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Carolyn Schuk
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Other computer makers following Apple into the smartphone market?

January 30, 2009

Imitation, as they say, is the best form of praise. So it's no surprise that following on the heels of Apple's iPhone triumph, other computer makers are eying the handset to boost their bottom lines. The buzz is that Acer and Dell are working on high-end smartphones, according to Juniper Research's Analyst Xpress blog today. 

The Wall Street Journal has a story on Dell, as well, saying that "people familiar with the matter" indicate that Dell may launch a smartphone "as early as next month."
I say, the more the merrier. Computer makers bring a different POV to the table, as we saw with the iPhone. And that can only be a good thing. 

Wave goodbye to all-you-can-eat mobile data plans

June 8, 2010

The iPhone 4 was unveiled yesterday and already 1.9 billion comments about it have been published in cyberspace. The more interesting news, from the perspective of an industry observer is AT&T's far less-heralded - a mere 215 million hits - data plan change. Namely: no more unlimited data.