Now that Verizon has the iPhone, you can start to choose your carrier by its rates
As long as AT&T (T) was Apple's (AAPL) only U.S. carrier, nobody who really wanted an iPhone did much comparison shopping on voice and data rates. You signed up for the AT&T plan that made sense for you and your family, and that was that.
But now that Verizon (VZ) has MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Feb 4, 2011 7:39 AM ET
Good, but probably not good enough.
If you can somehow see through the Honeycomb hysteria going on currently, you'll notice that another Android 2.2 tablet was released today. The Dell (DELL) Streak 7" tablet on T-Mobile is notable because it is the first to use a 4G network (quite well, I might add) and has a dual-core Nvidia Tegra processor, the same processor all of the fancy phones and tablets are going to MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 31, 2011 11:34 PM ET
Last week's preview was no fluke, you can now port your existing phone numbers to Google Voice online.
As I explained in detail last week, the incredibly useful Google (GOOG) Voice is now officially available via a number porting procedure. That means it is easier to move to Google Voice without having to tell everyone you know, your new number.
Something that Google doesn't explain explicitly, is that with Voice you can MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 25, 2011 2:12 PM ET
...and Google is well positioned to get this un-tapped market.
The talk this week will be of AT&T (T) iPhone users moving over to Verizon (VZ), but the bigger trend for 2011 will be the migration of featurephone users to inexpensive smartphones with cheap, limited data plans. Along with inexpensive phones, data plans need to drop.
The WSJ caught this trend at CES:
During the holidays, Verizon Wireless offered a cheaper smartphone data MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 8, 2011 1:16 PM ET
Protecting its brand by buying Internet domain names that link the iPhone with Verizon
Here's more evidence -- as if we needed it -- that Apple (AAPL) is building an iPhone for Verizon (VZ).
PocketNow's Evan Blass has discovered that Verizon Trademark Services LLC, the company that owns verizon.com and verizonwireless.com, now also owns iphoneonverizon.com and iphoneforverizon.com.
In an item posted Saturday, Blass writes that the sites were once owned by Jim Benton MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 2, 2011 7:59 AM ET
The new Google phone is now available to the general public. Will it fare better than its predecessor, the Nexus One?
Select Best Buy stores (BBY) are opening their doors this morning ready to sell the Samsung Nexus S. It is the first time U.S. shoppers will be able to see an official Google (GOOG) phone on display first hand. The previous Google phone, the Nexus One, was only available for MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 16, 2010 10:13 AM ET
Verizon said to be eager to keep the hot-selling smartphone away from T-Mobile and Sprint
According to a report to clients issued Monday by Kaufman Bros.' Shaw Wu, Apple (AAPL) got the terms it wanted from Verizon (VZ) for the version of the iPhone expected to be released by the carrier in early 2011.
Citing industry and supply channel checks, Wu writes that he is "picking up that iPhone economics to Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 6, 2010 9:29 AM ET
Apple's tablets will reportedly sell in the U.K. for more than 60% off. Could it happen here?
Americans dreaming of an iPad Chrismas will be watching closely to see if AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) follow the lead of Orange and T-Mobile (DT), two carriers authorized to sell 3G iPads in the United Kingdom.
On Monday, Everything Everywhere, a joint venture of the two firms, announced that it will be selling -- MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Nov 22, 2010 9:20 AM ET
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Reports are surfacing that the iPhone 5 will take Near Field Communication (NFC) technologies to an entirely new level. One hypothetical situation presented is that the new models will carry desktop data and settings. When owners MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Nov 2, 2010 6:00 AM ET
The carrier makes all the difference.
I received two separate Android phones this week to evaluate and I thought it would be interesting to put them up against one another even though they are aimed at different audiences. The MyTouch4G from T-Mobile is an HTC phone running Android 2.2 with a nice candy bar form factor 3.7 inch screen, front-facing camera with a zippy processor and a strong metal shell (that also brings MORESeth Weintraub - Oct 29, 2010 4:46 PM ET
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