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WIRELESS by Marauder
April 15, 2009, 6:57 PM
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WIRELESS

Google has released an “early look” version of the much-anticipated Android OS 1.5 open smartphone platform. The update features an on-screen keyboard with soft-keyboard support, speech recognition and home-screen widgets and is largely based on the Cupcake development branch of the Android Open Source project. eWEEK.com (4/14) , IntoMobile (4/14)

As part of a recent effort to up the interest quotient of its handset line, MetroPCS has begun offering the supercompact Motorola QA30 Hint. Measuring 3.23 inches by 2.43 inches, the slider phone includes a full QWERTY keyboard, stereo Bluetooth, a music player, a 2-megapixel camera, USB connectivity with PC syncing and other features. It is listed at $249 on the MetroPCS Web site. MobileBurn (4/14) , CNET (4/14)

Recognizing the next must-have devices, extending his company’s exclusive deal for the iPhone and refocusing its marketing effort on wireless are among the challenges facing AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson, who represents the generational shift in telecom from wireline to wireless services. “We have 77 million wireless customers and 30 million consumer phone lines,” he said. “Which customer base would you rather work from?” The Wall Street Journal (4/15)

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