Lauren Goode

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T-Mobile Adds Samsung’s Relay 4G to Galaxy S Portfolio

The Relay 4G, a Samsung Galaxy S smartphone that comes with a slide-out Qwerty keyboard, will be available exclusively through T-Mobile starting Sept. 19. The phone, which costs $150 after a $50 rebate and with a two-year contract agreement, has a four-inch Super AMOLED (active-matrix organic light-emitting diode) display, a 1.5GHz processor and a five-megapixel rear-facing camera. The “4G” phone works on T-Mobile’s HSPA+ high-speed network.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus