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The evidence has been mounting for some time, and people are starting to notice.  TechCrunch recently posted about the problems with AT&T, and the article is also a good collection of references:

Since I switched to AT&T from Verizon just over 2 years ago to get the iPhone (which, of course, AT&T has exclusively in the U.S.), there have been no shortage of shortcomings by AT&T. But as of late, I’ve been noticing things getting much, much worse. And I’m hardly the only one. And so it’s time to call out AT&T on those failures. And plead with Apple not to renew its exclusive contract with AT&T when it expires next year.

via AT&T Is A Big, Steaming Heap Of Failure.

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It is worth noting that I never used Boingo because I get good reception on my 3G network so I don’t feel I need to pay for Wifi service.  iPhone user feel otherwise.  Boingo should give AT&T a cut of their profits…

Boingo has also tracked what type of devices associate with Boingo operated airport Wi-Fi hotspots. In 2007, the first year the iPhone was available, the iPhone only accounted for 1% of all mobile devices. Windows CE Windows Mobile, was the leader in 2007, with 66% of mobile device connections. In 2008, the iPhone accounted for 51.7% of all mobile devices, with the iPod touch coming in second with 42.4%. For the first five months of 2009, the iPhone has taken an astounding 89.2% of all mobile devices accessing Boingo’s airport hotspots. The iPod touch has dipped to 4.7%. I talked to Jeremy Pepper from Boingo PR and he said that they think the drop in the price of the iPhone is the reason iPod touch access figures have dipped, with the iPhone taking its place.

Although these figures are only from one Wi-Fi access source, the number of users that access Wi-Fi at the airport provides what I consider a good sample for data collection. In two years, not only has the mobile access space increased 261x, the iPhone OS accounts for nearly 94% of all mobile connections.

Linked from TUAW

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Well written, well referenced post over at PalmAddicts, one of my favorite megablogs for a long time. I think there is a lot of truth in that statement that Apple sees Palm as a serious threat.

Isn’t weird how much free marketing Palm is getting off the iPhone?  Every newspaper article and gadget blog is comparing the iPhone 3GS to the Palm Pre, as if they are worth comparing.  As if this tiny company that was on the brink of bankrupcy has a device that is worth comparing on equal footing with the biggest hit the technological universe has known for… maybe the last decade.  Oh my! the iPhone is 11% faster.  Oh! the iPhone boots 20 seconds faster (who boots their phone?).  Palm really has something good going on right now…

Nope, the answer is much simpler than that. It is because Palm is the very reason itself, it’s because from all of the big companies out there Apple sees Palm as one of them who could actually become a serious threat in the future. Especially when Jon Rubinstein is now appointed as the new CEO, replacing Ed Colligan the longest running leader of Palm.

via PalmAddicts: When Palm and Apple play a poker game.

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