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The New York Times Digital Subscription Plan is Leaving Money on the Table

I have been trying to wrap my head around the New York Times new digital subscriber plans. I have been happily paying for the NYT on my Kindle as well as reading it for free from time to time on my iPad(s) and mobile phones. I just don’t get their new pricing scheme. It’s not […]

Posted in: apple, Gadgets & Handsets, google, iphone

The HTC Incredible Has Shown Me that Android is Now “Good Enough” to Compete

I’m now on my second Android phone and I have to say that Android has come a long way. When I first got my Nexus One, it wasn’t an iPhone killer by any means (some of my early thoughts on the Nexus One can be found here). In reading a few posts, this one by […]

Posted in: apple, iphone, social networking, web20

Making the iPhone More Social and Viral – We Need a Social Graph

I’ve been playing with a lot of really interesting iPhone apps lately (mostly games) and one thing I’m finally beginning to see is a more concerted effort by iPhone application developers to start to think about viral distribution. As far as I can tell, the best two ways to get distribution for your app are […]

Posted in: blackberry, Business, Carriers, Gadgets & Handsets, iphone, mobile

Thoughts on "Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far – New York Times” in the Sunday NYT

I read this article (apparently I was late to the blogosphere party on this one) Mobile Web: So Close Yet So Far – New York Times in the Sunday NYT and I wasn’t really sure why this was news. As far as I can tell, the basic thrust of the article is that the mobile […]

Posted in: apple, iphone, ipod, motorola, motorola q, razr, treo

The iPod, the RAZR, and the Treo – One Icon and Two Also-Rans

I have to admit that I was actually pretty impressed with all of the new iPods that Apple released yesterday. Aside from the snafu around the dramatic price decrease in the iPhone, I’d have to say that it was a pretty successful announcement (even if the stock price did not seem to react favorably to […]

Posted in: facebook, iphone, meebo, netvibes, Wireless Communications

The iPhone and the Fat Head of Mobile Content

I continue to be impressed by the way in which the iPhone is tackling the “fat head” (as opposed to the “long tail”) of web content. For a phone with fewer than 1 million units as its installed base, the iPhone has done a remarkable job in doing something that few, if any, other mobile […]

Posted in: blackberry, blackberry curve, Gadgets & Handsets, iphone, Wireless Communications

Random Musings on Wireless Data from an iPhone Holdout

I’ve been traveling for vacation the last week or so and have had to rely on my Blackberry as my primary means of communication. As I’ve been using it more and more, I’m realizing how much the mobile data experience is still an early adopter phenom and am becoming more skeptical that it will change […]

Posted in: apple, blackberry curve, iphone, Wireless Communications

What I’d Need to See to Buy the iPhone

As a self-described gadget junkie, I continue to be perplexed about why I’m not clamoring for the iPhone. About 3 weeks ago I went into Cingular and picked up the new Blackberry Curve to replace my Pearl and didn’t even think twice about waiting for the iPhone to release. Aside from the fact that I […]