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Wednesday: May 12, 2010

Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.Verizon would like you to know they are working on a tablet device with Google.

Few will be surprised at the notion that Google and Verizon are heading down this path: The New York Times reported last month that Google was working on a slate-style Android tablet along the lines of Apple's iPad.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 11:00 AM | Tags (7) | verizon | google | table | carrier | android | partnership | cnet |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 15 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: May 10, 2010

Android manages to outsell the iPhone in smartphone sales for the first time.Android manages to outsell the iPhone in smartphone sales for the first time.

Verizon (30%), T-Mobile (17%) and Sprint (15%) make up the bulk of the rest of the market. The numbers may also reflect the late lifecycle of the iPhone 3GS compared to the newer android devices. Apple is also widely expected to revise the iPhone in the next month.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 11:42 AM | Tags (11) | android | iphone | google | apple | smartphone | sales | carriers | verizon | attt | sprint | macrumors |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 8 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: March 30, 2010

Rumors swirling that there may be an iPhone for Verizon on the horizon.Rumors swirling that there may be an iPhone for Verizon on the horizon.

The Taiwan firm, Pegatron, will begin shipping the phones from next year, said the source close to Pegatron, who declined to be named as the plans were not yet public. The source could not confirm if the products would be for Verizon's network.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 6:42 AM | Tags (8) | apple | att | carrier | cdma | iphone | rumors | verizon | yahoo |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 12 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Wednesday: February 17, 2010

Microsoft decides to go with AT&T for their upcoming Windows 7 phone.Microsoft decides to go with AT&T for their upcoming Windows 7 phone.

Interesting move considering how much AT&T is bashed for their poor and spotty coverage as it relates to all things iPhone. Although, I have to admit I've never had a real issue with AT&T in terms of service here in the NYC suburbs. Maybe I have a magical account.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Interesting @ 6:33 AM | Tags (10) | 2010 | at&t | carrier | exclusive | holiday | interface | microsoft | phone | service | windows |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: February 1, 2010

AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.AT&T decides that pouring another two billion dollars into their mobile network is worth it.

AT&T plans to spend between $18 billion and $19 billion in 2010 upgrading its wireless and backhaul networks to handle the onslaught of new traffic. This is roughly $2 billion more than the company had invested in the previous year.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Silly @ 6:32 AM | Tags (9) | att | mobile | network | cnn | investment | cellular | 3g | edge | carriers |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: December 15, 2009

Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?Google phone might break the industry model. Who would've guessed?

But Google's latest plans appear to be aimed at countering that 'closed loop' business model with a product that can run any application on any network -- a tactic that reminds experts of the battles between Microsoft and Apple over computer operating systems in the 1980s.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:37 AM | Tags (7) | phone | google | industry | model | carrier | mobile | washpost |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: December 14, 2009

Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.Google working on a new Android phone to sell directly to consumers.

Apparently Google has been prepping a phone of their own for use with their very own network for quite some time. I can't imagine other carriers being too thrilled about these rumors.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 6:52 AM | Tags (6) | android | carriers | customers | direct | google | phone |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 9 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: September 8, 2009

An informative writeup on what the world was like before Apple introduced the iPhone.An informative writeup on what the world was like before Apple introduced the iPhone.

This list too could go on. But it’s sobering to remember that a single device by a company with zero experience in the industry and against all odds caused such a tidal wave of change.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Apple @ 10:23 AM | Tags (9) | iphone | carriers | phones | cell | handsets | apple | sdk | development | appstore |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 27 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: August 4, 2009

The top eleven signs your wireless carrier sucks.The top eleven signs your wireless carrier sucks.

8) Sales rep keeps bragging how he hasn't had a phone explode in over a week.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Funny @ 7:29 AM | Tags (6) | wireless | carrier | bbspot | funny | signs | at&t |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 28 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 22, 2009

FCC decides to look into the whole mobile phone / exclusive carrier business.FCC decides to look into the whole mobile phone / exclusive carrier business.

Paul Roth, AT&T’s president of retail sales, defended the practice to lawmakers, saying that the deals drive innovation by guaranteeing device makers that enough will be purchased to make innovation worthwhile.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 9:54 AM | Tags (5) | carriers | exclusive | fcc | mobile | phones |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 6 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Monday: June 15, 2009

Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.Google Voice may use number portability so you can keep your existing phone numbers.

Google isn't going to be your wireless carrier just yet; you'll still have to have some sort of account with a carrier to deliver your calls, texts, and e-mails.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Google @ 9:42 PM | Tags (6) | google | voice | phone | portability | wireless | carrier |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 3 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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