‘Disappointing’ iPhone 4S Leads Apple to Most Profitable Quarter in Tech History
Apple on Wednesday reported record earnings for the December quarter, revealing a profit of $13.06 billion on revenue that surpassed $46 billion. Among technology companies, Apple’s fiscal first quarter represents the most profitable quarter ever recorded.
Droid RAZR MAXX Streets January 26 for $299
Verizon Wireless today announced that the Motorola Droid RAZR MAXX will be available starting January 26. It will cost $299.99 with a new two-year contract. The RAZR MAXX is nearly identical to the RAZR, but packs a 3300mAh battery and boasts 21 hours of talk time. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has a dual-core 1.2Ghz processor.
Bell and Virgin Mobile Rollout HD Voice
Today, both Bell and Virgin have rolled out HD Voice to their HSPA+ customers – this is available for free on select handsets. For Bell, currently the HD Voice compatible phones are the Nokia C6, Nokia C6-01, HTC Sensation and the HTC Incredible S.
Do We Really Need LTE Right Now? Aren’t 3G Speeds Enough?
The fact that 50% of the 7.7 million smartphones that Verizon sold in the 4th quarter of 2011 were 3G iPhones should indicate that consumers are willing to accept 3G for a couple of years instead of waiting for LTE speeds. Of course, the majority of those 7.7 million users were probably not in an LTE market at this time. Even if they were, do they need LTE?