Uh oh. The stage has been set for a knock 'em down, no holds barred punchfest between two touchscreen phones, neither of which have sold one unit to consumers yet. A senior executive who works for the Australian carrier Telstra has let the cat out of the bag and hinted that a new phone from HTC, using a combination of Android and Linux, will be introduced at the upcoming Mobile World Congress 2009 in Barcelona. The exec went on to say that this new phone from HTC is better than the recently introduced Palm Pre and is more functional than the new device, just voted "Best In Show" at CES. Sounds like fighting words to me. The new phone is expected to come to market in the second quarter of 2009. Until both the new HTC model and the new Palm device have been on the shelves for a while, I think we should have both sides stay in a neutral corner. Now, if we did have a tournament, which cellphone would be the heavyweight champion?