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Rather than a product announcement, three words, briefly mentioned toward the end of Apple’s event last week could change the wireless industry as we…
Carrier price wars heating up
Sprint announced a new rate deal that, on its surface, promises to beat AT&T and Verizon plan pricing — but new subscribers need to produce a current Verizon or AT&T bill to get the price.
Apple continued its winning streak, Sprint conceded its loss in the T-Mobile derby, and BlackBerry re-emerged in the third quarter.
The carrier quietly closed its early upgrade program last week in conjunction with the new “Framily” plans that Sprint announced on January 7.
T-Mobile prepaid brand GoSmart will start offering unlimited Facebook and Facebook Messenger access to all of its customers, regardless of whether they have a data plan.
AT&T (s T), in what seems to be an effort to shore up its finances for future acquisitions, says it has struck…
It is just like the story of boy who cried wolf! After many false alarms and many news reports later, it seems Verizon will end up acquiring the 45 percent stake Vodafone holds in their joint-venture, Verizon Wireless. The total cost – about $130 billion.
As a general rule, prices of technology-driven products and services tend to fall over time. But what’s happened with broadband prices is a clear exception.
How do prices, speeds and rates of adoption for broadband in the U.S. stack up with the rest of the industralized world? Not as well as you might think. Here are some key facts on the state of broadband.
The mobile market may not be as saturated as one might think. Data form Wireless Intelligence shows that less than half of the world has a mobile subscription, with people in developed countries having more than one throwing off penetration calculations.
Better batteries are the holy grail of mobile technology, but in a connected, wireless world antennas deserve some love too. Many recent breakthroughs, such as a sesame-sized antenna that could deliver 20 Gbps Wi-Fi are just as important in driving innovation.
In the coming months you will soon start receiving unsolicited text messages when storms hit or other natural disasters are anticipated thanks to a new wireless emergency alert system signed into law this spring. Here’s what you need to know when the alerts roll in.
A new report shows Sprint customers are less likely to stay with the carrier when looking for an iPhone than customers who subscribe to AT&T or Verizon Wireless. However, Sprint does better a lot better in attracting new iPhone customers from prepaid or regional carriers.
Apple loves controlling the entire experience of its products, and for the iPhone and iPad, the biggest uncontrollable element is a customer’s wireless carrier. Having a say in the SIM card, in theory, pushes Apple closer to the goal of controlling every aspect of its devices.
Research In Motion introduced a $119 wireless keyboard for its PlayBook tablet, which also includes a convertible case to hold both the keyboard and tablet. But like the recent software upgrades and new apps RIM just added, this device won’t attract many new PlayBook owners.
AT&T is now claiming that its mobile data traffic is doubling every year, rather than increasing at a more modest 40 percent annual rate. The distinction is important because the faster AT&T’s networks become overloaded the more pressure it faces to find more spectrum.
The Incase Origami Workstation is designed to be a case for an Apple Wireless Keyboard, which opens up into a simple stand for an iPad. It’s made of a thin material and is scored to fold into a prop-up stand, and be a keyboard cover.
RIM is showing off BlackBerry 2.0 for the PlayBook so I got a quick video look. Native email is nice as are new social integrations and ported games. The software makes the PlayBook better, but with poor sales throughout 2011, will anyone care in 2012?
Verizon Wireless has agreed to purchase some of Cox Communications’ wireless spectrum for $315 million. With this deal, and an earlier spectrum deal, Verizon looks like it will focus on its wireless biz and use its wireline fiber business to support enterprises and cell towers.
Comcast is hoping to drive more broadband usage this holiday season. The cable company is giving new customers of its upper-tier broadband services a new Xfinity Wireless Gateway, which combines a cable modem, WiFi router and voice-over-IP adaptor all in one box.
Qualcomm today launched a chip offering dual-band Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and fast wireless video transfers all on a single piece of silicon. With all TV sets expected to have integrated Wi-Fi in 5 years, the 6 Gbps chip speeds could help handhelds become a set-top box.
Seven Networks is leveraging its push email technology to create a new system for app data syncing that can help reduce traffic from smartphones and mobile devices by up to 70 percent. The solution has big implications for carriers and for mobile users.
European wireless carriers are resurrecting a failed wireline move and trying to extract more money from the likes of Google, Apple and other web and mobile companies. The operators say the costs of building out their networks to handle growth in traffic is outpacing data revenues.
Reports of the death of wireless USB are premature, as the Warpia Easy Dock proves. The Easy Dock allows hooking Windows notebooks or MacBooks up to a full desktop configuration, wirelessly. Peripherals, including a monitor, are wirelessly connected to a notebook via the dock.
During the quarter ended Dec. 31 2009, 5.9 million net new subscribers signed up for wireless services, according to data collected by Wireless Intelligence — the highest number of new adds made during a three-month period in three years.
You remember wireless USB, that technology that sounded promising but never seemed to go anywhere? As a refresher, wireless USB is exactly…
Chipmaker Amimon today announced the availability of its WHDI modules that can be used in both note-and-netbook PCs. WHDI-enabled PCs will be…
Companies making products for wireless HD video transmission through the use of the 60 Ghz standard are showing off their wares in…
The popularity of new 3G devices such as the iPhone and BlackBerry 3G has increased the use of data, putting the backend networks under strain. And from that perspective, today’s 3G networks are like glittering skyscrapers built on a foundation of matchsticks.
Wireless broadband is growing like wildfire. Current estimates are that by the end of the year there could be over 250 million…
I have been saying for some time that the launch of the 3G iPhone was going to jump-start the demand for wireless…
There has been a huge amount of speculation about whether Apple would release a laptop with a trackpad resembling an iPhone or…
WirelessHD, the standard that uses 60 GHz spectrum to do point-to-point wireless HD video transfer, is coming next spring. Good news for consumers: It’s will be much cheaper than the Amimon-backed WHDI standard.
In a few hours from now, there is a good chance that as part of The Steve Jobs Show, Apple will introduce…
I live in New York, so I’m constantly losing my iPhone signal when I go onto the subway. Sometimes when I get…