• Palm Pre For $99 – Whoops!
    Lucky smartphone shoppers were able to walk away from a Bay Area Best Buy over the weekend with a new Palm Pre that cost them just $99, instead of the $199 you pay just about everywhere else.The reason for the “deal” was a snafu in a newspaper ad that listed the ...More
    July 28, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Unveils $49 iPhone on Twitter
    OK, so maybe you won’t be the hippest iPhone user on your block – but your wallet might be the fullest.AT&T used Twitter to announce that it’s offering refurbished versions of the iPhone 8GB 3G for just $49. That’s half the price that a brand-new ...More
    July 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon: It’s Official – We’re Selling the Palm Pre
    It may not have been the best kept secret, but Verizon Wireless confirmed today that it will sell the Palm Pre early next year. Many in the industry believe it will happen in January 2010.If that’s the case, that will end Sprint’s exclusive stranglehold on the ...More
    July 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Channel To Benefit From Growing Wireless Spend
    A recent report from Gartner forecasts that about 80 percent of enterprises will overspend on wireless services for the next five years by an average of 15 percent.With so many businesses ratcheting up their wireless usage, channel partners are presented with an opportunity ...More
    July 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • Brightpoint To Launch Actify in U.S
    Brightpoint Inc. (CELL) has announced that its subsidiary, Brightpoint Activation Services LLC, is launching Actify, a new go-to-market concept, in the United States. Actify delivers activation sales and services programs that enable channel partners to develop and ...More
    July 27, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T CEO: We Won’t Always Have iPhone Exclusive
    It may have been stating the obvious, but AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted Thursday that his company won’t have an exclusive with Apple’s iPhone for all eternity. What’s significant is that this is the first time he’s really hinted at ...More
    July 24, 2009 Posted in News
  • T-Mobile Signs On With Radio Shack
    RadioShack has announced it has added T-Mobile Wireless to its assortment of postpaid carriers in more than 4000 stores. Approximately 30 percent of RadioShack's annual sales are generated by its wireless platform.The new partnership begins Aug. 19. The recently announced ...More
    July 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Mobile 'Net: Doesn’t Matter If You’re Black or White
    An interesting new study from Pew Research shows the so-called “digital divide” between black and white Americans might be shrinking, at least in terms of how we use mobile devices to access the Internet.The research shows African-Americans are the most active ...More
    July 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Sprint: Palm Pre Available for Sale Online
    In case you were waiting for all of the hype to subside before buying a Palm Pre, now you don’t even have to leave your computer chair to get one.Sprint has made the Pre available for purchase through its Website for the first time. Just like in the stores, it will ...More
    July 23, 2009 Posted in News
  • Mobile Broadband Subs Near Quarter-Billion Mark
    There were more than 225 million mobile broadband subscribers (all technologies) at the end of March 2009, representing 93 percent year-on-year growth, according to the latest report from Informa Telecoms & Media, assessing non-voice mobile revenues and usage. Informa ...More
    July 22, 2009 Posted in News