illegal to unlock used cell phonesUnlocking your used cell phone may be illegal thanks to a strict anti-hacking law called DMCA (Digital Millennium Copyright Act) passed last year, with folks online pretty upset with it’s broad stroke of power. This didn’t really hit the public’s eye until recently though, with the closing of a short window of legality allowed by the librarian of Congress. Back in October it was decided that, under the DMCA, unlocking your phone was illegal. The Librarian of Congress allowed a three month window for people to unlock as many phones as they wanted… that window closed this past Saturday.

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Refurbished cell phoneIt’s been far too long since we had our last Resellerratings.com contest and it’s about time it was revived! So this month’s winner is MamaSon11, who purchased a Samsung Rogue Refurbished cell phone from us back in November. Take a look at what she said about TheBlueDot.net after the break!

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Samsung lengthens lead over AppleIt seems nothing is slowing Samsung down after it surpassed Nokia in cellphone sales just a year ago. Samsung, who has been ahead of Apple in the smartphone marketshare, has lengthened it’s lead over the supposed smartphone giant. With the massive success of the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Galaxy Note 2, it’s no surprise that they have had massive success. But just how much success have they been having? And what companies are biting at their heels besides Apple?

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Refurbished Cell phonesWe heard of the Facebook phone… that has never really appeared on shelves, and it seems Mozilla, the creators of Firefox, want in on the action. Mozilla recently showed off a phone running their Firefox OS at CES, though no one was sure what to make of it. Until now. They have revealed their developer preview phone that is never meant to go on shelves, but for developers to make apps for. This phone, which looks like an iPhone OS in a Nokia Lumia’s body, has some specs following it’s release. Check out the specs after the break.

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Today TheBlueDot.net reviews the HTC Droid Incredible for Verizon Wireless one of the best Verizon phones of 2010, the specific grade type we’re reviewing in the video is a refurbished cell phone. The HTC Droid Incredible was released April 2010 as one of HTC flagship Android devices. Even though it has been a couple years, it still manages to keep up with the best mid-range Android devices out there. The Incredible’s design was emulated in future HTC devices for a couple years, seeing hints of it’s design in the Evo and even their Mytouch series.

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CES_2013CES 2013 is over, taking all the excitement and guessing with it.  So what did we end up seeing at CES this past week? Well, for the most part 4k TV’s took the spot light on most tech blogs, while phones took more of a backseat, even to tablets. But Samsung and Sony managed to surprise quite a few people, with even Huawei turning a few heads. So what do we got?

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