Around the Web 10.08.08: Blackberry’s answer to the iPhone, Palin’s hacker indicted

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--A Knoxville grand jury has indicted the University of Tennessee student authorities say hacked Sarah Palin’s email account. Web Scout

--Blackberry unveils the latest iPhone rival, a touch screen Blackberry that makes noises when you type things. WSJ

--Too bad they’re announcing it on the same day that an analyst says people might not buy as many new cellphones because of the economy. Reuters

--Oddly enough, the Consumer Electronics Assn. says people are still willing to shell out the big bucks on electronics such as flat-panel TVs. Engadget


--Google is sticking its finger into another pie, trying to sell ads in video games. Bits

--Can’t we all just get along? Broadcom sues Qualcomm. Again. CNet

-- Yahoo and AOL continue to eye one another as Yahoo’s stock price slides. All Things Digital

-- Sorry expats, the International Herald Tribune is shuttering its website. Guess you’ll have to go elsewhere for your online news. PaidContent

--Sprint’s Ohm WiMax network officially launches in Baltimore today. But will it be any good? GigaOm

-- Alana Semuels

Blackberry Storm photo by Verizon Wireless