• Verizon, AT&T Extend Free Wi-Fi
    The free Wi-Fi craze continues this week with Verizon Wireless extending the service to some users – but not smartphone users, it must be noted. Meanwhile, AT&T Inc. will offer free Wi-Fi to all visitors at 11,000 of the more than 13,000 U.S. McDonalds’ ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • ATN Launches New Company to Run Verizon Wireless Assets
    Atlantic Tele-Network Inc. (ATN) is making headway in launching a new subsidiary to run the wireless properties, licenses and network assets it agreed to acquire from Verizon Wireless back in June.The new company, dubbed Allied Wireless Communications Corporation (AWCC), ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • Teens Are 'Sexting' Like Crazy
    Boy howdy, it must be more fun than ever to be a parent these days. (Insert extreme sarcasm here.) Not only do you have to worry about drugs, Facebook and good ol’ fashioned sex, but now you really need to be aware of teen “sexting.”The topic has been in ...More
    December 16, 2009 Posted in News
  • The Google Phone: It’s Alive!
    Confirming rumors that have been rampant since at least mid-decade, Google has admitted that it’s having its own smartphone built. Manufactured by Taiwanese phone-maker HTC and named the “Nexus One,” the new device will run on Google’s Android mobile ...More
    December 14, 2009 By Richard Martin Posted in News
  • TeliaSonera Turns Up World’s First LTE Network
    Verizon Wireless, NTT DoCoMo, take that: Swedish carrier TeliaSonera has beaten you to the punch on deploying the world’s first LTE network. On Monday the incumbent announced the commercial launch of its LTE network, a few months earlier than the early 2010 target ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • Is Palm ‘Toast’?
    Palm is dying. That’s the contention of one blogger who says the Pre and the Pixi are doing nothing to return the company to its glory days.Earlier this year, a prominent investor claimed that the new smartphones would cause iPhone lovers to throw out their beloved ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • iPhone Might Share Responsibility for AT&T’s Problems
    Is the way the iPhone is built a reason for its performance problems on the AT&T wireless network?That’s a question now being raised as speculation grows about the possibility that the iPhone will be available on the Verizon network sometime next year. Will the ...More
    December 14, 2009 Posted in News
  • FCC Criticized over Early Termination Fees
    The FCC is not doing as well as it could be when it comes to giving oversight to the wireless industry, according to a report from the Government Accounting Office. The glaring stat in its report? The GAO points out that 42 percent of customers that considered switching ...More
    December 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Motorola Droid: Time’s Gadget of the Year
    Forget Person of the Year. Think Gadget of the Year. Time Magazine has ranked the top 10 gadgets of 2009, and the top spot goes to ... the Motorola Droid.The reason for the kudos is simple. Despite all the buzz around Google’s mobile OS over the past months, Droid is ...More
    December 11, 2009 Posted in News
  • Apple Slaps Nokia With Patent Countersuit
    Apple Inc. has filed a lawsuit accusing No. 1 mobile handset maker Nokia Corp. of infringing on 13 Apple patents. It’s a move to counter the patent infringement suit Nokia brought against Apple back in October."Other companies must compete with us by inventing their ...More
    December 11, 2009 Posted in News