Even as US commanders are still grappling with the implications of Wikileaks’ publication of sensitive military intelligence regarding Afghanistan, their fellows this side of the pond are embracing new media – albeit with limits. As he leads 450 men into battle, Lieutenant Colonel Dougie Graham will be sending updates of his progress to Twitter, subject to military approval. He told the Telegraph: “I would like to be able to give people a feel for the reality because it’s not all fighting, it’s not all bombs and bullets. What we’re trying to do is draw everything together so that we can get messages of support to the men, as well as updates of what the battalion’s been doing back home.”

HTC has finally unveiled the much-anticipated HTC Desire HD, an HD version of the heir to the G1 smartphone that first boasted Google’s Android platform and a decent rival to the iPhone. The Desire offers users a full QWERTY keyboard, like its predecessors, as well as an 8-megapixel camera, a 4.3-inch screen and the use of Android 2.2.