Android users will have the choice of a free mobile service this summer, the keyboard-equipped BlackBerry Q10 finally hits U.S. stores, and Audi cars tells drivers where to find a parking space.
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FreedomPop's free mobile plan
too good to be true? In today's Update episode, I explain how the plan will work when it launches this summer. The free model runs on Sprint's network and has unlimited texts, but monthly limits on data (500 MB of 4G) and voice (200 minutes).
Paying for more data and voice on FreedomPop is still cheaper than going with a major carrier. In an interview with CNET Update, FreedomPop CEO Stephen Stokols explained he's targeting a price of $9.99 for unlimited calling, and $17.99 for 2 GB of data. FreedomPop will also be selling cheap refurbished versions of popular Android phones, like the HTC Evo 4G, but these plans can also be used with any existing Sprint Android phone.
Also in this episode, BlackBerry fans can finally get their fingers on the
keyboard-equipped Q10 model
, now at T-Mobile and
coming Monday to Verizon stores
And Audi drivers should have an easier time finding a parking spot, thanks to an
Audi Connect service upgrade
that lists details on nearby parking garages and lots -- including prices and how many spaces are available.
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