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Leaves little room to criticize reception
Apple has reportedly sent out a customer satisfaction survey to a small portion of iPhone 4 owners. The form is mostly generic, addressing topics common of product surveys, such as overall satisfaction with the device and whether a person would recommend an iPhone to others....
Moto Droid 2 caught running Android 2.2 already
Beliefs that the Motorola Droid 2 would get Android 2.2 from the outset were supported today by a hands-on with the upcoming phone. A pre-release example tested by a reader at Droid-Life has the more recent OS and bears a "VZW" build that indicates it's customized for Verizon....
Early Droid X phone suffer from bad screens
Several members of the HowardForums are reporting screen issues with their brand new Droid X smartphones. The screens are flickering, showing banding artifacts and suffering from dead pixels that hint an early batch of the handsets is affected. Best Buy employees are seeing...
DECE gets closer to launch with name, new partners
The Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem edged closer to an actual launch today by settling on a new name for its copy protection scheme, UltraViolet (UV), and unveiling new partners. In addition roughly 60 major electronics, content and software firms, the Internet media...
Analyst believes Jobs has answered critics, media
UBS has come out positive on AAPL stock following CEO Steve Jobs' response to the iPhone 4 reception issue. With Apple offering free cases and an option for a full refund, UBS analyst Maynard Um believes Apple has made a good effort to resolve the issue without a massive hit...
Reveals details of how GPS data is used
As was requested in June, Apple did indeed reply by July 12th to the House Bi-Partisan Privacy Caucus' demand for an explanation of iTunes privacy policies, reports say. Apple recently revised end-user terms to give itself the right to track "real-time geographic location"...
HTC Droid Incredible getting Android 2.2 soon
The HTC Droid Incredible may get the update to Android 2.2 as soon as the end of July or the start of August, HTC apparently wrote in an e-mail to a customer. The update will bring with it 802.11n Wi-Fi, 3G mobile hotspot support, 720p video recording and more. Users will also...
People 'simply don't care,' says one analyst
Analyst opinions are differing in the wake of a Friday announcement by Apple, in which the company agreed to hand out refunds or free cases to iPhone 4 owners affected by reception issues. Kaufman's Shaw Wu comments that Apple "did the right thing" by offering the cases, noting...
BlackBerry smartphones get access to V Cast Apps
Verizon announced on Monday that its V Cast Apps mobile store can now be accessed on some BlackBerry smartphones for the first time. The store lets users purchase apps from Verizon itself with billing on their normal phone bills. V Cast Apps so far works on the Bold 9650, Storm2,...
iHome intros iPad dock radio with Bluetooth
iHome has introduced what is the first fully functional iPad dock with the iHome iA100ZE. It can also accommodate iPhones and iPods, and gets a Bluetooth connection in addition to an FM radio. The dock includes a free download of the iHome+Sleep app (currently not iPad-optimized,...
iPhones, iPods cited as offending products
Apple, Sprint, Verizon and Samsung have been targeted in a new lawsuit, accusing the companies of false patent marketing, according to AppleInsider. The group called Americans for Fair Patent Use asserts that the companies are claiming expired patents, and/or attaching some...
Livescribe Echo Smartpen adds PDF, tablet input
Livescribe today revamped its approach to its smartpens. The Echo is slimmer than its predecessors but significantly expands its functionality beyond note taking or even apps. A headphone jack and microphone now support stereo recording, and a micro USB connector will turn...
Nokia Siemens to buy Motorola network business
As part of its group split-off scheduled for next year, Motorola today announced it will sell its wireless networks infrastructure to Nokia Siemens. This will give Nokia access to backbone gear for GSM, CDMA, HSPA (WCDMA), WiMAX and LTE networks. Motorola will, however, retain...
iPad hits Austria, Hong Kong, Ireland, more
Apple today said it would expand the reach of the iPad to nine more countries on Friday, July 23. Austria, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Luxembourg, Mexico, the Netherlands, New Zealand and Singapore will all get the device the same day. Both the Wi-Fi...
RIM CEOs accuse Apple of deflecting attention
RIM late Friday shot back at Apple's claim that its phones suffer from antenna problems as well. Co-CEOs Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis said a demo of the BlackBerry Bold 9700 losing signal was just an attempt to draw RIM into Apple's "self-made debacle" and sidestepped the...
Apple gives tour to disprove test accusations
Apple after its iPhone 4 antenna talk gave a tour of the wireless signal testing labs mentioned at the event. The facility is large and uncharacteristically spartan but houses the 17 anechoic chambers Apple uses to test its wireless devices in controlled conditions. It also...
CR says free iPhone 4 cases don't go far enough
Consumer Reports has already shot down Apple's offer of free iPhone 4 cases to solve the phone's reception issues. The testing magazine still declined to give a recommendation as it didn't believe the program reached far enough. It was a "good first step" but wasn't universal...
Hulu can't yet show all Plus shows beyond web
Hulu today acknowledged that Hulu Plus preview users on other devices can't get access to the entire video catalog. Owners on iPads, PS3 consoles and other non-traditional Hulu viewing hardware are finding that they currently only get a subset of all the video available on...
CEO claims issue was fully realized after launch
As part of the Q&A session following Apple's iPhone 4 press conference, Steve Jobs disputed allegations in recent Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal reports suggesting he consciously ignored the antenna problem while the handset was still in the design process. The CEO called...
Refunds for existing Bumper case owners
In response to ongoing media attention about iPhone 4 reception problems, Apple CEO Steve Jobs today announced that the company is going to give out free cases to customers. The offer applies to anyone buying an iPhone through September 30th, and...
Apple talking iPhone 4 reception issues live
Apple held its promised press conference to discuss the iPhone 4. The company discussed the reception problems the phone has faced and offered a solution for those customers who do have problems. Visit our live coverage page for updates as we had...
Editorial on CR and iPhone 4 before the event
(Editorial) In the run-up to Apple's press conference, all the talk in the Apple world recently has revolved around Consumer Reports deciding that it couldn't recommend the iPhone 4 because of its alleged antenna flaw that is causing some consumers...
Carrier still has abundant spectrum
Sprint is unlikely to place caps on WiMax data usage, according to vice president of 4G operations Todd Rowley. The executive, speaking at the MobileBeat conference in San Francisco, suggested Sprint wants to avoid causing the same kind of changes in subscriber behavior that...
Retail inventories unclear
Verizon appears to have already sold out of its online stock for the Droid X smartphone. Although early orders shipped on schedule, the company's website now lists the flagship device with a promised ship date of July 23.
Wireless version set to ship next week
Syabas has begun shipping its PopBox media hub slightly ahead of its revised schedule, as the Ethernet version is currently in-stock at retailers such as Amazon.com. Customers will still have to wait until next week for the Wi-Fi variant, however.
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