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Sprint Kicks Off Marathon of CES-Timed Mobile Phone Announcements

Just ahead of the start of the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Sprint revealed the details on the HTC Evo Shift 4G and the Novatel MiFi 3G/4G portable Hotspot. The announcement bulks up Sprint’s 4G lineup ahead of what is expected to be the announcement of several phones for Verizon’s new LTE-based 4G network. Sprint said that the Evo Shift, which had already made a cameo in a leaked Radio Shack advertisement, will be available for $149 after rebates starting Jan. 9, while the MiFi won’t hit stores until Feb. 27. Among the Shift’s features are a slide-out keyboard, Android 2.2 and a 5-megapixel camera.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work