Verizon iPhone FAQ Reveals Details
Verizon Wireless has posted a Frequently Asked Questions page for its upcoming Apple iPhone 4, and the page reveals a few new details about the device. In addition to synchronizing contacts with Exchange and MobileMe, Verizon Wireless suggests that its proprietary over-the-air Backup Assistant software will let current Verizon users transfer their contacts to the iPhone. VoiceMails will be lost. Only one Verizon app will come pre-installed, the 3G Mobile Hotspot app. Carrier apps on the iPhone are still a rarity. Other Verizon apps, including the V Cast Media Manager and VZ Navigator, will be available in the Apple App Market. The Verizon iPhone is exactly the same size as the existing iPhone 4, but the mute switch on the phone has moved enough that Verizon notes in its FAQ that current cases may not fit.
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Samsung to Delete Third-Party Apps from Cloud Backups
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Samsung today informed those who use its Samsung Cloud service that it will no longer backup data from third-party applications. Starting February 6, 2018, the company will only backup information stored in Samsung-branded apps, including contacts, calendar, internet, notes, photos, videos, music, and documents.
On a good note neither phone would be where they are without the other. Competition is good. The iPhone was lazy until Android came along. Now that Apple and Android are try...
Hopefully Apple and 3rd party case makers will quickly get these new cases into production.