i have my motorola and its asking me for a subsidy code , could anyone can help me or kindly give me a free code .Thank you so much for your kindness

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Feast or famine (probably famine); 2009 should be another interesting year for the tech sector. After all, any industry that can provide sexual performance drugs (Viagra) for the CIA to give to Afghan warlords is always going to find room on the front pages of every news outlet in the world. One technology sector that could suffer more than most is the cell phone industry, especially smart cell phones. I saw where Wal-Mart is going to begin selling iPhones today (Sunday, the 28th of December) making the popular phones even more popular and pervasive for U.S. consumers. The big question, …

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How many people enjoy their service with AT&T? <Peers out into audience holding hand over his eyes> Not many, not many. And AT&T just seems to keep getting more unfriendly all the time. Recently they announced data caps just before the release of iPhone 4 (see [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story287711.html"]New AT&T Data Plans Make No Sense[/URL]), then there have been rumors of micro cell activity (explained [URL="http://www.broadbandreports.com/shownews/ATT-Tries-Fails-To-Justify-3G-CapEating-Microcell-108967"]here[/URL]) counting against your data limit. People complain about bad reception in certain major cities, especially New York (which I've experienced myself). So it begs the question, as aggravation with AT&T grows, why does Apple continue its …

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[ATTACH=right]14585[/ATTACH]Google took an interesting step this week when it [URL="http://googlenexusoneboard.blogspot.com/2010/04/update-on-nexus-one-partnerships.html"]announced on its Nexus One blog[/URL] that customers who want to use the Verizon network might be more interested in the [URL="http://phones.verizonwireless.com/htc/incredible/"]HTC Droid Incredible[/URL] instead of its own Nexus One. I've never hidden my disdain for the Google Nexus One strategy (as I wrote in [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story250839.html"]Google's Boneheaded Retail Strategy[/URL]). I could never understand why Google, which worked so hard to build up its partner eco-system would then undermine its partners by producing its own branded phone. Further, I couldn't fathom why Google would ever want to get into the retail phone …

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[ATTACH=right]14257[/ATTACH]Rumor has it Microsoft will be jumping into the mobile phone market later this month. Much like Google's foray into mobile phones with the Nexus One, I think it's a horrible idea for Microsoft to sell phones, but according to this [URL="http://blogs.barrons.com/techtraderdaily/2010/04/05/microsoft-reportedly-to-unveil-new-mobile-phone-line-april-12/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+barrons/techtraderdaily/feed+(BARRONS.com+Blog:+Tech+Trader+Daily)"]story in Barron's[/URL], that's exactly what they intend to do at a big launch party on April 12th. Like Google, Microsoft has worked hard to build a phone ecosystem around it's Windows Mobile operating system, and like Google (as I recommended in [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story250375.html"]Nexus One Could Torpedo Google Android Strategy[/URL]), the idea is to let your partners build phones for …

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I was driving down the highway the other day, and it ocurred to me that Facebook sucks. No, really it does. Sure, it lets us connect with friends and we all put up with it, but think about just how bad it is. [LIST] The security features are hard to use. The defaults are often backwards (meaning you have turn them off) and it exposes way too much information even under the "strictest" settings. [/LIST] [LIST]The email tool doesn't even have an attachment feature.[/LIST] [LIST]The interface? It's not exactly intuitive, and every time you begin to understand how it works, …

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The day that Google announced its Nexus One retail strategy, [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/news/story250839.html"]I wrote a post[/URL] pulling no punches that I thought it was a horrible idea. If [URL="http://www.tuaw.com/2010/01/14/nexus-one-sells-only-20-000-phones-its-first-week/"]first week sales figures[/URL] are any indication, I am being proven right. What's more, Google appears to be cannibalizing their own ad space to prop up the sluggish phone sales. [B]Ads Are Their Bread and Butter[/B] Yesterday as I made my way around the web looking at articles where Adsense buys appear, I noticed a trend. Nexus One phone ads dominated, meaning they are using one of the most profitable parts of their business …

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Verizon made [URL="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37NKnDRPFKU"]an ad[/URL] making fun of AT&T's 3G coverage (and it's manliness). AT&T wasn't happy because it suggested their 3G coverage was spotty. So [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/03/atandt-sues-verizon-over-theres-a-map-for-that-ads/"]they sued[/URL] saying the ads were misleading consumers, and anyway they had way more customers and their customers loved them, and Verizon just couldn't handle that. Verizon counter-sued saying AT&T was just jealous and their network sucks (and its mother dresses it funny). Now word is they are going to have a fight after school on the playground. [B]Playing Legal Mind Games[/B] According to [URL="http://www.engadget.com/2009/11/03/atandt-sues-verizon-over-theres-a-map-for-that-ads/"]Engadget[/URL], AT&T sued first saying: "Verizon's misleading advertising tactics appear to …

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Word emerged this week that Apple was in talks with Verizon and everyone assumed it was it about the iPhone, but buried at the end of a BusinessWeek article, [URL="http://www.businessweek.com/technology/content/apr2009/tc20090429_594307.htm?campaign_id=rss_tech"]AT&T's iPhone Dilemma[/URL], is an interesting nugget: [QUOTE]Apple has also shown Verizon a larger, more computer-like device dubbed by one person as a "media pad."[/QUOTE] That Apple is talking to other carriers seems indisputable at this point and has been widely reported, but what they are talking about is unclear. The natural assumption is that they are negotiating iPhone distribution, competition if you will for the current exclusive carrier, AT&T, but …

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Google's [URL="http://www.androidlinux.com"]Android[/URL] operating system for cell phones, GPS devices and a host of other gadgets yet to be is the topic of much controversy and discussion. Why? [URL="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsembedded/en-us/products/windowsce/default.mspx"]Windows CE[/URL], Embedded Linux, Android...who cares? When you shop for a phone, or any modern gadget, do you ask which operating system it's running? I don't for two reasons. First, the people working at the store look at me, and each other, like I've just stepped off a ship from Mars. Second, I don't care. I know that sounds odd since I am the Linux and open source staff writer here on DaniWeb …

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I was a bit surprised to open my [URL="http://www.paidcontent.org/entry/419-ballmer-apple-is-too-expensive-for-this-economy-and-thats-why-msft-will/"]PaidContent.org newsletter[/URL] this morning and find that Steve Ballmer was taking direct aim at Apple in pointed comments at the McGraw Hill Summit yesterday. Ballmer went straight for the jugular calling Apple too expensive for today's economy, perhaps because Apple's computer sales are truly softening and he senses they are vulnerable. The comments were part of a Q&A with BusinessWeek Editor-in-Chief Steve Adler. [B]He said what?![/B] Ballmer began with a volley directly at Apple's bow when said pointedly "No one's going to pay $500 more for a logo." PaidContent reports the audience …

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For the better part of this decade Apple has created some amazing products from the Mac Book to the iPod to the iPhone. They've had an enormous technological and cultural impact, but even with all of these accomplishments, the meteoric rise of the App store is simply astonishing. They went from zero apps to 25,000 apps in a single year. By giving developers access to the same tools Apple itself used to create the first generation iPhone apps, an amazing thing happened. The developers came in droves and they created games, utilities, accessories. Some were mundane like the famous fart …

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Lots of news from Apple this week. There is of course [URL="http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/12/technology/personaltech/12pogue-email.html?em"]the new Shuffle[/URL] which has the web abuzz with chatter because the controls are on the headphones and not the device (stupid design doomed to fail) and there is the standard [URL="http://feeds.arstechnica.com/~r/arstechnica/index/~3/G-8Z2A_yWvk/another-patent-hints-at-mac-tablet.ars"]Mac Tablet[/URL] rumor (Yawn; call me when they are releasing it OK?), but the biggest news to me was the fact that Apple has called a [URL="http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2342962,00.asp"]press conference[/URL] next week to introduce some new features of the upcoming iPhone 3.0 software. Apple, the company that can keep a secret better than the folks in Langley are giving a …

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Since Palm introduced its [URL="http://usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/cars-trucks/daily-news/090109-CES-2009-Palm-Introduces-Smartphone-with-GPS/"]new smart phone[/URL] at CES last month, the buzz has been deafening and for that alone, Palm deserves a lot of credit. Let's face it, they were up until that moment, a company on life support, but with one smoothly-presented product announcement they were on the lips of the entire the internet and people began anxiously awaiting the release of the new Palm Pre ([URL="http://www.brighthand.com/default.asp?newsID=14858"]Rumor[/URL] pegs a March 15th release by Sprint). People were suddenly talking about Palm again (and not speaking nostalgically about their Palm Pilots). The questions remains however whether this phone can really …

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This is the time of year for wish lists, so why not make a list of products I would like to see Apple make in 2009. I'm not under any illusions that Apple will actually listen to me, but this is a fun exercise and some of these would be really easy to do. [B]1. iPhone External Keyboard[/B] I like tap typing and I've gotten quite proficient at it, but if I want to use my iPhone as a portable computer and do some writing, I could use a real external keyboard with a cradle for my iPhone. I would …

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I've been a nag about how many media outlets have been wrong about the reasons for the current economic breakdown we're experiencing. So many pundits who don't understand Wall Street want to make it political, and subsequently blame President Bush for "deregulating" Wall Street (not the reason, and besides, President Clinton and then Treasury Secretary Robert Rubin triggered deregulation back in the 1990's). No, the real reason has been about housing and credit. More to point, while investment companies have behaved horribly and hid the damage from toxic mortgage paper they own, the American homeowner, who has been living on …

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I've had my iPhone for about a month now and for the most part I'm very pleased with it, but if I could have a meeting with Apple engineers, there are a few things I would tell them to change: [B]1 Protect the Glass Out of the Box[/B] Perhaps my biggest pet peeve is the exposed glass front. I tried one of those silly protective plastic layers, but I couldn't get it to line up right or get rid of the air bubbles. It ended up in the trash in about 2 minutes and I bought a [URL="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0013TQ4DE"]Marware case [/URL]from …

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[I]“Informed decision-making comes from a long tradition of guessing and then blaming others for inadequate results.” ~Scott Adams. [/I] There is a battle going on out there in cell phone land involving the 3 hottest-of-hot cell phones. I write of course about[URL="http://www.wireless.att.com/cell-phone-service/specials/iPhone.jsp"] the iPhone from AT&T[/URL], the [URL="http://www.t-mobileg1.com/"]G1 from T-Mobile[/URL] and the upcoming [URL="http://estore.vzwshop.com/storm/"]Blackberry Storm from Verizon[/URL]. All include the obligatory-cool touch screen interface--the G1 also sports a keyboard under the hood for you touch-typing phobes--but each has its strengths and weaknesses. It would be foolish to buy a phone that doesn't meet your needs just because it's popular, so …

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[I]In time the Rockies may crumble Gibraltar may tumble They're only made of clay But our love is here to stay ~Ira Gershwin. [/I] These are heady days for Apple and its CEO Steve Jobs. In spite of a world economy that appears to be sliding out of control, and with rumors swirling that Jobs is either retiring, near death, or at least gravely ill; the company he helped found continues to thrive. The iPhone, a mere 15 months after it hit the market, actually outsold [URL="http://www.rim.com/"]RIM[/URL], the makers of Blackberry last quarter, selling an unbelievable 7 million units--a fact …

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A coordinated effort by global central banks, led by the U.S. and the Federal Reserve Board’s 0.5% emergency rate cut today has more or less calmed the financial markets this morning (down about 100 points in mid-morning trading). I say “more or less’ because who really knows? But the economists I’m seeing and reading think that lower rates will get more people back into big ticket items like houses, cars and travel packages – a must for an economy that is being dragged down by frightened consumers. Plus, the rate cut relieves pressure on banks who either can’t or won’t …

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That little spike in semiconductor stocks we saw in Q1 may be coming to a screeching halt, if the new numbers we're seeing are any good. Actually, the drop in semiconductor revenues from Q1 2008 to Q2 is fairly amazing, and I don't mean that in a good way. Here's the scoop. Semiconductor equipment revenues during the second quarter of 2008 amounted to $7.83 billion. That's down from $10.6 billion reported in the first quarter of 2008 -- sharp decline of 26%. From year to year, the revenue figure for the semiconductor industry fell to 26% from 29% - not …

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Three questions for the week, plus a new opportunity for profit growth in the technology market . . . 1. What Will the Fed Do? - The Federal Reserve is in a fragile position, as is the economy. With the Fed scheduled to announce its next move on interest rates tomorrow morning, what will they do? Raise rates and risk further slowing the economy? Or lower rates and open the door for higher inflation? Most likely it will do neither, but even that could have a big impact on investors. 2. Yahoo's Jerry Yang Safe at Home - The much …

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By all rights, iPhone consumers should be storming the gates of Apple headquarters this morning in true [URL="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastille_Day"]Bastille Day[/URL] fashion after Friday's mishandling of the iPhone 3G launch, but as far as I know all remains calm in Cupertino, and consumers remain strangely silent over the whole affair. In a [URL="http://www.daniweb.com/blogs/entry2779.html"]post on Friday afternoon[/URL], my colleague Bill Andad (aka newsguy) rightly took Apple to task for failing to provide the necessary server capacity to ensure the iPhone 3G launch went smoothly. He's right of course. It's unthinkable that a company with the resources of Apple failed to provide a seamless …

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The other day, my buddy got a shiny new 32GB iPod Touch. This morning he was kind enough to let me play with it and I’m glad he did because I learned that using that touch keyboard takes some practice. The bad news: you can get frustrated in a hurry trying to type with your finger tip. The good news: after about 15 minutes of touch typing, I found I was getting pretty proficient and I’m sure my speed and accuracy will keep getting better with practice. It’s not exactly a secret that [URL="http://byronmiller.typepad.com/byronmiller/2007/01/apple_launches_.html"]I have been jonesing for an iPhone[/URL] …

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Is AT&T pricing itself out of a good profit margin with the new iPhone? A growing number of Wall Street onlookers seem to think so. A few weeks back I wrote that AT&T would be charging $200 for the new iPhone 3G – that’s down from up to $500 for the 2007 model that rolled out to wide acclaim. Now news comes out that AT&T will have to pay Apple $325 per unit for the sole right to carry the new iPhone model. Oppenheimer Investments analyst Yair Reimer has come out with a new report adding that AT&T will add …

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Nasdaq is up nine points to 2,463 in Monday afternoon trading, with a slew of encouraging news from the technology sector, especially good news on the cell phone front and news that federal regulators will okay the Sirius/XM Satellite merger. Sirius is up five percent, to $2.68 while XM rose 6.4%, to $11.57. A few years ago, a Smith Barney broker told me to get in on the satellite radio “boom” but I’m glad I didn’t. The stocks of both of the satellite radio leaders have languished for years, and maybe the only hope is to have XM and Sirius …

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RIMM and its ubiquitous Blackberry is back in the financial news this week, after Goldman Sachs raised its target price on the Research in Motion to $163 from $148. Why not? Cell phones, especially multi-functional ones like the Blackberry, are the bumper crop of this year's tech toy marketplace. And they're growing even more multi-functional. Says Strategy Analytics, in a new report out last week, cell phone heavyweights like Blackberry and Apple are pioneering fresh revenue streams for the mobile handset industry with their emerging push into value-added services such as navigation, email and music. Current revenues for all three …

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I know that, technically speaking, airline stocks aren't technology stocks (although I can't think of a more amazing technology that one which enables a 10-ton tube of metal to become airborne in New York and drop you safely in Chicago two hours later) but hear me out. This could be a good play with technology in the mix. I'm talking about the small, but growing number of airlines that are experimenting with allowing passengers to leave their boarding passes at home and check in instead using their cell phones. This from The New York Times last week: "At least half …

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I wrote about Motorola last year, when the consumer technology provider was struggling to keep up with tougher Asian market competitors like Samsung and Nokia. The Associated Press reports that shares of Motorola, which has a market value of about $22 billion, have fallen more than 60 percent since October 2006, amid handset market share losses and criticism for failing to come up with a strong successor to the once-lauded Razr phone. Lately, Motorola's had a "grandpa" problem - consumers didn't think its cell phones were cool - at least as cool as the i-Phone, the Blackberry, or some of …

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The most recent quarterly returns are in on U.S. cell phone sales, and Apple seems to have taken a big bite out of Windows' market share. And it has Research in Motion in its gun sights. For years, Windows Mobile and Research and Motion phones dominated the cellular marketplace. But that was then and this is now. The iPhone, despite a life span of only six months, already is the second-highest selling mobile phone in the U.S. According to the high-tech research firm Canalys, Apple's iPhone garnered 28 percent of the U.S. mobile phone market in the fourth quarter of …

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The End.