My favorite Borders was the Borders in the World Trade Center. I was working in the financial district as a programmer and I used to go there on my lunch breaks every few days to buy books on programming and finance. Borders had a better technical book selection than Barnes & Noble or Waldenbooks.
Your smartphone has all of your email. You can reset the password on almost any website you visit just by having access to that email. Someone with access to your phone can reset the password for your online banking, facebook, twitter, etc. and basically take over your online identity.
Few people set a password on their phone and even fewer set it to something besides a 4 digit pin with is either 1111, their birthdate or something equally "rememberable". Adding TWO factor authentication using the phone is really just a gimmick.
Perhaps. My T-Mobile "3G" data stick works flawlessly... but it needs a USB port to operate... right now I'm checking into phones that let me run a mobile hotspot. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind paying for bandwidth, but it sure as heck better perform well.
I believe most people want to use the service for "spurts" of downloading when they are away from their primary internet connection. I don't think the general case is for people to remain connected 24 hrs/day for 2 weeks straight.
I bought one of their Broadband2Go MiFi devices and I have to say that the performance is already pathetic. I can't imagine them throttling it back! How can you throttle back 30kbps downloads?!?!
My T-Mobile "Unlimited" usb stick gets throttled back to snail mode after using 5 gig, so yeah, it's unlimited, but it's useless.
The computers have us beat anyway last time I checked. And, yes, Merry Christmas.