Top 10 2009 Cell Phone Stories

Top 10 2009 Cell Phone Stories

2009 was a very popular year for cell phone usage and cell phone advances. You saw new phones, new apps (applications), new services, and new odd uses for cell phones. Here are the top 10 2009 cell phone stories of the year according to the popular web ranking service This article is a part of the Group Writing Project: 2009 in Review designed by I hope you enjoy the list and the other 2009 reviews that are a part of the project.

1. The Return Of Zack Morris watch!
Mark-Paul Gosselaar appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon as Zack Morris, complete with cell phone and a… (Submitted by bobara) Made popular Jun 9, 2009 * 3242 diggs

2. New plan for drivers talking on cell phones view! — (Submitted by d2002)  Made popular Feb 3, 2009 * 3131 diggs

3. Typing "Prompt Commands" Sufficient to Seize Your Property — You need to take the time to read the warrant available via PDF. Insanity. Someone’s computer crashes and suspects it’s a CS student’s fault because he does things like "’jail breaks’ cell phones" and he is sometimes seen with a "[computer with] a black screen with white font which he uses prompt commands on." Yikes. (Submitted by allocate) Made popular Apr 14, 2009 * 2944 diggs

4. Do police have the right to confiscate your camera? — Seconds after BART police officer Johannes Mehserle shot and killed Oscar Grant, police immediately began confiscating cell phones containing videos that have yet to see the light of day. In fact, the only videos that have been seen by the public were filmed by people who managed to leave the scene before police confronted them. (Submitted by mklopez) Made popular Jan 22, 2009 * 2880 diggs

5. TED: Wireless Electricity Demo (VIDEO) watch! — Eric Giler wants to untangle our wired lives with cable-free electric power. Here, he covers what this sci-fi tech… (Submitted by MarkBrent) Made popular Aug 27, 2009 * 2832 diggs

6. How the Cell Phone Service Oligopoly is Robbing Us Blind view! — Due to high barriers to entry, the cell phone service industry has a very limited number of players. As a result, the… (Submitted by oboy) Made popular Mar 9, 2009 * 2603 diggs

7. Think Being Gay is a Sin? Think Again! view! — If a sin is a sin is a sin, then pretty much anything can be a sin, like driving under the speed limit, talking on… (Submitted by yeeaauuh) Made popular 2 days ago * 2377 diggs

8. Cell Phone Giants To Explain Senate Why Texting Is Expensive — Representatives from Verizon, AT&T, and Cricket will be faced with questions from US Senators on why those short 160 character SMS messages are so darn expensive these days. Text messaging can cost from .01 cents to… (Submitted by mecanofan) Made popular Jun 16, 2009 * 2344 diggs

9. Verizon: Pay up or die — A 62-year-old man was found unconscious and unresponsive Thursday morning during an intense search overnight. Sheriff Williams said he attempted to use the man’s cell phone signal to locate him, but the man was behind on his phone bill and the Verizon operator refused to connect the signal unless the sheriff’s department agreed to pay the bill… (Submitted by aramova) Made popular May 24, 2009 * 2313 diggs

10. 12 of the Ugliest and Lamest Cell Phones Ever Made — Now to be fair, many cell phone makers fail when they are too ambitious, adding cutting-edge features way before their time or taking a design risk. Without these noble failures, perhaps no iPhone would ever have been possible.The phones in our dirty dozen list all suffer from either design flaws or functionality failures, or both. (Submitted by socivitus) Made popular May 4, 2009 *1842 diggs

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