Consumer Reports Gives iPhone 4 a Thumbs Down

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Today, Consumer Reports called it "official". The iPhone 4 has reception problems. The organization says it reached the conclusion after testing three iPhone 4s purchased from separate retailers, in a controlled environment. Meanwhile, reports have surfaced that a class action lawsuit against  Apple & ATT from iPhone owners has been approved by a federal judge. Not a lot of great news for Apple at the moment, despite the impressive sales of the company's recent releases.

RIM's BlackBerry 6 is due out this summer, and the company gave the public a new sneak peek today:

A new Google Labs project has been unveiled, and could have huge implications for the future of Android. Google App Inventor provides a way for anybody (with or without developer skills) to create their own Android apps. If this catches on, it could fuel Android growth and inspire all kinds of creativity from the less-technically savvy. We're having an interesting discussion about this with readers on our Facebook page.

Microsoft had numerous demos and announcements today from its Worldwide Partner Conference. For one, the company unveiled Dynamics CRM 2011 along with Dynamics Marketplace. The company also unveiled partners (including eBay) for its Windows Azure platform appliance. Microsoft also released Windows Phone Developer Tools and the second public beta of Windows Intune. CEO Steve Ballmer also had some interesting things to say about Windows 7 tablets.

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.