Monday's News Bits
- UK store managers have confirmed the Pre is coming on O2. There were rumors indeed, going O2 will have the exclusive rights to offer the Palm Pre in the UK, but details on availability and pricing were nowhere to be seen. The Palm webOS Blog now informs that store managers have confirmed O2’s exclusivity, as well as the fact that the webOS smartphone is coming out either this month, or early next one.
- Assassin’s Creed is now available for the iPhone. The game is a mobile version of the chart-topping PC and console game title. The developer, Gameloft, has taken care to include nice 3D graphics, but keep in mind it comes with content that might not be appropriate for children. Still, if you are a fan of the game – go ahead and check it out through the App Store for $4.99.
- Rogers to charge incoming SMS messages, starting tomorrow. Following suit with Bell and Telus, starting tomorrow, the Canadian carrier Rogers will charge its customers for SMS messages they receive. Each incoming SMS will cost $0.15; however, this will apply only to customers that are not on a messaging plan. So, if you text a lot, it looks like going for a messaging plan will be a better option.
- A Windows Mobile 7 smartphone is said to be in the works by Velocity Mobile. What is known about the handset is that it should be equipped with a full QWERTY keyboard and that its design is produced by the French designer David Turpin.