A Russian IT specialist on an "iPad holiday" is the first out the door in New York City
So 4 minutes and 29 seconds after he entered Apple's (AAPL) Fifth Ave. retail store, he was bounding up the store's curved staircase -- the first person out the doors of the big glass cube and very likely the first paying customer in the world to take possession of Steve Jobs' newest must-have gadget.
He was immediately besieged by camera-wielding tourists, press photographers and videographers determined to capture him waving a pair of white boxes above his head.
Smartphones linked to a big Belgian heist are being unloaded in batches of 100
Russian bloggers report that Apple (AAPL) iPhones in mint condition are being offered in batches of 100 at "knockdown" prices to wholesalers in Moscow's notorious Gorbushka electronics marketplace.
Because the phones are unlocked and have Belgian model numbers they are believed to be swag from the largest iPhone heist to date -- an industrial-scale B&E in which thieves MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 30, 2009 6:56 AM ET
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