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Watch: Up Close with the Galaxy S6 Edge

March 2, 2015 4:14 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | Videos | Comments

Wireless Week had a brief run-in with one of the Samsung's new flagship models, the curved-display Galaxy S6 Edge.                             

MWC: AT&T Making Steady Progress with Domain 2.0

March 2, 2015 11:15 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

John Donovan, AT&T’s SVP of Technology and Operations, says things are going better than...

MWC: T-Mobile Partners Up to Make LTE-Unlicensed Happen by 2016

March 2, 2015 11:11 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

T-Mobile is partnering up with Alcatel-Lucent and Qualcomm in its latest effort toward deploying...

MWC: Google Confirms MVNO Plans, Announcement in "Coming Months"

March 2, 2015 10:49 am | by Joseph Wilson, Associated Press | News | Comments

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Google will soon be offering cellular network plans...

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MWC: HTC Goes Full Samsung with New VR Headset, Wearable

March 2, 2015 10:35 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

HTC made a big play to catch up to Android OEM rival Samsung when it coupled the unveiling of its new flagship phone with...                           

FirstNews Briefs: Mobile World Congress 2015

March 2, 2015 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

A round-up of news coming out of Mobile World Congress 2015, including announcements from Verizon, Ericsson and more...                                  

IBM, Apple Launch New Apps with Emphasis on Simplicity

March 2, 2015 8:40 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Kathryn White, who spearheads IBM’s previously announced collaboration with Apple, said that there is a direct correlation between adoption of an enterprise app and usability.

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MWC: Connecting the Car While Eliminating the Driver

March 2, 2015 7:44 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The evolution of the connected life, and particularly a technologically advanced automobile, was the subject of a series of Day 1 keynote sessions at Mobile World Congress. 

MWC: AT&T Melds Home and Car Automation

March 2, 2015 3:52 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

AT&T is integrating its home security and automation controls called Digital Life with the AT&T Drive connected car platform. 

MWC: Microsoft Launches Pair of New Lumia Devices

March 2, 2015 3:20 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Microsoft announced that it is now offering a Windows-driven suite of Office apps through AT&T aimed at small- and medium-sized businesses.               

MWC: Nokia CEO Outlines Plans, Launches Predictive Analytics Solution

March 1, 2015 3:45 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Today’s announcement was part of talk Suri gave on where his company is headed. He said Nokia has identified predictive analytics, telco cloud, ultra-dense networks, location information and the Internet of...

Samsung Unveils Galaxy S6, S6 Edge Ahead of MWC

March 1, 2015 1:30 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Samsung says the phones’ new metal design is 50 percent stronger than past models, quipping that it will not bend, a shot at Apple’s recent complaints of the iPhone 6 Plus bending. 

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MWC: Huawei Goes All In with New Wearable Line

March 1, 2015 10:12 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

According to a press release, the Huawei Watch will be available in 20 countries, including the United States. Exact availability and pricing will be announced at a future date. 

T-Mobile Hammers Home Sustainability of Un-carrier Model

February 27, 2015 11:05 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

“[DT CEO] Tim [Hoettges] and I have had a number of conversations that are generally related to ‘Don’t you think you’re doing too much?’” said Legere.                         

Sprint Network Expansion Could Include 20K New Sites

February 27, 2015 10:34 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Shares of sprint have been climbing all week. As of 9:23 CT Friday, Sprint stock was up just over 4 percent to $4.98...                       

Google Seeks Revenue Boost with Ads in Google Play

February 27, 2015 9:54 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

The advertising expansion announced Thursday will provide Google with a new opportunity to profit from its Android software, the world's most widely used...               

FirstNews Briefs: Sprint, LG, Orange, Infineon, Teleena

February 27, 2015 9:42 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sprint is gearing up for a March 13 launch of LG G PadTM F 7.0, the first tablet from LG Electronics on Sprint’s 4G LTE network.                           

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Ericsson Takes Apple to Court for Patent Violations

February 27, 2015 9:08 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The patents include standard essential patents related to the 2G and LTE standards, as well as other patents that are Ericsson says are critical to features and functionality of Apple devices such as the design of semiconductor components, user interface software...      

Verizon Gets Snarky in Response to FCC’s Net Neutrality Ruling

February 26, 2015 4:29 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The press release is made to look like it was composed on a typewriter and the carrier referred to...                                   

Apple Schedules March 9 Event, Likely for Watch

February 26, 2015 12:54 pm | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

March 9 is the day after Daylight Savings begins.                                                               

ISPs Fall Under Title II After 3-2 FCC Vote

February 26, 2015 12:28 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The new rules will ban paid prioritization agreements; outlaw the blocking and throttling of lawful content and services and will apply to wireless providers. 

SmartWatch: MWC Features BIG Device Launches from HTC, Samsung, LG

February 26, 2015 12:18 pm | by Alex Shanahan, Manager of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

In this episode of SmartWatch, we take a  quick look at some of the big device launches we’ll be watching at MWC this year.                              

Android Saw Its 4Q Smartphone Profit Share Evaporate

February 26, 2015 10:34 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

Apple’s record fourth quarter added up to a significant erosion in Android’s share of global smartphone profits...                                     

IBM Plots New Course to Focus on Cloud, Mobile

February 26, 2015 9:50 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

In a media briefing ahead of an investor conference in New York on Thursday, Virginia Rometty said the company plans that the new tech markets should make up...                     

Sprint Shares Soar as Reports of Network Expansion Swirl

February 25, 2015 4:38 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Sprint has apparently already approved and funded two smaller, regional projects, but the remaining 8,000 are...                                     

U.S. Cellular Posts Loss Amid Revenue, Customer Growth

February 25, 2015 11:25 am | by Ben Munson, Associate Editor, @wwbenmunson | News | Comments

The revenue boost came as the carrier was able to grow its subscriber base, adding 98,000...                                         

Apple Ordered to Pay $532.9M in iTunes Patent Dispute

February 25, 2015 11:17 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

A federal jury says Apple should pay nearly $533 million to resolve claims that the payment system tied to its iTunes...                                

Moto E Launches with Modest Specs, Bargain Price

February 25, 2015 10:45 am | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

Starting today, the new Moto E will begin rolling out in more than 50 countries in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. 

U.S. Cellular Cuts Prices for EIP Customers

February 24, 2015 1:43 pm | by Andrew Berg, Editor In Chief, @andrewberg32 | News | Comments

The regional carrier is expanding its $30 discount off monthly connection charges to its 8 GB plan, so customers who choose...                                

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