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COOh-Snap: Apple Competitors Still Trying to Catchup to Original 2007 iPhone 2G

During Apple's Q4 2009 financial results conference call today, when asked about competitive smartphone platforms and devices, Apple Chief Operating Officer Tim Cook responded:

Frankly, they are really just trying to catch up with the 1st iPhone that was announced 2 years ago

While many will no doubt argue -- perhaps laugh outright -- at that, it's harder to laugh at Apple's results: 7.2 million more iPhones sold in the last 3 months, and half-a-billion more App Store downloads during the same period.

So was Cook just showing his swagger, setting himself up for a big takedown, or comfortably settling into a combined iPhone/iTunes/App Store offering his thinks will be tough to beat in the consumer market?

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New Apple Products, Including Magic Mice and Desktop Multi-touch Tomorrow?

According to Daring Fireball, Apple is set to introduce new products tomorrow morning, including:

Redesigned Plastic MacBooks, Redesigned (‘Impressive’) iMacs, Updated Minis (Including One That Ships With Mac OS X Server), the Multi-Touch Magic Mouse, and, as the Wildcard I’m-Not-Sure-I-Really-Believe-It-Myself Out-There Rumor, Maybe Even Some Sort of Mentioned-Nowhere-Else-But-in-This-Very-Headline Multi-Touch Trackpad Gadget for Desktop Macs

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Apple Q4 Conference Call Live Blog -- 7.4 Million iPhones Sold!

Apple Q4 2009 Conference Call

We'll be beginning TiPb's live coverage just before 2pm PT/5pm ET, but Apple has already released their results, and they include 7.4 million iPhones sold in Q4 2009.

Apple Inc. is set to announce their Q4 2009 financial results today, and host their usual après-PR conference call at 5pm ET/2pm PT. Analysts are anticipating good news overall, though rumor once again has it demand for the iPhone 3GS is still outstripping supply.

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Mozilla Working on iPhone App. Don't Hold Your Breath for Firefox

This weekend GigaOm brought word that Mozilla was working on an iPhone app. Of course, thoughts turn immediately towards their most famous product -- Firefox. However, Apple doesn't allow 3rd party code interpreters and that means no Gecko HTML renderer and no TraceMonkey Javascript engine. And again, I don't think there's any need for Mozilla to make a WebView wrapper...

So what else is there? Browser link sync? The iPhone will sync Safari links, or Internet explorer on Windows, but syncing links for Firefox users is thus far unsupported, and no doubt many would love to have that functionality:

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Monday Fun Video: Before Verizon's iPhone iDoesn't, There Was Sega's Nintendon't

20 years before there was Verizon's iPhone iDoesn't... and Droid does campaign, there was Sega Does and Nintendon't.

Be interesting to see if it works out better for Droid than it did for Sega...

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The Competition: Motorola Droid Images Emerge

Just a few days ago Verizon started their iDoesn't campaign specifically targeting Apple's iPhone. Well late last night images started to emerge all over the blogs, including our very own Android Central, giving us a sneak peek to what may be some legitimate iPhone competition. After a hands on, BGR came away mighty impressed. Here are just a few of the highlights spotlighted by BGR:

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Facebook 3.1 With Push Notifications Coming Soon

Early this morning developer of the iPhone Facebook application, Joe Hewitt, posted that Facebook 3.03 is on it's way to squash a few bugs. Even bigger news is that update will then be followed by Facebook 3.1 which will include push notifications.

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Best of Smartphone Experts, 18 Oct 2009

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UPDATED: Verizon Attack Ads -- Claim iPhone iDoesn't do What Android 2.0 Droid Does

UPDATE: TiPb asked a few non-geek friends and most of them didn't even realize Verizon was targeting the iPhone in these ads (some thought the commercial was saying whatever device they were talking about didn't do the things listed). Is that an ad-failure, or was it deliberately targeting geeks?

Secondly, Sacha Seagan over at Gearlog brings up the now apparently dual, and now opposite meaning behind "open application" buzzwords - a device totally controlled by Verizon.

Thirdly, does the push for the Droid explain why Verizon seemingly buried the BlackBerry Storm2 announcement?

Original post after the break!

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Verizon Set to Unleash New "iDevice iDoesn't" Attack Ads

Hot on the heels of their spunky new "there's a map for that" anti-iPhone/AT&T programming, Verizon looks set to unless yet more attack ads. Engadget Mobile says:

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