AT&T Website Stops Selling iPhone in New York City [REPORT]

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The AT&T website has stopped offering phones to the New York metropolitan area, and entering a zipcode from there delivers the message that it is “unavailable” in that area, according to a blog report. AT&T is continuing to sell iPhones in NYC stores.

After verifying this on the AT&T Wireless website, the Consumerist blog called up AT&T customer service and had this conversation:

Daphne: Welcome to AT&T online Sales support. How may I assist you with placing your order today?

Laura: Hi, I was looking at the iPhone 3Gs and the system tells me that I cannot order one in my ZIP code. My zip code is 11231. (Brooklyn, NY) Is this true? Are iPhones no longer available in New York City?

Daphne: I am happy to be helping you today . Yes, this is correct the phone is not offered to you because New York is not ready for the iPhone.

Daphne: You don’t have enough towers to handle the phone.

Laura: Thank you for your help. So the phone is not available to people anywhere in the city?

Daphne: Yes this is correct Laura.

The move echoes the sentiment of AT&T’s CEO earlier this month – he wants iPhone users to limit their usage to take the strain off his network. But to cut off website purchases to New York City seems like both a PR nightmare and a move that’s unlikely to make any difference: surely iPhone buyers will just pick up the phone elsewhere?

We sure hope the reports are wrong on this.

Update: BoyGeniusReport got a similar response from AT&T, thus confirming the reports. AT&T provided no reason to BGR why they’ve stopped selling iPhones to NYC residents.

Update 2: AT&T is now telling callers that it has stopped accepting online orders in NYC due to fraud.

Release 12/16: Innovative Runmeter 2.0 for iPhone 3G/3GS Powers Your Training!

This is a Free Review is for Runmeter iPhone app. It’s available now at the App Store!

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Runmeter is the most advanced iPhone application for running, cycling and more!

Here’s a first look at the GPS-based Runmeter 2.0, which iPhone fitness application developer Abvio is announcing today Wednesday December 16th, 2009.

Runmeter 2.0 for iPhone 3G/3GS and it’s groundbreaking capabilities make it the most usable and powerful running application available! Read on and discover how Runmeter 2.0 will Power Your Training!

Runmeter 2.0 offers a series of firsts:

*It is the first iPhone 3G/3GS application with “tweet-to-speech” technology to voice Twitter replies;

*It’s the first iPhone application to use Apple’s earphone remote to start and stop;

*And it’s the first fitness application to share maps directly using Google Maps.

Unlike many GPS-based apps, Runmeter 2.0 is easy on the iPhone battery, lasting up to six hours without recharging, and provides all of the tools and data you need to help meet fitness and running goals, whether that goal is to complete your first 5k race or train for a full marathon. It includes maps, a complete calendar of all your runs, graphs of elevation and pace, spoken announcements of your statistics as you run, and much more.

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Press Release:

San Francisco – On December 16, 2009 – iPhone fitness application developer Abvio LLC  announced Runmeter 2.0, the most comprehensive running application for the iPhone 3G/3GS. Runmeter turns your phone into a powerful GPS stopwatch, giving runners feedback to run faster and increase endurance. Runmeter 2.0 is the first iPhone application to offer built-in Twitter text-to-speech, so runners can hear Twitter replies during training from their coaches, friends and family.

“Runmeter is very easy to use, and it has more power than any other application and sports watch I’ve tried. I’ve logged over 250 miles using Runmeter,” said George Ayoub, a runner and Runmeter user.

It also is the first iPhone application with the ability to start or stop the application from Apple’s earphone remote, and is the first iPhone fitness application to allow direct Google Maps sharing via email or Twitter. Runners can now easily share running routes with friends, coaches, running partners and their entire community of Twitter followers. And, unlike many GPS-based applications, Runmeter 2.0 is battery-friendly — runners can train for up to six hours without recharging or using a battery extender.

“Runmeter 2.0 is the first running app that you can control and use while your iPhone is sleeping and secure in your pocket or armband,” said Steve Kusmer, co-founder and CEO of Abvio. “We are an extremely customer-centric, innovation-driven company and use the products ourselves. These influences drove the creation of Runmeter, and will continue to drive us forward and benefit our customers.”

Runmeter 2.0 gives you all of the tools and data you need to help meet fitness and running goals, whether that goal is to complete your first 5k race or train for a full marathon. It includes maps, a complete calendar of all your runs, graphs of elevation and pace, spoken announcements of your statistics as you run, and much more.

Runmeter 2.0 is entirely iPhone-centric. It requires no Web site login or monthly subscription and is completely ad-free. Runmeter 2.0 is available now from the Apple iTunes Store for $4.99 (US). For a complete product tour, please visit: www.runmeter.com.

About Abvio LLC

Abvio LLC is a privately held, San Francisco-based iPhone application developer devoted entirely to building comprehensive, easy-to-use iPhone applications for fitness. Please visit www.abvio.com to find out more.

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Powered enPowered entirely by your iPhone 3G/3GS

Runmeter is iPhone-centric. No Web site logins, no uploads, no ads. Your iPhone has all the data you want, right when you want it.

Track

Runmeter continually records your time, location, distance, elevation, and pace — for runs up to six hours on an iPhone 3G, or nine hours on a iPhone 3GS.

Visualize

See your results on maps, graphs, and calendars, and organized by routes and activities. Know how much distance you’ve run by day, week, month, and year.

Race

Compete against your previous runs along a route. See your virtual competiton on a map and in graphs. Each run is ranked as best, better, median, worse, and worst.

Improve

Runmeter gives you the data that helps you achieve your goals, whether it’s to run a mile or a marathon, walk a block or a march, or cycle a park or a century.

Share

Send Google Map links of your runs and routes using email or Twitter. During your run, hear tweets from family, coaches, and friends spoken using text-to-speech technology. Export runs in GPX, KML, and CSV.

Features

  • Record new routes by just running them for the first time
  • Race your existing routes, comparing your current run to your best, median, and worst runs
  • See a map of your route, including real-time markers comparing your current run against your best, median, and worst runs
  • See graphs of pace and elevation as you run
  • View a calendar of your runs, showing how your runs compared.
  • See a summary by week, month, and year of your total distance, average pace, and total climb
  • Forget your iPhone on a run? No problem, just enter your data after your run
  • Tilt your iPhone to landscape to see the map or graph
  • Listen to music or podcasts while running, including changing tracks
  • Save battery life using the sleep button to disable the screen.
  • Remote Control for starting and stopping runs using your earphone remote
  • Voice announcements with 18 configurable spoken statistics
  • Google Maps sharing via email and Twitter
  • Twitter support for sharing runs with coaches, friends, and family
  • Hear Twitter replies using text-to-speech technology as you run
  • See maps in street, satellite, and hybrid views
  • Export all your runs in CSV format to spreadsheets
  • Dynamic GPS filtering for improved path accuracy

Requirements

  • iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS
    (NOT for iPod Touch or first generation iPhone, which lack GPS capability)
  • iPhone OS 3.0 or later
  • WiFi, Edge or 3G connectivity for viewing maps
  • Forecast Predicted 10M iPhone sales in Q4 2009

    Demand for the iPhone 3GS has helped Taiwanese suppliers see a 31 percent increase in orders for components, as Apple’s handset is projected to have a record quarter.

    Citing a local firm, Taiwan-based industry publication DigiTimes noted that integrated circuit shipments in the third quarter of 2009 hit 116.97 million, up 30.9 percent. Leading that growth, and giving a boost to suppliers, has been the iPhone, which sold 7.4 million units globally in Q3 2009. It was reported that Apple could blow out its previous record when the December quarter was concluded.

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    In the third quarter of 2009, sales of the Apple iPhone 3GS far exceeded expectations, and sales are expected to reach 10 million in the fourth quarter of 2009,” the report said. “iPhone chip suppliers have benefited from this development. Furthermore, other terminal vendors made advance procurements to prepare for the peak season in the fourth quarter.”

    It goes on to note that Infineon, maker of baseband and radio frequency transceivers, TriQuint, manufacturer of power amplifiers, and Samsung, creator of application processors, are all due to benefit from increased demand for the iPhone.

    Apple’s continued strength in the smartphone market was also noted Monday by analyst Charlie Wolf with Needham & Co. In a new edition of his “Wolf Bytes,” he called the iPhone the “gold standard” of the smartphone market. As competitors like the BlackBerry, Palm Pre, and Motorola Droid look to capture some of Apple’s buzz, Wolf said he believes the iPhone will remain on top for the foreseeable future.

    “No competitive smartphone has emerged as an iPhone killer just as no portable music player came close to becoming an iPod killer,” he said. “That’s because no one develops user-friendly software like Apple does.”

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    The highest market shares of the iPhone exist in the U.S. and Western Europe, where it commands 29.2 percent and 23.5 percent of the smartphone market, respectively.

    Apple’s successes have not been as strong in Asia, however, where the leader is Japan with a decent 9.2 percent market share. But the region’s real prize is China, where a modest sales start was mostly attributed to a gray market of phones available for less money with Wi-Fi. Wolf said carrier China Unicom will need to lower its prices if it plans to compete with the gray market.

    Watch NFL Football on your iPhone with Super Fan Experience

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    New for 2009! Get every game in HD.

    First you have to have DTV NFL Sunday Ticket

    and then buy the Superfan Experience (for only $25).

    Supercharge NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ with SuperFan® and get every game, every Sunday, in crystal-clear HD. Only with SuperFan® can you see every juke, every breakaway, every toss-sweep in breathtaking, heart-pounding, high-definition detail. It’s football the way you always imagined it. And that’s just the beginning: Watch football games on your computer or mobile phone, eight games on one screen, Red Zone Channel and more.

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    New for 2009! NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ Mobile

    Introducing the SUPERCAST Mobile app, FREE to all SuperFan® customers. Now you can watch every game on your mobile phone. Plus, you’ll also enjoy all the great features you get with the SUPERCAST desktop application, like Red Zone Channel, highlights and instant scores.†††

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    I got Supercast and I have never looked back! Click the Learn More Link above

    to see the Activate Now Button, remember you need to be an existing Customer.

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    Every game. On your computer. And now on your mobile phone!

    Just when you thought your football experience couldn’t get any better, DIRECTV takes it to another level. Add SuperFan® to your NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ subscription and you can watch every game on your computer with the SUPERCAST Online app. And, new for 2009, SuperFan® also includes the SUPERCAST Mobile app, which lets you watch every game on your mobile phone. Now, no matter where you are, you won’t miss a game!

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    Catch every game, no matter where you are.

    Now you can enjoy every NFL SUNDAY TICKET™ game, every Sunday, live on your mobile phone. SUPERCAST Mobile — available FREE to all SuperFan customers — includes all the great features of the SUPERCAST computer application.

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    So you can now enjoy live streaming video, highlights, scores and stats wherever you happen to be. SUPERCAST Mobile is now available for the iPhone, Palm Pre, and select Windows Mobile, BlackBerry, and Android devices.

    Click the “ View Demo” link and look at the bottom of the page to view a demo video.

    Which Is The Best Twitter App for iPhone, (You decide)

    There are hundreds of Twitter apps for iPhone in the App Store but after weeding out those with useless features, bad UI and the such, it basically comes down to a handful of applications that deserve our attention.

    I’ve been asking people on Twitter what’s their favorite iPhone Twitter app and I’ve been keeping track of the results. I’ve also had a close look at these 2 polls to come up with what I think is the ultimate list of the best iPhone Apps for Twitter.

    Of course we all have our favorites (mine is Tweetie 2), but we have to agree that the following apps are “la creme de la creme” of Twitter clients on the iPhone. For each application, I will also highlight what YOU like about them, according to my survey on Twitter.

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    The big winner is of course Tweetie 2 [iTunes Link]. Rewritten from the ground up with a fast and powerful new core, Tweetie 2 offers the most polished mobile Twitter experience around. As I said above, Tweetie 2 is my favorite application for Twitter on the iPhone, and according to the results, it is also your favorite.

    This is why you love Tweetie 2:

    • multiple accounts
    • the user interface is clean and elegant
    • it is fast
    • very functional and easy
    • it is stable
    • you can edit your Twitter profile right from the app
    • list integration

    Check out the list of all Tweetie features. Tweetie 2 is available for download from the App Store for $2.99. Way worth your money!

    Twitterrific

    I haven’t used Twitterrific [iTunes Link] in a long time and I remember I stopped using it because I thought the UI was too cluttered. Apparently, many of you like it because it ranks #2 on the list of the best iPhone Twitter clients.

    You really like Twitterrific for:

    • its sexy UI
    • the ease of use
    • the view of conversation threads between users
    • the customizable visual themes & layout styles

    Twitterric has many more features and it is available from the App Store for $2.99.

    Echofon (formerly TwitterFon)

    Echofon [iTunes Link] is probably my second favorite Twitter app for the iPhone, although it’s one of the most expensive. I just think it is very fast, easy and the UI is amazing.

    Your favorite Echofon features are:

    • it is a very simple and functional application
    • it has a clean and tidy UI
    • it offers push notifications
    • easy upload of pictures to Flickr

    Read this for more information about Echofon, or download it from the App Store for $4.99.

    TweetDeck

    TweetDeck [iTunes Link] is the first free iPhone Twitter app to make it on the list. If you like the desktop version of TweetDeck, then you’ll love the iPhone app. It’s a good app, but if you’re a power user, you’ll need something a bit more “solid”.

    TweetDeck is a favorite because:

    • it syncs with your existing TweetDeck columns
    • it is simple and fast
    • you can have groups
    • you can use columns to create multiple screens

    TweetDeck has more features than that and it can be downloaded for free from the App Store.

    Twittelator Pro

    I have never used Twittelator Pro [iTunes Link] so I can’t really tell about it but you seem to like this iPhone app for Twitter has it shows up #5 on our list.

    You like Twittelator Pro for:

    • the clean user interface
    • the thumbnail previews
    • the ability to customize the app (backgrounds, fonts, icons ,etc…)
    • the simple ease of use

    Twittelator Pro doesn’t come for cheap as it is available from the App Store for $4.99.

    Honorable Mentions

    The following applications didn’t make it in the top 5 best Twitter clients for iPhone but it is worth noting they are in your favorites too.

    What do you think?

    Is your favorite Twitter iPhone app on this list? Tell us what it is and why you like it in the comments.

    #2 Free App In All of The App Store is Beautiful Boobs

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    RANKED #2 In The TOP 10 FREE APPS!
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    Unfortunately this app was recently removed from the iTunes Store due to risque adult content.

    It’s an absolutely gorgeous and fun photo collection that features stunningly pretty images that requires absolutely no internet connection to view and feature the ability for close ups with native iPhone or iPod interactivity.

    Even have a random image from the collection by selecting the random button or browse for your favorite.

    *** DOWNLOAD FOR FREE! ***

    Did you see it? Look again – but quick! WTF is that? The #2 free app in the ENTIRE App Store is Beautiful Boobs … the #2 paid app in the ENTIRE App Store is Pocket Girlfriend. Go ahead, pinch yourself … you’re awake but trapped in a nightmare on App Street.

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    So let’s take a closer look at these App Store all-stars and see exactly why they are now included among the best of the best.

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    #2 Free App – Beautiful Boobs

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    Ok, this doesn’t look too bad. We got an intriguing title … one can never have enough “stunningly pretty images” … you can’t beat the price (free) … “gorgeous and fun photo collection” is better than hideous and boring. But wait … why the hate? Over thirty three flipping thousand user ratings and only 1½ stars? Pop the hood, let’s take a look inside:

    Three thumbnail screens with a total of seven pictures
    When the seven thumbnails are launched full-sized, they still look like thumbnails
    Five out of the seven sets of boobs are arguably man boobs

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    Damn … no wonder the Beautiful Boobs user below feels cheated and scared. Dude would rather be licking a hobo’s foot than checking out the app’s creeper guys wearing bras. Get this poor kid a Sears Catalog which will surely arouse more than Beautiful Boobs.

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    Amazon: Amazon’s usually the first place I look during a fit of impulse buying, which their iPhone app now makes stupidly easy.

    Product searches, comparisons and account management are a given, but what really pushes this one over the edge is a new feature called “Remembers.” Just snap a picture of a mysterious product or thing, and Amazon will get back to you with a surprisingly accurate, impressively quick suggestion as to what it is. Then it will sell said thing to you. Magic.

     

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    AOL Radio: More free radio content than any actual radio could ever have. Tailored radio stations are great, sure, but old-fashioned programmed stations-AOL Radio’s specialty-have their charms.
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    10 Amazing iPhone Related Gift Ideas

    Check out the following 1o Amazing iPhone Gift ideas below, click on the price to go to the we page for each item.

    The Ultimate in mobile video enhancement. Comes with lens and mic!

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    Jelly Phone Filters are keychain sized adapters for your camera phone’s itty bitty lens.

    Morph your otherwise low-res snapshots into something of a spectacle with kaleidoscopes, wide angles, and starbursts. Each filter is outfitted with a re-usable gummy ring so you can use it over and over again.

     

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    Now we’re introducing our newest backup battery, using Apple’s proprietary connector: the rechargeable RichardSolo 1800 Battery — just snap it on and it begins to charge instantly. It is certified both “Works with iPhone” and “Made for iPod”, and for both the original iPhone and the iPhone 3G. Click on Buy Me An iPhone to see an independent demo of the RichardSolo 1800.

     

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    The mophie juice pack™ 3G is designed to more than double the time you can Rock, Talk, Surf and Send with your iPhone 3G or iPhone 3GS. This is the first Apple certified “Works With iPhone 3G(S)” attached battery in the world!

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    Now glossy white By Dr. Dre and only at the Apple Store. Experience the music exactly the way the artist wants you to. Beats high definition headphones are precision-engineered to reveal the full sound of today’s digital music including the most sonically demanding Rock, Pop, Hip Hop and R&B. With advanced speaker design, powered amplification, and active noise canceling, Beats delivers all the power, clarity and deep bass today’s top artists and producers want you to hear.

    And now they’re in gleaming white. Exclusively at the Apple Store.

     

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    Our specially designed award-winning EasyPort™ mount fixes your iPhone

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    • Enhanced GPS performance
    • Secure Docking
    • Clear voice instructions
    • Hands-free calling
    • Charges iPhone while driving
    • Rotates for optimal positioning
    • Line out for music playback

     

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    Enviable style and epic sound, the mix for iPhone and iPod brings the house down. Pumping your anthems from specially engineered tweeters and mid-range drivers, this sound system Altec Lansing IMT800 delivers towering volume and perfect clarity from the heart of every party. The XdB bass-enhanced 5.25″ side-firing subwoofer packs a heavy punch, pumping thunderous bass to shake the foundations. Let your friends jump in by connecting up to three different sound sources. Join the crowd and still control the playlist with the clip-on remote that can be hooked onto your jeans.

     

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    iPhone 3GS can have built-in support for the Nike+ sensor, a system that allows runners to track and record the speed and distance of their walks or runs.

     

     

    The Nike + Sports Kit comes with a sensor that fits into the sole of specially designed Nike+ shoes or can be attached to the shoelaces of other brands of running shoes. An accelerometer in the sensor measures the pace and distance of a run, and sends the information wirelessly to the iPod or iPhone. Previous versions required that a receiver be plugged into the bottom of the iPod in order to receive information from the sensors, but Apple’s announcement of “built-in” support may hint that the receiver will no longer be necessary.

    The Nike+ system also integrates with a special Nike website that allows runners to track and compare their workouts with other runners around the world. It’s likely that the iPhone version of the app will bypass the need for connecting to a computer to upload your running data to Nike’s website.

     

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    Introducing the world’s first diamond iPhone case… The Case-mate Diamond Case is handcrafted with 42 diamonds (3.5 carats) set in 18K gold, embedded in a rare gold carbon fiber leather case. With VVS1 clarity and H color, these diamonds are superior in quality. Complete with an 18K gold emblem, the Case-mate Diamond Case is truly a one of a kind. But that’s not all. The Diamond Case is crafted of luxurious Carbon Fiber leather, previously available only in high end aftermarket cars (Techart Porsche) and very high end cell phones (Vertu). Case-mate worked closely with its leather craftsmen to develop this rare gold leather for this very special iPhone case. Quantities are extremely limited, so preorder the Diamond iPhone case today. 4-6 week delivery, free shipping.

     

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    The new MacBook.

    See the new 13-inch, 15-inch, and 17-inch MacBook Pro.

    2.26GHz : 250GB

  • 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
  • 2GB DDR3 memory
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  • 8x double-layer SuperDrive
  • NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics
  • Built-in 7-hour battery2
  • Polycarbonate unibody enclosure
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