• Rural America: I Want My High-End Smartphone
    During this week’s Senate Commerce Committee hearings on exclusive handset deals and their impact on competition, organizations advocating for rural America came to the table with one simple message: Such deals shut out rural consumers.Among them, Verizon Wireless, ...More
    June 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • Failure Looming for Apple, AT&T Partnership?
    With the rabid popularity of the iPhone and the latest version – the 3G S – already sold out, things appear to be going quite well for Apple and AT&T. But looks may be deceiving.PC World cites several reasons for what it calls a “failing ...More
    June 18, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Revises iPhone 3G S Upgrade Policy
    We all know the deal with device upgrades: Unless you’re a new customer or at the end of your contract, upgrading to a smartphone will usually cost you a lot more than the $199 advertised, after-rebate price. However, AT&T Inc. today said it would break with that ...More
    June 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Verizon, Sprint Go ‘Bold’, Global With BlackBerry Tour
    Both Verizon Wireless and Sprint Nextel Corp. will soon take a Tour, as it were. The BlackBerry Tour, to be exact. The device, arriving at the carriers later this year, is meant to be an EV-DO version of the popular 3G BlackBerry Bold that AT&T Inc. sells. But not just ...More
    June 17, 2009 Posted in News
  • Microsoft: No iPhones Allowed
    Microsoft Corp. has reportedly said it will no longer pay the data charges for employees’ iPhones, BlackBerrys and other rival devices, instead only paying for those incurred by Windows Mobile devices.The anticompetitive, captive audience strategy is perhaps ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Kindle DX: Amazon Sells Out in 3 Days
    Maybe people are interested in reading newspapers electronically after all. Amazon.com is officially fresh out of the new Kindle DX, launched just a scant three days ago. The eReader is meant to be optimized for newspapers and textbooks, with a large 9.7-inch screen. Amazon ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Samsung Wants 20% Market Share: Launches 'Jet', New Omnias
    Samsung, the No. 2 cell phone maker worldwide, wants to expand its market share to 20 percent despite the recession, on the back of new devices like the touchscreen Jet and four next-generation versions of the Omnia, all unveiled today."Smartphones, touch phones and ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • Palm Pre: No Tethering for You
    Palm Inc. has asked developers to stop working on or even talking about a tethering app for the new Palm Pre, which would allow the device act as a laptop modem. The developers say Palm fears backlash from exclusive carrier Sprint-Nextel Corp..The developer group Pre Dev ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • iPhone 3G S Sold Out
    AT&T Inc. and Best Buy have run through their pre-order supplies for the new, faster iPhone 3G S, and Apple Inc. said the June 19 arrival date is an “estimate” at this point for the pre-orders it’s taking now.The just-unveiled iPhone 3G S, which ...More
    June 15, 2009 Posted in News
  • AT&T Slammed for iPhone 3GS Upgrade Pricing
    It is the summer of iPhone users’ discontent. And, they are not keeping it to themselves. They are flooding the blogosphere in protest over AT&T’s upgrade pricing policies for the new Apple iPhone 3GS, which goes on sale June 19.The new 16GB model costs $399 ...More
    June 11, 2009 Posted in News