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Race is on to unlock the iPhone

Now that Apple Inc.‘s iPhone is finally on sale, the race is on to see who can unlock it.

Locked phones can only be used with cellular service from one carrier, a move designed to guarantee carriers recover the cost of subsidizing a handset through monthly service charges. But the cost of the iPhone, which is priced at either $499 or $599 depending on the model, is not subsidized by AT&T.

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The iPhone hype has either reached a high point or totally jumped the shark, depending on your personal opinion. just announced that it has launched its official iPhone effort, which it calls “iPlayboy.”

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Speculators Grab IPhone Domain Names

Visit and you’ll see ads for various cell phones that play music - but Apple Inc.‘s much-hyped iPhone isn’t one of them.

The domain name was grabbed long before Jan. 9, when Apple (nasdaq: AAPL - news - people ) announced its gadget combining a cell phone, an iPod media player and a wireless Internet device. Since then, speculators and entrepreneurs have registered thousands of iPhone-related Internet addresses.

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Music industry hopes for, yet fears, iPhone effect

The music industry has long hoped mobile phones will help turn around weak music sales, but music executives privately fear the most obvious contender, the iPhone, may give too much clout to Apple Inc.

, in shaping the future of the fledgling mobile music market.

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AT&T will extend store hours for iPhone sales

AT&T Inc. will extend its store hours to 10 p.m. on Friday to accommodate sales of the iPhone, one of the most anticipated wireless products in recent history.

The iPhone will be available starting at 6 p.m. at 10 of AT&T’s Memphis-area locations, including 2282 Union.

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Americans queue to get hands on Apple iPhone

Americans desperate to buy Apple’s new iPhone are already queuing outside shops where the device will go on sale tomorrow.
In New York, the Apple faithful were already in place early on Monday.

They are eager to splash out on the much-hyped handset that so far only a tiny handful of the very well-connected have been able to see or use its combined music player, web browser and telephone functions.

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‘Push’ E-Mail Service For iPhone Pops Up

Visto’s Mobile product includes support for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino.

Visto on Thursday announced that its mobile e-mail service will work on the iPhone, giving users access to enterprise e-mail systems.
Apple’s upcoming iPhone has been criticized for its lack of support for business applications. IT managers are likely to be put off by the idea of employees bringing in iPhones as their business smartphones. But Visto is hoping to change their mentality with its Visto Mobile service, which will let iPhone users access enterprise e-mail systems, including Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino.

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Crowd Control: Stores Ramp Up Security for iPhone Release

Friday, thousands of people are expected to gather outside the nation’s Apple stores, AT&T storefronts and shopping malls, waiting patiently for hours to buy an iPhone—no more than two at a time.

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Four networks tipped for Euro Iphone

ALL FOUR of the UK’s mobile phone networks have been variously tipped to take on European distribution for Apple’s forthcoming Iphone.
The fifth network, 3, is ruled out because the Iphone ain’t 3G and 3 doesn’t do 2.5G.

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iPhone Versus Your Phone: Tips to Avoid iPhone Envy

Yes, the iPhone is sleek and sexy, and it has a slick interface that performs so many techno-tricks even confirmed Luddites are salivating. But there’s no reason to junk your current handset—in fact, Your Phone is more than ready to meet the iPhone challenge head on.

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