Principal Confiscates iPhone 6 Video

Watch: Principal refuses to give student’s iPhone 6 back to her parent, offers a flip phone as compensation

By on April 16, 2015 at 12:06 PM.

Watch: Principal refuses to give student’s iPhone 6 back to her parent, offers a flip phone as compensation

It’s perfectly fair for a school to confiscate a student’s iPhone while they’re in class. But once that student leaves the building, schools normally give their devices back to them. And if they don’t, then we definitely expect their devices to be returned once the student’s parent shows up to claim it. However, this wasn’t the case for one parent who recently went to pick up his daughter’s confiscated iPhone 6 at her school and was told that he couldn’t have it back and was then offered a flip phone as compensation. More →

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Flip Phone Vs. Smartphone Comparison

Flip phone user asks the Internet how he can ask for girls’ numbers without feeling like a loser

By on April 15, 2015 at 12:53 PM.

Flip phone user asks the Internet how he can ask for girls’ numbers without feeling like a loser

Not everyone owns or wants a smartphone… and there’s nothing wrong with that! Nonetheless, Gawker directs our attention to one insecure flip phone owner who recently asked Quora for advice on how to ask for women’s phone numbers on his flip phone without coming across like a loser. Happily, Quora is a much more civilized place than Twitter or the comments section of a YouTube video, so he got some fairly thoughtful responses. More →

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Throwback Thursday: Kyocera 6035, Verizon’s first smartphone

By on June 23, 2011 at 2:31 PM.

Throwback Thursday: Kyocera 6035, Verizon’s first smartphone


Just last week we brought you our interview with Marni Walden, Verizon’s CMO, who discussed the carrier’s iPhone, Android phones and BlackBerry devices, and that got us thinking: what was Verizon’s first smartphone? We reached out and confirmed for this week’s Throwback Thursday that it was indeed the Palm OS-powered Kyocera 6035, which made its debut on March 2nd, 2001. The phone, which was hailed by Verizon as combining the functionality of a PDA with the ubiquitous connectivity of a wireless phone, offered a flip-form factor with a numberpad that could be flipped down to reveal more of the 6035’s touchscreen display. If you thought the $299 you just dropped on the DROID Charge 4G was expensive, get this: the Kyocera 6035 was $499 with a 1-year contract — and it didn’t even have a camera! To make this Throwback Thursday a bit sweeter, we’ve actually included the original full press release after the break.

BGR’s Throwback Thursday is a weekly series covering our (and your) favorite gadgets, games, and software of yesterday and yesteryear. More →

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Samsung Contour for MetroPCS available now, $49

By on November 9, 2010 at 12:01 AM.

Samsung Contour for MetroPCS available now, $49

Samsung announced Monday the addition of the Samsung Contour to MetroPCS’ lineup of affordable feature phones. While the Contour is short on bells and whistles, it will certainly be a great option for customers who make value a priority. MetroPCS offers contract-free unlimited plans for as low at $40 per month including taxes. Samsung’s Contour compliments the carrier’s affordable monthly plans nicely, featuring a clamshell form factor, a VGA camera, a basic Web browser and 3G connectivity. The Samsung Contour is available immediately online and in MetroPCS stores for $49. Hit the jump for the full press release. More →

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