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10. 23. 2007

On the prowl: Meet Ming

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In a few more months, my contract with AT&T (formerly Cingular whence we first met) ends, and so I'm out on the prowl for a new deal and a new phone (can AT&T still do it for me?). Honestly, I know that there is a super batch of new phones arriving to shelves in the next few weeks, but currently I just can't rationalize spending $250-$350 for a smartphone, when another $50 will get me the iPhone. But, I'm sworn to staying iPhone-free until its next generation model makes it to market. So, let's talk about the Motorola Ming, also known as the "unlocked phone that can do it all."

I like Ming because it runs a Linux-based interface (mmmm open source). The interface helps any user easily navigate between entertainment, contacts, documents, and more. Ming has a 2-megapixel camera for photos, a business card reader to store your contacts, and 8MB of internal memory.

Price: No contract! $280-329 via Amazon (early adopter exclusive) in black, red, or white.

Posted by chrissie    Category: cell phones
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Jacqueline:

I'm in a similar boat when it comes to phones - my contract is up soon, but the next-gen iphone still won't be available. The whole "bricked iphone" thing kind of makes me lean towards something linux-based like the Ming, though. Besides, I think it looks pretty cool too!

Nils:

I really like this phone and am in the same boat regarding the iPhone, I want to wait until the second or third generation are available before purchasing. Regarding the Ming, I think egizmo.com has these for $249.95.

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