Category: Wireless

DoJ approves Verizon Wireless-Alltel, requires divestitures in 22 states

The Department of Justice approved Verizon Wireless’ $28 billion purchase of Alltel Communications L.L.C., subject to required divestitures of wireless assets in 100 markets encompassing 22 states.“The divestitures required are necessary to protect wireless customers and are among the most extensive required by the department in a wireless case,” said Thomas Barnett, assistant attorney general […]

by Jeffrey Silva Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Moving toward free laptops? AT&T cuts $150 off ThinkPad price tag: While Euro carriers fully subsidize cost of laptops, Lenovo, Ericsson team with AT&T to cut prices

Moving toward free laptops? AT&T cuts $150 off ThinkPad price tag: While Euro carriers fully subsidize cost of laptops, Lenovo, Ericsson team with AT&T to cut prices

AT&T Mobility, computer-maker Lenovo and infrastructure vendor L.M. Ericsson announced a teaming to knock off $150 from the price of 3G-capable laptops, with an eye toward enticing customers to mobile broadband.The new offer encompasses three Lenovo ThinkPad SL notebooks and all notebooks in Lenovo’s T and X series.AT&T has been providing wireless broadband in Lenovo […]

by Allie Winter Posted in M2M, wi-fi, Wireless0 Comments

Amid Q3 loss, Alcatel-Lucent CEO promises turnaround plan

Alcatel-Lucent posted another loss in the third quarter as new leadership vowed to return the world’s largest telecommunications equipment maker to profitability.The French-U.S. company reported a net loss of $51 million, a 43% decrease from the $445 million the company reported for the third quarter of 2007. The loss is the result of restructuring charges […]

by Gary E. Salazar Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Sprint Nextel lowers price of GPS service

Sprint Nextel Corp. is targeting parents of trick-or-treaters by halving the price of its GPS-based child-locating service.Sprint Family Locator, which allows parents to view the location of their children from a Web-enabled phone or computer, will be available for $5 a month starting tomorrow. The carrier also upgraded the offering, adding 3D maps, pushpin places […]

by Colin Gibbs Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Moto down on handset losses, delays spinoff : Dumps Symbian, selects Android platform, due in late ’09

Moto down on handset losses, delays spinoff : Dumps Symbian, selects Android platform, due in late ’09

Motorola Inc. lost $397 million on $7.5 billion in revenue across all its businesses in the third quarter and said today it would delay its plan to spinoff its handset division until sometime after 2009.And in a move to cut costs, the company said it would cut 3,000 jobs, or about 5% of its workforce. […]

by Phil Carson Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Worst of the Week: A vote for the smart folks in wireless

Worst of the Week: A vote for the smart folks in wireless

Hello! And welcome to our Thursday column, Worst of the Week. There’s a lot of nutty stuff that goes on in this industry, so this column is a chance for us at RCRWireless.com to rant and rave about whatever rubs us the wrong way. We hope you enjoy it!And without further ado:So I think there’s […]

by Mike Dano Posted in Wireless0 Comments

By the Numbers: Top Five Mobile Phone Vendors in the Third Quarter of 2008

The following is market share information for the top five largest mobile-phone manufacturers for the third quarter of 2008. The figures were compiled by research firm IDC. Nokia Corp. retained its No. 1 position, while Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. scored the No. 2 slot. Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications came in third, and Motorola Inc. continued […]

by RCR Wireless News Posted in By The Numbers, Wireless0 Comments

Will Buyers Eat Up Music on Flash Memory Cards?

There are several reasons why consumers may not take to slotMusic albums. For instance, you can’t plug the cards into the most popular digital music players around, Apple’s iPods. Nor can you fit them into most car and home stereos in use today.

by Troy Wolverton Posted in Wireless0 Comments

New Android apps a mixed bag, should improve

Some of the new applications loaded to the Android Market since it opened on Monday don’t work very well, crash the phone, aren’t particularly elegant and in one case, uses commands written in Chinese.

by Nancy Gohring Posted in Wireless0 Comments

Hard Times? Not for iPhone Developers

Job seekers struggling to land gigs during the economic downturn are going to wish they had iPhone programming skills.

by Brian X. Chen Posted in Wireless0 Comments

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