Word is out that the first Windows Phone 7 phones out this calendar year are going to be GSM models only (which means T-Mobile and AT&T will be the only carriers here in the U.S. out of the gate).
Deutsche Telekom is considering acquiring Sprint Nextel and may do so in the coming weeks, according to a report in the British newspaper the Telegraph. The move could combine Sprint and Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile USA. The speculation sent Sprint’s stock soaring – it was up almost 11 percent to $4.15 per share in trading this morning – and had analysts pondering whether the potential tie-up between the third and fourth largest carriers in the United States is more than mere rumor.
For many years we in Europe have been somewhat smug about inventing and building GSM and its follow-on family of standards into a worldwide success.
On the back of this innovation, Vodafone, Orange and Telefonica have become global players, and technology vendors, such as Ericsson and Nokia, have built themselves into world-class leaders in their fields. A very creditable performance with a significant positive impact on European GDP.
Sometime this year, Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) will almost certainly unveil an iPhone compatible with Verizon Wireless’ — and Sprint’s (NYSE: S), for that matter — CDMA-based network.
Apple is also working on another GSM iteration of its iconic device, which will be released by AT&T (NYSE: T) later this year, according to The Wall Street Journal, which broke the story on Monday.
The timing is right for another upgrade to the iPhone, which stormed onto the market in 2007, and it’s no shocker that Apple may be planning a release for Verizon Wireless.
AT&T’s 3G network has already drawn complaints about its availability. Though the iPhone has given the wireless provider a vast stream of new subscriber revenue, the data-hungry device has weighed heavily on its network. Now AT&T has been named as the cellular data provider for 3G-enabled iPads, too. Can it take on the extra traffic?
GSM encryption is cracked, anyone can listen to your calls A German security expert has raised the ire of the cell phone industry after he and a group of researchers posted online a how-to guide for cracking the encryption that keeps the calls of billions of cell phone users secret. Karsten Nohl, 28, told The [...]
HELSINKI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Top global cellphone maker Nokia Oyj on Thursday charged Apple Inc with infringing Nokia patents, accusing the iPhone maker of trying to hitch a “free-ride” on Nokia’s technology investments. Nokia dominates the global handset market but it has lost some ground to new smartphone entrants like Apple, which entered the market [...]
French health watchdogs, in a precautionary move, recommended on Thursday reducing exposure to mobile phones and other portable wireless devices………..
Norway’s Telenor and Russia’s Alfa Group have agreed to end years of conflict and lawsuits with a merger of their mobile telecoms interests in Russia and Ukraine and the creation of a new U.S.-listed operator.
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