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posted in June 2009

T-Mobile Launch Events For New Phones

T-Mobile in the US is holding events in seven cities around the country for the impending launches of the HTC Touch Pro2 and HTC Dash 3G. The Touch Pro2 has been eagerly awaited by many, and the Dash 3G might be better known to you as the HTC Snap.

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Palm Sells 150,000 Pres

In the three weeks since its release, Palm is estimated to have sold 150,000 Pres. There is still a bit of a backlog and strong demand, but it seems there is a steady supply of new devices keeping the waiting lists relatively short.

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HTC Firestone Leaks

HTC has a big announcement tomorrow in London, but there haven't been a lot of details. Some think it is the HTC Hero, an Android powered device. It may be something else entirely, or a combination of things. We've got leaks of the HTC Firestone for you. Here is the rundown.

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Is Apple's App Store Closing Mobile Web?

Apple retains quite a bit of control over what is posted to the App Store and some are arguing that instead of the iPhone being a device that is open and allowing users to be limited only by their imagination, it is doing quite the opposite. Is the iPhone hegemony is closer to a walled garden than you might think?

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Remote Desktop On Your Mobile Phone

Sometimes you need access to your PC but that doesn't mean you have to carry your laptop with you on a short trip. You may be able to access your PC or servers right from your smartphone. Here are but a few ways to accomplish this.

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A Windows Phone For $50 Or Less From Acer

We've known for months that Acer was going to release several smartphones running Windows Mobile, and now they are going to do it for $50 or less. With smartphones coming down in price so much, will feature phones be squeezed out of existence?

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41 Percent Of Consumers Choosing Smartphones

In North America, 41 Percent of consumers are said to be choosing smartphones instead of feature phones or plain old cell phones with little more than texting and a camera. That is good news, but it means the carriers need to invest in the networks.

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Web Apps Over Native Apps?

About a month ago, I wrote that there are too many mobile platforms for developers to effectively keep up with. My answer was that there are too many platforms for smartphones, at least six at last count. What if the answer was quit building native apps and put everything on the web?

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Details On Samsung Omnia II

If you came to this post looking for more information on either the Pre or the iPhone, you came to the wrong place. There are other platforms out there, and this one is about Windows Mobile.

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Mobile Phone Running Windows XP

Technology Group, a Chinese company, launched a mobile phone at Computex that runs Windows XP. This is the OS that just won't die. Netbooks gave XP a reprieve, at least until Windows 7 ships, and now at least one phone is running XP. Could this OS have a life into the next decade?

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Apple May Leave Palm Alone With Pre iTunes Support

Palm has announced that the Pre will support iTunes, faking the software into thinking a genuine iPod is attached. When I first heard this I assumed Apple would sue to have this stopped and even start tweaking the iTunes software to block connections with the Pre. Now some leading analysts think Apple may just leave Palm alone and let the syncing continue.

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Microsoft's Bing Search For Mobile

This week Microsoft revealed Bing.com to the world as its new search engine, or as MS likes to call it, a decision engine. It is a new way to search the web and can provide some interesting results. MS wasted no time in setting the engine up to work with mobile devices.

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Pre Excitement Building

It looks like there is a lot of anticipation in some circles for the Palm Pre which is due to be released this coming Saturday, June 6. People are going to a lot of effort to make sure they get their hand on one.

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Smartbooks: Blurring The Line Between Smartphone And Netbook

Some companies like Qualcomm and Nvidia are going one better than netbooks when it comes to power savings and small form factors for mobile computing. These devices will use chips based on the ARM architecture instead of the current chip favored by netbooks, the Intel Atom. ARM should be a name familiar to you as it is the chip that powers most of the smartphones currently available, including those running Android, Windows Mobile and the iPhone.

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