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Best of Smartphone Experts, 19 July 2009

We know, it's summer: here's what you missed in the smartphone world while you were relaxing at the beach.

(opens in new tab)Google Voice Application Released for AndroidThree More Updates to Android This YearFuture Versions of Android Called Donut, Eclair & Flan (opens in new tab)BlackBerry Messenger 5.0 Leaked for Most Devices. Get it!Comprehensive BlackBerry Tour Photo GalleryBlackBerry Visor Mount Speakerphone Now Available!
Tips & tricks to optimize your Nokia N97 phone memoryNokia and AT&T announces the Surge for 19 JulyN-Gage comes to the N97 with software update (opens in new tab)Palm Releases Mojo SDK for PreWhat do you think of the Palm Pre Ads?WebOS coming Next Week?
(opens in new tab)iPhone 3.1 Beta 2: Breaks AT&T Tethering Hack, Allows Wi-Fi Testing, Intros Augmented Reality APIsApple Releases iTunes 8.2.1 - Kills Palm Pre Sync DeadAmazon Remote Wipes Kindle Copies of 1984, Animal FarmWindows Marketplace will serve Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1.Samsung Omnia GPS finally unlocked.Verizon may shut out Windows Marketplace.
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  • Re: In response to Amazon's remote deletion of 1984 and Animal Farm Hi there, Saw you'd written about the Amazon / 1984 flap, and I thought you might be
    interested in the petition we launched yesterday: http://defectivebydesign.org/amazon1984 We have over 1400 signatures already, and signers include Lawrence Lessig,
    Clay Shirky, Cory Doctorow and other notable authors, librarians, and
    scholars. The petition opens: "We believe in a way of life based on the free exchange of ideas, in which
    books have and will continue to play a central role. Devices like Amazon's
    are trying to determine how people will interact with books, but Amazon's
    use of DRM to control and monitor users and their books constitutes a clear
    threat to the free exchange of ideas." Please have a look, and if you support the cause or think it would be
    interesting to your readers, a blog post would be great! Thanks, -Holmes Wilson
    Free Software Foundation