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Mix: Verizon iPad, Net Applications, iPhone 4G, Bloomberg

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By Charles Starrett

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Published: Wednesday, June 2, 2010
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Verizon Wireless is currently testing Apple iPads on its network, according to the Boy Genius Report. Citing a “highly placed source,” BGR claims that the model undergoing testing is a CDMA-compatible device, and although LTE was mentioned by the source, it is unclear whether the 4G technology would be found in the current or a future model.

According to the latest statistics from Net Applications, the iPhone is maintaining its worldwide mobile browsing market share lead over Android despite recent gains by Google’s OS. The company’s statistics for May show that the iPhone saw larger global share gains—from 30.3% to 32.8%—than did Android, which went from 5.3% to 6.2%. Java ME remains the most popular platform for mobile browsing, although Net Applications notes that it is used on a wide variety of devices and is rapidly losing share to both iPhone and Android. Net Application’s numbers are based on the 160 monthly million visitors to its clients’ websites. [via Fortune]

A counterfeit iPhone based on fourth-generation prototypes previously published online has surfaced in China. Called the “GPS-PHONE” according to Chinese-language PCOnline, the phone offers a front-facing camera, rear camera flash, a TV antenna, a mini USB port, and an iPhone-like interface with a number of different applications, including Opera Mini and Java. [via Mac Rumors]

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has started using an iPad to help run the metropolis, according to a Daily News report. Showing the device off at a recent civic meeting, Bloomberg said the device was a great way to save time and eliminate paper, although he’s still getting used to its touchscreen interface. “I put some notes on it [that] normally I have on my cards, and we’ll see whether or not this works,” Bloomberg said.

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they need to drop this “fingers only” approach if they want this ipad to take off in business/executive settings.  I NEED A PEN to sign documents, annotate, do other things that requires precision.  Touch doesnt come close for anything but coloring.

Posted by Neal on June 2, 2010 at 7:16 PM (PDT)

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Personally, I don’t want to have to worry about a stylus. I think the use of electronic signatures is a better solution. It would be cool if you could scan your signature into an image, then use that image, coordinated with a digital signature, to legally sign documents.

Posted by Todd on June 3, 2010 at 10:57 AM (PDT)

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