Facebook app brings feature phones (almost) up to smartphone standards

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Almost everyone I know has a smartphone of some kind these days, but there are a few stragglers who haven’t quite jumped on the bandwagon just yet. If you happen to have a so-called “feature phone” and want proper access to social networks, what do you do?

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Review: Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

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The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a little different. Even though it is largely sold as a “feature phone” rather than a smartphone, it has real smartphone brains under the hood with its Symbian S60 5th edition operating system. Does this make it a really good value for people who want web connectivity and smartphone-like functionality at a “dumbphone”-like price point? You’ll soon find out.

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Telus gets LG Breeze QWERTY messaging phone

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Even though there are a good number of great smartphones available on the market today, not everyone wants to pay for a hefty data plan. They want some of that smartphone functionality but at a more affordable price. For those people, the LG Breeze from Telus may be appropriate.

Following in the footsteps of so many other messaging phones before it, the LG Breeze is smartphone-like in appearance and functionality, but it’s “just a feature phone.”

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Verizon and Sprint get new affordable LG QWERTY messaging phones

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So, you want a new phone with a full QWERTY keyboard. But you can’t be bothered with an expensive smartphone data plan – you just want the handset to be as affordable as possible. It seems that LG is catering to this need for both Sprint and Verizon customers.

These two new phones from LG both cater to the cheaper end of the wireless spectrum. So if you’re thinking along the lines of the LG Rumor and LG Lotus, then you’re bowling down the right alley.

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