Also making headlines today is Google's announcement of the Open Handset Alliance-a partnership with key mobile players around the world such as T-Mobile, Sprint, HTC, Samsung and Intel focused on creating a Linux-based open platform for mobile phones, a direct challenge to the locked-down carrier control that is typical of the U.S. mobile business. It should be an exciting year.
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