Analysts estimate that Apple may have sold as many as 90 million between 2007 and 2010
Next week, when Apple (AAPL) releases its earnings for the quarter that ended Christmas Day, it will be closing the books on the era of AT&T (T) exclusivity in the U.S. -- the company's largest single market for iPhones.
It was an extraordinary run, despite all the jokes about dropped calls and flaky service. Since Apple MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jan 13, 2011 7:01 AM ET
HTC has jumped the gun in a pretty big way.
Android Central posts an HTC ad which appears in this month's Rolling Stone where HTC brags about being the first 4G phone on each of the four major US networks. The EVO and G2 have been out for months on Sprint and T-Mobile's '4G' networks. However, the Verizon (VZ) Thunderbolt looks like an unannounced phone that borrows heavily from the design MORESeth Weintraub - Jan 5, 2011 12:31 AM 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
It looks like Verizon will have a full lineup of LTE Android devices ready for 2011.
Samsung is the latest device manufacturer to leak their Verizon (VZ) LTE hand before CES. The upcoming Galaxy S-ish Android phone appears to be running the Froyo (no Gingerbread?!) version of the Google (GOOG) Android OS and also has a front facing camera (a first for Verizon).
Most importantly, you'll notice the 4G denotation at the MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 23, 2010 10:30 AM ET
A presentation slide illustrates why telecom industry's plan to scrap Net Neutrality to increase profits will hurt consumers.
It doesn't get any clearer than this:
Feel sorry for that poor guy hammering away on that tablet above? He's getting charged a separate additional fee for each different web service he's using. Additionally, each different service coming over the air is being throttled according to the rules the telecoms set up. Notice that Vodafone's services MORESeth Weintraub - Dec 20, 2010 11:14 AM ET
Piper Jaffray's senior Apple analyst offers two scenarios for next year's U.S. iPhone sales
Joining the growing list of analysts who have "baked in" the launch of a Verizon (VZ) iPhone in the first quarter of 2011, Piper Jaffray's Gene Munster offered two sets of estimates Wednesday:
A "conservative" scenario in which Verizon sells 9 million iPhones in 2011 at the expense of AT&T (T), which sells 4.6 million fewer than it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 15, 2010 6:31 AM ET
Management training was reportedly held last week with fully-functioning units
MacDailyNews, a site that is usually a repository for Apple (AAPL) news broken elsewhere, unloaded a motherlode of Verizon (VZ) iPhone rumors Monday. Among their bullet-points:
Verizon held management training for iPhone sales last week with functioning iPhones in management hands for the training sessions
The device has been "100% cooked for quite a while" and already shipping in bulk to Verizon warehouses
The data that surfaced last week, if accurate, show how badly the carrier needs the iPhone
Most of the analysts who looked at the Verizon (VZ) sales data that All Things Digital's John Paczkowski published Friday picked up his story line: Thanks to Google's (GOOG) Android, Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry has gone, in Paczkowski's words, "from a flagship to a johnboat."
But Asymco's Horace Dediu has a different take. The sales MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 13, 2010 6:26 AM ET
|McDonald's gives Charles Ramsey free food for a year|
|Where your donation dollars go|
|Doomsday investors betting on market crash|
|The 'chicken poop' credit and other bad tax breaks|
|Investors consider life after Fed stimulus|