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Episode #95 of the SMRpodcast, Begging For Apps, has been recorded, posted online, and is ready for download. This week we get into the RIM Executives fiasco where they caused a plane to turn around. We also get into the iPad Vs. Kindle Fire and the Verizon ultimatum about Windows Phone 7.

Show Details

  • Recorded: December 6th, 2011
  • Published: December 7th, 2011
  • Duration: 01hr 15min 00sec
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Opening Thoughts

  • Rod asks Robb to what is going on with the RIM executives
  • Robb says they should be fired for embarrassing the company

Will the Kindle Fire help with the sales of the iPad

  • Rod brings up a story where they think people will upgrade from the Fire to iPad
  • Chris says that this is nonsense as there is no direct reason to do so
  • Robb points out that people who want the iPad will go and get them
  • Rod agrees that this story does not make sense

We talk about Verizon’s LTE Statement to Microsoft

  • Chris is wondering why they made such a public statement about their ultimatum
  • Rod says they had to do it because customers are complaining about the lack of WP7 devices
  • Robb says unfortunately for Microsoft the need Verizon more that Verizon needs Windows Phone

We talk about the EU antitrust probe into Apple

  • Chris says that he is not sure about the EU and their probes
  • Rod says they absolutely should investigate
  • Robb is not sure that there is any anti-trust violation

We talk about the possibility of AT&T slowing down the Network Speeds for Windows Phone 7

  • Chris brings up the fact that users are complaining that speeds are not the same as Android devices
  • Rod says that there are many factors that could be the explanation

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