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Since we can’t actively cover every news article that breaks, PhoneDog compiles various news announcements that have been published throughout the week and places it in one easy to read article.  Enjoy!

BlackBerry Storm costs more to make than the iPhone 3G
iSuppli is at it again, and in their latest discovery, the BlackBerry Storm costs more to manufacture than the iPhone 3G, which rings in at approximately $175.  The most expensive part to contribute to the $203 price tag?  The $35 Qualcomm chip that allows the Storm to connect to CDMA and GSM networks.  Via PhoneArena

Orange UK launches prepaid BlackBerry Pearl 8120
In a move that many would only hope that the United States carriers would follow, Orange UK has launched RIM’s BlackBerry Pearl 8120 on their prepaid service.  In addition to the prepaid minute allotment, customers must also agree to a £5 BlackBerry Internet Service package.  The phone will cost £145 (approximately $200US).  Via Engadget Mobile

Congressman seeks to ban silent cell phones
Predators, beware: if New York Rep. Pete King has his way, cell phones will be required to make an audible noise when a photograph is taken.  The Camera Phone Predator Act (H.R. 414) states that "Congress finds that children and adolescents have been exploited by photographs taken in dressing rooms and public places with the use of a camera phone."  Via CNET

MetroPCS launches myMetro customer service feature
MetroPCS has launched myMetro, a customer service feature designed to allow users more control over their wireless account on-the-go.  Through the service, customers can check their account balance, pay bills, add money to their account, change rate plans and services, and modify myMetro settings.  The feature is available at no extra charge.  Via SlashPhone  


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