Sunday, April 29, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

iPhone on target for end of June launch ;-)

BOSTON (Reuters) - The iPhone, Apple Inc.'s (Nasdaq:AAPL - news) first mobile handset, is on schedule to hit the U.S. market at the end of June, a senior executive with AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T - news) said on Wednesday.

AT&T's wireless unit has an exclusive U.S. deal to sell the highly anticipated new handset.

"Our expectations are good. Our testing has been good," said AT&T Chief Operating Officer Randall Stephenson. "The iPhone is on target to launch in June."

The iPhone has become one of the most highly awaited product debuts since Apple Chief Executive
Steve Jobs demonstrated a prototype of the device in January.

There had been speculation by some blogs and reports that the iPhone could be delayed due to technical issues.

Stephenson said more than 1 million customers have said that they would like to buy one of the phones when they're available for purchase.

He made the comments while in Boston to speak at a Boston College Chief Executives' Club luncheon.

Stephenson said he was not sure how many iPhones will be available at launch.

"We're sorting through that right now," he said. "We got a million people waiting to buy it so we're hoping we get a million."

I am one of the million ;-))

Microsoft, Samsung sign broad patent pact

NEW YORK, April 19 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp and Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. said on Thursday they have agreed to a broad technology patent pact to develop future products.

Financial terms were not disclosed, but the companies said they will both receive monetary payments compensating them for the patent usage.

The companies said the deal would help speed up development of new products including digital media players, televisions and computer-related devices.

Microsoft will never give up :-)