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#TBT: Sprint integration update; Nokia, Sanyo team for CDMA … this week in 2006

Sprint integration progress updated, while Nokia and Sanyo partner for CDMA handsets … 10 years ago this week Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time...

#TBT: Nokia partners with Siemens, nixes Sanyo; Sprint dinged by NAD … 9 years ago this week

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! Nokia, Siemens...

Kyocera finds comfort in niche

The mobile device market has morphed into a battle similar to what the domestic wireless carrier market has become over the past several years: two dominate players, with a handful of smaller companies fighting over the scraps.

Reality Check: Is 2011 the year of prepaid?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace.“This time, it’s for real.” If I have heard that phrase once, I’ve heard it a thousand...

@ CTIA: Cricket to stay on top of smartphone space

UPDATED: ORLANDO, Fla. – Few would argue the allure of a mobile device for consumers when they are selecting which wireless carrier they are looking to join. Sure, carriers like to tout the strength and reach of their network in advertisements, but at the...

Survey: Social media spurs device love

Wireless consumers that are really addicted to their devices are also really happy with those devices, according to the latest customer satisfaction studies conducted by J.D. Power and Associates. The studies, one focused on smart phones and one on traditional mobile phones, found that...

Worldwide handset market sees continued growth

The worldwide mobile phone market just keeps on growing, with IDC's latest results showing a 17.9% rise in the fourth quarter of 2010 alone. The market research outfit says vendors shipped 401.4 million units in 4Q10 compared to 340.5 million units in the fourth...

@ CTIA E&A: Android moves down pricing scale at Sprint Nextel

SAN FRANCISCO – Android mania is in full effect at this year’s CTIA Enterprise & Applications event in San Francisco with mobile operators, handset makers and application developers virtually tripping over themselves to introduce new products and services tied to Google Inc.’s mobile operating...

@ CTIA E&A: Leap taps Huawei for lower-priced Android device

SAN FRANCISCO – Leap Wireless International Inc. is set to add to its smart phone line up with a Google Inc.’s Android-powered device from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. set to retail for $150 without a contract.The Huawei Ascend will be available starting mid-October featuring...

@ CTIA E&A: Leap taps Huawei for lower-priced Android device

SAN FRANCISCO – Leap Wireless International Inc. is set to add to its smart phone line up with a Google Inc.’s Android-powered device from Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. set to retail for $150 without a contract.The Huawei Ascend will be available starting mid-October featuring...

Leap completes JV acquisition, launches Android device

Leap Wireless International Inc. (LEAP) said its Cricket subsidiary completed the acquisition of the remaining interest in its former joint venture LCW Wireless L.L.C. for $3.2 million. The venture was formed in July 2006 with partners CSM Wireless L.L.C. and WLPCS Management L.L.C.The JV,...

Reality Check: Resuscitating wireless service

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reality Check column. We've gathered a group of visionaries and veterans in the mobile industry to give their insights into the marketplace. It almost goes without saying, but our communications world has changed a lot over the past...

Leap announces changes after rough Q2

Leap Wireless International Inc. (LEAP) fell back to earth during the second quarter following robust Q1 results and has announced a round of operational changes that it hopes will help turn around its fortunes in a market that has suddenly become obsessed with the...

@MWC: Kyocera goes small for LTE infrastructure equipment play

BARCELONA – One advantage of the wireless industry’s move to the LTE technology standard is the plethora of new equipment that will be required to support those networks. Whether its upgrading from a current GSM-based network or a Greenfield build, carriers are going to...

By the numbers: Top U.S. handset makers for the fourth quarter of 2008: Koreans duel with Moto for U.S. market, top three vendors grab 64% of domestic volume

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. eked out a slim lead in market share over Motorola Inc. in the United States last year, in part due to the latter's fading fortunes, according to new numbers from IDC.Where Samsung showed 15.5% year-on-year growth between 2007 and 2008,...

Lowered expectations: U.S. handset market may not be “meltdown”

The swirl of events last month and their possible implications for the domestic handset industry are several-fold, analyst said last week. First, despite an outlook tempered by drastic economic headlines, the wireless market in the United States may not be the "meltdown" many are...

Patent lawsuits flying for the holidays

Spansion Inc., a pure-play Flash memory vendor, has filed two patent-infringement lawsuits against Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., one at the U.S. International Trade Commission, the other in a Delaware district court. Spansion seeks an exclusionary order from the ITC that would ban the import...

REVIEW: GoTV’s Rock On serves purpose, but that purpose should be free

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Yay or Nay. Every week we'll review a new wireless application or service from the user's point of view, with the goal of highlighting what works and what doesn't. If you wish to submit your application or...

25 YEARS PHOTOGUIDE: Handset revolution marked by tech, style and reach: Smaller, faster, better, cheaper

Editor's Note: Welcome to our coverage of 25 years in wireless. RCR Wireless News is celebrating with a package of stories detailing the advances of the past three decades. For full coverage please visit RCRWireless.com/25years. People of a certain age will remember the Wayback Machine...

SEVEN showcases integrated messaging platform

SAN FRANCISCO -- A California company believes e-mail shouldn't be just for smartphones and the application should be compatible with voice and text messaging.As the annual CTIA Wireless I.T. & Entertainment 2008 kicks off today in San Francisco, SEVEN is unveiling its new Integrated...

Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless gear up for summer PTT battle: Push to talk set for a renaissance

The once hotly contested push-to-talk market appears set for a competitive resurgence as the nation's two largest CDMA carriers are rolling out new PTT initiatives that should prove more compelling to consumers addicted to "the button" than previous efforts. Sprint Nextel Corp., which is king...

VIDEO: RCR Wireless Newscast for Monday, June 9

Verizon said it will buy Alltel for $28 billion. If the deal goes through, it would create the nation's largest carrier with a combined subscriber base of more than 80 million customers.; verizon alltel acquisition merger; Sprint is...

Survey finds growing interest in smartphones: Sony Ericsson comes out on top in customer satisfaction

The success of smartphones among U.S. shoppers has served to boost the average purchase price for cellphones, according to new research from J.D. Power and Associates. According to the firm's survey of almost 20,000 cellphone owners, the average price paid for a phone has...

A slowdown in the U.S. cellphone market: NPD: 22% decline year-over-year

Cellphone sales in the United States declined abruptly in the first quarter of the year, the first time since The NPD Group began tracking handsets, the firm wrote in a new report. The quarter saw a 22% decline in sales year-over-year, reaching just shy...

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