Dialed In 148: The $30 Android smartphone

Missed the Dialed In podcast live? No problem. Watch here for all the latest cell phone and smartphone news, including the cheapest Android phone we've yet to see.

The financial barrier to owning a smartphone is getting lower and lower, in part thanks to the open-source (read: free) Android operating system that can allow manufacturers and carriers to shave costs. We've seen our share of entry-level Android phones for $100, but a $30 handset is a jaw-dropping steal, and it's going to be available through T-Mobile with a two-year contract. We also tick off the list of new mobile handsets coming out in the next month, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab for all four major carriers. And stick around for our top-five favorite Windows Phone 7 features.

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News
Samsung to reveal new Android phone Nov. 8
RIM BlackBerry Bold 9780 coming to T-Mobile Nov. 17
HTC HD7 launching November 8 for $199.99
Motorola Defy gets pricing and release date
LG Optimus T gets priced at $29.99
Verizon introduces LG Octane
Pantech Crux arrives at Verizon
More photos emerge of PlayStation phone
Galaxy Tab coming to T-Mobile first, Nov. 10
BlackBerry PlayBook readies for Adobe AIR apps
Call centers connected to Verizon staff up
Top 5 Things I love about Windows Phone 7
T-Mobile MyTouch 4G arriving Nov. 3 for $200

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