Analyst sees "ominous signs" for Android vendors. Says Q4 may be the quarter 'droid users switch to Apple's iPhone 4S
Drawing from AT&T's (T) and Verizon's (VZ) reports for the September quarter, Morgan Keegan's Tavis McCourt sees what could be bad news for the makers of Android phones and good news for Apple (AAPL).
In a note to clients issued Monday, he writes (I quote):
After analyzing AT&T and Verizon results, we believe it MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 24, 2011 10:58 AM ET
Widespread reports of long waits, starting shortly after midnight Pacific time
"2 hours of putting in my information and hitting refresh and I STILL don't have an iPhone 4S. AT&T, you failed again. Goodnight."
Eric ("gameric") Gamero, who posted that message on Twitter at about 3:15 a.m. PST Friday, was hardly alone. In the early hours after Apple (AAPL) began taking pre-orders for its latest iPhone, due out next Friday, hundreds of similar MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 7, 2011 6:52 AM ET
Fifteen months after the iPhone 4 was introduced, Apple unveils its successor: the iPhone 4S
Apple on Tuesday introduced a new iPhone, the iPhone 4S, and a new voice control system called Siri that it hopes will keep it ahead of its competitors by changing the way people communicate with their mobile phones.
Siri, however, is still in beta -- or not quite finished -- mode.
And the phone most of the world MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 4, 2011 11:38 AM ET
With only hours to go before the truth is known, Apple watchers are placing their bets
I can't recall an Apple (AAPL) event surrounded by as many unanswered questions as the "Let's talk iPhone" press conference scheduled to begin today at 10 a.m. Pacific (1 p.m. Eastern).
Will there be one new iPhone or two? An iPhone 5 or 4S? Square edged or teardrop? Exclusive to Sprint (S) or available also through MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Oct 4, 2011 8:17 AM ET
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* A beta version of iTunes Match became available last night, and while only developers can currently get at it, the limited software release sheds more light on what the service will be like once it officially rolls out this fall. For the $25 annual fee, music can MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Aug 30, 2011 4:28 AM ET
According to the Wall Street Journal, Apple will add a third U.S. carrier in mid-October
"Sprint Nextel Corp. will begin selling the iPhone 5 in mid-October, people familiar with the matter said, closing a huge hole in the No. 3 U.S. carrier's lineup and giving Apple Inc. another channel for selling its popular phone."
So begins the report in the Wall Street Journal -- Apple's (AAPL) current favorite backchannel outlet for releasing unofficial product news -- that MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 23, 2011 5:26 PM ET
Verizon's unions face problems that picket lines simply can't fix.
FORTUNE -- The union representing the 45,000 Verizon Communications' (VZ) employees who went on strike yesterday says that the company is using "Wisconsin-style tactics" in an effort "to strip away 50 years of collective bargaining gains for middle class workers and their families." The striking workers also made a point of highlighting the hefty $6 billion in profit they estimate Verizon will make MOREScott Woolley - Aug 8, 2011 10:55 AM ET
Brain tumor rates in Japanese atomic bomb survivors are often used to scare cell phone owners. The real story turns out to be far more reassuring.
FORTUNE - Tumors in the brains of Japanese civilians who survived Hiroshima and Nagasaki seem to tell a frightening tale, the story of how a cancer epidemic can remain hidden for several decades and then suddenly metastasize. The atomic bombings thus provide a perfect explanation MOREScott Woolley - Jul 28, 2011 9:00 AM ET
Security is the biggest challenge as people begin blurring their lines between their personal and corporate gadgets, Verizon's president says.
By Stacy Cowley, CNNMoney tech editor
FORTUNE -- Hackers make "literally billions" of attempts each month to break into Verizon's firewalls, Verizon President Lowell McAdam said Wednesday in a discussion at Brainstorm Tech that touched on one of this week's hot topics, phone hacking.
Watching the giant brouhaha unfold over News International's black-ops practice MOREJul 20, 2011 1:58 PM ET
Verizon chief operating officer Lowell McAdam sat down with Fortune's Stephanie Mehta at the Brainstorm Tech conference to discuss why it passed on the iPhone initially, the pending merger between AT&T and T-Mobile, and hacking.
MS. MEHTA: Lowell McAdam is the Chief Operating Officer and President of Verizon, and he's been kind enough to join us for what we hope will be a really wide-ranging conversation about technology, entertainment media and MOREFortune Editors - Jul 20, 2011 1:52 PM ET
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