless Bill with Premier Discounts!

The Nokia Phone Blog's latest featured article goes over how to get a nice hefty discount on your monthly wireless bill - courtesy of wireless carriers' "Premier" or "Business" discounts.

How does it work? Basically, if you're a student, former student, or employee of almost any school or semi-large company, you'll qualify. The only requirement is an email address with the company/school domain (for example, would qualify you for the AT&T discount, which by some accounts is as large as 60%).

This applies to AT&T/Cingular and Verizon.

Read more about: Wireless Bill Discounts at the Nokia Phone Blog

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Nokia 1650, Nokia 2660 Phones Announced

At a convention in India, Nokia announced several new handsets aimed at the emerging market. Among them are the 1650 and 2660 models.

The Nokia 1650 is your standard budget mobile phone - no bells and whistles except for a flashlight and FM radio.

Meanwhile, the Nokia 2660 follows the same path with a flip phone form factor. Although there are a couple redeeming features - among them Bluetooth, GPRS, and a loudspeaker.

Read more about these models.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold Preview

Got $1350 bucks? Go buy yourself a brand spanking new Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold phone. The latest in the 8800 series (and the second Sirocco phone), the Sirocco Gold is meant to look hot, expensive, and oh so luxurious.

The casing is made of 18-carat gold - like you couldn't figure that out yourself.

Check out the Nokia 8800 Sirocco Gold Preview at the Nokia Phone Blog

Monday, April 16, 2007

Got a Nokia N80? Turn it into a Nokia N80ie!

I've written a handy guide that spells out exactly how to do a firmware update from the stock Nokia N80 to the N80 Internet Edition. The tutorial also covers what to do if you're using a branded N80 or you'd like to change the region code on your phone.

Check out the entire N80 to N80ie tutorial here.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Nokia 5300 Sweepstakes!

Looking to get yourself a Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone? Here's the easiest way I can think of: put in your name and email address into the Virtual Nokia Experience Center ballot and cross your fingers!

The Nokia 5300 is one of the more recent slider phones released that is made for the music listeners - featuring 3.5" mm jacks, expandable memory and dedicated playback buttons on the front, the 5300 is just waiting to be hooked up to some nice speakers.

Link to The Virtual Nokia Experience Center

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

A $1.3 Million Dollar Phone.

And the results are in: GoldVish, a relatively unknown company in the mobile phone world dominated by giants such as Nokia and Motorola, has the record for the most expensive handset ever sold in the world.

It's got bling. 1,200 diamonds worth of bling. It's got an ugly shape. It's worth more than you'll probably ever be worth!

Read more about the Most Expensive Phone Ever Sold