iPhone to become a cult classic predicts pollster boss

The iPhone will gain a cult following its launch, according to the Vice President of Harris Interactive’s Technology Practice Joseph Porus. Porus made the prediction after Harris Interactive recently surveyed more than a 1100 Internet users and found that 47% were aware of the iPhone and 17% expressed an interest in purchasing it.

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Why is Apple Restricting Third-Party iPhone Apps?

Carl Howe (Blackfriars Communications) submits: I had an epiphany last night about why Apple (AAPL) is restricting third-party software applications for its soon-to-launch iPhone:

It’s about power.

No, this isn’t about some conspiracy within Apple to control all development for the iPhone. It’s about power as in, “How do we get decent battery life out of a complex smart phone that’s also a music/video player and a Wifi-enabled Internet communicator?” Consumers haven’t exactly been forgiving when Apple’s batteries don’t live up to their expectations. And the iPhone poses a big challenge in this regard.

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Cracking open the Apple TV

iTunes users rejoice. Gone are the days when you had to watch that “Lost” episode you missed on a puny 19” computer monitor. The Apple TV lets you experience your favorite iTunes music, movies, pictures, and shows on your widescreen television.

Many thanks from our dear reader Els for the link!
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DLO teases with iPhone skin

iPod accessory maker DLO is already preparing accessories for the iPhone, the company revealed today. The company has released a teaser photo that shows an unnamed silicone skin for the Apple device that would guard all but the screen against impact or scratch damage; the protective layer would be sensitive enough to allow use of the home button.

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iPhone on Lost?

If you were stranded on an island, what’s the one gadget you’d want with you? For many geeks today, the answer is easy: Apple’s soon-to-be-released iPhone. Looks like the writers for ABC’s Lost might be thinking along the same lines.

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Japanese iPhone protection cases

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iPhone Protection case



iPhone could turn technology world on its ear

As of February, awareness of Apple Inc.‘s iPhone device had spread to nearly 50 percent of U.S. consumers, with a significant chunk of those people expressing sincere interest in buying the device without having first seen one in person, a broad market survey has shown.

In order to determine just how strong the buzz around Apple’s first mobile handset had grown, market research firm Harris Interactive in mid-February conducted a an online study with over 1,100 consumers from its multimillion member panel.

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Microsoft: iPhone lacks business savvy

Apple’s soon-to-be-launched iPhone will be irrelevant to business users because it is a “closed device” and does not support Microsoft Office, a senior executive with the software giant said this week.
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iPhone to become a cult classic predicts pollster boss

The iPhone will gain a cult following its launch, according to the Vice President of Harris Interactive’s Technology Practice Joseph Porus. Porus made the prediction after Harris Interactive recently surveyed more than a 1100 Internet users and found that 47% were aware of the iPhone and 17% expressed an interest in purchasing it.

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Research In Motion’s CEO Mike Lazaridis talks phones, outage and iPhone

It’s been an exciting and unpredictable couple weeks for Research in Motion, makers of the BlackBerry. The company on April 11 announced fourth-quarter earnings were up and its subscriber base has hit 8 million users. But the latest talk has been about an overnight outage Tuesday that affected its 5 million North American users.

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