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The Quick List of Today’s Top Mobile News

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

HTC is busy with its line of Windows Phone 7 mobile devices and while they seem to be pretty much on par with HTC’s Android phones, the Google OS still has some features that are better -such as free satellite navigation services. While it is unlikely that Microsoft would offer a similar service, the fact of the matter is that GPS support is important for many smart phone users –and considering that the Windows Phone 7 has plenty of GPS oriented tasks and features, this is a major consideration.

Tom Tom and HTC have teamed up to bring us a new user experience when it comes to navigation. The new system, focused heavily on the HTC Maps services in the new Sense UI, makes use of Tom Tom’s technology. The combination is promising to bring HTC Locations to a whole new level –and it will be a great fit on their WP7 handsets as well.

The Palm Pre 2 is officially launching and it will be featuring the new WebOS 2. Since the buyout of Palm by HP, many have been wondering what the future had in store from RIM’s former rival. There is certainly a lot of promise in the initial details of the WebOS 2, though we will have to wait until the Pre 2 is in our hands for testing. In the meanwhile, this is the perfect time to rejoice about the fact that HP is finally utilizing their smart phone resources.

HTC’s Desire HD is now officially available through many online sources and since the phone is not yet stocked in any brick and mortar locations, interested buyers will have to make their pick through the computer. The choices are as varied as the sources as the Desire HD is available in both SIM free and contract offers from various mobile networks. The best deal we have seen so far is from Vodafone UK which provides users with the handset for free under a 35 Pound monthly tariff.

Samsung’s New Devices and HP’s Teasers

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

HP is keeping everyone in the dark about what exact products the company is developing. But from a recently released image, it appears that the company is currently pursuing development on a wide range of products.

The image shows Phil McKinney (current CTO for HP) with several new devices on hand. As to specifically what devices he is holding, nobody knows. The image has all the new gadgets blocked out with black boxes leaving only a size references to determine what kind of gadgets these things could be. Anyway, one of the devices stands out: what appears to be standard sized smart phone.

HP’’s attempt at a smart phone has long been awaited for since the company took control of former smart phone manufacturer Palm. The Palm WebOS and keyboard layouts are quite famous and successful in the tech industry and many have been waiting to see what HP would actually do with the resources.

In other mobile handset news, Samsung has recently been teasing the world with a couple of new devices: one Android and the other a Bada smart phone.

Many are already quite familiar with the recently uploaded site for the Samsung Galaxy Tab teaser website and from the looks of it, the Korean phone maker will be pushing full steam ahead with their new touch screen tablet device.

It might have a smaller screen than that 9.7 inch display of the iPad, but even with 7 inches, the Tab is still quite a tempting choice –particularly because this device is reported to be able to take and make calls.

This potentially makes the Galaxy Tab the largest smart phone. The other device is the Wave 723 which is a new Bada based smart phone that looks a lot like the Wave 2 devices but only with a better camera (5 mega pixels).