The Party Line — Phone Buzz of the Day


Here are some of today’s phone conversations I enjoyed reading or viewing on the web, along with some brief thoughts:

Droid keyboardVerizon already looking to fix Droid and Eris issues (Phandroid) — It doesn’t get any more official than leaked, top-secret documents with a “Confidential” watermark, now does it? Apparently, Verizon has two software updates targeted for its new Android handsets — one on December 11 and the next on January 22. There are a number of documented fixes along with current workarounds in the docs. Important items of note: improvements in the camera auto-focus and Bluetooth data transfers.

Google buys AdMob (Google) — Why would Google’s purchase of AdMob be of interest to a phone owner? Google is now going to have insights to iPhone apps since AdMob is a large ad provider to mobile apps. This ought to be interesting to see how Google uses the info, considering the fact that using information smartly ties directly to their business model.

myfavesT-Mobile hangs up on My Faves (Fierce Wireless) — I for one am glad to see the MyFaves program go. I only have three friends, so it made me feel inferior. OK, I’m just joking, but the sad news is true — T-Mobile is doing away with the MyFaves feature. No longer will new customers have the chance to add five friends to their free calling circle, although I have heard that if you have MyFaves now, you’ll be grandfathered in to keep it. Now that T-Mo has their new Even More and Even More Plus plans with unlimited voice, I won’t have to worry about how many friends I have. I wonder why they never call?

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