• SNL: "Making Calls" a "Challenge" for the iPhone

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    A throwaway line by Seth Meyers on Saturday Night Live last night is making the rounds of the blogs:

    It was reported this week that Google would soon launch its own cellphone as a challenge to the iPhone. Also a challenge to the iPhone: Making phone calls.
    Along with the news around Google's phone, this week saw an uprising of some AT&T customers frustrated by poor performance in many US cities - especially in New York City, where Saturday Night Live is based. Persistent rumors suggest that the arrangement under which AT&T is the sole carrier for the iPhone in the Unites States will end in 2010, and as previously reported, the chief technology officer for Verizon Wireless says that his company is ready for the iPhone.

    The Unofficial Apple Weblog used the video's emergence as an opportunity to remind about WIRED Magazine's four reasons why Apple should ink a deal with Verizon:

    1. Verizon’s Reputation for Its Superior Network
    2. Sharing Is Caring
    3. Polygamy = More Control, Power
    4. Competition Is Good
    Verizon Wireless took top honors with its CDMA network in the J.D. Power and Associates survey for wireless call quality.
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