Even as Nokia fights to have its products on display at U.S. partner AT&T, rumors are surfacing that we'll finally see the first Windows Phone 8 handsets from the Finnish manufacturer at next month's Nokia World.
Apple controls its own destiny with the iPhone, a brutal reality that clearly must chafe at its carrier partners. But would a once-exclusive partner actually go so far as to instruct its salespeople to sell other smartphones over Cupertino's handset?
We'll have to wait just a bit to see Apple's own quarterly results on Tuesday afternoon, but there's plenty to look forward to if AT&T's own Q2 2012 results are any indication, with the onetime exclusive carrier activating 3.7 million iPhones during the quarter.
It's pretty much all Dark Knight Rises wherever you go and sure, we've got some of that love for you too. But that's not the only hot property going around the internet. There's always something Apple, always something in the water. So take a peek at what's under the cover including Steam's huge Summer Sale, some bad news for a handset maker, and something curious going on with Office 2013.
An error message discovered in iOS 6 Beta 3 has put a damper on one of the operating system's new features, which is the ability to make FaceTime video calls over a cellular data network. While AT&T and Verizon seem to be mulling how much to charge customers for such a privilege, as usual Sprint has no such issue.
It's not much of a surprise, especially now that rival Verizon Wireless has already introduced their own service, but AT&T has finally made good on its promise to introduce shared data plans -- and won't be forcing current customers to use them if they don't want to.
One of the iOS 6 features we're most looking forward to is FaceTime calls over a cellular connection -- no more being restricted to Wi-Fi only! But AT&T users might want to temper their excitement with a dose of reality.
Microsoft took the wraps off its upcoming Office 365 products at an event earlier today, but there's plenty of other tech news keeping us busy here today as well. Steve Jobs pleading with Yelp not to sell to Google? Check. iOS 6 Beta 3 now available? Check. OS X Mountain Lion released to the public? Sorry, not yet. Just wanted to make sure you were still paying attention on this manic Monday, July 16, 2012.
If something feels off today, blame it on the 4th of July holiday on Wednesday. (If you live outside of the U.S., feel free to insert an excuse of your own.) Should you be unable to get much accomplished in a post-firework haze this fine Friday, take heart: The weekend is here, which gives most of us two more days of goofing off before we face a full five-day work week on Monday. So let's wrap up this Independence Day week with a few tech stories for Friday, July 6, 2012!