The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day

Here are some of today’s phone conversations I enjoyed reading or viewing on the web, along with some brief thoughts:

palm-pre-nfl-mobileNo Pre for Verizon Wireless customers? (The Street) — Call it rumor for now, but word on “the street” is that Verizon isn’t going to embrace the Palm Pre after all. That’s a shame for several reasons. First, it wouldn’t be too challenging to bring a CDMA handset to VZW. Second, Palm needs to get the Pre out in as many hands as it can — developers are chasing the handset sales, and the Pre needs apps. I’m hoping Scott Moritz is wrong on this one.

$15 USB car charger for your phone (Lifehacker) — Got a phone that can charge over USB? A ten and five gets you a simple USB charger that plugs into your vehicle’s cigarette lighter. I may snap one of these up to replace my iPhone-specific charger. I can charge either my iPhone or my Pre with this inexpensive piece of kit.

22415Nokia 7705 twist and shouts in a review (Phone Scoop) — This is definitely one of the more innovative phones I’ve seen. The Nokia 7705 Twist actually does twist. Not like Chubby Checker, mind you. The phone looks like all screen, but it twists one of the corners to expose a QWERTY keyboard. Unfortunately, the rock-n-roll party stops soon after because the interface looks downright kid-like to me. You be the judge.


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