Outnumbered by cell phones

You have your home/personal cell phone. Some have work cell phones, some have pagers. You have the 3g contract for your iPad / tablet / notebook / wireless card. It doesn’t quite surprise me that for the first time, the number of wireless devices connecting to cellular networks in the United States and its territories over the past six months has surpassed the country’s total population.

A semi-annual survey conducted by the CTIA found that wireless subscriber connections now total 327.6 million while the population of the U.S. and its territories is now 315.5 million people. This means the wireless penetration rate in the U.S. in now 103.9% according to the CTIA, marking the first time that wireless penetration has surpassed 100% in the U.S. The CTIA also noted that wireless data connections increased 111% compared to its previous semi-annual survey, and wireless service revenue in the U.S. totaled $164.6 billion during the 12-month period ending June 2011, up 6% from the same period in 2010.  Continue reading “Outnumbered by cell phones” Outnumbered by cell phone…

Even Darth Vader takes stabs at the iPhone 4, Evo, and Droid X

Regardless of what you think about the whole iPhone 4 antenna debate, there’s no denying that it’s fueling a massive amount of creativity on the Internet.

My three favorite lines from this video:

  • “Are you seriously defending the new phone by saying that it almost performs as well as the old phone? Is that what the plan is?”
  • “Ha ha, and get what, the EVO? I mean those poor saps are having light leaks and their screens peeling off after a couple of days.”
  • “And don’t even get me started on the Droid X. Uh, let’s see, you take the original phone, remove the physical keyboard, make it as big as a toaster, and still don’t add a front-facing camera? Yeah, that’s progress.”

iPhone coming to T-Mobile, not to Verizon

Yet another blow to AT&T while also hurting Verizon, is the iPhone crossing over to T-mobile before other carriers. Granted, the hardware is very similar to AT&T’s hardware, and only a slight frequency change must be made. But yeah. Verizon? So sorry.

It looks like it will all take place in the third quarter of this year… which is sooner than you think.

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