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Noon News: Palm Pre 2 And HP Touchpad Bundle, Zuckerberg Reveals Facebook Enhancement Plans, Android Most Popular

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by Ravi Mandalia
, 01 Jul 2011News

One retailer has started to offer bundles comprising of the Palm Pre 2 and the HP Touchpad 16GB WiFi in a bid to attract users who might be interested in getting the bundle. Buymobilephones sells the pair either on O2, Orange or Vodafone with the first mobile network carrier offering the cheapest package at £32 per month on a two year contract and an initial £250 outlay which means a total cost over two years of £1018.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has revealed that the company will soon add a new feature to the social networking platform. Mark Zuckerberg, founder and chief executive of Facebook, said that the company is planning to launch an ‘awesome’ new feature for Facebook, coming week, reports Reuters.

A new study has revealed that 38 percent of mobile consumers in the US now own a Smartphone. According to a May study conducted by market research firm Nielson, around 55 percent of the consumers who purchased a mobile phone in the past three month purchased a Smartphone instead of a feature phone, an increase of 34 from percent a year ago.

Since its launch, Microsoft’s Kinect motion gaming system is said to have become increasingly accurate, thanks to the company's software updates. According to tech website CNET, the senior product manager for Xbox at Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft has revealed that the gaming console has been updated to enhance the accuracy of its Kinect motion sensing technology, via occasional software updates.

Search engine giant Google has updated the security in its Gmail email service by enhancing its anti-phishing mechanism. Phishing is a type of spam that seeks to trick users into revealing their personal and financial information. In a blog post, Google explained that from now on if users receive an email from someone not on their contact list, the header will show the email address of the sender.

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