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Google Releases Optimized Google News for iPhone

Google continues to optimize their websites for the iPhone (and Android, and webOS), this time giving Google News the bump. Says the Google Mobile blog:

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Regarding that Mostly-Mac Image from Microsoft's Mobile Event

Regarding that picture making its way across the internet, the one at Microsoft's invitation-only Mobius event where Big Redmond discusses their secret plans for all things Microsoft and Zune, and heartless bloggers show up with Apple Mac hardware...

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Opera Mobile 10 Beta for Windows Mobile vs. iPhone 3G Safari -- Browser Battle

Our good friend Phil over at sibling site WMExperts got his geeky hands on Opera Mobile 10 beta for Windows Mobile and did what any self-respecting editor would do -- took it one on one with the great one -- Safari. Well, technically Safari running on last year's slower hardware, the iPhone 3G (as opposed to the much faster iPhone 3GS), but it's not a final build of. The results?

Opera Mobile 10 beta isn't quite as good as Safari on iPhone 3G, but it's getting there. Again, not iPhone 3GS, but not a final build of

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Mythical iTablet Suffering Mythical Delays Due to Addition of Expensive OLED Screen?

Apple has yet to announce an iTablet, which is good because the supposed universe dent'er is supposedly suffering a supposed "delay" -- getting pushed back from early to late 2010 so that Apple can supposedly add a supposedly expensive, LG-crafted OLED (organic light emitting diode) screen to the mythical mix.

At 9.7 inches, it would cost $500 for the panel, and bump the entire kit up to a $1500 or $1700 price point. So much for the imaginary device filling a slot between the sub-$500 iPod touch/iPhone and the $1000 MacBook, right?

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TV Show Lie to Me Lies to Us About SwiPhone SMS Notifications

The TV show Lie to Me, a few weeks back (season 2, episode 3 to be exact) decided to take the lies just one step too far -- they showed an iPhone where one of the characters could swipe between SMS notifications.

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Judge Rejects AT&T's Request to Stop Verizon Adds

Speaking of the ongoing ad-war between AT&T and Verizon, according to CNET:

A federal judge in Atlanta Wednesday declined to grant AT&T a temporary restraining order that would force Verizon to stop showing the ads.

So the "map for that" campaign can continue, even as AT&T counters on the marketing front with "side by side".

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iPhone Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

Join Chad, Rene ,and special guest, Keith Newman (of PalmCast fame) tonight for all the week's news, views, and rants. If you have any questions, leave a comment below, hit us up on Twitter @theiphoneblog, or better still -- join us live in the chat room via http://www.imore.com/live

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AT&T Fires Back at Verizon with "Side by Side" Commercial

AT&T has responded to Verizon's latest commercials that depicts their network as small and to put it nicely, garbage. As you can see above AT&T takes some shots of their own at Big Red.

This particular commercial is just one of a series that will begin airing tonight. AT&T not only mentions a few valid points but they even scored Luke Wilson to do the dissing. Bonus points...

So, the big question remains, how long will it be before Verizon files a lawsuit of their own? Only kidding... we think?

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UPDATED: Google to Pull a Zune, Go Head-to-Head with iPhone in Software and Hardware Next Year?

UPDATE: Daring Fireball points out:

[This story] puts [TechCrunch's Michael] Arrington on the same side as the almost-always-full-of-sh*t Scott Moritz. On the other side: Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering for Android at Google, who just two weeks ago said Google would not “compete with its customers” and “We’re not making hardware. We’re enabling other people to build hardware.”

So either Mike Arrington is totally wrong or Andy Rubin is a liar.

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AT&T Invested $65 Million in 850Mhz 3G Upgrades for San Francisco

AT&T announced it's invested nearly $65 million in upgrading their 3G network in San Francisco through Q3 2009:

“More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues,” said Terry Stenzel, AT&T vice president and general manager for Northern California/Reno. “The additional spectrum helps to enhance the 3G network so that our customers have the best experience when they make a call, check an e-mail, download a video or song, access applications or surf the Internet on their AT&T device.”

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