NEWS IN BRIEF: Idea Cellular, AT&T, Asus, Miyowa and 3

Idea Cellular has signed a deal with HTC Corp to offer two touchphone models targeted at the premium segment of India's mobile market. The HTC Touch Pro is priced a 34,900 rupees ($708 dollars), and the Viva will sell for $334.

AT&T has been selected to sell LG's first US smartphone, the LG Incite. Targeted at mobile professionals, the device offers push email, Wi-Fi connectivity and the ability to simultaneously handle data and voice tasks.

Asus has joined the increasingly crowded smartphone market, with the launch of the P465. The device has a 800-MHz processor, and boasts WiFi and 3G connectivity and GPS.

Adobe has released a public beta of its CoCoMo hosted service, which will allow developers to add  features such as VoIP and video conferencing to apps built with Adobe's Flex developer tools.

3 UK and in the Republic of Ireland have launched Miyowa¹s MoveMessenger Mobile Instant Messenger (MIM) solution on their network.

3 Scandinavia rolled out the solution earlier this year.
The MIM solution enables consumers to multi-chat and send photos and files via their mobiles. The partnership brings Miyowa¹s total number of worldwide operator deployments to 22.