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Verizon's iPhone Gets the Thumbs Up

Finally, an iPhone you can use ... as a phone

(Newser) - The iPhone 4 has finally arrived on Verizon , and what that means is … now you can actually make successful phone calls on your iPhone. Reviewers give it a thumbs-up:
  • “The Verizon iPhone is nearly the same as AT&T’s iPhone 4—but it doesn’t drop calls.
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AT&T Halts iPhone Web Sales to NYC

Rep cites shortage of towers, then claims fraudulent orders

(Newser) - AT&T has stopped selling the iPhone online to customers in New York City. The first explanation, from an AT&T rep, is that the company's New York network couldn't handle any more data-hungry iPhones because the city doesn't have enough towers. New York "is not ready for the... More »

Older, Cheaper Gadgets Make Great Gifts

Spend much less, get slightly less, but hey, it's a recession

(Newser) - A bunch of older gadgets—read: last year's models—"work fantastically well yet have been largely forgotten," Farhad Manjoo writes on Slate . What's more, they're relatively cheap, and perfect for the penny-pinching holiday shopper. A sampling:
  • Kindle 1: The design is a bit "off-putting," and the
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Droid a Savvy Choice for Smartphone Fans

Users sick of AT&T now have an option

(Newser) - Verizon has finally come up with a phone that will satisfy users who want an iPhone-quality smartphone to run on the firm's zippy 3G network, writes Walt Mossberg. The Motorola Droid, is, like the iPhone, "a powerful hand-held computer that happens to make phone calls," Mossberg writes. The... More »

iPhone Blew Your Budget? 'Recession Case' Is for You

Cardboard protection can be yours for just $1

(Newser) - Hard times no longer mean iPhone users who blew all their cash buying one can't afford a protective case for their new favorite toy, Mashable reports. Case-Mate has introduced the iPhone 3G Recession case, priced at just $1. The sturdy cardboard case, which assembles with locking tabs, will cushion your... More »

Top iPhone Annoyances and How to Fix Them

(Newser) - Even a gadget as good as the iPhone isn't without its annoyances, although luckily bigger geeks than you have cooked up workarounds for most of them, Jared Newman writes in PC World. Some major gripes:
  • AT&T: The carrier's stranglehold in the US is becoming even more irksome as foreign
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Teen Hackers Foil New iPhone Limits

Hackers use school vacation to best Apple's engineers and 'jailbreak' new phone

(Newser) - A group of teenage thorns in Apple's side have been the first to release "jailbreak" software for the latest iPhone 3GS, the Wall Street Journal reports. The hackers, in the latest round of what Steve Jobs calls "a cat-and-mouse game with his top engineers," created software that... More »

Users Complain of iPhone 3GS Overheating

Handset became too hot to handle when used while plugged in

(Newser) - Apple's hot new handset appears to be suffering some serious overheating issues, Melissa Perenson writes for PC World. Users on a French tech site say their white iPhone 3GS handsets became discolored after overheating, Perenson notes. She was aware of some "heat issues" with her own model but nothing... More »

New iPhone Boosts Mobile YouTube Uploads by 400%

Phone lets users immediately post video

(Newser) - Mobile video uploads to YouTube have soared 400% since the new iPhone released last week, Ars Technica reports. It's a noticeable spike, even though mobile uploads have been on the rise: They went up by 1,700% in the last six months. The iPhone lets users shoot video and upload... More »

Don't Go Buy Another iPhone, Just Get OS 3.0

New model is faster, but upgraded system offers plenty of perks

(Newser) - Apple launched its new iPhone operating system today, two days ahead of the 3G S model, begging the question whether existing users should fork out $200 for new hardware. “Faster circuitry makes a huge difference,” David Pogue writes for the New York Times, though Walt Mossberg, in the... More »

Verizon May Get iPhone in 2010

Deal could come through when AT&T's exclusive rights expire next year

(Newser) - Apple is in talks about developing an iPhone for Verizon’s wireless network—with possible deployment next year, USA Today reports. Currently, the iPhone is only available on AT&T’s GSM network, which is incompatible with Verizon’s CDMA operation. AT&T has exclusive US rights to the iPhone... More »

Best Buy Offers Used iPhones for $50 Less

Retailer tries to undercut the competition with refurbished handsets

(Newser) - With an eye to newly frugal consumers, Best Buy is offering refurbished iPhone 3Gs for about $50 less than new handsets, Reuters reports. The retailer offers previously owned 8- and 16-gigabyte iPhones (returned in 30 days or less) for $149 and $249, respectively. Best Buy may be trying to undercut... More »

New App Helps Users Unlock iPhone

It's now pretty easy for those who want to shed AT&T

(Newser) - Got that shiny new iPhone 3G for Christmas but don’t want to bail on your non-AT&T service plan? A new application to unlock the iPhone 3G is here, PC World reports. At this point, "even a cat" can get the trick done. Yes, there's always a chance... More »

Jobs Prepares to Pass the Torch: Analyst

Apple icon's lower profile signals shift, regardless of health

(Newser) - Steve Jobs is moving slowly toward the exit, and the Apple CEO has assembled such a strong team that even the absence of the company's "irreplaceable face" won't spell disaster, reports Apple Insider. Jobs' decision to skip MacWorld Expo doesn't mean his health is worsening but is "a... More »

Storm Proves Worthy Rival to iPhone

BlackBerry Storm has a touchscreen keyboard but doesn't push iPhone

(Newser) - The BlackBerry Storm hits the US tomorrow, with the iPhone squarely in its sights. The new smartphone is an interesting mix of traditional BlackBerry and the hugely popular Apple gadget, with a few twists, Walt Mossberg writes for the Wall Street Journal. The keyboard is the Storm's calling card: ... More »

iPhone Dethrones Razr as Top Seller in US

Apple's sells 6.8M of 3G phones in recent quarter

(Newser) - Apple’s new iPhone model is now the top-selling mobile phone among US adults, Macworld reports, having displaced Motorola’s Razr in the third quarter. The Razr had topped the category—which doesn’t take business purchases into account—for 12 consecutive quarters. Apple says it sold 6.8 million... More »

Lower-Income Buyers Snatch Up iPhones

Increasingly, consumers are turning to the iPhone for music, Web browsing and calls

(Newser) - Lower-income households are snatching up iPhones at a faster rate than their more financially flush counterparts, reports the Wall Street Journal, potentially attracted by its multiple uses—and single fee. By relying on the “Swiss-Army knife kind of device” to make phone calls, listen to music, and access the... More »

AT&T Rivals Pounce on iPhone Glitches

Dropped calls ring up a marketing opportunity for other networks

(Newser) - Glitches have plagued the new iPhone since its release and AT&T's rivals are gleefully capitalizing on customers' griping, the New York Times reports. It's still unclear whether Apple or the wireless network is to blame, but companies like Verizon aren't letting the opportunity slip by. “A phone is... More »

'Misleading' iPhone Ad Banned

British regulators say claim that device can access 'all parts of the internet' is untrue

(Newser) - British advertising regulators have banned a commercial claiming iPhones have “access to all the parts of the internet,” citing technological limitations that prevent users from seeing some websites, CNET News reports. iPhones don’t have Flash or Java, and while Apple simply intended to contrast the product with... More »

iPhone 3G Has Already Outsold Original

It took Apple a year to move 6M of first model; second hits that mark in 7 weeks

(Newser) - It took Apple one year to sell 6 million first-generation iPhones. By next week, the company will have sold the same number of 3G iPhones—just seven weeks after they went on the market, TechCrunch reports. Complaints about battery life and connection speed haven’t tempered the iPhone’s popularity,... More »

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