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Verizon has acquired the right to sell the iPhone starting February 10 with pre-orders beginning on February 3, the company announced this morning in one of the worst-kept secrets since the Beatles appeared on iTunes. The iPhone will connect to the CDMA network and will be $199 for the 16GB model...

January 11th 2011 at 11:20am 0 Comments
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If you agree with Consumer Reports' take on AT&T's terrible wireless service, the good news is that you might not have that much longer to wait. "Exclusive arrangements end," AT&T's CFO Richard Lindner told the UBS Media and Communications Conference earlier this week. If you think that soun...

December 7th 2010 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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The Wall Street Journal reports that Apple will start manufacturing a Verizon-ready iPhone by the end of this year, with sales to start early 2011. Based on the iPhone 4, the new phone would leverage CDMA technology instead of the GSM 3G mobile technology used by AT&T. Wireless telecommunication...

October 6th 2010 at 3:20pm 0 Comments
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Each week Ross Rubin contributes Switched On, a column about consumer technology. In the short history of smartphones, handsets carrying all but one of the major operating systems have been available to multiple U.S. carriers. That exception is iOS, for which the iPhone has been the only model. Of...

September 18th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Well, I guess if Apple is planning to sell phones through Verizon as has been rumored for a long time, then turnabout is fair play. The latest scuttlebutt says that AT&T is readying to announce its own next-gen Android-based cellphones sometime next week, putting the news smack dab up against a...

June 3rd 2010 at 9:00am 0 Comments