Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Silicon Alley Insider : 10 Things You Need To Know This Morning

Good morning! Here's the news:

* iPhone 4 pre-orders were a total disaster. AT&T servers failed to process all the upgrades, and even exposed users accounts.

* Despite the screw ups, AT&T managed to sell out of pre-order iPhones, and Apple has too.

* We think Apple sells 2 million phones at launch.

* Speaking of AT&T privacy failures, the guy responsible for hacking AT&T to expose iPad users emails was arrested for having illegal drugs.

* The next Droid phone from Verizon is being announced next week. The phone expected to be announced is the Droid X, and it has a weird lump in the back.

* The next big thing from Android? Producing a better and nicer user experience with the software.

* Sony unveiled the "Move" its response to the Wii and Xbox Kinect. It costs $99 and comes out September 15.

* Nintendo unveiled its new handheld, the 3DS.

* Samsung has its Android-based tablet is coming in the third quarter, according to a Samsung executive.

* Facebook developers are complaining about Facebook credits. With Facebook credits, a developer only gets to keep 70% of the sale (much like Apple's App Store).

Read more: Silicon Alley Insider

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