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posted in August 2009

Sprint Nabs Touch Pro 2

The business-centric smartphone runs Windows Mobile 6.1 and has a large resistive touchscreen and a slide-out five-row QWERTY keyboard.

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The Mobile Roundup

It's been a surprisingly busy week for the end of summer, as Apple inked a deal to get the iPhone in China, Nokia turned to Linux for the powerful N900, and Research In Motion made moves to get a Post a Comment

RIM Acquires Torch Mobile

To get the BlackBerry's browser on par with the iPhone and Android, RIM has acquired the maker of the Iris mobile browser for an undisclosed amount.

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Android Coming To Desktop Phones

Google said its Android operating system wasn't just going to be for mobile phones, and Cloud Telecomputers is bringing it to a desktop phone near you. The enterprise-focused device has some very interesting features that show the vast potential of the Linux-based OS.

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Thoughts On The Sony Ericsson C905a

I've been meaning to talk about Sony Ericsson's C905a cameraphone for a while now, as the handset is one of the few 8-megapixel cameras to come out in the United States. But with the proliferation of smartphones, I don't see this garnering much interest beyond die-hard shutterbugs.

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The Empires Strike Back *Update*

Looks like Microsoft and Nokia will make an announcement tomorrow morning, and it could be a major deal considering the heft of the two companies. While Apple, Android, and Palm have been gaining the most attention in the mobile space, an alliance between these two companies could change the game dramatically.

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HP To Offer Prepaid Netbooks

Hewlett-Packard is throwing an interesting new twist to the netbook market, as the company will offer Japanese customers computers that can use prepaid mobile data via a SIM card slot. This is a pretty stark contrast to what most carriers are trying to do, and I think it's the best model for increasing mobile data usage.

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INQ Intros Twitter Phones

The company is trying to cut into the smartphone market by introducing low-cost feature phones that can access Twitter, Facebook, Skype, Gmail, and other Web services.

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Verizon Slashes Smartphone Prices

Looks like it's dealing days for Verizon Wireless, as the nation's largest carrier has dropped the price of most of their smartphones to a cool $99 with a new contract. This is obviously in response to Apple dropping the iPhone 3G to $99, but it also paves the way for a new portfolio of Verizon smartphones.

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