As a phone, the National Geographic Talk Abroad Lite is weak, flimsy, and lacks essentials. However, as an emergency travel phone, its light, simple, and affordable build could do the trick for some.
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Mark your calendars. Samsung's next product debut hits New York, not Berlin, and comes earlier than in past years. There likely will be a new Galaxy Note 5, as well as other possible devices.
Sprint customers traveling overseas get a boon with the carrier's added Wi-Fi calling feature, starting with the Galaxy S4.
Thanks to the success of the iPhone, Apple has nearly $203 billion in cash. That could go a long way.
Microsoft had sought to prevent the Justice Department from obtaining emails in Ireland without first getting the country's consent.
The Duet D888 won't impress otherwise, but its capability to accommodate two SIM cards at once is more than welcome.
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The National Geographic Motorola Razr V3 offers cheap international calling, but we don't see any other reason to buy it.
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In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon breaks down best ways to use your smartphone while overseas without breaking the bank.