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AT&T & Apple In Talks to Extend iPhone Deal

It is no secret that AT&T has the iPhone locked up through the year 2010. Today the Wall Street Journal is reporting that AT&T is in talks to add yet another year to the current deal. Of course neither side is commenting about the matter at this point, and when contacted, an Apple representative said:

"We have a great relationship with AT&T."

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iPhone 3.0 Beta 3: Push Notification Gets Tweaked

Ars Technica is reporting that the way Push Notification works has been, according to developers they've spoken with, improved in the latest Beta 3 release of iPhone 3.0. To wit:

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Updated: iPhone 3.0 Beta 3 Now Available

Apple has once again iterated on the iPhone 3.0 beta, with version 3 now available for registered developers to download via http://developer.apple.com/iphone/.

iPhone SDK 3.0 beta 3 and iPhone OS 3.0 beta 3 are now posted to the iPhone Dev Center. These versions are for development and testing only and should be installed on devices dedicated to iPhone OS 3.0 beta software development. Please read the iPhone OS Pre-Install Advisory and the iPhone SDK 3.0 beta 3 release notes before downloading and installing.

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From the Forums: Camera Flash? EDGE Only iPhone?, BlackBerry Storm, iTunes Gift Card, and Sync Time?

Lately the forums have been on fire and leading up to another iPhone release it is bound to be one wild ride. So now is a perfect time to get yourself registered and join in on the conversation.

Just yesterday Rene started a interesting thread, Are You Running Your iPhone 3G on EDGE and Why? While I understand why some of you may choose to EDGE over 3G, for me, I like to live dangerously, 3G or go home. How about you? Stop by and let Rene know what you think.

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Turn-About is Fair Pay: Forrester Gives 4 Reasons Enterprise IT Should Support iPhone

Fortune has covered Forrester Research's latest report "Making iPhone Work In The Enterprise: Early Lessons Learned". Whiplash-much? After all, it does come on the heels of previous reports including "The iPhone Is Not Meant For Enterprises", "The Top 10 Reasons Why We Recommend That IT Not Support It", and "Harold and Kumar Don't Want an iPhone at White Castle". Okay, we made that last one up. Barely.

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Next Gen iPhone Components Shows 3.2mp Camera, Infineon Chip

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Who's Using Their iPhone 3G over EDGE/2G?

Right after the iPhone 3G came out, we posted a tip on how to turn off 3G and run on the older, slower EDGE standard to save battery life. Some people, who live in areas still lacking 3G coverage have no choice but to run on EDGE. Still others suffer so many dropped calls and other network problems they've downgraded to EDGE out of sheer frustration.

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Want an Apple-Blessed Unlocked iPhone 3G for $799?

Buy.com is offering iPhon 3G, "officially" unlocked, for $799. We're not sure if these are imported units from markets like Hong Kong or Taiwan, where Apple themselves sells unlocked units, or what the deal is, or if $799 is even a deal for you to not have to worry about Jailbreaking or cat and mouse games. But, if you have the extra bills in your pocket and alternate and international carrier support is worth the premium to you, you might want to check it out.

Anyone hitting the buy now button?

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Rumor: 3 New 3rd Generation iPhones Coming This Summer

Commercial Times is raising the bar on crazy rumors by claiming Apple will release not just one, not even two, but a whopping three new iPhones this summer.

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Best of SPE, 12 April 2009

Do you have post-CTIA-syndrome? Feel like all the hot new smartphone news happened two weeks ago and not much has happened since? Wondering if you have the strength to make it through another day without a pithy overview of everything that happened in the smartphone world last week? Easter feast have you feeling too lazy to do anything but peruse enough smartphone news to fill out a short novella?

Fret not, our best of SPE news roundup has you covered. Get clicking!

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