January 12, 2011
Verizon iPhone – Unicorn tears have fallen
CDMA – EVO Rev A only – NO LTE for you!
Antenna Redesign – Antenna splits have been moved
No Simultaneous Voice/Data – Big issue for you? For GSM Jerry it is! Better to have it and not need it, than need it and not have it!
WiFi Hotspot – Up to 5 devices – Nice! But, you want to play, you have to Pay.
Hotspot functionality part of iOS4.2.5 – Coming to ATT in the form of iOS4.3?
Some iPhone 4 cases will need to be modified slightly – Mute switch and volume buttons have been moved slightly. Cases with specific covers of those areas will need a redesign
Verizon vs ATT – Marketing, Marketing, Marketing
ATT to Verizon : You’re slooow and can’t do data/voice
Verizon to ATT : You’re known for a lot of things, reliability isn’t one of them.
T-Mobile to BOTH Verizon and ATT: How can you tell you guys apart? Do you have 4G? No!
In NYC, 16 new sites activated in preparation of iPhone
activation of sixteen new cell sites in the New York Metro Region. The company turned on five new cell sites in both Rockland and Suffolk Counties, three in Westchester County, and additional cell sites in Nassau, New York and Putnam Counties.
iOS 4.3 Beta 1 release to Devs
– This beta release contains a preview of new Multi-Touch gestures for iPad.
You can use four or five fingers to pinch to the Home Screen;
swipe up to reveal the multitasking bar; - WOOT!
swipe left or right between apps.
Stop the presses – Apple providing functionality choice? The ability to select in settings what side switch does: 1) mute or orientation lock
Apple asking for feedback on these new features.
Is this another step in bringing a common UI element to both the iOS and MacOS?
HP and VZW iPhone going head to toe? Feb. 11-12
Mac App store
New Monsoon Vulkano products;
1) Flow – 99 bucks – simple placeshifting functionality (ala SlingBox)
MyWi vs PdaNet