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The Impact of Nortel’s Bankruptcy

September 30, 2009 8:05 pm | by Elliott Drucker | Articles | Comments

Contributor Elliott Drucker analyzes the situation as one of the biggest telecom vendors gets dismantled.

High Expectations for RIM's 2Q

September 24, 2009 8:35 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Research In Motion (RIM) has been fending off competitors in its enterprise segment while trying to tap the consumer market...

Palm Raising Cash Amid Losses, Weak Pre Sales

September 23, 2009 8:35 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Palm has raised its stock sale by 25 percent in a move to bring in additional cash to the troubled company, whose much-hyped Palm Pre has failed to deliver as expected.

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Flextronics Sells Stake in Former Unit for $255M

September 18, 2009 8:35 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Flextronics International Ltd. has sold its remaining stake in its former software development business to the private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.

Sprint Shares Surge on Report of Suitor

September 15, 2009 8:20 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Shares of Sprint Nextel Corp. surged more than 10 percent by midday Monday after the U.K.'s Sunday Daily Telegraph reported Deutsche Telekom AG is considering making a bid for the U.S. telecommunications company.

Sprint to Offer Palm Pixi, Pre Price Cut

September 9, 2009 8:20 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Palm today announced the Pixi, the latest addition to the webOS line-up, which will be available exclusively on Sprint in time for the holidays.

Greystripe Lands Funding

September 3, 2009 8:05 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Mobile game ad network Greystripe secured a $2 million round of funding from an investment arm of NBC. The company already has a big-media investor through Disney's Steamboat Ventures.

Report: Infrastructure Spending Down

September 1, 2009 8:05 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Even 3G growth in China doesn't seem to be propping up the infrastructure market too much. The Dell'Oro Group reports that worldwide mobile infrastructure market revenue contracted 12 percent year-over-year in the second quarter.

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Verizon Drops Storm to $50

August 31, 2009 8:25 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless has quietly reduced the BlackBerry Storm to $49.99. The company’s Web site currently offers a $100 online discount off the original 2-year contract price of $149.99.

Tough Times Call for Superior Customer Care

August 25, 2009 11:35 am | by Scott Sobers | Articles | Comments

Conventional wisdom tells us that the telecom industry is generally safe from fluctuating consumer demand

FirstNews Briefs for August 24, 2009

August 24, 2009 8:00 am | News | Comments

Companies in the news: Royal KPN, SkyTerra, Level 3 Communications, Consumer Electronics Association, Elektrobit Corporation, Southwest Airlines, Verizon Wireless, Yulong, U.S. Cellular, Page Plus Cellular, EA Mobile.

China Mobile Profit Up 1.4%

August 20, 2009 8:10 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

China Mobile, the world's biggest phone company by subscribers, said Thursday its first-half profit rose just 1.4 percent from a year earlier as growth slowed due to competition and an economic slump.

ZTE’s Net Profit Up

August 19, 2009 8:10 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

The economy doesn’t appear to be hurting ZTE too much, thanks in part to business in China. The Chinese vendor reports its net profit in the first half of the year was up 40.5 percent over last year.

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InterDigital Shares Plunge

August 17, 2009 8:15 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Shares of InterDigital were down more than 26 percent at one point this morning after the market apparently reacted to a Friday ruling that favored Nokia in their patent dispute.

iBasis’ Main Shareholders Join in the KPN Fight

August 7, 2009 8:40 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Three of iBasis’ largest shareholders intend to reject Royal KPN’s unsolicited buyout offer of the international voice carrier, the company reported.

Recession Puts These Network Vendors to the Test

August 1, 2009 8:25 am | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

Carriers’ push to beef up 3G networks and deploy 4G networks has forced them to increase testing. Everything from base stations to femtocells must work seamlessly to ensure the flawless performance expected by customers, and all that means good business for testing companies.

By The Numbers: July - August 2009

August 1, 2009 8:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Accelerometers are expected to appear in one-third of mobile phones shipped next year - Ever wonder how much the U.S. wireless industry is contributing to the the economy? - Worldwide GPS smartphone shipments will grow 34 percent from 57 million units in 2008 to 77 million units in 2009 - Bluetooth-enabled equipment shipments will shrink 4 percent in 2009 - Wireless operators will spend about $3.3 billion building LTE base stations in 2011.

HTC Sees Q2 Profit, Expects Decline Due to Product Delays

July 31, 2009 8:15 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

HTC's second-quarter revenue reached $1.16 billion, up 10 percent from the same quarter a year ago.

Motorola Still Struggling

July 30, 2009 8:50 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Don’t be fooled by Motorola’s $26 million second-quarter profit.

Global Handset Shipments Fall But Not As Much

July 30, 2009 8:45 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

A pair of research reports shows second-quarter global handset shipments were still down, but not as much as some previous quarters.

2Q Losses Continue at Sprint

July 29, 2009 8:40 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Sprint Nextel continued to lose customers in the second quarter, tallying 257,000 in postpaid customer losses, but it gained in the prepaid arena.

No iPhone, But VZW 2Q Metrics Remain Steady

July 27, 2009 8:35 am | by Maisie Ramsay and Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless seems to be curiously immune to AT&T’s iPhone.

End of the Line for Nortel

July 24, 2009 8:45 am | by Maisie Ramsay | News | Comments

Today, Nortel will be sold off bit by bit. The auction will occur not in public but in an executive suite

Ericsson Feels Recession

July 24, 2009 8:40 am | by Monica Alleven | News | Comments

Ericsson shares were down more than 7 percent this morning after the vendor reported adjusted second-quarter network sales

Determining iPhone’s True Cost

July 22, 2009 8:05 pm | by Maisie Ramsay | Articles | Comments

By all measures, the iPhone has been a boon to AT&T. The device has sold by the millions, accounting for 2.4 million activations in the second quarter alone.

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