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July 26, 2006 at 11:35 AM

Can we buy a vowel?

On Tuesday, after Motorola announced its new line of four-letter phones, including the Krzr and the Scpl, I asked what could conceivably be next — the Tzr, which would be standard issue for police?

I spoke too soon.

No, don’t worry, it’s not the Tzr, but Kyocera came out with a new phone today called the Oystr. Being sold by Virgin Mobile USA, Oystr is named appropriately after its metallic ivory clamshell handset.

When does this go too far?

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