Making sure reporters know about every flaw in the Verizon iPhone
You can almost hear the pent-up frustration in the e-mail one of my colleagues at CNN Money received Tuesday from AT&T (T) public relations:
I urge you to view the video you can find when you click on the link.
Verizon said the launch of the iPhone would be "flawless." Their word, not mine.
All I ask is that you ask Verizon about MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 9, 2011 10:39 AM ET
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Though spokesmen declined to comment, Microsoft and Nokia may reportedly announce a partnership on February 11, when Nokia CEO Stephen Elop talks to investors. Such an alliance could mean Nokia retires its Symbian OS in favor of Windows Phone 7. (New York Times)
Verizon halted pre-sales of the iPhone after selling out of its first shipment, estimated MORE
Though Yahoo's fourth quarter revenue and profit beat analyst estimates, its forecast for this quarter was significantly low enough -- revenue between $1.02 billion and $1.08 billion versus a consensus of $1.13 billion -- to send the Internet giant's shares down 4% by yesterday afternoon. (Tech Trader Daily)
Yahoo also laid off about 1%, or likely around 100-150, of its current global staff. "The personnel changes we are making are part MORE
A curated selection of the long weekend's most newsworthy tech stories from all over the Web.A flurry of rumored iPad details hit the Interwebs over the weekend, adding more fuel to the flames. The thinner, sleeker Apple tablet could sport a dual-core 1GHz ARM CPU with a new SGX543 graphics and video core offering twice the processing power at the same clock speed, a new screen technology similar to -- but not MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 18, 2011 6:00 AM ET
Earlier today, Verizon Wireless finally confirmed its worst-kept secret, and most-lusted after gadget, of the last 12 months: an iPhone running on Verizon's service.
Unfortunately, what the mobile carrier revealed was not exactly the dream phone some subscribers had hoped for. Sure, Verizon got the iPhone 4, and no doubt users will benefit from the carrier's arguably better reception, but there were also some unexpected strings attached:
No 4G. Though Verizon handsets MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jan 11, 2011 10:53 AM ET
From this week's magazine:
"It's not the first touchscreen tablet in the history of computing, but it's easily the most successful so far. With 3 million iPads sold in their first month alone [see note] and a market for interactive magazines and newspapers created almost overnight, Apple finally managed to make tablet computing cool."
Time put four Apple (AAPL) products on its list of the top MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 10, 2010 5:11 PM ET
The latest software update is a big step forward, but we're not home yet
iOS 4.2 took about 45 minutes to install, but it moved the iPad at least five months forward, giving it some key features that iPhone 4 owners have enjoyed since June.
The biggest one, for me, was the ability to organize apps into folders -- putting maps with maps, games with games and so forth. From chaos to MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 22, 2010 6:20 PM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Comcast lost 275,000 basic cable subscribers during the company's third quarter, attributing the loss to the economy, the housing crunch and competition. Despite that, the company reported third quarter revenues of $5.91 billion, up 7% from a year MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 28, 2010 6:00 AM ET
Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.Outgoing Microsoft chief software architect Ray Ozzie, who joined the company in 2005 when his company Groove was acquired, sent out his farewell memo yesterday. "It's important that all of us do precisely what our competitors and MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 26, 2010 5:48 AM ET
Smartphones' sleek forms, tactile buttons, and blinking lights add up to a sort of game -- and a perfect catalyst for compulsive behaviors.
If you've got a smartphone, check it. Chances are, it's flashing a light or showing you an icon to signal a new text, e-mail, Facebook message, or even the archaic missed call. And that feels good. Face it, it's a bummer when you pick up your phone after MOREShelley DuBois, writer-reporter - Oct 20, 2010 11:32 AM ET
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