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android and iPhone vulnerability compared

Kenneth Van Wyk wrote an article for itmanagement.earthweb.com in which he tried to assess the level of vulnerability of Google android and Apple Inc. iPhone OS.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and predict Google’s Android mobile phone platform is going to prove itself to be more secure than Apple’s iPhone in the long run.

Go to the article.

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Google-size me!

After several months of waiting and pondering I have decided to jump in and get an HTC Magic running Google’s Android platform.

The choice of a carrier was tricky. I eventually chose Orange, which would be the weakest network in Switzwerland, but they have extremely good costs for calls and roaming in Europe.

The first days, I’ve had a hard time figuring out how to type correctly. The best solution seems to be anticipating the fingertip roundess by typing a few millimeters closer to the dial center.

Update: Android is seamslessly integrated with online Google services. I can access my calendar, create and modify events; and gMail runs like push e-mail on Android. The first time I logged, the address book synced with my gMail contacts but the application seems to fail to refresh. I performed a soft reboot to achieve the result. I have also installed on my laptop a Thunderbird plugin called Zindus that consolidates and syncs the address books. Zindus syncs most address book fields between Thunderbird and gMail contacts, but street addresses have to be written manually.

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Palm Pre sold out in places on first week-end

The Palm Pre sold out in many locations, during its first weekend on sale. Experts expect Palm to ramp up production quickly before enthusiasm cools. Palm will also have refreshed competition from Apple, which is expected to deliver big iPhone news from the WWDC.

Read the full article at eWeek.com

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Palm Pre coming out on June 6th

Palm has stopped teasing us and finally announced a date for the launch of the Pre. The handset will go on sale on Saturday June 6th for $300, just two days before Apple’s WWDC, where many are expecting the announcement of a new iPhone.

Read the whole article at Wired.com

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Microsoft working on iPhone killer. Bwa-Ha-Ha!

Microsoft hasn’t infirmed rumors about a Verizon “pink” phone.

«Microsoft may be wielding a new weapon in the war against Apple. The company’s rumored to be working on a top-secret smartphone with Verizon. The mission: take out the iPhone. The code-name: “Pink.”»
Read the article at PCWorld.com

Well, considering the Redmond company’s record track of attempts to compete in the field of mobile computing (remember the Zune?) and the fact that the iPhone is king, I’d say Microsoft stands as much chance as the World reaching global peace.

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