iOS 6 Beta 3 Brings Shared Photo Streams, VIP Mail To iPhone 3GS

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If you've got iOS 6 on your iPhone 3GS, you should now see this in your Photo Stream settings.
If you've got iOS 6 on your iPhone 3GS, you should now see this in your Photo Stream settings.

When Apple unveiled iOS 6 and released the first beta at WWDC back in June, it quickly became apparent that a number of new features wouldn’t be supported on older devices like the iPhone 3GS, and Apple mentioned these restrictions in the fine print of its iOS 6 preview page.

In the iOS 6 beta 3 release, however, shared Photo Streams and VIP mail — two of the features that are unsupported on older devices — are now supported on the iPhone 3GS.

Despite Its Newfound Love For Windows Phone, The iPhone Is Still AT&T’s Bread & Butter

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Maybe AT&T shouldn't be so quick to snub the iPhone.
Maybe AT&T shouldn't be so quick to snub the iPhone.

AT&T seemingly snubbed the iPhone earlier this year, choosing instead to focus its efforts on Nokia’s latest Lumia 900 handset running Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. The carrier promised the device would be a “notch above” Apple’s popular handset, but as things currently stand, the iPhone is still its bread and butter, making up over 78% of its smartphone activations in the last quarter.

Nokia: Buy A Lumia 900 Instead Of An iPhone And Get These Russian Callgirls Free! [Video]

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Here in America, AT&T’s rather desperately trying to convince people to buy the Lumia 900 by saying it’s a “notch above” an iPhone.

In Russia, though, Nokia’s taking a different tack and trying to get people to buy the new Lumia 900 with this advertisement, in which they seem to imply that being locked into a two-year contract with a garish Lumia phone is like being entombed alive in a metal box filled with bad techno music, seizure-inducing flashing lights and half-a-dozen garishly made-up Russian call girls covered in glitter and reeking of cigarettes and vodka.

What iPhone fan could disagree with that metaphor?

[via Apple 2.0]

AT&T On Nokia’s Lumia 900: “Notch Above Anything We’ve Ever Done” Including iPhone

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The Nokia Lumia 900, image courtesy of the International Business Times
The Nokia Lumia 900, image courtesy of the International Business Times

AT&T’s head device guy Jeff Bradley made a bold statement today regarding the upcoming launch of Nokia’s Lumia 900 Windows phone. The device is widely expected to be the first Windows phone to hold a candle to the iPhone, and AT&T thinks it has a massive hit on its hands.

“Before you walk into the store, you know this is our hero phone,” said Bradley. AT&T thinks the Lumia 900 has the potential to be its new heavy-hitter. Where does that leave the iPhone?

Windows Phone Will Be More Popular Than iOS In Just Three Years… What? [Report]

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Photo by VentureBeat - http://flic.kr/p/bbL5Ga

It sounds like a plot line straight out of Hollywood: washed-up cell maker teams with down-on-its-luck software giant to overtake a Silicon Valley tech behemoth. But researchers believe 2015 will be the comeback year for Nokia with Microsoft Windows Phone replacing Apple’s iOS as the No. 2 smartphone operating system.

Looking For A Worthy Competitor To Apple? Nokia’s Got The Goods [CES 2012]

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Stephen Elop

LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 — Over the past year, Nokia has been making steady incremental improvements to reshape the company’s image by showing the world that greatness doesn’t come to those who merely copy what the best company is doing. Greatness is achieved by setting yourself apart from the competition by taking a radically different path than everyone else. Apple has known this fact for decades and have used it become the most admired company in the world, and during Nokia’s press conference today it was readily apparent that the only company that should be viewed as a truly worthy adversary to Apple in the mobile market is Nokia.