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The Verge. Design - Welcome. 8 traits of great Metro style apps. Two Years Later: The Amazing HTC HD2. It’s hard to believe just how much the smartphone space has changed since that phone, the HTC HD2, was released in November 2009, two years ago.

Two Years Later: The Amazing HTC HD2

It was one of the last Windows Mobile devices, but it eventually got ports for both Android and Windows Phone 7. With this active developer support and a thriving community, it went on to become the most popular device in xda-developers history, and was voted as the best HTC device of both 2009 and 2010 in our forums. Now, it’s November 2011, exactly two years later. Time to recapitulate the story of this extraordinary smartphone. How it came to be The HD2 was the latest in a line-up that HTC established in 2008, and as a main differentiator from other Windows Mobile devices included its custom TouchFLO 3D (codename Manila) interface. This line-up was continued in the first half of 2009, with the successors predictably named Touch Diamond2 and Touch Pro2.

Development and hacking Porting Android But still, this is not the whole story. What else. Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical. The Kickstarter is over, but if you missed out on backing us, not to worry.

Twine : Listen to your world, talk to the Internet by Supermechanical

You can still join the thousands of other awesome Twine owners by pre-ordering on Supermechanical. It's the next best thing to being an original backer! Follow us on Facebook or Twitter. Want to hook up things to the Web? Maybe you want to get a tweet when your laundry's done, or get an email when the basement floods while you're on vacation. Twine is the simplest possible way to get the objects in your life texting, tweeting or emailing. Twine lets you create Internet-connected systems and objects anywhere you have WiFi. Twine is a wireless module tightly integrated with a cloud-based service. The Spool web app makes it simple to set up and monitor your Twines from a browser anywhere. Supermechanical. Engadget. iPad 2 - Now with iOS 5 and iCloud. The #1 HP webOS, TouchPad, Pre, and Veer Community.

The #1 HP webOS, TouchPad, Pre, and Veer Community. Palm has updated the Pre for Verizon, slightly tweaking the hardware and upping the RAM available to run apps.

The #1 HP webOS, TouchPad, Pre, and Veer Community

The Pre Plus is exclusive to Verizon and in addition to the noted hardware updates, the Pre Plus also will have an innovative and crazy-cool piece of software available for it called "Mobile Hotspot," which turns the Pre Plus into a mobile WiFi router. The Palm Pre Plus arrives January 25th on Verizon, exclusively, for $149.99 after a $100 mail-in rebate and a two-year contract. We've had the Palm Pre Plus for a few days now and our initial take is quite simple: it's definitely better than the original Pre, but is it so much better that current Sprint subscribers should switch to Verizon? Read on to find out! The Basics of Pre Plus in 10 minutes If you are brand-new to webOS and are looking to just get the quick low-down on what Palm has in store for you, here's a quick ten-minute overview of the Palm Pre Plus, Palm Pixi Plus, and webOS in general.

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