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Why you might want to own a 'burner phone'

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Samsung: Those who prefer a smaller and easier to use flip phone might consider this 20 Samsung Entro. Despite all the buzz surrounding the new iPhone, many are considering something on the other end of the spectrum: a cheap, disposable, and prepaid mobile phone. OK, so these "burner phones," as they're often referred to, may be an addendum to your pricey smartphone rather than a replacement for it, but these devices have some desirable benefits. While you might think a "burner phone" is something only a criminal may use to avoid being tracked by authorities – such as the drug dealers on a show like The Wire – law-abiding citizens may also appreciate the privacy awarded by a burner phone. For example, you might not want to use your main phone number if you're posting items on Craigslist or another classifieds site.


The Best Android Phones of 2020

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From foldable screens to 5G connectivity, to super AMOLED displays, smartphone companies are evolving and innovating faster than ever. While Samsung's Galaxy line dominates as many people's top choice for the best Android phone, other smartphone makers are gunning for its place with great handsets of their own. Of course, all this competition benefits consumers -- we now have many choices of fantastic Android mobile phones to pick from, and at a number of different price levels, from high end to budget phones. Read on to see our top picks for the best Android phone available right now. And while you're at it, check out our tips on how to buy a new phone.


Microsoft can’t stop launching Nokia feature phones

Mashable

Microsoft may have cut short its Windows Phone and mobile efforts, and it may be in the process of selling its feature phone business, but the company is anything but done with launching new feature phones with Nokia branding. SEE ALSO: Will Microsoft's layoffs doom the Surface phone? The company today launched the Nokia 216 in India. The feature phone sports dual-SIM card capability, offers up to 19 days of standby time on a single charge, and is priced at Rs 2,495 ( 37). It will go on sale in the country from Oct. 24, a week before the Diwali festival.


Hey Nokia, stop ruining our memories

Mashable

At last year's Mobile World Congress, HMD Global -- the current owner of the Nokia brand -- played a nostalgia card by launching a rehashed version of the legendary Nokia 3310.


Motorola leak reveals phone-maker may take on Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 with rival phone with stylus

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Between its folding Razr redux and a potential competitor to Samsung's Galaxy Note 10, Motorola is coming back in a big way. According to the latest leaks from Evan Blass, a frequent purveyor of intel on upcoming mobile phones, Motorola me be working on a stylus-equipped phone that could be released sometime this year. In an image released by Blass, the phone, a sleek looking, nearly full-screen device with a hole-punch style selfie camera fixed to the upper-left corner, a stylus can be seen leaning across the display. As noted by Engadget, who was the first to report on the apparent leaked images, the stylus is significant not just because it would be the first stylus phone in 10 years, but because it makes marks another attempt to encroach on space already dominated by Samsung. Samsung's Galaxy Note 10 was unveiled late last year and has a signature stylus called the S-Pen that can be used for several different actions aside from just writing our drawing on the phone.