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Refurbished No-Contract Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone for AT&T for $499.99 [Shipped]
QualityCellz via eBay offers the refurbished No-Contract Apple iPhone 5s 16GB Smartphone for AT&T in Space Gray, Silver, or Gold for $499.99 with free shipping. That's $149 under the lowest total price we could find for a new prepaid iPhone 5s with almost any carrier. It sports an Apple A7 processor, 4 inch 1136x640 Retina display, 8-megapixel iSight camera with 5-element lens with f/2.2 aperture, True Tone flash, and 1080p video capture with 30 fps video shooting (120 fps shooting at 720p slow motion playback), 1.2-megapixel FaceTime HD camera, Touch ID fingerprint reader built into the home button, M7 motion coprocessor, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth 4.0, and dual microphones.
Posted Tuesday, 28-Jan-2014 11:46 AM ET
Samsung is Adding to Their Galaxy Line With The Blind In Mind
Since being visually impaired means something different for each person, it's great that there are multiple smart phone options for the blind community. In particular, one option that Android users have that iOS users don't, is multiple handset options. For instance, Android users can still get phones that have tactile buttons. This particular option will soon be available on a new addition to the Galaxy line from Samsung. The new Galaxy Core Advanced has built in options that are designed to appeal to the visually impaired. The phone comes with Android 4.2, a 5 megapixel camera, and apps that will assist the visually impaired user. The apps include: optical scan for text recognition, a light sensor app to detect light direction and brightness, and technology built into the camera app that will announce number of faces and their location. This new phone is expected to come out early next year. Pricing has not been announced.
Posted Thursday, 19-Dec-2013 3:57 PM ET
The Fleksy Keyboard May Be Coming to An App Near You
Many Fleksy users were hoping that third party keyboards would be integrated into iOS 7. Sadly this didn't happen, but Fleksy has found a way to bring their keyboard to apps anyway. They have just opened their Software Development Kit (SDK) to app developers, and with their permission, the keyboard can be included in their apps. There are already four apps that have decided to integrate Fleksy. These include: BlindSquare, a very poplar GPS app for the blind, WordBox, a text editor, GV Connect, an app for using Google Voice, and Launch Center Pro, an app that let's you create a speed dial for doing different tasks on your device.
Posted Thursday, 19-Dec-2013 3:53 PM ET
Unlocked Apple iPhone 4S 32GB Worldphone for GSM Networks for $359.99 [Shipped]
MobilePros1 via eBay offers the open-box Unlocked Apple iPhone 4S 32GB Worldphone for GSM Networks in Black or White for $359.99 with free shipping. That's the least expensive unlocked iPhone 4S we've seen and is $275 under the lowest total price we could find for a new unit elsewhere. It's powered by the Apple A5 dual-core processor and features an 8-megapixel camera which is capable of recording 1080p video at 30 fps with image stabilization, dual-antenna system for faster downloads and improved call quality on GSM networks, AirPlay Mirroring, Siri voice-activated assistant, 8-hour battery life, and more. It's compatible with GSM networks such as AT&T, T-Mobile, Vodafone, and more; it can't be used with CDMA networks such as Verizon or Sprint. Headphones are not included. It's not guaranteed to arrive by Christmas.
Posted Tuesday, 17-Dec-2013 10:43 AM ET
Unlocked Apple iPhone 4 8GB Smartphone for GSM Networks for $399.99 [Shipped]
Breed via eBay offers the Unlocked Apple iPhone 4 8GB Smartphone for GSM Networks in Black, model no. MF263E/A, or White, model no. MF264E/A, for $399.99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $125 and the best price we've seen for an unlocked iPhone 4S, outside of trade-in deals. It features an Apple A5 processor, Retina 3.5" display, front- and rear-facing cameras, 8-megapixel camera with LED flash, 1080p video, 802.11n, and Bluetooth 4.0.
Posted Monday, 04-Nov-2013 12:42 PM ET