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Treat your thumbs to a BlackBerry KEY2 or KEY2 LE from just $330 today only

Get physical with these keyboards for less.

Woot is offering some significant savings on both the BlackBerry KEY2 and KEY2 LE today. The phones are unlocked international versions of the handsets so will work on GSM carriers in the U.S. They are in new condition and come with a 1-year warranty from BlackBerry.

The flagship BlackBerry KEY2 is down to just $ 529.99 in black. That’s the lowest we’ve seen it go and beats a deal we  [Read More…]

Treat your thumbs to a BlackBerry KEY2 LE for just $400 today

Physical keys are so satisfying.

BlackBerry Mobile unveiled two versions of the KEY2 this year, one of which was aimed a bit more towards the budget crowd. It’s normally priced at $ 450, but right now you can pick one up for $ 399.99, which marks the lowest price we’ve ever seen on it. One of the “key” selling features of this device is that it comes in a variety of colors, but right now only the  [Read More…]

People are apparently using their phones too much and getting ‘numb thumbs’

Are you a numb thumber?

Smartphones have become a regular part of our daily lives. We use them to text, tweet, and stream videos, and all of this requires the use of our fingers — more often than not, specifically our thumbs.

Nellie Bowles at The New York Times recently published an article called “Me and My Numb Thumb: A Tale of Tech, Texts and Tendons.” In it, Bowles talks about how, as she’s continued to use  [Read More…]

You can now ‘thumbs up’ individual app reviews in the Google Play app

If you’ve wanted a way to show someone that their review of a particular app helped you, you’ll be happy to see that you can now ‘thumbs up’ a review from the Google Play app. That’s right, if you come across a review that you find worthy of being thanked, or liked, or acknowledged positively in some fashion, you can now do so right from your phone. To find helpful reviews, you can sort them by most  [Read More…]

Pandora’s new Thumbprint Radio station is full of songs that have your ‘thumbs up’

Pandora, a popular streaming music service, has just added a new, and highly personalized, radio station to its lineup based on the history of each user. It’s called Thumbprint Radio, and each subscriber will get a different list of songs, based on their history of giving the “thumbs up” to tracks on the service.

Pandora says that each users’ Thumbprint Radio station will continue to change based on new tracks that users “thumb up”,  [Read More…]

Give live broadcasts a thumbs up on Google Hangouts with Applause

Google has announced Applause for its Hangouts suite. This latest feature for the broadcasting and collaboration service enables views of a live broadcast to provide feedback without having to deal with Q&A comments. All that’s required is a simple, quick click on the thumbs up or thumbs down buttons, which is then registered on the system as feedback for said broadcaster.

As viewers give provide the old thumbs up, data is accumulated and published under  [Read More…]

HTC Rhyme now available; good karma or six thumbs down?

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The hotly debated HTC Rhyme is now available from Verizon for $ 199 with a new two-year contract. While the price of the HTC Rhyme is high for a phone that only features a 1 GHz single-core processor, 3.7-inch WVGA display, 5 megapixel camera and 768 MB RAM, the phone does include a pair of tangle-free headphones, a multifunctional docking station and a charm indicator.

It’s hard to say if Verizon’s  [Read More…]