August 3, 2010 – Today’s most interesting stories in technology, media and entertainment:
BlackBerry Users Are Not Loyal: According to a recent Nielsen survey, 89 percent of iPhone users said they would buy another iPhone and 71 percent of Android owners said they would purchase another Android device. However, only 42 percent of BlackBerry owners said they would buy another RIM phone. Where will the defectors go? Half of current BlackBerry users said their next smartphone would be either an iPhone or Android device.
Android vs. iPhone: Google’s Android phones have outsold the iPhone in second quarter of 2010. In addition, worldwide Android sales are up 866 percent since this time last year. Rapid growth in the U.S. is helped by Verizon’s robust promotions of both the Motorola Droid and HTC’s Droid Incredible.
iPhone 4 Jailbreak Released: The jailbreak for the iPhone 4 has finally arrived. Released by Comex and available on their JailbreakMe web page, the hack works right from the iPhone. However, you may have to wait to jailbreak your iPhone, as the servers struggle to handle the large number of iPhone users eager to make the break.
No More Credit Cards? Want to make in-store purchases with your smartphone? AT&T, Verizon and T-Mobile have started a joint venture and are working with Discover Financial Services and Barclays to eliminate the need for credit card purchases. The mobile payment system is being tested in a few select cities including Atlanta, Georgia.
Today’s Video — Shelly talks with Jim McCabe from Tera Networks