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HP (not Palm!) announces Veer, Pre3, webOS 3.0 TouchPad

HP held their Something Beyond event today where they announced the new, tiny Veer, the beefed up Pre 3, and their iPad competitors, the TouchPad. (And I'll note with sadness it was HP, and no longer Palm that announced them.)

The Veer replaces the Pixi as the mainstream fashion phone, only now it packs the Pre slider form factor shrunk down to credit-card size (don't call it MiniPre!). I'll miss the iconic front-facing QWERTY that made the Treo famous but for slider fans there's a lot -- read: a little -- to like here. Check out's Veer hands on for more.

The Pre 3 is the Pre on Hulk serum. Bigger screen and far more powerful internals. If HP can nail the build-quality they could realize every dream original Pre-users have had. I'd have liked a slab form factor here, but I have an iPhone so HP is at least sticking to Palm's guns on hardware keyboards. Check out's Pre3 hands on for more.

The TouchPad is HP's answer to the iPad, with identical display size but quadruple the RAM, a front-facing camera, and webOS 3.0 which really shines on the big screen. The UI doesn't scale automagically (it was unrealistic to think it would) but HP has moved some controls to the top, made notifications into a hybrid drop down, and cards and stacks just look gorgeous on a tablet. Check out's HP TouchPad hands on for more.

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Cut the Rope brings Valentine's Box

Cut the Rope has been updated with a new Valentine's Box that includes 25 levels. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, the candy is split in half and you must join the two pieces before feeding it to Om Nom.

  • A new Valentine's Box with 25 gorgeous holiday-inspired levels.
  • Addictive new "split-candy" gameplay that's both romantic and fun!
  • Wonderful new artwork featuring a Cupid-inspired Om Nom, Valentine's levels, and more, with full Retina support.
  • An awesome new Valentine's icon. (Perfect for gifting the game to a loved one!)
  • Lots of optimization and tiny bug fixes.

If you pick this one up, let us know what you think!

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Walmart will carry Verizon iPhone 4 starting Feb. 10

Walmart has announced that it will be carrying the Verizon iPhone 4 in its retail stores all across America starting tomorrow on launch day. They will be selling the device in roughly 600 of their retail stores and will also have many accessories to get you started and out the door with a brand new Verizon iPhone. Gary Severson, senior vice president, Home Entertainment, Walmart U.S. said:

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Beginning February 15, will require a subscription to stream music to your iPhone and it will be ad-free. Here's what's VP of production, blog Matthew Hawn had to say:

On the website an ad-supported, free-to-listeners model is what supports our online radio services in the US, UK and Germany. In other markets and on emerging mobile and home entertainment devices, it is not practical for us to deliver an ad supported radio experience, but instead, we will migrate to what we believe is the highest quality, lowest cost ad-free music service in the world.

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New Nokia CEO offers brutally honest assessment of their post-iPhone future

New Nokia CEO Steven Elop, who formerly ran Microsoft's most successful business unit, has written one of the most brutally candid and forthright state-of-the-enterprise memos the mobile industry has ever seen, including an assessment of their position post-iPhone. Their "platform is burning":

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Verizon iPhone now available for order online

The Verizon iPhone is now available for order online, either via (which updated for the Verizon iPhone early this morning) or Unlike the pre-order last week, you don't have to be an existing and eligible Verizon customer. Anyone can order online now or show up and buy in Apple, Verizon, or Best Buy stores tomorrow.

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New and updated iPhone and iPad apps for Wednesday, February 9

Every day, TiPb gets flooded with announcements for new and updated iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad apps and games. So every day we pick just a few of the most interesting, the most notable, and simply the most awesome to share with you!

  • Waze – Social GPS navigation, traffic & road reports: Updated with the ability to record voice alerts to warn your fellow Waze users of road hazards, weather conditions, and potentially dangerous obstacles. [Free - iTunes link]

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Apple Store updated with the Verizon iPhone

Apple updated its online store a few hours ago, not with the white iPhone 4 unfortunately, but the Verizon iPhone was added. You can now order the black iPhone 4 on either AT&T or Verizon direct from Apple at a cost of $199 for the 16GB model or $299 for the 32GB model. Shipping of the Verizon iPhone 4 is rather disappointing, Apple can only promise to ship by February 18th while the AT&T iPhone 4 is quoting shipment within 24 hours.

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iPad 2 in production, coming soon?

Wall Street Journal's Yukari Iwatani Kane has spilled the details on Apple's upcoming iPad 2 and they include a thinner, lighter design, front-facing camera, and... the same resolution display. Based on "sources familiar with the matter", who have historically proven incredibly accurate, Kane says:

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Last chance: Win a Verizon iPhone!

Want to win your very own Verizon iPhone 4 from TiPb? Well what are you waiting for? All you have to do is head on over to our hot new Verizon iPhone Forum and leave a reply in the official Verizon iPhone Give Away thread telling us why you love TiPb so much.

Its that simple, so go do it already and good luck!

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