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D9 Ralph de la Vega: “We’re Working On Shared Data Plans”. Doesn’t Understand “Locked” iPhones.

  • June 2, 2011 3:05 pm

Similar to Orange UK’s newly announced shared “Connected” plans, AT&T king pin Ralph de la Vega went on the record at D9 today confirming that Ma Bell is in fact working on shared data plans. For those unfamiliar with the ways of the wireless world, shared data plans are now more important than ever as consumers begin owning multiple different devices all capable of using mobile data. Instead of having to pay for several overpriced data plans, we’ll soon be able to pay for one!

On that note, de la Vega declined to share any details involving pricing or even a remote release date signaling to us that such exciting new data packages are still quite a ways off. Have to have something positive to talk about at D9, right?

In other news: It seems Ralphie doesn’t even know that his company won’t allow you to purchase an unlocked iPhone — even at full price. Ralph also started a mini-argument with former Engadget reporter, Josh Topolsky about AT&T calling their HSPA/HSPA+ network “4G” — Ralph said they don’t and Josh said they did. (For the record, they do.) And then not even 5 minutes later Ralph says the do call HSPA/HSPA+ “4G” because “the powers that be said that if you have something significantly greater than 3G, you can call it that”. And to think this guy runs one of the largest wireless carriers/technologically based companies in the U.S.

Windows 8 D9 Event Wrap Up.

  • June 1, 2011 7:57 pm

“The next version of Windows” has now been officially outed! Tonight at the D9 conference in California, Microsoft’s Steven Sinofsky demoed the new Windows 8. The most notable change (and there are quite a few) is the heavy Windows Phone 7 interface, with the most shocking departure being the death of the traditional start menu. Replacing it are — surprise — Live Tiles. But there’s so much more to Windows 8 than just a new face. Hop inside for the full rundown…