iPhone Spawns Copiers

If you don't feel like following the crowd and buying an iPhone, and can't get your hands on an iClone, either, don't worry your little tech-obsessed heart, because a number of companies are doing their best to bring the top features to other platforms.

The San Francisco Chronicle has a good round-up of the different offerings, including Palm's newly released Centro, a smaller version of its Treo smart phone. Sprint is pushing the HTC Touch, which boasts, yep, you guessed it, a nice touch screen interface. Nokia, the 800-lb gorilla of cell phone manufacturers, has been working on several fronts, and recently debuted its N810, an Internet tablet with a slide-out keyboard and enhanced multimedia features.—Gregory Mone