The iPad 2’s hogging all the available touchscreens, AT&T and Verizon have to play nice with the little guys, and how much could a Twitter spy even say in 140 characters? Flip on an ultraviolet light to see the hidden messages embedded inside the remainders for Thursday, April 7, 2011.
RIM PlayBook to benefit Quanta and Foxlink (Digitimes)
Research In Motion’s PlayBook tablet, due out later this month, has seen some delays that can apparently be laid at the feet of a nefarious, mustache-twirling rival tablet—the iPad 2. According to reports, the iPad 2’s high manufacturing volume has used up the available capacity of touchscreen panels. And so the PlayBook is forced to sit and weep bitterly for a month as the iPad 2 gets out in the wild—I’m sure RIM’s already got a press release planned if PlayBook sales fail to live up to expectations.
AT&T, Verizon Forced to Let Rivals Use Networks For Data (Bloomberg Businessweek)
According to a ruling handed down by the FCC, wireless giants AT&T and Verizon will be compelled to let their competitors use their networks for data transfer, just as they're required to do for voice calls. They will also be forced to share their crayons, bring enough cupcakes for the whole class, and refrain from name-calling.
A rumor claims that Apple will expand iPad 2 sales next month, to a hitherto undiscovered country: Toys ‘R’ Us. Heavy resistance is expected from G.I. Joe and Barbie’s side of the aisle, but the move is being embraced by the powerful Star Wars action figure party.
A federal judge has given Apple a thumbs up in pursuing a group of four companies that have been producing accessories without Cupertino’s blessing. The unauthorized manufacturers, including eForCity, attempted to have the case dismissed but were overruled by the judge. However, the judge also struck a complaint about eForCity which called the company’s products “garbage,” thus no doubt ensuring the future use of stronger, more colorful terms.
TechCrunch’s Michael Arrington claims that Google has a mole at Twitter passing information about, among other things, Google employees looking to jump ship to the social networking company. May I propose an update of John le Carré’s classic espionage novel? Call it Twitter, Tailor, Soldier, Spy.