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4 years ago

Judge Rejects AT&T's Request to Stop Verizon Adds

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Judge Rejects AT&T's Request to Stop Verizon Adds

Speaking of the ongoing ad-war between AT&T and Verizon, according to CNET:

A federal judge in Atlanta Wednesday declined to grant AT&T a temporary restraining order that would force Verizon to stop showing the ads.

So the "map for that" campaign can continue, even as AT&T counters on the marketing front with "side by side".

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4 years ago

iPhone Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

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iPhone Live! Tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT (1am GMT)

Join Chad, Rene ,and special guest, Keith Newman (of PalmCast fame) tonight for all the week's news, views, and rants. If you have any questions, leave a comment below, hit us up on Twitter @theiphoneblog, or better still -- join us live in the chat room via http://www.imore.com/live

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4 years ago

AT&T Fires Back at Verizon with "Side by Side" Commercial

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AT&T Fires Back at Verizon with "Side by Side" Commercial

AT&T has responded to Verizon's latest commercials that depicts their network as small and to put it nicely, garbage. As you can see above AT&T takes some shots of their own at Big Red.

This particular commercial is just one of a series that will begin airing tonight. AT&T not only mentions a few valid points but they even scored Luke Wilson to do the dissing. Bonus points...

So, the big question remains, how long will it be before Verizon files a lawsuit of their own? Only kidding... we think?

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4 years ago

UPDATED: Google to Pull a Zune, Go Head-to-Head with iPhone in Software and Hardware Next Year?

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UPDATED: Google to Pull a Zune, Go Head-to-Head with iPhone in Software and Hardware Next Year?

UPDATE: Daring Fireball points out:

[This story] puts [TechCrunch's Michael] Arrington on the same side as the almost-always-full-of-sh*t Scott Moritz. On the other side: Andy Rubin, vice president of engineering for Android at Google, who just two weeks ago said Google would not “compete with its customers” and “We’re not making hardware. We’re enabling other people to build hardware.”

So either Mike Arrington is totally wrong or Andy Rubin is a liar.

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4 years ago

AT&T Invested $65 Million in 850Mhz 3G Upgrades for San Francisco

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AT&T Invested $65 Million in 850Mhz 3G Upgrades for San Francisco

AT&T announced it's invested nearly $65 million in upgrading their 3G network in San Francisco through Q3 2009:

“More than ever before, customers look to wireless communications to stay in touch with family, friends and business colleagues,” said Terry Stenzel, AT&T vice president and general manager for Northern California/Reno. “The additional spectrum helps to enhance the 3G network so that our customers have the best experience when they make a call, check an e-mail, download a video or song, access applications or surf the Internet on their AT&T device.”

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4 years ago

2009 TiPb Store iPhone Accessory Holiday Gift Guide

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2009 TiPb Store iPhone Accessory Holiday Gift Guide

The following Holiday Gift Guide is sponsored by the TiPb iPhone Accessory Store

What to get for that annoying iPhone owner who knows has everything? For that new iPhone user who's just getting started? For that last minute drop in you never expected but suddenly have to render iSpeechless?

The TiPb iPhone Accessory store's got you covered! We asked the iPhone staff for some of their favorite accessories of the year, and put them together into our 2009 Gift Guide -- jammed packed with iPhone goodness just in time for the holidays, after the jump!

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4 years ago

Close to 4,000 iPhones Stolen from Belgium Warehouse

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Close to 4,000 iPhones Stolen from Belgium Warehouse

Over the weekend in Belgium thieves made a clean getaway with close to 4,000 iPhones. The market value of that many iPhones, 2 million euros, or $3 million U.S.

The iPhone thieves cut a hole in the ceiling of a warehouse where the devices were being stored waiting to be delivered to Mobistar in time for holiday shopping season. According to Mobistar, local police have zero leads but think twice about landing one of these phones as a spokesperson from Mobistar is promising they will not work.

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4 years ago

More on the iPhone (and iPod touch) Development Advantage

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More on the iPhone (and iPod touch) Development Advantage

Instapaper and Tumblr developer Marco Arment riffs on the NYT's article on Palm webOS' trouble wooing developers, and it's predictably good stuff.

His major point is that with its huge install base (which topped 50 million iPhones and iPod touches months ago), it makes more financial sense to develop for Apple's platform, rather than Google's Android or Palm's webOS which might have on 5% to 10% as many devices on the market.

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4 years ago

Review: Apple Aluminum Remote Control for iPhone and iPod Dock, Apple TV, and iTunes

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Review: Apple Aluminum Remote Control for iPhone and iPod Dock, Apple TV, and iTunes

Apple quietly introduced a new Apple Remote [$19.00 - Apple Online Store link] along with the updated iMac, Mac Mini, Magic Mouse, and Apple TV 3.0 last month. Not to be confused with the Apple-produced Remote app [Free - iTunes link], which allows an iPhone or iPod touch to control an Apple TV or iTunes, the Apple Remote is a hardware accessory that not only controls the aforementioned Apple TV or iTunes (and Front Row!) all on its own, but can also control an iPhone or iPod touch when they're placed in the -- sold-separately -- Apple Universal Dock [$49.00 - Apple Online Store link]

So, how new is it, why would an iPhone or iPod touch need a hardware remote anyway, and most importantly, how does it perform? Read on after the break!

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4 years ago

Verizon Replies to AT&T's Lawsuit Over Attack Ads - "The

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Verizon Replies to AT&T's Lawsuit Over Attack Ads - "The

By now most of you have seen the infamous Verizon "map for that" attack ads against AT&T. It was only a matter of time before we heard Verizon's response to the lawsuit [Full document PDF link] that AT&T recently slapped them with and respond they did. Verizon's lawyers put their heads together to come up with the following opening line:

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blockquote>AT&T did not file this lawsuit because Verizon’s “There’s A Map For That” advertisements are untrue; AT&T sued because Verizon’s ads are true and the truth hurts.

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