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posted in May 2009

RIM CEO: SurePress Ain't Going Nowhere

5/29/2009
Most of the information we've seen about the BlackBerry Storm 2 clearly shows that the clicking SurePress screen of the original Storm is gone. Why, then, did Research In Motion's co-CEO Mike Lazaridis make a point of saying, "SurePress is here to stay"?

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Palm Pre Gets The Hands-On Treatment

5/28/2009
Somehow The Boy Genius got his hands on a Palm Pre before any official review units were distributed and posted his first impressions. His first take? It's "plasticky" and the QWERTY keyboard is "really frustrating."

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AT&T Chief Foresees The Palm Pre In Its Future

5/27/2009
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson may have let the cat out of the bag a little bit early on this one. In speaking at the All Things Digital conference, he noted that the company will sell the Palm Pre once Sprint's exclusivity runs out.

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Sony Ericsson: Yeah, We're Going To Wait For Android 2.0

5/22/2009
Sony Ericsson may have joined the Open Handset Alliance, but it appears as though the company -- known for its music- and camera-centric mobile phones -- doesn't quite have faith in Android 1.0 or 1.5. It is going to wait for Android 2.0 before it brings any Android handsets to market.

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Inbox Preview Latest Gmail Lab From Google

5/22/2009
The pace of new Labs for Gmail continues to flow unabated. The newest test feature for Gmail users to check out will show you a preview of the unread emails in your inbox while Gmail loads. This inbox preview will be most useful when you have a shaky Web connection.

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YouTube To Uploaders: C'Mon, You Can Do Better Than That!

5/21/2009
YouTube recently revealed that its users are uploading 20 hours of content to the site every minute. But that's not good enough. YouTube is pushing users to increase the rate of uploading to 24 hours every minute. YouTube also announced a new social tool for YouTubers to take advantage of.

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Best Buy: No Mail-In Rebate For Palm Pre Here!

5/20/2009
Best Buy announced that it will be selling the Palm Pre on launch day June 6, too. It made sure to point out that the $100 mail-in rebate won't be required at Best Buy, where the Pre really will cost $200 out-of-pocket. Also, if you want the Pre sans contract, be prepared to shell out some big bucks.

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Palm Pre Goes On Sale June 6 For $200

5/19/2009
This morning Sprint announced that the much-anticipated Palm Pre will go on sale on Saturday, June 6, and will cost $200 after a $100 mail-in rebate. Sprint will require a voice/data plan with the Pre.

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Nokia's N97 To Drop June 2: Report

5/18/2009
Anyone out there remember this device? It was first announced in December 2008, and will be Nokia's second touch-based phone with S60 5th Edition to hit the market. According to reports, it should be available in mere weeks.

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Microsoft Fights Back Against WinMo 6.5 'Unfinished' Claims

5/15/2009
Some Microsoft folks recently posted a video about Windows Mobile 6.5. The main message that appeared to leak out was that the user interface was rushed and incomplete. In response to the negative headlines, Microsoft posted another video in an attempt to do some damage control.

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Google Grinds To A Halt For Many

5/14/2009
I haven't been able to access Gmail and other Google services for several hours now. I am not alone. Users all over the U.S. are reporting service interruptions. Updated - Google offers an explanation!

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AT&T, Meet Jack, Samsung's Latest Windows Mobile Phone

5/14/2009
Today, Samsung bowed the Jack, another sequel to its popular BlackJack line of Windows Mobile smartphones on the AT&T network. Samsung changes up the keyboard, but keeps many other specs on par with previous BlackJacks. The new Jack's best feature? It can be upgraded to Windows Mobile 6.5.

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No New iPhone At WWDC: Analyst

5/13/2009
The predictions of what Apple may announce during the upcoming World Wide Developers Conference are mounting quickly. The latest, coming from analyst Gene Munster, is that there will be no new hardware announcements.

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Gmail Can Now Import Contacts Directly From Other Email Systems

5/13/2009
I started my emailing life on AOL. Eventually, I switched to Hotmail and Yahoo. I've been using Gmail since it was first released. Over time, I've had to take my contacts with me by exporting and importing them again and again. Now, a new tool in Gmail has dropped the exporting part of the equation.

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How To Fix The BlackBerry Storm's Keyboard

5/13/2009
At Research In Motion's recent Wireless Enterprise Symposium, I noticed a conspicuous absence of BlackBerry Storm devices. Why? Most people I spoke to about it admitted that they tried the Storm, but had to revert a real, physical QWERTY keyboard. That got me thinking...

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Android To See Massive Growth (900%?!?) In 2009: Report

5/11/2009
The Android platform has been off to a slow start. Sure, the HTC G1 has sold over one million units, but it has taken nearly six months to reach that milestone. According to Strategy Analytics, Android will see 10 million handsets shipped by the end of 2009. That's a long way to go.

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Garmin-Asus Delay G60 Nuvifone For The Millionth Time

5/11/2009
Garmin first announced the G60 Nuvifone in January of 2008. The device was supposed to hit store shelves by summer 2008. It didn't happen. Now, it doesn't look the device will even hit shelves by summer 2009. At this point, is there still a point to releasing this device?

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Purported T-Mobile 'G1 v2' Revealed

5/9/2009
The latest spy shots coughed up by the Internet are what could be images of the next Google phone for T-Mobile. Dubbed the G1 v2, the biggest change-up compared to the G1 are a sexier design and much more appealing slide-out QWERTY keyboard.

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Sprint Employees Get Chatty Over Palm Pre, Get Fired

5/6/2009
Even though the Palm Pre has been publicly announced, Palm and Sprint are guarding certain details about the device closely. In response, one Sprint employee launched a blog spilling some information about the device. Does he share anything noteworthy?

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WES 2009: Not Everyone Has A BlackBerry. Yet

5/5/2009
I am attending RIM's Wireless Enterprise Symposium this week in Orlando. Today, I was quite shocked to see dozens of people lining up to use public desktop computers to...check their email. RIM, the irony is killing me.

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WES 2009: RIM CEO Confirms Storm 2 Is On Deck

5/4/2009
Speaking to analysts during RIM's Wireless Enterprise Symposium event in Orlando, Research In Motion co-CEO Jim Balsillie noted that the Storm was a great success, and that the company has already planned a touch-based follow up for consumers.

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Next iPhone Going To Be Video Powerhouse?

5/1/2009
In an opinion piece, BusinessWeek conjures images of a video recording and editing powerhouse in the next version of the iPhone. We're talking much more than shooting 30-second snippets here, we're talking about on-device video editing. Will it happen?

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Latest Gmail Lab: Perform Google Searches Without Leaving Gmail

5/1/2009
Gmail has a search bar built right into its user interface. When using Gmail, type what you want in the search field at the top, hit "search the Web," and a new tab or window will open with the results. That's simultaneously great and annoying. Gmail Labs has improved this. Now, results appear within Gmail. No extra tab, no extra window.

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