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Survey Says: More Dropped Call Complaints from AT&T iPhone 4 Users Than From Verizon Counterparts

According to a ChangeWave Research survey, owner satisfaction is almost the same between the two networks, but AT&T customers currently report a higher dropped call rate than Verizon users.

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Firefox 4 for Android: Desktop-Like Browsing for Your Phone

Formerly known as Fennec, Firefox 4 for Android devices is among the most feature-rich mobile browsers to date.

Nokia Astound: Affordable Android Alternative

The Nokia Astound is a great phone for users who want an affordable, yet full-featured smartphone, but the Symbian platform isn’t the most user-friendly.

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Amazon MP3 for Android Is A Great iTunes Alternative

While streaming has its hiccups, as a music player and store Amazon MP3 really shines.

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Parrot Minikit Smart Bluetooth Speakerphone Falls Short in Call Quality

This cradle device and speakerphone holds your phone in the car, making it ideal for GPS duties. Too bad its audio quality isn’t up to snuff.

BlueAnt S3 Bluetooth Speakerphone Has Multilanguage Support, but Design Hampers Usability

The S3 has five language options, phone-book sync, and dependable audio quality, but it could be easier to use.

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Jabra Cruiser2 Bluetooth Car Speakerphone Offers Good Sound, Easy-to-Use Controls

With the Jabra Cruiser2, you get above-average call quality. The controls are readily accessible while you're driving, too, and extra features add to the product’s usefulness.

Motorola Oasis: Headset Has Disappointing Call Quality

The bulky design of this over-the-ear headset failed to deliver a secure fit, and in testing its call quality fell short.

Plantronics Voyager Pro UC Headset: Impressive PC-and-Phone Communicator

If you rely on your cell phone and Skype, this Plantronics package neatly turns your PC into a Bluetooth communications hub. The headset performs reasonably well most of the time.

Jabra Easygo: Solid, Easy-Access Controls on a Bluetooth Headset

The least-expensive monaural headset tested to date is impressive: The controls are easy to reach, the fit feels solid, and the call quality isn't too shabby.

Motorola Finiti Bluetooth Headset: Unusual Design, Comfortable Fit

The pricey Motorola Finiti delivers a novel earpiece style and impressive noise cancellation in windy conditions.

BlueAnt Q2 Headset Provides Middling Audio Quality

Though this headset offers voice control and lets you choose between two wearing styles (hook or no hook), its call quality is mediocre.

Smartphone OS Shootout: Android vs. iOS vs. Windows Phone

iOS, Windows Phone, and Android square off in a competition focused on the mobile devices operating systems.

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