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AMNews: iPhone 4 Prototype, 3m Samsung Galaxy S2 Shipped, HTC Sensation, Xperia Ray, Windows Phone 7 Reaches 25000 Apps

Samsung's announcement that it has reached its three million unit milestone should prove to be of little comfort knowing what lies ahead of it. Last year, Apple announced that it had sold three million iPhone 4 in less than 30 days, roughly half the time it took for the Galaxy S2 to reach that number; and it managed to sell more than half that in the first 48 hours after launch.

An iPhone 4 prototype has been made available on the online auction giant eBay, thus making it the first ever prototype of an Apple product, made available for sale without outraging the company. The handset might belong to the same category as the one Gizmodo managed to get its hands on even before the iPhone 4 was unveiled by the company.

The Xperia Ray (not to be confused with the Xperia Play) has been put on preorder status with a suggested SIM free retail price of £330 including VAT and delivery. The handset was announced last month and mobile handset specialist digital-phone is the first to offer the smartphone on preorder in the UK.

The first picture of the HTC Eternity has emerged online along with some very tasty tidbits of what could well turn to be HTC's biggest and boldest handset yet. German mobile website HTCinside posted the first picture of the handset last week and reckons that it will be launched in Autumn a whopper of a screen, a 4.7-inch one.

Tech juggernaut Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone 7 app-market can now boast of having over 25,000 apps available for download, the Windows maker bragged. The list, which was generated yesterday, featured 25,459 apps available for download to all Windows Phone 7 users. The company stated that over 2000 of these apps were included in the app market in the last couple of weeks alone

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.