While blogs continue to simmer with complaints from people who waited months to buy an iPhone and now are experiencing problems activating it, AT&T Inc. said Sunday that the situation has improved.
It's impossible to say for sure when things went haywire for Gateway. But it's a safe bet that the PC maker's long, slow slide began sometime during its meandering journey through an endless series of business plans.
In the past, I've been pretty skeptical about Gateway. I stand by my opinions (most have been borne out), but in the spirit of fairness considering there's a new skipper at the helm, I thought it would be worthwhile to take a look at how the company is doing roughly two months into CEO Wayne Inouye's tenure.
A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the growing low end of the PC market, where new full-featured desktops can be had for less than $800. It's a market that's resonating with consumers who don't need the latest and greatest technology to e-mail relatives, print digital photographs, or compile music CDs.