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It's An All iPhone Weekend

InformationWeek Daily Newsletter
Saturday, June 30, 2007

In This Issue:
1. Editor's Note: A Weekend With An iPhone -- I Hope
2. Today's Top Story: What Else?
- Eye On iPhone
3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage
- Verizon Wireless Tries To Counter iPhone Frenzy With Store Stunt
- What To Do When Windows Vista Crashes: Little-Known Recovery Strategies
4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries
- Nine Alternatives To Apple's iPhone
- iPhone Frenzy
- Digital Experience Exhibits Now And Future Tech
5. Get More Out Of InformationWeek
6. Manage Your Newsletter Subscription

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"When you play, play hard; when you work, don't play at all." --
Theodore Roosevelt

Editor's Note: A Weekend With An iPhone -- I Hope

What are you doing this weekend? As I write this, it's Friday
morning, and I'm hoping I'll be working this weekend, posting
image galleries and writing reviews of the iPhone. Of course, to
do that, I need to get my hands on an iPhone.

So, Friday at 5:45 p.m., 15 minutes before the iPhone goes on
sale, I plan to grab my wee small PowerBook, credit card, and a
printout of locations of local Apple and AT&T stores. I'll make
sure my GPS is charged up, and hit the road on a search for a
store that will sell me an iPhone. I'll blog my adventures on
InformationWeek's Mac blog -- that's why I'm bringing the
PowerBook, so I can blog from nearby Wi-Fi hotspots.

I expect I will be able to buy an iPhone Friday night. Despite
the stories of people lining up days in advance to buy an iPhone,
my gut feeling is that, if you want to go to bed Friday night
with an iPhone under your pillow, you'll be able to do that
without much trouble. So I haven't been paying anyone to stand in
line for me or to cause a diversion so I can cut to the front of
the queue..

I am doing one trick to improve my odds: I work from a home
office in a town called La Mesa, Calif. It's right on the San
Diego city limits. If I drive west, I quickly reach the city --
San Diego, which is just crawling with Mac enthusiasts. If I
drive east, I arrive just as quickly in horse-farming country and
desert. So I'm going to head east first in search of my iPhone; I
figure if you have a horse (or are one), chances are you aren't
interested enough in an iPhone to line up Friday night to buy one.

Once I get the iPhone -- assuming I do -- I'll head straight home
and, of course, I'll take it out of the box right away. And I'll
take unboxing photos, too, and we'll run an image gallery of that
as soon as we can get the images posted.

Then, when that's done, I'll roll up my sleeves and start
evaluating the iPhone. I'll write my review, create another image
gallery, and hopefully get the whole thing posted by Sunday or
first thing Monday morning.

Watch the InformationWeek iPhone Resource Page and the Mac blog
for progress reports, image galleries, and the review.

Meanwhile, I've started a checklist of things to do for when I'm
evaluating the iPhone. What questions do you want answered? Join
the discussion on the InformationWeek Blog.

Mitch Wagner

2. Today's Top Story: What Else?

Eye On iPhone
Late yesterday, Apple and AT&T began selling the iPhone, the most
hyped technology product in years. The device is notable in that
it combines a cell phone, a Web browser, and a media player with
a touch-screen interface. Despite Apple's success with the
Macintosh computer and the iPod, it remains to be seen how
customers will respond to the iPhone. InformationWeek presents
this collection of stories, blogs, and images so you can make an
informed decision for yourself or your company.

3. Last Week's Highlighted Coverage

Verizon Wireless Tries To Counter iPhone Frenzy With Store Stunt
Verizon said its stores and kiosks will stay open until 9 p.m.
Friday so customers can 'test drive' and purchase any of its 18
multimedia music devices.

What To Do When Windows Vista Crashes: Little-Known Recovery Strategies
Because Microsoft's new operating system is bigger than its
predecessors, it's more of a pain to reinstall. Here are some
backup, repair, and monitoring methods so you won't have to, even
if you encounter fatal startup errors.

4. Eye Candy: Featured Image Galleries

Nine Alternatives To Apple's iPhone
Not every businessperson wants or needs a $500 smartphone. Here
are some highly capable options.

iPhone Frenzy
As the iPhone countdown continues, a line starts forming outside
an Apple store in Manhattan days before the phones goes on sale.

Digital Experience Exhibits Now And Future Tech
The Digital Experience press event in NYC on June 27 offered a
glimpse of some of the new tech products coming out this summer.

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