Saturday, May 14, 2011
So I found this really good picture about the deconstruction and slow reconstruction of what we know as AT&T wireless from this informative Boy Genius Report article, and I thought I would share it. As far as we can tell it looks like the merger will go through, and as I had already predicted speculation has begun on who will most likely acquire Sprint Wireless. The front runner on the rumor mill seems to be Century Link. Century Link is the largest company in telecommunications without a wireless unit.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Google Music, which is Google's cloud based music player. As I already predicted Amazon cloud music player was just the first in a long line of cloud based services. Another hot topic for this years I/O could be the Chrome Operating System, which is Google's own home brewed computer operating system. Maybe they will announce the Nexus Two, or we might even hear about Android 4.0! the possibilities are exciting. Even though we cannot be at the event we can be as close as possible thanks to Engadget.com's Live Blog.
Verizon Wireless, AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. If AT&T were to succeed in buying T-Mobile then that would reduce the number of wireless companies to three. However the size of AT&T would become so large after the acquisition that only Verizon would be capable of competing with them. This means that eventually Sprint will cease to exist, or be bought up. Effectively creating a wireless duopoly in the United States.
When I was in middle school I was obsessed with having the latest gadgets and clothes and of course I had no money to support my expensive tastes. But I just knew that I had to have this device. I had never seen anything like this before. I had to wait until high school before I finally got one of theses devices. Its surprising to think of how rare smartphones and personal computers were just about 10 years ago, where now it would be surprising if someone did not own a smartphone.