Dialed In 159: Cell phones are serious business (podcast)

A Facebook phone? The BlackBerry PlayBook running Android apps? We address some of these rumors and more on this week's Dialed In podcast.

Today's podcast is a laugh riot. OK, not really, but it's certainly action-packed. We kick things off by addressing the rumors of a Facebook phone and reports that the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps. We also sort through the carriers' confusing smartphone data plans and take a look at the phones from Motorola's past, present, and future. All this plus the latest reviews and reader e-mails on this week's episode of Dialed In.

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News
Rumor: HTC working on Facebook phone
Rumor: Playbook to run Android apps
PlayStation phone gets full photo treatment
Verizon keeps unlimited data plan for iPhone--for now
On Call: About that Verizon iPhone
True cost of a smartphone: Price plan comparison
Sprint changes Premier handset program
Samsung announces Android-powered Galaxy Ace, Fit, Gio, Mini
Verizon's BlackBerry 9650 Bold and Curve 3G gets OS 6
Moto is back (and that's a good thing)

Reviews
Sonim XP1300 Core
HTC Trophy (unlocked)
Jawbone Era
Plantronics Voyager Pro UC

Upcoming reviews
TerreStar Genus
Dell Venue Pro (T-Mobile)
HTC Mozart (unlocked)
Huawei M735 (MetroPCS)
Huawei Ideos X5 (unlocked)

About the author

Bonnie Cha was a former chief correspondent for CNET Crave, covering every kind of tech toy imaginable (with a special obsession for robots and Star Wars-related stuff). When she's not scoping out stories, you can find her checking out live music or surfing in the chilly waters of Northern California.

 

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