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Although this is slightly different from my standard content, I thought it was both interesting and important to share. It appears as though Verizon customers who pre-ordered the Apple iPhone 4 Yesterday, February 3rd, will be receiving the handsets prior to the scheduled February 10th official release date.
I, like many Verizon customers, have been chomping at the bit awaiting the release of the iPhone on the nation’s largest, and arguably most robust cellular network. When I found out that the wait was finally over I was obviously excited. I signed up for notifications from Verizon and was informed that I would be able to pre-order the iPhone on February 3rd and guarantee myself an iPhone from the first batch to be released and received on February 10th.
Yesterday was D-Day. I woke up at 3am, as that was the hour when Verizon’s website began taking the pre-orders. I rushed through the process and placed my order. I received my confirmation e-mail informing me that I would indeed be receiving my very own Verizon iPhone on February 10th. No waiting in line. No worrying about a sell-out. I was happy.
Today, I am even happier. I awoke and picked up my BlackBerry. There was an e-mail from Verizon confirming my order had been shipped!?! I logged on to my laptop and verified that the e-mail said just that. I checked out the FedEx site and there it was: Estimated Delivery February 7, 2011.
So it looks like Verizon customers can indeed get the long-awaited Apple iPhone prior to the scheduled February 10th release date, as early as February 7th.
If you haven’t already, before reading any further, watch this video!
I have recently seen all the “best of 2010” and “year in review” articles and posts, and tried hard to resist writing one, but after seeing this video, I just couldn’t.
2010 has certainly been a banner year for social media. Facebook hit half a billion users and got its very own movie. Twitter has exploded at a rate I don’t think anyone could have predicted. Foursquare has single-handedly changed the definition of “checking in”, from going to the front desk at a hotel, to pulling out your phone everywhere you go and broadcasting your whereabouts to the world. But one aspect of new media marketing that may have gone overlooked is the world of mobile marketing.
So, you watched the video, right? Did you realize that more pictures are posted to Flickr by iPhones than an actual camera? Did you know that there were nearly as many mobile apps downloaded in 2010 as there are people on the entire planet? Can you even fathom the fact that 100 million YouTube videos are viewed on mobile devices…EVERYDAY!?! The average teen sends over 100 texts a day? Really? There’s 3G on Mt. Everest? I can’t get 3G on parts of the Jersey Turnpike?
The bottom line is this: if you’re a marketer, and you’re not including mobile in your mix, you could be getting left behind.
2010 may prove to be The Year of Mobile.
Posted in Business, Marketing, Mobile
Tagged Digital Marketing, Facebook, Flickr, IPhone, Location-Based Marketing, mobile marketing, New Media, The Year of Mobile, Twitter, Year in Review, YouTube