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Thu
04
Oct
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Samsung Challenges Apple, iPhone to Duel

Just when you thought Apple was going to run away with yet another handheld market, industry powerhouse Samsung has announced its own contender. The iPhone may not be the only super communicator if the "Serenata" has something to sing, er say, about ... it. The Serenata will be a joint venture launched by Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and audio electronics designers Bang ... (view more)

Tue
02
Oct
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Apple Enters PDA Market?

After mastering MP3 players, it looks like PDAs may be up next for Apple. Sources at AppleInsider claim that for the past 18 months a group of Apple engineers have been hard at work on developing a PDA (Personal Digital Assistant) model. The team is ... said to be looking at ways to integrate the company's unique touch-screen technology into the device. This is not Apple's first time developing a PDA; in the late 1990's, the company had developed the Apple Newton MessagePad. Unfortunately, the device never made it to production. (Source: laptoplogic.com ) In fact, the Newton was only spoken about ... (view more)

Thu
27
Sep
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Apple Co-Founder Blasts iPhone Price Cut

At a question-and-answer session in Florida last Saturday, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak criticized his former partner's decision to cut the price of the iPhone. Apple had dropped the price by $200 just two month's after the device's long-awaited ... arrival -- a bad decision, according to Wozniak. (Source: slashdot.org ) "Nobody expects a product to drop that much in price in such a short time," he said. While he admits that technology inevitably drops in price over time, he maintains that this price cut wasn't right. "The first adopters always pay a premium. I am one of them. I am used to that ... (view more)

Mon
24
Sep
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European Invasion: iPhone Arrives Overseas

Apple has finally brought the iPhone, or perhaps just the rights to one, to Europe. While the iPhone won't officially go on sale until November, those who were in attendance at the unveiling said that the multi-modal phone is already being ... well-received by the public. Seemingly every major mobile network operator from Europe's most influential cities have lined up for their chance to hold the exclusive rights to the product when it hits retail shelves in just a few months. As it stands right now, O2 will hold the exclusive rights to the product in Britain, while Telefonica will bring the ... (view more)

Fri
14
Sep
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iTunes Glitch Suggests Movie Rentals for Apple

Many consider Apple to be a leading innovator, so finding out what's next on the company's plate can be quite salivating. Today, one user got a taste when an iTunes glitch revealed that renting movies may be next on the horizon. "I was trying to ... report a problem via iTunes, and this pop-up for selecting a reason contains some interesting/revealing strings," said David Watanabe, the user who discovered the glitch. "[It] looks like 'RentalMovies' will be coming to the iTunes store." When Watanabe was trying to notify the iTunes Store of his quandary, he was confronted with a menu of options on ... (view more)

Thu
13
Sep
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Apple to Slash TV Show Prices in Half?

Apple is reportedly considering cutting its prices for television episodes in half, from $1.99 to $0.99 -- the same price it currently charges for music singles. The price-slashing is part of Apple's plan to increase digital video sales. The company ... believes that the increase in volume will more than double, leaving profits positively affected even after the price cut. (Source: appleinsider.com ) But not everyone is seeing the price reduction with rose-colored glasses. Television studios worry that cutting the price of TV downloads will negatively impact DVD sales. Currently, a season of a ... (view more)

Wed
12
Sep
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New iPhone Price Leaves Old iPhone Fans Fuming

For most consumers, news that the 8GB iPhone will drop an impressive $200, or about 1/3 of its original price, is great for the wallet. It makes bugging Mom, Dad, or the wife much easier as birthdays and Christmas approach. Unfortunately, Apple's ... most loyal fans, those that braved the summer heat waiting in line for the device, are not excited. The iPhone shipped just months ago, leaving many early adopters frustrated with its short-lived $599 price tag. Reports are flooding in that Apple has been slammed with angry customer comments, many demanding a refund for their loyalty when the iPhone' ... (view more)

Tue
11
Sep
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Apple, Music Labels Face Antitrust Charges

Apple and several major music labels will find themselves under the gun later this month as they take part in the European Commission (EC)'s antitrust hearings. The hearings, scheduled for September 19 and 20, will be a forum for the EC's concerns ... over unfair pricing and sales practices in the European iTunes Store. Representing the next step in the investigation, the EC has emphasized that the hearings will not lead directly to a judgment. The EC has not yet set a date for a final decision. (Source: arstechnica.com ) The EC accused music labels EMI, Universal Music Group, Sony BMG and Warner ... (view more)

Mon
10
Sep
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iPhone's Evil Twin Arrives in China

The iPhone can finally be purchased in China! Unfortunately, Apple Inc. refuses to endorse the product, it does not function properly, and sells for more than double the price of the North American model. Those enthusiasts willing to pay 8,800 yuan ... ($1,170 USD) can pick up their new iPhone at electronics markets all over Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Guangzhou. In the United States, the iPhone can be purchased for as little as $499 in some areas. (Source: technology.canoe.ca ) Overshadowing the inflated price tag is the fact that the product does not function properly. The Chinese model can ... (view more)

Mon
10
Sep
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NBC Turns to Amazon

NBC Universal is not wasting any time sulking over their recent failure to reach a deal with Apple Inc. that would see the company offer shows from their hit fall lineup on the iTunes website. NBC Universal officially announced that all of the ... episodes for the new fall season will be made available on the Amazon Unbox digital downloading service. Amazon Inc. and NBC Universal have signed a lucrative contract that will see NBC television shows selling at $1.99 per episode on Unbox. New episodes are promised to be consistently uploaded onto the website the day after they air on network ... (view more)

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