Hot on the heels of the earlier announcement today about Verizon's data pricing plans for the upcoming iPhone, not too far behind was the reveal about the pricing for the device's HotSpot feature. The feature allows users to use their phone as a wireless connection, utilizing Verizon's network to go online.
No sooner does Verizon post its own commercial celebrating the imminent arrival of the iPhone 4 on their network than Apple plays the great equalizer, releasing a spot which makes it all about the handset and not the carrier.
Yawn, ho hum, another quiet week in the Mac world, as virtually nothing of interest to anyone happened, no big announcements were made, and we spent a week in a deep, deep coma. Wait, what? Something happened? Verizon got the iPhone? (Checking calendar) It's not April Fool's Day? Whew, lucky we've got tons of people on this beat or else this little news exclusive might have slipped right under our radar.
Now that the two largest carriers in the United States are both selling the iPhone, what is a smaller network to do? In T-Mobile’s case, they’re going on the offensive with a new commercial taking pot shots at their larger rivals’ slower networks.
With the announcement of the Verizon iPhone, we felt bad for our Sprint bretheren, who've been left out of the party. So we wondered if the CDMA phone could be taken over, much like how many jailbroken iPhones have found homes on T-Mobile. After a bit of research, we discovered the truth, which may make some Sprint customers consider the switch.
Sure, Verizon Wireless is finally getting the iPhone 4 after being announced Tuesday morning in New York City. But it appears the updated photos and videos leaked last week showed off one small problem: The buttons on the Verizon model are slightly lower, meaning some cases may not work.
Verizon COO Lowell McAdam said, as he unveiled the new iPhone, that if the press writes about something long enough and hard enough, eventually it comes true. If you're a Verizon customer who's been wanting an iPhone, or a resident of San Francisco or New York City who is tired of dealing with AT&T's wonky wireless service, today is your lucky day--well, actually, February 10 is the real day to pin down on your calendar.
Anyway, we know how hard it is to temper techno-lust with logic. So we crunched the numbers on your potential new acquisition so you don't have to.
After what seems like an eternity, Skype has updated their iOS app to version 3.0, bringing long-awaited two-way video calling -- and they’ve bested Apple’s own FaceTime by allowing such calls over 3G data connections.