John Paczkowski

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Verizon to Debut Next-Gen Droid on Eve of iPhone 4 Launch

What an astonishing coincidence.

Motorola and Verizon Wireless have set a date for the debut of their next-generation Droid device: Wednesday, June 23, one day prior to the street date for release of Apple’s iPhone 4. Presiding over the launch: Verizon Wireless marketing chief John Stratton, Google (GOOG) VP of engineering Andy Rubin, Motorola co-CEO Sanjay Jha, and–more interestingly–Adobe (ADBE) CEO Shantanu “Thoughts on Flash” Narayen (see invitation above; click to enlarge).

A bold move. But a potentially foolish one as well. If this year’s iPhone launch week is anything like those of years past, Apple (AAPL) will be sucking so much air out of the news cycle there may be little left for Verizon (VZ) and Motorola (MOT), even if this latest Droid is as promising as it sounds.


Twitter’s Tanking

December 30, 2013 at 6:49 am PT

2013 Was a Good Year for Chromebooks

December 29, 2013 at 2:12 pm PT

BlackBerry Pulls Latest Twitter for BB10 Update

December 29, 2013 at 5:58 am PT

Apple CEO Tim Cook Made $4.25 Million This Year

December 28, 2013 at 12:05 pm PT

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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik