U.S. teens are young adults are far more likely to rely on their parents to pay their cell-phone bills than their counterparts in other countries.
After 80 years of tech achievements, Motorola has run into a nemesis that's unlike others it has overcome in the past. And it's not for lack of trying. Even as Motorola prepares to split itself and launches new products, it keeps getting upstaged by the iPhone.
In a breakup that's been in the works for the last two years, Motorola says it will officially split into two companies -- Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions -- on Jan. 4.
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.
Mobile TeleSystems has been listed on the NYSE for about 10 years, yet few investors know it's one of the few promising plays on the Russian economy's potential snapback. Wall Street is generally high on the stock, with 16 of 23 analysts recommending the shares as a buy.
Verizon was today fined a record $25 million by the Federal Communications Commission and agreed to refund an additional $52.8 million to customers to settle allegations that the largest U.S. mobile-phone company overcharged customers for data fees.
AT&T posted strong third-quarter sales on the back of iPhone 4 transactions, exceeding Wall Street's revenue expectations and hitting its mark for earnings. The telecom said it activated 5.2 million iPhones during the period, the most in a quarter yet.
Samsung Electronics%u2019 (SSHNY) Galaxy Tab, one of the first tablet computers to challenge Apple%u2019s (AAPL) iPad, will be available from Nov. 11 in Verizon Wireless stores and cost $599.99. The price tag makes the Galaxy marginally cheaper than that $629 iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported. The 7-inch Galaxy will be available from Verizon Wireless stores and will run on Verizon%u2019s 3G wireless network.
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Microsoft unveiled on Monday its initial lineup of smartphones that will use the mobile OS. Analysts seem impressed, but they warn that the software giant has a huge task ahead to lure consumers away from Apple iPhones and Google Android-powered handsets.
After months of rumors, Verizon Wireless could be getting a version of the Apple iPhone 4 by early next year, according to The New York Times.
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When Apple first entered China with its wildly popular iPhone, the response was warm but not overly so. The iPhone 4, however, is off to a gangbuster start. If Apple can keep tapping China's potential, fervent shareholders could become even more bullish.
Need more cell-phone coverage? AT&T on Tuesday plans to start selling its first satellite phone, the TerreStar Genus smartphone.
T-Mobile is threatening to institute a tax on text messages. The move is already enraging customers, aggregators and publishers who rely on texts for their businesses.
White Spaces The Federal Communications Commission is poised to open up a new chunk of wireless spectrum that could soon be used to blanket small towns with wireless signals. The FCC is expected to vote on Sept. 23 to open up the wireless spectrum between TV channels for public use.
Wal-Mart Stores is partnering with T-Mobile to introduce Wal-Mart Family Mobile, the first cell-phone plan using the retail giant's own branding.
Federal regulators are shooting down a proposal by a startup called M2Z Networks to build a free, nationwide wireless broadband network using a spare slice of airwaves.
Intel is nearing a bid to buy Infineon Technologies' wireless unit, a move that would give it an instant presence in the smartphone market. The world's top chipmaker will reportedly offer $1.91 billion for the unit, which supplies chips for both Apple's iPhone and Samsung's Galaxy S.
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Sam%u2019s Club, the discount warehouse owned by Wal-Mart (WMT), will offer wireless Internet at all its U.S. stores through a partnership with AT&T (T). Customers will be able to view Web applications such as Facebook and Pandora on big-screen TVs to better understand how it would appear at home, Sam%u2019s Club said in a statement. The Wi-Fi will be available at all U.S. locations by November.
AT&T and Verizon Wireless are planning a big move into wireless electronic payments, a sector currently dominated by PayPal, Visa, MasterCard and American Express. The plan comes as mobile carriers look for more ways to make money in the U.S. as subscription growth slows.
The reason Marvell could be a good bet now: Its chipsets are favored components in practically all mobile handsets and other hand-held consumer electronics, including RIM's BlackBerry, Apple's iPhone and iPad, Amazon's Kindle and other devices.
The magazine's stinging rebuke over the iPhone's antenna problems ultimately may not deter too many Apple afficianados from buying, but the biggest beneficiary will be Google. It seems that its Android operating system is gaining momentum every day.
The Federal Trade Commission is set to handle the antitrust probe into Apple's mobile advertising business, after hashing it out with the Department of Justice over who would take the lead.
A paywall is rising at The New York Times, AT&T is limiting data-usage for the iPhone, and Hulu.com is going start charging viewers. What happened to the fundamental Internet ideas of free and unlimited?
Google says Apple's new iPhone advertising policies will prevent developers from using AdMob, the mobile ad company Google recently bought for $750 million. AdMob's Omar Hamoui says Google will "be speaking to Apple to express our concerns about the impact of these terms."
With so many blue-chips beaten down so mercilessly in this season of selling, some buys must be out there, no? Here's a look at three potentials: BP, Nokia and Hewlett-Packard. Are they cheap -- or cheap for a reason?
A new operating system from Google could enter the fray later this year, one more reason to be optimistic about the stock.