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AMNews: OnLive Confirms Support Beyond HTC Flyer, HTC Chacha Upgraded, HTC Sensation Price Wars

Cloud gaming outfit OnLive has confirmed that it will be extending its wireless controller compatibility beyond the HTC Flyer, the only Android device that currently supports it. The company told PCMagazine in an email "The controller will communicate with tablets including a Samsung Galaxy Tab, via the tablet's Bluetooth," before adding that "The idea is that any Android tablet can be controlled using our universal wireless controller and we'll be showing several examples next week of this in action, in addition to the Flyer."

HTC has quietly upgraded the Chacha, its first Android Smartphone to come with a portrait oriented keyboard, with an 800MHz Qualcomm SoC, up from a 600MHz model, a 33 per cent improvement which should translate into a better user experience.

The HTC Sensation may not yet be available in the UK but there is a price war being waged already amongst the different networks that will be stocking the mobile handset. MobilePhonesDirect sells it for £25 per month on a two year contract on Vodafone with 500 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB data allowance per month.

In what seems to be a desperate effort by the Gaddafi regime to prevent its citizens from accessing global news and information amidst of a growing civil unrest in the country, the Syrian government has shutdown all the internet services in the country. According to a report by Renesys, a leading Internet monitoring firm, almost two third of the country’s networks had gone off the radar since 7 am, yesterday morning.

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Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.