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Smartphones: they're all about Linux, baby

Mar 05, 2009, 12:03 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by John Carl Villanueva)

"Almost every new touch-screen smartphone that is introduced into the market gets touted as an upcoming iPhone killer. But with Apple's Q1 2009 results showing a resounding 88% growth year-on-year for the iPhone, it appears that such a phone has yet to be launched.

"But while iPhone competitors have had difficulty taking off, there are some that have at least managed to make their presence felt.

"Among those who have made a lot of hype, and who have managed to gather a substantial following in the process, two were treated to drum rolls more noticeably than the rest: HTC's Dream (a.k.a. T-Mobile G1 in the States) and Palm's Pre -- and rightfully so."

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