As the first to complete its LTE coverage, Verizon is understandably the first to see capacity issues. According to CFO Fran Shammo, it will also be the first address those issues. "I'm done with coverage build, so now, all my efforts are around capacity," Shammo said during a talk Tuesday at the...
Android grabbed an 81 percent share of the world smartphone market during the third quarter. According to IDC’s latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Google’s mobile OS hit a new high, jumping up from 74.9 percent share a year ago, and saw its shipments rise 51.3 percent annually, to 211.6 million from 139.9 million.
Motorola today introduced Moto G, featuring a 4.5-inch HD display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, and Android 4.3 Jellybean with a guaranteed upgrade to Android 4.4 KitKat at the beginning of 2014. In the US, Moto G will be sold on Motorola.com, with no contract, no SIM lock and an unlockable bootloader for USD$179 with 8GB of storage and USD$199 for 16GB. Moto G will also be available through various carriers and retailers.
NEW YORK (AP) — Apple is probably one of the few companies that can pull off a price increase. The new iPad Mini starts at $399, or $70 more than last year's model. For that price, you get a leap forward in power, speed and display. There are plenty of cheaper choices out there, including tablets for just $229 from Google and Amazon. None of them match Apple's iPads in app selection, design and cachet.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The billion dollar patent fight between the world's two biggest smartphone makers is resuming in a Silicon Valley courtroom. Lawyers for rivals Apple Inc. and South Korea-based Samsung Electronics Co. were scheduled to deliver opening statements Wednesday in a San Jose courtroom in a trial to determine how much Samsung owes Apple for copying vital iPhone and iPad features.
On the topic of spectrum, De la Vega boasted AT&T’s recent 700 MHz and WCS acquisitions and reiterated the need for more spectrum, reinforcing the necessity for the FCC’s upcoming spectrum auction. He stayed tight-lipped on AT&T’s involvement plans for the auctions or any other upcoming spectrum deals.
Verizon Enterprise Solutions has named Eddie Schwartz as the head of its security and cyberintelligence practice. Schwartz will help Verizon accelerate the integration of security service delivery across Verizon’s cybersecurity solutions. Among the areas Schwartz will oversee are Verizon’s cyberforensics...
T-Mobile USA's parent company, Deutsche Telekom (DT), has agreed to acquire GTS Central Europe ("GTS") for $745 million. GTS is an infrastructure-based telecommunications service provider in Central and Eastern Europe, which DT says will allow it to offer pan-European telecommunication services...
T-Mobile today begins the sale of 66,150,000 common stock shares in a public offering. The carrier is granting underwriters the option of snapping up an addition 6,615,000 shares. As the Wall Street Journal pointed out, at the company’s closing price of $26.97 yesterday, the sale could raise approximately $2 billion. But T-Mobile’s stock is down more than three percent to $25.92 as of 8:33 a.m. CT.
Vodafone, one of the world's largest cellphone companies, is ramping up its investment in an attempt to bolster its competiveness amid the move to 4G technology. The British company said Tuesday it is investing 7 billion pounds ($11.2 billion) over two years.
The latest round in Apple and Samsung's bitter global battle for supremacy in the more than $300 billion smartphone market begins Tuesday in a courtroom a few miles from Apple's Silicon Valley headquarters. In courts, government tribunals and regulatory agencies around world...
Mobile operators everywhere are at a crossroad. With their advantages of mobility slipping away, it’s time for mobile operators to identify the next generation of business opportunities that they are uniquely qualified to pursue. It’s time for operators to look to the cloud.
BlackBerry’s new CEO John Chen has been set up with a $1 million base salary, $2 million performance bonus and $85 million worth of company stock. In a filing with the SEC last week, BlackBerry indicated Chen would be granted “13,000,000 restricted share units vesting as to 25% on the 3rd and 4th anniversary dates of his employment, with the balance vesting on the 5th anniversary.” Bloomberg valued the stock at $85 million in its report.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Brazil and Germany formally presented a resolution to the U.N. General Assembly on Thursday urging all countries to extend internationally guaranteed rights to privacy to the Internet and other electronic communications.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google plans to include a dozen or so massive sails on its four-story barge under construction in the heart of the San Francisco Bay, creating a floating artistic structure the Internet giant promises will "stand out," a newspaper reported Friday.
Sprint Cloud Optimizer is now available with Microsoft’s cloud productivity solution Office 365 offered by Sprint. It features caching technology that lets users access the collaboration functionality of Office 365 and SharePoint Online as well as read access to customer-selected public websites from virtually anywhere, even if they have limited or no Internet access.
The FCC is making good on its promise to study mobile broadband speeds by releasing a crowdsourcing mobile app of its own. The Wall Street Journal points to an announcement for the FCC’s open meeting Thursday, the first under new Chairman Tom Wheeler, in which a presentation will show off the long-in-the-works app.
Global mobile broadband subscriptions for the third quarter grew about 40 percent annually and topped two billion, accounting for a large portion of the 6.6 billion mobile subscriptions worldwide. Ericsson’s latest mobility report sees the growth trend for mobile broadband continuing, predicting mobile broadband subscriptions will quadruple by 2019, hitting eight billion worldwide.
Sprint announced Sprint Phone Connect System 1. Available Friday, Nov. 8, in all Sprint sales channels, including Sprint Stores, Sprint Business Sales, Web Sales and Telesales at 1-800-SPRINT1, Sprint Phone Connect System offers homeowners and small business customers two cordless phones for $49.99 with a new line or eligible upgrade and two-year service agreement (excluding taxes).
Twitter's stock took to its wings in its public debut, closing up more than 70 percent. The day flew by with nary a hitch and gave birth to a new batch of Silicon Valley millionaires — even a few billionaires. Now comes the hard part.
Leap Wireless’ third-quarter numbers show the prepaid carrier has nearly one million less customers than it did at this time last year. The prepaid carrier’s end-of-period customers for the third quarter totaled 4,643,430, down nearly 18 percent from the 5,633,819 it had at the end of the third quarter in 2012.
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The fact that I was able to freak out my with with the Oplink TripleShield is a testament to just how far consumer wireless technologies have come. A complete home security system in a box,TripleShield takes about 15 minutes to set up and I found that it pretty much does what it says it will do.
Groupon Inc. whittled its losses during the third quarter, but weak revenue growth underscored the challenges facing the online daily deal service as it tries to morph into a more comprehensive destination for Internet bargain hunters. As part of its expansion efforts, Groupon announced Thursday...
Rogers announced today that its suretap wallet, the first mobile wallet from a carrier in Canada, will be available to customers in the coming weeks. suretap wallet will be available on select NFC-enabled smartphones and will offer a co-branded virtual Rogers Prepaid MasterCard and gift cards from select national retailers as the first cards available for download.