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.