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AT&T defends its data network from Verizon ad attacks

AT&T vs Verizon 3G coverage

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

As Verizon has stepped up its efforts to portray AT&T’s data network as sparse and largely unavailable, AT&T has published information that shows Verizon isn’t telling the whole story.

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November 10, 2009   2 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models

platform business models

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Google’s Android offers a free software alternative to smartphone makers hoping to catch up to the iPhone. This article is the second in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform, looking particularly at the business model of each and how this affects users.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 10, 2009   22 Comments

Report: Apple to launch Verizon iPhone in Q3 2010

worldmode iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new report citing sources in the Taiwan handset supply chain says Apple has contracted to produce a UMTS/CDMA hybrid iPhone due in the third quarter of next year that will enable the company to sell a single global handset to all carriers, and specifically to Verizon Wireless in the US.

Report: Apple to launch Verizon iPhone in Q3 2010
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November 6, 2009   42 Comments

Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms

Android, iPhone OS, Symbian, JVM

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new batch of smartphones based upon Google’s Android platform have started to arrive, finally fleshing out what users can really expect of the platform. This article is the first in a series examining how Android stacks up in comparison to the iPhone as a smartphone software platform.

Articles in this series:
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as core platforms
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as business models
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as advancing technology
Inside Google’s Android and Apple’s iPhone OS as software markets
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November 6, 2009   6 Comments

Report: Apple testing RFID swipe support in iPhone prototypes

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A site focused on Near Field Communications has reported that Apple has built new iPhone prototypes with hardware support for sensing RFID chips.

Report: Apple testing RFID swipe support in iPhone prototypes
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November 5, 2009   7 Comments

Bell, Telus provide new iPhone competition in Canada

CDMA iPhone

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Rogers Wireless, Apple’s exclusive iPhone partner in Canada, is gaining new competition from its formerly CDMA-only rivals in a move that could foreshadow changes in the US market affecting AT&T and Verizon.

Bell, Telus provide new iPhone competition in Canada

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November 4, 2009   14 Comments

Canalys Q3 2009: iPhone, RIM taking over smartphone market

Canalys market share Q3 2009

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

The latest Q3 2009 smartphone market figures from Canalys show RIM and Apple gobbling up the smartphone market as overall growth in the segment begins to slow.

Canalys Q3 2009: iPhone, RIM taking over smartphone market
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November 3, 2009   21 Comments

Why Apple’s iPhone is still not coming to Verizon

Daniel Eran Dilger

A number of pundits and other wags keep insisting that Apple desperately needs to sell the iPhone through Verizon, and will likely do so sometime really soon now, providing AT&T haters and Verizon family plan users with empty hope. They’re still wrong, here’s why.
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October 30, 2009   59 Comments

TechCrunch’s Erick Schonfeld insists Google wrote the iPhone

Daniel Eran Dilger

Wrting for TechCrunch, Erick Schonfeld channeled Glenn Beck to blend righteous outrage, over-the-top moralism, and boldly presented misinformation to insist that Google wrote Apple’s iPhone apps and that it “should” now force Apple to beg to use Google’s open APIs. He’s wrong, here’s why.
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October 29, 2009   20 Comments

Apple retail stores upgrading EasyPay from Windows to iPod touch

EasyPay Pocket PC

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

Multiple sources have noted that Apple will be transitioning its retail store EasyPay handheld checkout systems from Windows-based PDA devices to iPod touch hardware for the 2009 holiday season.

Apple retail stores upgrading EasyPay from Windows to iPod touch
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October 28, 2009   20 Comments

Apple’s iPhone 3GS blunts Palm Pre impact, challenges BlackBerry

Apple RIM Palm smartphone share

Prince McLean, AppleInsider

A new consumer survey shows smartphone ownership is still growing rapidly, future demand is strong, and that Apple’s iPhone 3GS has made a big impact since its launch, overshadowing the Palm Pre and approaching RIM’s BlackBerry.

Apple’s iPhone 3GS blunts Palm Pre impact, challenges BlackBerry
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October 27, 2009   10 Comments

Google fans fail to contemplate why Android is free

Daniel Eran Dilger

Supporters of Google’s Android platform studiously ignore all its potential problems. Now they’re refusing to acknowledge why it is free. This is a bad omen for anyone who hopes that Android has a future.

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October 26, 2009   43 Comments

Why Nokia is suing Apple over iPhone GSM/UMTS patents

Daniel Eran Dilger

Nokia has filed suit over patent infringement on Apple’ iPhone, claiming that “by refusing to agree appropriate terms for Nokia’s intellectual property, Apple is attempting to get a free ride on the back of Nokia’s innovation.” Actually the reverse is true.

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October 22, 2009   35 Comments

Gartner’s presumptuous coronation of Android as the Windows of smartphones

Itanium forecasts

Daniel Eran Dilger

A variety of people seem to think that Google’s Android is quickly shaping up to be the “Windows 95 Macintosh-killer” to Apple’s iPhone, with some of the most vocal proponents of this idea being analysts and bloggers associated with Gartner. They’re wrong, here’s why.
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October 21, 2009   32 Comments

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster

Daniel Eran Dilger

Microsoft has announced the restoration of Sidekick users’ contacts as the first milestone in recovering data it lost in the cloud computing disaster affecting its Danger subsidiary, while a new source explains why the restoration was possible without a backup and why it is taking so long.

Sun, Oracle save Microsoft’s Pink after Danger data disaster
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October 21, 2009   12 Comments