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Here's a look at the phone itself and the companies that collaborated with Apple in building it.
Too much hype? Or not enough? It's clear, from AT&T's earnings news this morning, that Apple iPhone projections were way ahead of reality. That "popping" noise could be Apple shares. I wrote earlier today that Apple's highly hyped iPhone performed nowhere near Wall Street expectations during its first 30 hours on sale: AT&T reports 146,000 activations during its first weekend on sale.
AT&T reports earnings Tuesday and while the company's NYSE trading symbol is "T," in this case, "t" stands for telegraph, as in telegraphing what to expect from Apple which reports on Wednesday. In AT&T's case, the Street is looking for 67 cents on $29.61 billion in revenue. Rather than looking at the company's entire financial picture, I want to focus on the wireless sector since I'm really more interested in what all this could mean for Apple a day later.
Tech earnings for the week are in the books and we now all get to look ahead to Apple Inc.'s earnings next Wednesday. But reading the tea leaves from some of the biggest names reporting this week may signal a pretty good uptick in tech. And despite NASDAQ's declines today, some positive trends are developing that may signal a nice opportunity for investors.
Hackers stole information from the U.S. Department of Transportation and several U.S. corporations by seducing employees with fake job-listings on ads and e-mail, a computer security firm said on Monday.
Spanish-owned mobile phone operator O2 has yet to sign any deal to bring iPhone mobile phones -- Apple's latest "must-have" gadget -- to Britain.
While most iPhone owners couldn't wait to try out their pricey new gadgets, a few raced to break them apart.
Here's a look at the potential winners and losers with the debut of Apple's wireless device.
Global Tower, a U.S. wireless tower operator, is to be bought by a consortium of infrastructure funds managed by members of Australia's Macquarie Group in a deal valued at $1.4 billion.
Apple’s iPhone has the potential to change everything in the handheld market, but won’t instantly turn competing devices into antiques, making them candidates for the Smithsonian.
Apple’s iPhone could change everything in the handheld market, but even competitors are likely to ride the tidal wave of enthusiasm for the device. The lines of customers clamoring to buy the iPhone this Friday will be “staggering,” predicts Kevin O’Marah, an analyst at AMR Research. But he expects Apple’s rivals to respond quickly, which could reinvigorate the telecommunications industry.
As Apple prepares to debut the iPhone in 11 days, David Garrity, director of research at Dinosaur Securities, joined “Morning Call” to weigh how it will compete with other “smart phones” on the market.
It goes without saying that Apple’s iPhone -- 18 days from its launch -- is one of the year’s most anticipated product launches. But when it hits the market on June 29, it will face lots of competition from rival smart phones -- many of which are already available. Sascha Segan, an analyst at PC Magazine, displayed several alternatives to the iPhone on “Power Lunch.”
This is CNBC.com's real-time coverage of Apple CEO Steve Jobs delivering the keynote at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
Telecom equipment maker Nokia Siemens Networks said Friday that it appointed Eric Simonsen as chief financial officer, effective June 1.
Cell phone users in the European Union could enjoy cheaper rates for calls made and received abroad as early as August, after EU lawmakers endorsed a deal Wednesday to cap mobile phone roaming fees in the 27-nation bloc.
A U.S. District Judge might have denied NASCAR's request to stay an injunction that allowed the Cingular logo on Jeff Burton's car to be replaced with an AT&T logo, but NASCAR got a victory yesterday when Alltel agreed to a $25 billion private equity buyout. Let's go back and put this in context for you. NASCAR obviously did not want the AT&T brand on the track because it wasn't one of the brands that were grandfathered in when the governing body signed a 10-year, $700 million deal with Nextel to be the official telecommunications company of NASCAR. But consolidation in this industry is very common -- Sprint soon bought Nextel and AT&T bought Cingular.
TPG Capital and Goldman Sachs Partners are teaming up to buy wireless phone carrier Alltel for $71.50 per share. The news of the Alltel buyout is also driving up the shares of other domestic, rural wireless carriers. Christoper Larsen, analyst at Credit Suisse, appeared on “Morning Call” to discuss other possible wireless carriers stirring private-equity interest.
British telecoms company Cable & Wireless said on Thursday it had won a four-year deal to supply wholesale broadband access to cable group Virgin Media.
EU negotiators agreed Tuesday to cap mobile phone roaming charges in an effort to cut costs for travelers using their phones abroad _ although it remained to be seen whether customers would benefit from the new tariffs this European summer holiday season.
Cadie Thompson is a tech reporter for the Enterprise Team for CNBC.com.
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