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Microsoft’s Lumia Sales Break 3Q Record

October 23, 2014 5:04 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

In addition to its flagship handset numbers, Microsoft sold 42.9 million non-Lumia phones. The company recorded more than $2.6 billion in total revenue from handsets. The uptick in handset sales for Microsoft comes after the company completed...

ZTE Sees Giant 3Q Profit Boost from Smartphone Sales

October 23, 2014 10:57 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

ZTE is posting huge third-quarter net profit growth and...

New Google App Aims to Revamp Email

October 23, 2014 10:36 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The service,...

Nokia's 3Q Gets Big Boost from Dropping Mobile Device Unit

October 23, 2014 10:23 am | by Matti Huuhtanen, Associated Press | News | Comments

Nokia predicted...

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FirstNews Briefs: Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Creative Mobile, Booz Allen, Nexmo

October 23, 2014 10:04 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Anite, a provider of wireless equipment testing technology, today announced Deutsche Telekom has reconfirmed its commitment to SAS – Anite’s device interoperability test solutions – by signing another multi-year agreement. SAS has been used by Deutsche Telekom for over seven years to...

Sprint Offers 1GB Family Bucket for $20

October 22, 2014 5:13 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure called the new plan an entry-level offering. “We’re offering customers a choice – whether they need a small amount of data...

AT&T Falls Well Short of Verizon’s Postpaid Net Adds

October 22, 2014 5:12 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Still the total was more than double what AT&T recorded in the year-ago quarter and put the carrier at 2.4 million postpaid net adds for the year to date. The quarterly net adds for AT&T came from 6.8 million postpaid smartphone gross adds...

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T-Mobile, Like AT&T, Settling with FTC Over Cramming

October 22, 2014 11:07 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile is in settlement talks with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over unauthorized premium charges on customers’ bills—a practice referred to as “cramming.” According to Seattle court documents found by Bloomberg, T-Mobile and the FTC has requested the proceedings be...

Yahoo CEO Defends Acquisitions as Mobile-Centric

October 22, 2014 10:08 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

Apple Taking iCloud Attacks "Very Seriously"

October 22, 2014 10:02 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in...

FirstNews Briefs: LTE North America, AirStrip, IBM, HealthTap+, Wirepas, Aidon, Cincinnati Bell

October 22, 2014 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

AirStrip and IBM today announced that AirStrip will work to develop a mobile monitoring solution to help clinicians predict declining health in acute and critically ill patients. IBM will provide the streaming analytics technology which allows...

T-Mobile Goes Uncarrier on 3Q Earnings, Adds Twitter Q&A

October 21, 2014 12:45 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The carrier is promising to keep the scripted remarks to a minimum to make more time for “free-flowing dialogue” with analysts, investors, and media on the call. T-Mobile will also be answering questions via its new investor relations Twitter account...

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Analysts: AWS-3 Auction is Going to Be a Street Fight

October 21, 2014 10:52 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

In total, 80 potential bidders have submitted both complete and incomplete applications to participate in Auction 97. There are big name and small name players but four competitors stand out from the rest.

Cook Congratulates Employees on Long Line of New Products

October 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

To be sure, Apple has manged to roll out quite a few new products this year. Check out our coverage of all of them here...                        

Samsung Note 4 Pushing Back Against iPhone 6 Plus

October 21, 2014 10:40 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Even though reviews for the Galaxy Note 4 have been favorable, analysts said its redesign may not be enough as Apple Inc. has entered the large-screen smartphone category with the iPhone 6 Plus. "It will not be easy," said Lee Sei-chul, an analyst at Woori Investment & Securities. The Note 4 "is a nice product but...

Here's Where You Can Use Apple Pay

October 21, 2014 10:32 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

More than 200,000 payment locations in the U.S. are equipped to accept so-called contactless payments, including Apple Pay. Smaller merchants tend to be among the several millions that don't have the required equipment yet.

FirstNews Briefs: Freescale Semiconductor, IDT, Samsung

October 21, 2014 10:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Freescale Semiconductor today introduced the QorIQ LS1043A communications processor – a power-efficient 64-bit ARM-based processor for the new virtual network. The system-on-chip helps edge network equipment manufacturers scale power and performance to meet...

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VZW Sees Shift to Postpaid as Tablets Drive 3Q Growth

October 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While margins slipped slightly year over year to 48.5 percent on $12.6 billion in capital expenditures, revenue for the company’s wireless segment was...           

Apple Sells 39M iPhones as 4Q Profits Jump

October 20, 2014 5:31 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple sold more than 39 million iPhones during its fiscal fourth quarter, jumping out ahead of analysts’ estimates of around 38 million and well ahead of the near 34 million it sold in the year-ago quarter. The big handset sales were due at least in part to...

Report: Lenovo Crafting Bid for BlackBerry

October 20, 2014 12:27 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

BlackBerry stock got a nearly 8 percent bump in early trading Monday as new rumors surfaced that Lenovo may...                             

T-Mobile Claims Roaming Better in South Africa than On AT&T in South Dakota

October 20, 2014 11:08 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile claims its customers have a better roaming experience in South Africa than they do on AT&T’s network in South Dakota. The carrier says its customers got speeds twice as fast and unlimited...

Apple Pay Makes Debut with Today's iOS 8.1 Release

October 20, 2014 10:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Devoted iPhone users in the United States will get a bevy of new features with today's release of iOS 8.1 and perhaps the most anticipated of all...                                   

IBM Takes Big 3Q Hit to Unload Costly Chip Business

October 20, 2014 9:36 am | by Michelle Chapman, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

IBM Director of Research John E. Kelly III said in an interview Monday that handing over control of the semiconductor operations will allow it to...                           

Sprint Job Cuts Hit Overland Park

October 20, 2014 9:28 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Before the newly disclosed layoffs, about 7,500 worked for Sprint in the Kansas City area, including some employees who weren't at the...                                      

New iPad Air Supports AT&T, Verizon, Sprint or T-Mobile

October 17, 2014 10:54 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The feature could be a catalyst for competition in the space of...                                                                                                

Analyst: Verizon’s Strong Postpaid Sub Adds Equal Solid Q3

October 17, 2014 10:44 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon has reported strong postpaid subscriber net additions throughout the third quarter and will post solid quarterly results next week, according to Canaccord Genuity analyst Greg Miller. Miller raised estimates for Verizon’s postpaid net adds from...

AT&T's New Smart Limits Still Won't Let Me Cap My Son's Data

October 17, 2014 10:20 am | by Andrew Berg | Blogs | Comments

After posting a recent grumbling piece about AT&T having done away with a key feature of its family controls program--namely the ability to cap...             

FirstNews Briefs: Cisco, Sensity, Nokia, Vuzix, SAP, PakSense

October 17, 2014 9:55 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Cisco and Sensity Systems, a provider of Light Sensory Networks (LSN), today announced that the two companies have entered into a strategic relationship that utilizes Sensity’s NetSense platform as a foundation for...

After Nexus 6 Launch Google's 3Q Disappoints

October 16, 2014 5:10 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The earnings for the latest quarter were dragged down by a $378 million charge tied to patent royalties that Google acquired when it bought Motorola Mobility...                                                                            

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