Acer: no U.S. smartphones in 2009; Android 1.5 update coming next week

> Acer will not have a smartphone out in the U.S. market until 2010, according to the blog Gearlog. Article

> T-Mobile USA confirmed this week the Android 1.5 update will be pushed to G1 users  by the end of next week, and all G1 users should have the update by the end of May. Article

> New research has shown users don't need to have an iPhone to enjoy mobile gaming. Commentary

> Microsoft introduced a new Facebook application for its Windows Mobile 6 phones, and is touting it as the first mobile app that lets users upload video content from their handsets directly to their Facebook pages. Article

> Vodafone Germany is testing LTE in the 790MHz-862MHz band, or digital dividend spectrum, in rural communities in Germany. Article

> Sony Ericsson cut 400 jobs from its Lund plant in Sweden. Article

And finally... Amazon's Kindle ereader previously could not correctly pronounce President Obama's name. Nuance Communications, which licenses its text-to-speech engine to Amazon, just added the correct pronunciation to its dictionary and said the change will be delivered in a wireless over the air update. Article

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