Mobile Digest: Today’s News in Quick Bites


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Samsung is being linked to two major Android related rumors. While the Nexus S rumors are already spreading out thanks to the recently leaked images, a new handset which is rumored to have next generation specs is said to be in the works for the Korean Phone maker.

Eyebrows are being raised as O2 UK has confirmed that the Palm Pre 2 will not be part of their lineup. Despite the fact that O2 UK has an exclusive deal with Palm regarding the distribution of the handsets locally.

HTC’s newest handset is supposedly a Verizon exclusive. Since the device mainly features 4G support, there is very little chance that the device will ever make it to UK shores. Still, one cannot help but hope since the same thing happened with the Motorola Milestone (known as the Motorola Droid in the US) which received a new name and eventually got distributed locally.

BlackBerry’s Facebook application is finally getting an update to support the new GPS Maps and Facebook Places feature for all RIM smart Phones.

RIM has also recently launched the BlackBerry Playbook. However tablets seem to be on the not-in-demand list for the UK gadget market. According to a recent study, many people are interested in having a touch screen tablet, but find the current prices too expensive to be practical. After all, many recognize the convenience of having a web browsing and media playing tablet, but with the Apple iPad and Galaxy Tabs’ current price tags, most would prefer to stick to their mobile devices instead. There are budget tablet devices that are available, but like the eTouch units, most only use older platforms like the Android 1.6 Donut.

Lastly, Vodafone UK is now offering the HTC Desire Z to its subscribers. The new Android from HTC sports a slide out QWERTY keyboard that will certainly delight smart phone users who rely heavily on messaging and social networking.

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