Friday´s News Bits - August 2009 edition, part 2

Friday´s News Bits
  • The HTC Touch Pro2 rolls out through Verizon and Sprint running WM 6.1, while U.S. Cellular plans to release it equipped with WM6.5 WMЕxperts reports. Well, you needn´t worry though, since both carriers seem to have fully operational WM 6.5 ROM versions and are expected to release corresponding OS updates within 2 to 3 months from the market launch of the TouchPro2. (source: WMЕxperts)

  • Alltel adds the Samsung Intensity U450 to their catalogue. The cell phone hasn´t been officially released yet, but evidence has been piling up the device is hitting the shelves through Verizon. However, guys with CellPhoneSignal have come across informaton on revealng the Samsung U450 is coming out through Alltel as well and as far as we know, the company is division of Verizon. (source: CellPhoneSignal)

  • A new version of the Facebook app for the iPhone and iPod Touch is now available. It adds quite a few novelty functions like you can now see upcoming events, invitations, your friend´s birthdays, open links, sign up as page followers, change your profile picture, upload videos directly from your iPhone 3GS and more… (source: AppleiPhoneSchool)

  • The Samsung Star S5230 – 5 mln units sold to date. Samsung´s strategy of taking on the market by rolling out affordable handsets with touch sensitive screens appears to have hit the nail on the head. Not so long ago the manufacturer announced they expected to sell no less but 10mln units of the Samsung Star S5230 and we are beginning to think they might actually do it after all. And what do you think? (source:

  • Koreans will be enjoying white and pink versions of the Samsung Jet soon. Samsung Hub reports the manufacturer has already started selling their "smarter than a smartphone" handset in Korea. Aside from rolling out in offbeat colors, Korean versions are equipped with larger 3.5-inch displays rather than the humble 3.1 inches they measure around here... (source: SamsungHub)

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