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Republic Wireless, the upstart service provider that combines traditional cell coverage with Wi-Fi calling and texting, has announced plans to carry Motorola?s newest smartphone, the Moto X, for $299, with plans that will run anywhere from $5 to $40 per month.
Vulnerabilities in Apple's iOS lock screens have become a fixture of new iOS releases over the past few years. And iOS 7 is not exempt, as a new method for bypassing the passcode on a lock screen has been discovered by idle hands and reported by Forbes' Andy Greenberg.
Former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop stands to get a giant paycheck once Microsoft?s deal to buy the Finnish company?s phone business is complete. According to a revised contract with Nokia, Elop ? a former Microsoft employee ? will collect an estimated $25.4 million including cash and early vesting of stock awards, when Microsoft?s $7.17 billion purchase of Nokia?s devices business closes.
As bulls and bears continue to duke it out over the upcoming iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c launch, conflicting info continues to trickle in. Some of the latest news comes from The Guardian, which spoke to several unnamed sources at various UK wireless carriers and found that iPhone 5c preorders appear to be beyond underwhelming. "It's been a big disappointment," one anonymous source told the site. "We are seeing a decline in the number of pre-orders."

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