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You read that right, Microsoft is set to acquire Nokia's hardware division for $7.17-billion cash. To be more specific, they're buying Nokia's "cellphone unit for 3.79 billion Euros ($5 billion), and spending another 1.65 billion Euros ($2.18 billion) to license Nokia's patent portfolio, for a total of 5.44 billion Euros ($7.17 billion)." Continue reading for the news report and more information.

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The problem with most virtual keypads on smartphones today is that they just don't offer any tactile feedback. Introducing the "Bubble Phone". This innovative concept has a transparent touchscreen that comes complete with a real keypad on the back and a traditional display up front. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of the funniest game show answers of all-time.

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You've seen what they'd post on Instagram, now check out a few text messages from Disney princesses to their princes. Starting off, we have Ariel, who still needs to learn the actual names of objects apparently. Continue reading to see them all.

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Some cities require that all cell phone sites be inconspicuous, for example blended with the surrounding area. Preserved treescapes can often hide cell towers inside an artificial tree or preserved tree. These installations are generally referred to as concealed cell sites or stealth cell sites. Continue reading to see more.

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If you accidentally entered someone's number incorrectly and then decided to send a text message before actually calling to check the accuracy, the scenario above could happen. That is just one of the many strange and funny text messages sent to the wrong number we've rounded up for you today Continue reading to see them all.

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Sometimes, an ignore button for text messages would really come in handy on your phone, especially when the person is sending you messages such as the ones above. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational poster gallery. Continue reading for a video of a mom driving a 900hp EVO.

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Plastic Logic unveils MorePhone, a shape-shifting handset that actually folds up when a call is received, thanks to 'smart memory' wires in a thin plastic display. Technically speaking, when a current is applied to them, they contract, causing the display to curl. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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There's a new site making the rounds online, and it deals with supeheroes and text messages. To be more specific, it gives us an idea of what superheroes in the comic book universe would talk about if they actually texted each other, starting with The Flash and Robin. Continue reading for more.

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The first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by John F. Mitchell and Dr Martin Cooper of Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing around 2.2 pounds (1 kg). In 1983, the DynaTAC 8000x was the first to be commercially available. From 1990 to 2011, worldwide mobile phone subscriptions grew from 12.4 million to over 6 billion, penetrating about 87% of the global population and reaching the bottom of the economic pyramid. Continue reading to see some interesting text messaging facts.

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If you compare the cell phones of today with those released just five years ago, you'll probably notice that everything now is basically just a giant touchscreen, whereas models with many different shapes and sizes existed back then. Continue reading to see ten interesting cell phone concepts that think outside the box.

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