Archive for May 13th, 2008

Apple's 3G iPhone Faces Challenges Overseas (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – Apple’s red-hot iPhone is currently unavailable from the company’s online stores in the U.S. and the United Kingdom, fueling speculation that the company is reducing its inventory in advance of the rollout of a new 3G model. Some industry observers speculate that the slowdown is intended to help Apple avoid customer complaints about […]

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Google Upgrades iPhone Reader (TechWeb)

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TechWeb – InformationWeek – The newsreader offers many of the same features as Google’s desktop version, but optimized for smaller mobile phone screens.

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Taiwanese firm debuts potential rival to Apple's iPhone2 (AFP)

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AFP – Taiwan’s High Tech Computer Corp. unveiled Tuesday a mobile phone it said was designed make web-browsing as easy as making phone calls, with the device seen as a rival to Apple’s upcoming iPhone2.

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Mobile phones more important than wallets: survey (Reuters)

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Reuters – More than one-third of workers would choose their mobile phone over their wallet, keys, laptop or digital music player if they had to leave the house for 24 hours and could take only one item, a new survey has found.

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Disney to create lab to test ads for ABC, ESPN (AP)

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AP – Will people remember three-second video ads on their mobile phones? Do high-definition commercials on big screens get people’s hearts racing more than other pitches? Is the sports ticker crawl distracting or does it add value to the 30-second TV spot?

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Apple To Launch iPhone In Four Asian Regions (TechWeb)

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TechWeb – InformationWeek – In its quarter ended March 31, Apple sold 1.7 million of the devices, which combine a mobile phone, iPod media player and Web surfing.

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RIM's 'Bold' Assault On Upgraded iPhone Adds 3G, GPS, Tunes (Investor's Business Daily)

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Investor’s Business Daily – Shares of Research In Motion hit an all-time high on Monday as the company unveiled a new cell phone it hopes will dissuade business customers from buying Apple’s upgraded iPhone.

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RIM Gets 'Bold' With 3G BlackBerry 9000 (TechWeb)

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TechWeb – InformationWeek – The latest handset features Wi-Fi, QWERTY keyboard, Intel XScale 624 MHz processor, microSD external card slots, and can sync with Apple’s iTunes.

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BlackBerry Goes Bold with New 3G Smartphone (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – BlackBerry has gone bold and high-speed. On Monday, Research In Motion (RIM) announced the BlackBerry Bold, a new mobile device that it said will give business users “unprecedented functionality and performance” as the first BlackBerry to support tri-band HSDPA.

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Biq Quake Takes out Mobile Network in Chengdu (PC World)

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PC World – An earthquake registering 7.8 on the Richter Scale knocked out mobile phone service in the western Chinese city of Chengdu…

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