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"I don't think Verizon needs the Nokia and Microsoft relationship. Right now the three OS players we see for our network are Android, Apple, and RIM." -- Verizon CTO Tony Melone (Business Insider and CNET)
Facebook revealed that a dozen or so smartphones with heavy Facebook integration will land on shelves this year, including the HTC Salsa and -- wait for it -- the HTC ChaCha, which sport physical Facebook buttons on the front that, when pressed, takes you to the Facebook app, and glows when an item is sharable online. (Fortune and SlashGear)
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