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HORRIBLE WEEK FOR APPLE AND IT’S IPHONE BUT SPRINT NEEDS TO COME CLEAN TOO

July 17th, 2010 · No Comments · Technology

Anyone who reads this column knows how I feel about Apple (see previous posts) and particularly my crappy iPhone 3G.

Question is why is this guy allowed to keep selling these things? And even worse – why do people keep buying them unless they’re spending someone else’s money?

TERRIBLE WEEK FOR APPLE IPHONE 4 AND ANTENNA GATE

TERRIBLE WEEK FOR APPLE IPHONE 4 AND ANTENNA GATE

But fair is fair.

I’m calling out Sprint and Dan Hesse. All those feel good “we’re your friend commercials?” And if you don’t like their service – “we’ll take it back within 30 days no questions asked.”

I swore off Sprint after being loyal customer for years. I started iProgram.tv based on my testing using Samsung and Sanyo phones when we were just getting off the ground for live to phone trials as far back as 2005 for a company that’s no longer around – the infamous – ON THE SCENE PRODUCTIONS. (memo to self – future post there).

But now they got me interested with their Broadband 2 Go commercials (lots of caveats there), and more importantly – their “4G/Wimax” coverage and being the first in the nation.

But before you run out and get their latest USB Sierra Card like I did 2 days ago – you’ll want to know that in the State of New York – we’re only talking about Rochester and Syracuse. I could barely bring up Google from 23rd and 5th with a regular laptop (though to be fair it had Vista and a zillion other programs on it so who knows what else was running in the background. It only had 1.83 GHZ processing power but was a Core 2 Duo so ….. ).

Bottom line – I’m going to do more testing on Monday for a HIGH PROFILE WEBCAST next week. Can’t talk about it because I haven’t been given the green light yet. But let’s just say this. If indeed Sprint comes through with their 4G service in New York in October – goodbye Satellite Trucks and your 10,000 to 15,000 bills.

And, in my opinion, you’ll see a big turn around in Sprint.

TERRIBLE WEEK FOR APPLE AND iPHONE 4 ANTENNA GATE BUT SPRINT GETS CALLED OUT

TERRIBLE WEEK FOR APPLE AND iPHONE 4 ANTENNA GATE BUT SPRINT GETS CALLED OUT

Currently in Beta, GCMP.tv syndicates to 150 Viral Video and Social Media Sites as well as mobile content to 70 countries. A little about myself, I head the digital media and emerging technologies division of GCMP.tv. In addition to being a leading New York media strategist, Brian specializes in social commerce, webcasting, building your own network (BYON), ghostwriting and blogging. iProgram specializes in Live To Phone Technologies, mobile video and marketing strategies from its base in New York City. I am also an expert on webcasting and am frequently called upon to execute webcasts from in studio and remote locations. I am a leading New York Based Streaming Media Encoding Technician.

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