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Confidence in decision-making can reap great rewards for those prone to making good decisions. The proposed merger between AT&T and T-mobile just got a little more interesting as a result of the Justice Department’s decision to file anti-trust legislation. What seemed like an efficient combination of interests and resources to the AT&T legal team that [...]
It has finally become a reality. Viewers can now vote for their favorite “American Idol” customers via the web. During the past ten seasons, you may have speculated that this already existed if you are not an avid watcher. I sure did. Previously, the show only accepted votes through text messages from AT&T customers and through toll-free numbers. The show apparently has been looking for a way to accurately and securely accept votes on the internet.
I’m sure that customer appreciation never felt as good as it did last night for Verizon customers who have remained loyal to the service provider through the years. The pre-sale of the iPhone 4, available to existing customers only, is a sign that although Verizon seeks to attract the masses, they greatly appreciate the crowd who has stuck by them thus far. It is speculated that the carrier has worked to bring the iPhone to its’ repertoire for four years. From 3 a.m. to 5 a.m., current customers were able to pre-order the iPhone4 and they did so in droves, making last nights’ sales the largest opening day in Verizon’s eleven year history. Specific numbers have not been released however.
If you have come from under your rock in the last few months you may have heard that the iPhone is coming to Verizon on February 10th. What does this mean? Well, for starters this means that faithful Verizon subscribers will finally get to slice into their piece of the iPhone pie. This also could mean bad news for the Blackberry users that subscribe to Verizon, but I digress. Most importantly (and most nerve-wracking for some, I’m sure), this means that AT&T will lose more leverage than they ever dreamed and for some reason that excites me.
It’s finally here. Verizon Wireless announced yesterday that they will carry the iPhone 4 as of February 10. It will cost consumers $199 for the 16 GB version and $299 for the 32 GB version. It will be available from the Apple store as well as at Verizon Wireless locations.
Today is Verizon’s big press conference that everyone is anticipating will announce the iPhone’s debut on the network. In the mean time, Verizon has been trading punches with AT&T regarding network speed and who is best suited to run the must have device.
Speculation about Verizon’s iPhone is getting a lot of press since yesterday, but what will a CDMA iPhone really bring its users? Apart from the obvious advantage of being having a choice of networks if you want to use an iPhone, as AT&T Senior Vice President for Corporate Communications Larry Solomon has pointed out, the phone will not be as fast as its GSM counterpart. In addition, since 80% of the rest of the world prefers GSM technology for the most convenience while traveling, does the fact that your new Verizon iPhone won’t work when you’re on vacation or a business trip out of the country dampen its sales?
Well, although it hasn’t been officially confirmed yet as of this morning, the fact that the Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications for AT&T took a shot at the “nonexistent” phones today pretty much confirms it.
There are a bevy of incredible new electronic products being shown off at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) in Las Vegas, and the thing many of them have in common is Android. Despite the notable absence of a Google booth at the CES and the fact that Chrome looks dead on arrival, Google’s technology is still stealing the show.
Google’s latest attempt to take over the internet world is with their new mobile phone, the Nexus One! From the buzz that was growing around the release of this phone, I was under the impression that this was the next big thing from Google. After doing some research, I’m beginning to think that this is just the beginning steps to the launch of an even bigger venture.