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  • Palm debuts its Pixi smartphone, its second using WebOS

    Palm Inc. and Sprint Nextel Inc. formally announced the second WebOS smartphone today, the Palm Pixi, and said it will be available in the US from Sprint before the Christmas holidays.

  • Sprint yanks Palm Pre incentive

    Sprint has pulled a $US100 service credit for new Palm Pre buyers just hours after it made the offer.

  • HTC Tattoo to be first customizable Android handset

    High Tech Computer (HTC) gave its latest smartphone a name it can live up to, Tattoo, because people who buy it will be invited to design their own personal skin for the phone.

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    Aussie mobile app developer tops Blackberry downloads

    Australian mobile app developer BigTinCan has a hit on its hands with its locally developed Blackberry application, BuzzMe, taking the number one spot globally for sales.

  • Gestures set to shake up mobile user interfaces

    Touch screens have changed the way people use mobile phones dramatically. But gesture controls, augmented reality and larger screen sizes are about to change habits even more, according to mobile interface expert Christian Lindholm.

  • Android OS developers to revamp app marketplace

    In a bid to compete more squarely with Apple's App Store the developers of the Android mobile OS are improving the way people browse for applications on Google phones through what is known as Android Market. As part of a software upgrade (Android 1.6, aka Donut) Android handset owners will be able to browse more easily third-party apps by previewing screen shots of apps and sort apps by criteria such as most popular and newest. There is no official date set for the release of Donut.

  • T-Mobile to offer Android phone in Europe

    T-Mobile has teamed up with Chinese tech company Huawei to offer the first Android-powered handset to Europe.

  • Nokia gets social with two new touchscreen phones

    Nokia introduced on Wednesday two new touchscreen smartphones that aim to spice up your mobile life. The new N97 Mini and the X6 feature tight integration with Facebook and improved specs over their predecessors.

  • Nokia announces smaller version of N97, music touch phone

    Nokia has announced the N97 mini, a slightly smaller version of the existing N97, it said on Wednesday. The company also announced the X6, a new flagship music phone, which comes with a touch-screen and a 32GB built-in memory.

  • More battles ahead for iPhone in China

    Apple has emerged from winding negotiations with an iPhone deal in China, but the handset will still face government pitfalls and look-alike competitors in the country.

  • China Mobile shows Dell, Lenovo 'Ophones'

    China Mobile displayed smartphones from Dell, Lenovo Mobile and other companies running its mobile operating system at a Beijing event on Monday.

  • The future is now? Augmented reality comes to the iPhone

    If you're traveling to Paris, France anytime soon, consider taking Metro Paris Subway 3.0 along for the trip. This 99-cent iPhone app integrates an augmented reality feature (called Your New Eye) that will show you where the closest Paris subway stations are, relative to your current location, as an overlay atop a live video feed from the iPhone's built-in camera.

  • First look: Facebook 3.0 for iPhone

    Facebook updated its popular iPhone app delivering lots of improved features for the official iPhone Facebook 3.0 rev. But sadly, Facebook fails to deliver everything a mobile Facebook warrior could want.

  • Analyst: China to account for 15-20% of iPhone sales in 2010

    Apple will sell somewhere between five and seven million iPhones in China in 2010 as a result of its deal with the country's second-largest mobile carrier, a Wall Street analyst said today.

  • Apple: Exploding iPhones not our fault

    Apple says it's not to blame for a series of exploding iPods and iPhones, according to a report published on Friday. The company has been under fire, so to speak, for devices overheating and shattering across Europe and the U.K.

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