Apple's making good on allegations its iPod Nanos from a few years back in Japan were a fire hazard. Simultaneously there's a rumor about the upcoming Touch refresh--one that'll set iPods on fire, in a totally good way.
One cloud hovering over the potential success of Palm's upcoming Presmartphone was its empty app store--definitely something for new buyers to bear in mind. But Palm, it seems, has got that base covered: the Pre's funky new WebOS will sport a "classic PalmOS" emulator mode.
Apple's [NASDAQ: AAPL] iPod Classic has retained its venerable click-wheel, but according to some patent applications floating around the rumor mill, it might be brought into the touchscreen family very soon. A new patent indicates Apple is developing a low-cost touchscreen for the original-style iPod, which will be smaller than that of the iPod Touch and will be positioned just above the click-wheel (which will remain). Instead of using glass panels as a touch surface, the new design calls for PET plastic, which is already at use in the current crop of Apple touchscreen devices.