What does Verizon want from AOL? We spend too much time hypothesizing, and less time explaining what it actually means.
Now that the iPhone will soon be on all major (and most) minor carriers, we discuss T-Mobile’s potential resurgence as a major force in the mobile carrier industry. Does its new “un-carrier” plan help or hurt the struggling telecom?
Listen to the the latest episode of inThirty to find out, because according to iTunes, we’re “What’s Hot”.
“Current AT&T iPhone 5 will work on T-Mobile LTE, HSPA+ 21 networks” | Macworld
“T-Mobile finally gets its own 4G LTE network” | TechHive
“T-Mobile’s new iPhone 5 is an unlocked, tweaked AT&T phone” | Ars Technica
“iPhone arrives at T-Mobile on April 12” | Macworld
“Nexus 4, Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+, and Nexus 10 All Land On Google Play” | Droid Life
“Google Boasts 700K Apps In Google Play, Nearly Matching Apple’s iTunes Offering” | Droid Life
“Slow lane: why Google’s new Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE” | The Verge
“iPhone 4S review” | The Verge
“Microsoft Surface: It just works… or not” | The Loop
Webcast: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch Events | Microsoft
The Microtropolis | Microsoft
Get your abacus app ready because on episode 59 of inThirty we take you through iOS 6’s launch by the numbers. First we hash out how many people will be running this hexa-release of iOS on the flagship iPhone 5, and it turns out, it’ll be quite a few. Something like 2 million people sacrificed their credit card numbers to the gods of industrial design and expect to have a brand spanking new i5 at their door on September 21. We try to calculate the amount of revenue the preorders will generate for Apple but our screens can’t fit all of the digits. Next, we take you through the BOM, the bill of materials, for the new iPhone 5. We figure out how much an extra 16GB of memory, or if you’re in the 1% and opt for a 64GB iPhone, an extra 48GB of memory really costs Apple, and how much profit they squeeze out of people just so they can store all of their Angry Birds high scores on their phones. Finally, Chaim goes all Suzy Orman on us and looks at the total cost of ownership of a carrier contract subsidized iPhone purchase and compares that to buying an iPhone at, gasp, full retail cost and bringing your own plan. For the students out there we should mention: listening to this episode counts as 3 credits of undergraduate study in macroeconomics.
Episode 59 Hangout: http://youtu.be/ohLyGrA0yb0
“Analyst Estimates On iPhone 5 Launch Weekend Sales Range From 3M–10M” | TechCrunch
“Apple takes orders for 2 million iPhone 5s; shares hit $700” | Bloomberg Businessweek
“Boring” | Curious Rat
“AT&T, Sprint chiefs expect strong iPhone 5 sales” | Marketwatch
“iPhone 5 Carries $199 BOM, Virtual Teardown Reveals” | iSuppli
Parents, you’ve got to catch episode 57 of inThirty – do you really want your son or daughter starting the school year without being able to explain the differences between the Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD and the Motorola Droid RAZR HD? We didn’t think so. Chaim takes us through the ins and outs of Motorola’s new crop of devices while Harry snores. Some are shipping with Android’s latest release, Jelly Bean, but most, unforgivably, come from the factory with the out of date Ice Cream Sandwich. Harry wakes up in time to gush over Nokia’s newest Lumias, all of which sport Windows Phone 8, or at least will, when they ship, but no one knows when that’ll be. Finally, Justin longs for an Amazon based smartphone, even just so he can tear it down. Oh, and wait, isn’t Apple going to announce something in a couple of days? We cover that, too. We don’t want your kid to show up on the first day of school not knowing the specs of the iPhone 5, after all.
“Nokia Lumia 920 hands-on preview, pictures and video” | The Verge
“Nokia starts over, again: stunning new phones, no release date in sight” | The Verge
“Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on preview (pictures and video)” | The Verge
“Motorola Droid RAZR Maxx HD hands-on: bigger battery, beautiful display, Jelly Bean onboard” | Engadget
“Motorola Droid RAZR HD hands-on: a 720p Android ICS update with 2,500mAh battery life” | Engadget
“Motorola RAZR M official: 4.3-inch qHD display, 1.5GHz dual-core, hitting Verizon for $99” | Engadget
“What could be on tap at Apple’s Sept. 12 press event” | Macworld
“Motorola to Offer $100 Credit to Owners of Devices Not Eligible for Jelly Bean Update (Update)” | Droid-Life
“Rumor: Amazon to Unveil First Smartphone at Tomorrow’s Kindle Event | Droid-Life
Those last 49 episodes went by like a flash, didn’t they? For our over the hill 50th episode celebration we go three ways and take you through Amazon’s same day shipping, navigating family share data plans, and ask if you really need all those cable channels.
Episode 50 Hangout: http://youtu.be/1vUIWq2pcGA
“AMC vs. Dish, Viacom vs. DirecTV: Brawling satellite providers and cable companies take different tactics” | The Washington Post
“Jon Stewart Mocks DirecTV-Viacom Dispute (VIDEO)” | The Huffington Post
“AT&T’s New Shared Data Plans Won’t Deliver ROI for Most” | Wired
“AT&T CEO doesn’t deny FaceTime 3G data packages, says ‘it’s too early to talk about pricing’ | The Verge
“I Want It Now: How Amazon’s ambitious new push for same-day delivery will destroy local retail. | Slate
“The Upward Trajectory of Podcast Lengths” | Curious Rat