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Lenovo 3Q Gets Boost from More Sales Outside China

November 6, 2014 8:34 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Lenovo, with headquarters in Beijing and in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is in the midst of a multibillion-dollar effort to expand beyond...                 

Emojis May Expand Skin Color Options

November 5, 2014 5:13 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A proposal to expand the skin color options for emojis may get the thumbs up from those calling for more diversity in the icons...                           

New Google, LG Patent Deal Could Touch on Mobile, IoT

November 5, 2014 12:41 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

LG today announced it has entered a long-term cross-licensing agreement with Google covering a “broad range of products and technologies.”                                     

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Dish Optimistic Sprint, nTelos Fixed-Mobile Trials Will Be “Real Business”

November 5, 2014 12:28 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

During a Tuesday earnings call, Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen said those trials and other opportunities have the satellite-TV provider well-positioned for...                                 

People Know Texting and Driving Dangerous, Do It Anyway

November 5, 2014 10:10 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

In a new survey, 98 percent of motorists who own cellphones and text regularly said they were aware of the dangers, yet three-quarters of them admitted...                           

Samsung's Mobile Future May Rely on Unproven Leader

November 5, 2014 10:05 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The 46-year-old was promoted to vice-chairman level in 2012 after joining the company in 1991. His increasing sway comes as Samsung's rapid success with the smartphone...        

FirstNews Briefs: Syniverse, IBM, Nexmo, AT&T

November 5, 2014 9:46 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

IBM today announced it has built an intelligent security portfolio for protecting people, data and applications in the cloud. Designed to be used with different users, whether it be a...       

Alibaba More Than Doubles Mobile Monthly Active Users

November 4, 2014 4:12 pm | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Revenue, as expected, was strong. Revenue rose 54 percent to $2.74 billion, beating analyst expectations of $2.61 billion. It was boosted by more mobile commerce...                       

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Sprint Considering Eliminating Device Subsidies

November 4, 2014 10:50 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Sprint is considering doing away with device subsidies all together as early as next year. During Monday’s earnings call, Sprint CEO Marcelo Claure said his company...                        

AT&T Throws In $150 Bill Credit for New Next Customers

November 4, 2014 10:31 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The news comes after Verizon over the weekend announced a limited time offer that increased data caps on its $80 and $100 More Everything plans. The $80 now gets 10GB and the $100 plan gets 15GB. Verizon also threw in a...

Tablet Review: Amazon's Fire vs Google's Nexus 9

November 4, 2014 9:57 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

New tablet computers from Amazon and Google both run on Google's Android operating system, but that doesn't mean they work the same. In the new Fire HDX 8.9, Amazon continues...    

Customer Intelligence is Key to Improving Network Quality

November 4, 2014 9:51 am | by Neil Coleman, Director of Marketing, Amdocs RAN Solutions | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey conducted by On Device Research on behalf of Amdocs, 47 percent of respondents put “lack of mobile data coverage” at the top...                                   

FirstNews Briefs: Ingram Micro, Kyocera, Telefónica, Tektronix, Cricket

November 4, 2014 9:29 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Ingram Micro Inc. and Kyocera Communications Inc. today announced a new agreement in which Ingram Micro Mobility will be the distributor of Kyocera mobile phones in the Latin America region.

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Sprint Losses Continue in First Quarter Under CEO Claure

November 3, 2014 5:12 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

After turning a profit in the previous quarter, Sprint swung back to a loss during its latest financial period, the first with new CEO Marcelo Claure. The carrier reported a fiscal second quarter operating loss...

AT&T, Verizon Working on VoLTE Interoperability

November 3, 2014 1:53 pm | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

AT&T and Verizon Wireless today announced that both carriers are working on enabling VoLTE-to-VoLTE calls between their subscribers. The carriers anticipate VoLTE interoperability will be available in...

American Express Intros NFC, HCE Mobile Payments Solutions Suite

November 3, 2014 11:10 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

American Express will now be able to replace traditional 16-digit account numbers with “tokens” used to authenticate online purchased and mobile payments...                              

Verizon Bumps Up Data Buckets, Offers Port-In Credit

November 3, 2014 10:14 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Verizon Wireless over the weekend opened up a limited time offer that bumps up the data buckets on its $80 and $100 More Everything plans. The $80 plan now gets 10GB of data and the $100 plan now gets...

FirstNews Briefs: Sequans, Best Buy, Verizon, LoopPay, Actions Semiconductor

November 3, 2014 9:40 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its LTE chip technology has been adopted by Best Buy for its latest Insignia tablet, the first 4G LTE tablet in Best Buy’s Insignia product line. The Insignia 4G tablet is an 8-inch Android tablet with embedded LTE certified for the network of...

Customer Intelligence is Key to Improving Network Quality

November 3, 2014 5:30 am | by Neil Coleman, Director of Marketing, Amdocs RAN Solutions | Articles | Comments

In a recent survey conducted by On Device Research on behalf of Amdocs, 47 percent of respondents put “lack of mobile data coverage” at the top of their list when asked...           

AT&T Drops Two New Data Plans on Halloween

October 31, 2014 2:07 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

The carrier also said it's extending its Double the Data offer on Mobile Share Value plans from 15GB to 50GB until Nov. 15, 2014...                              

Sprint Appoints Miyakawa as New Head of Networks

October 31, 2014 1:53 pm | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a press release Junichi Miyakawa has been named to the newly created position of Technical Chief Operating Officer, effective tomorrow. Miyakawa led Softbank's...              

FirstNews Briefs: Cellular Sales, Royal Philips, Madstar Mobile

October 31, 2014 11:09 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Cellular Sales, a Verizon retailer, has selected Cellebrite to implement Cellebrite DeskTop to all its 550 stores to perform secure transfers of data from customers’ old phones to their new devices.  

U.S. Cellular Adds 52K PostPaid Customers in 3Q

October 31, 2014 11:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

While the company wasn't making money during the quarter, it did manage to attract 52,000 net postpaid customers, which was a big improvement from...                 

Android Co-Founder Andy Rubin Exits Google

October 31, 2014 9:34 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

According to a report from the Wall Street Journal, Rubin, who most recently has been heading up Google's robotics division, is leaving to create...                    

Sony Takes 3Q Hit on Poor Phone Sales

October 31, 2014 9:31 am | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

The Tokyo-based maker of the PlayStation 4 video game machines, Spider-Man movies and Xperia smartphones had reported a...                          

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