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State of the Mobile Nations survey: The point of the stylus

Steve Jobs put an end to the Newton project, in part because he hated the concept of using a stylus. The original Palm Pilot was a runaway hit -- in part because of the use of the stylus and its handwriting recognition. Now, Palm is dead and Apple is ginormous and Samsung is trying to bring the stylus back with the Galaxy Note line... So, who was right?

Just as the iPad is reaching the stratosphere in usage, the stylus is making a comeback.

We ran a quick poll and the initial results were intriguing enough we wanted to get a better sense of just what was going on across all platforms and all of our mobile communities. So here's a short survey. Does the stylus inhibit or amplify your touch screen experience? Let us know!

Take the Survey!

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Official Mobile Nations Retina iPad wallpapers: Android Central, Crackberry.com, webOS Nation, more!

After posting Retina-ready iPad wallpapers for iMore yesterday, we received a ton of requests for more -- you wanted the special edition iMore rainbow logo, you wanted iPhone versions, and some of you even wanted Android Central, CrackBerry.com, webOS nation, and full on Mobile Nations 2048x2048 wallpapers (don't worry, your secrets are safe with us!

So we've re-rendered everything and posted all of the above in the iMore forums. You can find them there now in both full color for the Lock screen, and in subtle gray for the home screen (in case you don't want them clashing with your app icons.

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Mobile Nations Fitness Month round up!

The month may be over, but the Mobile Nations quest to use our phones and tablets, apps and accessories to get stronger, faster, and healthier continues!

February was fitness month at Mobile Nations, the month we sought to keep our new year's hopes and dreams of thinner waistlines and fitter bodies alive. Week after week we picked reasonable, attainable goals and strove to keep them -- eating less and better, moving farther and more frequently, lifting more than ever before.

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Monday Brief: MWC, PlayBook 2.0, and THREE giveaways!

Monday Brief: MWC, PlayBook 2.0, and THREE giveaways!

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Mobile Nations Special: Mobile World Congress 2012 kickoff

Phil, Simon, and Alex have splashed down in Barcelona and are ready to assault Mobile World Congress 2012, Mobile Nations style, and bring you back absolutely everything Android, Windows Phone, BlackBerry, (and even iPhone and iPad if they can find it!). Listen in!

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