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We all know that when it comes to the mobile phones that come stateside, it's the carriers who hold all the cards. So it's nice to see that Cingular is letting us have a cool phone (that of course, has already been out in Europe) right here in the US. An e-mail sent to developers included news that Cingular will be picking up the Nokia 9300 Smartphone—a candybar-style cell with handsfree speakerphone, Internet connectivity and an 80 MB built-in memory. In stores before end-of-year? It will take Vegas odds-makers to answer that one.

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