Motorola iTunes Phone First Look Again Perhaps (Maybe)


From purportedly leaked internal documents, here’s a first look at the Motorola iTunes phone. The most striking feature is clearly the scroll wheel, which could come into play for even non-music things like moving through stored phone numbers. There also appear to be dedicated buttons on the side—that’s not quite as ‘iPoddy’ as one would hope.

*Update: Mac Observer has a lot of details about how to expect this to work.*

This looks awesome! The only problem is **Verizon**. They’ve decided that this sort of device won’t give them enough opportunity for profit, so they’re not going to allow it to be used with their service. Get this… they think that if I want to listen to music on my phone I should have to pay them to get it on my phone! Let’s think about this for a second…
* I have a phone
* I have a computer
* I have a cable between them
* The Verizon network is nowhere in the picture
* But I have to pay them to do this?

What kind of extortion is this!

They did something similar on the Motorola V710 Bluetooth phone. Although bluetooth allows you to transfer files from one device to another, they’ve disabled this feature to force you to pay for their service to do exactly that.

You want to have that nice picture of your kid as the background on the screen of the phone? You gotta pay Verizon to get it there. Yeah… that makes sense.

I gotta tell you guys at Verizon… you’re rapidly loosing this customer.

Wie in second place!

Can you believe it? This is the most exciting thing in golf since Tiger’s magnificent run in 2000. What do you think… can Michelle pull it off and be the first amateur to win the event in decades… and beat the best women’s golfers in the world AT THE AGE OF 15!?!?!?!?! WOW!

Quotes from day one at Pinehurst

**Ernie Else:** “It’s really unbelievable. It’s the only course we play where you have to aim away from the holes.”

**Paul Casey:**”It wasn’t fun for a while – it can’t be when you don’t know where the ball is going to go.”

US Open Coverage

[GCM at the U.S. Open](

Thanks to an assist from Jeff Graham, whose laptop seemed to work much better with the camera than mine, I now have a few photos from today posted directly below. I’ll post later with some highlights from the USGA news conference and my journeys around the course this afternoon.

[On the brink](

It’s right there. Approaching the edge. Peeking over just a tad. Perfect.

Question is, will it stay there?

Inquiring minds at Pinehurst No. 2 aren’t thinking about who’s going to win this 105th U.S. Open. It’s a given that on this course — one of the sternest tests of the game any time of the year — the best will bubble to the top of the leaderboard by Sunday morning.

[The Sand Trap:](*open*preview.php)

Pinehurst No. 2 is universally acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest layouts. Yet the 2005 U.S. Open is only the third major championship to be held on the course. The most recent was the stuff of legend, as the late Payne Stewart won a duel with Phil Mickelson just months before Stewart’s untimely death. Will this year’s U.S. Open match 1999’s drama?

News: Apple wins five PCWorld Top 100 awards

“MacCentral: “If there was any doubt that Apple’s technologies are crossing the traditional platform barriers, one only needs to look at PCWorld’s recently released top 100 Best Products of 2005]( to get the answer. Apple Computer captured five honors in PCWorld’s annual awards. The winning products and their overall ranking out of 100 were, Mac OS X Tiger (3), iTunes (34), Mac mini (75), iPod Photo (78) and the iTunes Music Store (86).”

WOW! Even the PC partisan rags are starting to climb on board. Way to go Apple!