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SmartWatch, Episode 29: AWS-3 Auction Approaching $40 Billion

November 26, 2014 10:55 am | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

In this week's episode of SmartWatch, Product Design & Development Editor Melissa Fassbender joins us in marveling at the unfathomable amount of money the FCC's AWS-3 auction has thus far seen in total bids.             

HP Earnings Slide as PC Giant Works to Split Company

November 26, 2014 10:27 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Profit was down 6 percent from a year ago. For...

Here's What Apple Could Buy With Its $700B Market Cap

November 26, 2014 10:20 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's market value surpassed $700 billion in...

FirstNews Briefs: u-blox, Boingo Wireless, Perfecto Mobile, OpenKey

November 26, 2014 10:08 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

u‑blox, a provider of cellular, short-range radio...

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Black Friday Review Recap: Four Great Smartphones from 2014

November 26, 2014 8:57 am | by Wireless Week Staff | Articles | Comments

As you hit the Black Friday sales this year, you might be looking fora deal one of the year's big flagship smartphone releases. To that end, we thought we'd offer up a recaps of the highlights from Wireless Week's cache of reviews. Here's a look at some of 2014's biggest and best, many of them going for a song the day after Thanksgiving. 

Deck the Halls: Apps and Accessories to Simplify Holiday Entertaining

November 26, 2014 8:14 am | by Andrew Berg | Articles | Comments

If you're expecting guests over the next couple months, look no further for an assistant than your smartphone. That little computer in your pocket can now pitch in as a...                                   

Gift Guide: So Many Tablets to Choose From

November 25, 2014 11:53 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Here are some buying tips organized by system. Prices listed are for base models. You can typically spend more for additional storage or LTE cellular connectivity.                            

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Sony Shrinking Smartphone Portfolio in Hopes of Return to Profitability

November 25, 2014 11:46 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sony will be reducing its smartphone portfolio as the company realigns its mobile business strategy with the less lofty goal of...                                          

FCC, T-Mobile Work Out Deal for Accurate Speed Tests

November 25, 2014 11:29 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC announced it has worked out an agreement with T-Mobile to ensure the carrier’s customers get accurate mobile broadband speed test readings even after...                          

BlackBerry Offering Up to $550 for iPhone Trade-Ins

November 25, 2014 10:43 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Beginning in December, BlackBerry will start offering up to $550 to customers who trade in their iPhones for a...                                           

By The Numbers: iOS Users Outpace Android Users in Wi-Fi Consumption

November 25, 2014 10:13 am | by Brian Santo, CED | News | Comments

On  average,  U.S.  subscribers consumed 1.8 GB of data per month in Q3, and that was roughly the same for...                                          

FirstNews Briefs: Verizon, Cricket, GENBAND, PCTEL

November 25, 2014 9:44 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Verizon Enterprise Solutions is launching the Verizon Retail Index. Designed to identify online traffic patterns in the United States that Verizon attributes to...                                  

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T-Mobile Adds 14 More Streaming Services to Music Freedom

November 24, 2014 11:01 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

T-Mobile today announced it will be bringing 14 more music streaming services under the umbrella of its Music Freedom program...                                            

U.S. Cellular Raising Up to $500M for Potential Spectrum Buys

November 24, 2014 10:51 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

U.S. Cellular today announced it will raise up to $500 million by issuing debt through its existing securities registration and/or through...                                               

AT&T Launches Upgrade of Alltel Network in Ohio After Delay

November 24, 2014 10:17 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

More than a year after acquiring Alltel’s wireless operations, AT&T is ready to launch its upgraded coverage for more than...                                                     

Ditto Might Be the First Impulse Buy Wearable

November 24, 2014 9:53 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Ditto is the size of a thumb print and it has a relatively tiny price tag to match.                                                     

Review: 3 Low-end Smartphones Worth Considering

November 24, 2014 9:47 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

Processors are slower, yet that's not so noticeable for basic tasks such as email, Facebook and weather checks. Video and audio are also...                                   

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White Hat Hackers Helping to Defend Connected Cars

November 24, 2014 9:42 am | by Justin Pritchard, Associated Press | News | Comments

Against the team of hackers, the poor car stood no chance.                                                                       

FirstNews Briefs: American Tower, Acculynk, PayPlum, Telit, Verizon

November 24, 2014 9:32 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

American Tower Corporation and Bharti Airtel Limited today announced they have entered into a definitive agreement...                                                

FirstNews Briefs: Car Connectivity Consortium, Sony, IBM, AT&T

November 21, 2014 10:48 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

The Car Connectivity Consortium (CCC), an organization driving global technologies for smartphone-centric car connectivity solutions, today confirmed that Sony’s Xperia Z3 and Xperia Z3 Compact are...         

Sprint Finishes Dead Last in Latest Consumer Reports Survey

November 21, 2014 10:41 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to the survey, which covered opinions from over 58,000 respondents, Sprint received what Consumer Reports called...                     

Aereo Files Bankruptcy Following Court Ruling

November 21, 2014 10:23 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The Internet startup, which is backed by Barry Diller, made waves earlier this year by letting people record and stream broadcast...                             

Review: Can the Samsung Gear S Stand In for an iPhone 6?

November 21, 2014 10:19 am | by Ben Munson | Articles | Comments

Take it to the gym, take it for a run, take it to the golf course, take it to the job site, take it to the pool; just don’t take it to the store and trade in your smartphone. Not yet.                  

Intel Playing Catch Up in Mobile Chip Market

November 21, 2014 9:18 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Chip-making giant Intel Corp. is still struggling to catch up in mobile computing but says its personal computer business is performing better than expected...                

Engineering Live: How to Secure the Internet of Things (On Demand)

November 20, 2014 3:15 pm | by David Mantey, Editorial Director, @djamesmanny | Videos | Comments

As we enter an age of absolute connectivity, how can we be certain that the exchange of big data is accurate and secure? Should we even have the expectation of privacy and security for each IoT device?         

SmartWatch, Episode 28: AT&T, Cookie Monster, Plus 4 Other Stories You Missed This Week

November 20, 2014 11:28 am | by Wireless Week | Videos | Comments

In this week’s episode of SmartWatch, we take a look at the some of the major stories you might have missed...                                    

Reducing Churn Shouldn’t Be About Punishing Your Subscribers

November 20, 2014 11:19 am | by Ben Munson | Blogs | Comments

Every tweak, twist, turn and total overhaul the big carriers make are usually about one thing: keeping their subscribers and stealing the other guy’s.                   

Analyst: As AWS-3 Auction Hits $24B, Dish Soars, T-Mobile Likely Out

November 20, 2014 11:14 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The FCC’s AWS-3 auction has rocketed past its $10 billion reserve price and surpassed $24 billion in bids after only five days. The rapid pace at which the auction is climbing helped spur a 10 percent rise in...               

Data Caps Don’t Work: Thoughts for the Future of Cellular Network Congestion

November 20, 2014 10:14 am | by By Fergal Toomey, Chief Scientist & Co-Founder of Corvil | Articles | Comments

How we use, how we view, and how we’re delivered data are all rapidly changing - monitoring and measurement need to advance at the same pace.            

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