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Which Is the Best Smartphone Plan for You?

Smartphones are becoming a must-have tech accessory, but the monthly bills can get pricey fast. If you fit one of these profiles, you may save money by signing up for one of these phone plans.

Many Are Haunted by Ghost of Phone Bills Past Due

Far too many customers aren't paying their phone bills on time, if you ask the phone companies. Three of the top four submitters to third-party collection agencies are major telephone carriers. And the reasons why should come as no surprise.

Sprint and T-Mobile Are Talking Merger Again

SprintNextel and T-Mobile USA are reportedly discussing another tie-up, as both companies seek to stop the flow of customers defecting to larger cell-phone service providers. In the past, the carriers have mulled a merger but haven't been able to agree on who would acquire whom.

Why You Should Have Intel Inside Your Portfolio

No wonder President Obama is visiting an Intel plant as he stumps for U.S. innovation and high-tech jobs. After all, Intel is a clear industry leader. Indeed, some analysts argue that for investors seeking entry in the global growth of technology, Intel is the one-stop answer.

What Nokia Needs to Make Its Risky Bet Pay Off

From a strategy standpoint, there's some sound reasoning behind CEO Stephen Elop's thinking: Most likely there's room for a third player at Apple and Google's poker table. But Nokia's new deal with Microsoft will be all about how well it's executed.

Should Verizon Customers Hold Out for the Apple iPhone 5?

Verizon customers will likely flock to the Apple iPhone 4 when the largest U.S. carrier starts selling it in February. But many industry-watchers expect an iPhone 5 a few months later. And that could create a quandary for folks on the fence about their next smartphone move.

Verizon iPhone Buzz Is Building: Five Things It Could Mean

The Apple blogosphere is buzzing with what seems to be solid evidence that finally Verizon will be offering an iPhone to run on its network. The long-expected announcement will be the biggest thing to hit the wireless business since the first iPhone itself. Here are five things it'll mean.

Motorola Mobility Unveils Much-Anticipated Xoom Android Tablet

Just a day after Motorola split in two, its mobility division has unveiled the much-anticipated Xoom, the first tablet to run on a tablet-specific version of Android version called Honeycomb. Could this tablet be the one to give the Apple iPad a run for its money?

Motorola Splits Into Two Very Different Companies

Now broken up, the Motorolas have distinct corporate personalities: the riskier but higher-growth potential Motorola Mobility, which includes Droid smartphones, and the steadier Motorola Solutions, which makes things like bar-code scanners.

Can Google's Android Undercut iTunes for News?

Google is considering a plan to charge publishers less to sell news to Android users than the 30% fee that Apple typically charges to sell apps on iTunes. Will that be enough to attract news publishers?

Cox Communications Launches Cell Network

Cox Communications is taking on wireless companies on its own turf by launching a long-anticipated cellular service in three scattered markets where it already provides cable.

Verizon Wireless's $70 Unlimited Deal Isn't for Everyone

Verizon Wireless is sending out notices to existing customers in select markets, informing them they're eligible for a discounted plan that will give them unlimited text, mobile-to-mobile calls, data and 450 minutes of talk time for $69.99 a month -- but not everyone is eligible.