Turns out most of the rumors were true as CEO Steve Jobs held center stage at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference. CNET Reviews' Bonnie Cha offers her initial take on the product announcements that so dominated Monday's tech coverage.
And speaking of "Stevenote," one casualty--again--was Twitter. The increasingly spotty service was, well, spotty. But Twitterholics, don't despair. Webware's Rafe Needleman offers a couple of workarounds.
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Our long national nightmare is over. Finally Steve Jobs saw it fit to announce to the world the existence of the iPhone 3G, and it does indeed have quite a few improvements over the current iteration--3G is huge, of course, GPS is a welcome addition, and third-party applications are nothing to be sneezed at. Not to mention it's slightly thicker at 4.5 inches by 2.4 inches by 0.48 inch, has a black plastic back, a flush headphone jack, and just got a huge price cut (the 8GB will retail for $199 while the 16GB will retail … Read more
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AT&T's wireless network has just gotten a little faster.
The company announced on Wednesday that enhancements to its HSPA, or High Speed Packet Access, third-generation cellular network will allow wireless laptop users to upload and download content from the Internet faster than they can with 3G services from other carriers.
The top three major wireless operators, AT&T, Verizon Wireless, and Sprint Nextel, have been touting the speeds and feeds of their 3G wireless networks for more than a year in an attempt to lure profitable business customers to their wireless laptop services. These services, which … Read more
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There's near universal agreement that Steve Jobs is going to unveil the next iPhone at next week's Worldwide Developers' Conference keynote in San Francisco. Whether it's next week, next month, or next year, however, it raises a thorny semantic question: what will it be called? Most wags are dubbing it "the 3G iPhone," as it's certain to include the high-speed 3G (third-generation) wireless capabilities missing on the original model. But it's still going to be the second-generation iteration of the product--thus, "the 2G iPhone." Which one's correct? … Read more
Qualcomm has introduced a mini-notebook made by Taiwan-based Inventec that costs around $299 and is equipped with 3G connectivity, according to IDG News Service.
Unlike the ASUS Eee PC, which comes in both Linux and Windows XP operating systems, Qualcomm's mini-notebook will initially run on Linux, though the company is also looking at using Windows Mobile 7 with its Snapdragon chipsets.
All these are still on the drawing board, but "similar products could be out by the end of this year," said Luis Pineda, senior vice president at Qualcomm. The company hopes to make a big bang … Read more