The week in review: juicy controversy, sweet Honeycomb

The week in review: juicy controversy, sweet HoneycombThere's nothing like juicy controversy to brighten up our week, and luckily two software companies have been going at it hammer and tongs thanks to the mysterious case of the missing WP7 data.

First Microsoft blamed Yahoo Mail. Then Yahoo blamed Microsoft. And just to throw a spanner in the works, it looks like iPhones may be losing data too. Pass the popcorn!

To be honest, Yahoo are probably just happy to be making headlines again.

While we're on the subject of mysteries, we still can't work out the reasoning behind the ever-enigmatic white iPhone's delay. First it was the paint. Then it was the camera. In fact, all we currently know is that it's probably set for a "spring 2011" release. Maybe.

At least there's been no shortage of iPad 2 rumours to keep us busy. A 3MP camera and 720p action may well be making an appearance on the new device (about time, too) - which might be unveiled as soon as next week. What's more, iOS 4.3 may also be primed and ready to steal some Mobile World Congress thunder.

If that doesn't float your boat, there's always the LG G-Slate. You'll need a pair of specs to take advantage of the tablet's 3D, mind... unlike the Optimus 3D handset. We'll get our first look at that sweet autostereoscopic screen when MWC kicks off.

But as far as tablets are concerned, the biggest concrete news has been the long-awaited unveiling of Android 3.0 Honeycomb. Google has clearly listened to every complaint to make it one of the slickest operating systems around. Perhaps it will even make its way to smartphones? Here's hoping.

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