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Noon News: AT&T Offers HP Veer For $99.99, Android Tablets May Not Have Enough Buyers, Isis Mobile Payment

AT&T has announced that it will be offering HP’s new Veer 4G Smartphone for $99.99 with a two year contract starting May 15. The tiny Veer Smartphone, which was unveiled alongside the HP TouchPad tablet back in February, will run on the refreshed Palm’s webOS platform and will mark the computer giant’s entry into the Smartphone market on AT&T’s network.

A new lawsuit filed in a US court accuses a number of tech heavyweights including Adobe System, Apple Inc., Intel and Google amongst others, of violating antitrust laws by engaging in a conspiracy to suppress their employees' compensation packages. The lawsuit was filed by a former software engineer at Lucasfilm, Siddharth Hariharan. He is also the founder and Chief Executive Officer of InEarth.

Mimecast, a cloud email management firm, announced that it wants its partner channel to take full advantage of the new Microsoft Office 365 suite, scheduled to be released towards the final quarter of 2011.

There are just two iPads, but Android tablets are manifold. As every company hopes to take on Apple’s indomitable iPad, they could face the unpleasant outcome of not having enough buyers, resulting in being left with an excess of stock.

The Isis mobile phone payment started by US telecom companies might move forward with different banks and network partners than originally intended. According to a report on Reuters, the Isis mobile payments venture might launch with several banking firms, possibly including Discover Financial Services and Barclays.