21 Oct 2010 tidbits: iPhone demand beats expectations; emerging markets broadband: quality not quantity

Two interesting posts today: (1) From the Financial Times: A study conducted by Oxford University and the University of Oviedo (together with Cisco) reveals that broadband in developing countries like Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania and Romania have faster upload and download speeds than broadband in developed countries like the UK and Germany […]

Android phones outsell iPhones worldwide

Worldwide sales of phones that use the Google Android operating system have outstripped sales of the iPhone, according to the Gartner Group. The data include only a week’s worth of iPhone 4 sales because the iPhone 4 was released only in the last week of June 2010. I am curious to see how the figures […]

Clearwire intros $25-per-month iPhone/iPad portable hotspot

Call it the intersection of preparation and opportunity — Clearwire took a swipe at the network troubles that have been limiting the communication features of Apple iPads and iPhones with the introduction of the “iSpot,” a personal 4G/Wi-Fi hotspot that has an introductory service price of $25 per month for unlimited data use. The device, in […]