983 - Jitterbuggy
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tom Merrit, Natali del Conte, Jason Howell
Jason Howell

The Jitterbug phone was supposed to make it easy for anyone to call 9111. Seems they left out the people in remote rural areas. Oh, well. Nobody's perfect. It's not like lonely people in remote rural areas need emergency help, right? Also Zune HD is coming in fall and Vista SP2 is here now!

Stories CoveredEdit

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Kindle notes online

Jitterbug recall because phones can’t dial 911,2817,2347661,00.asp?kc=PCRSS03069TX1K0001121

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