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Silence Broken: AT&T’s Bob Sloan

They came. They merged. They became Americas largest phone company (again). And then the new AT&T Inc., the amalgamation of SBC, BellSouth and a number of smaller transactions, fell silent on its channel strategy for two years. AT&T’s Bob Sloan After months of promises, dealing with apologetic PR people and a half-serious threat to put […]

AT&T Wireless CEO Retiring

The president and CEO of AT&Ts wireless division, Stan Sigman, said Thursday he is retiring after 42 years with the company. He will be replaced by Ralph de la Vega, a former COO of the wireless unit, effective immediately. Sigman will stay with the company through the end of the year to ensure a smooth […]

AT&T Accelerates Cingular Change

AT&T Inc. said Monday it has accelerated the rebranding of Cingular Wireless in advance of the launch of the Apple iPhone. Cingular will be known simply as AT&T. The decision to move to this phase of the branding campaign is based on research that consumer awareness of the switch is ahead of expectations, AT&T said. […]

iDeal or No iDeal?

UNLESS YOUVE BEEN HIDING out in the Yukon Territory, you may have heard that Apple Inc. unveiled the iPhone in January. Its a $500-$600 piece of sleek electronics that combines the iPod with wireless access (Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GSM/EDGE cellular) and smartphone features. So, the question you have to ask is, should I become an […]

LG Handset Chosen in GSM Campaign

Twelve mobile operators have selected a multimedia phone developed by LG Electronics as the winning handset to spearhead the GSM Association’s 3G for All campaign. The LG-KU250, which is only 15mm thick, was selected from 19 handsets submitted by eight vendors. Containing a chipset supplied by Qualcomm, the handset supports video calls, high-speed Internet access, […]

PRODUCT SHOWCASE: Device Smarts

Smartphones come in many shapes and sizes. And while PDAs and Pocket PCs provide much of the same functionality as a smartphone, what sets the latter apart is its ability to be optimized for voice as well as data. These sleek devices sport a more traditional phone-like look, feel and capability, along with a full […]

AT&T Phasing Out Cingular Name

AT&T Inc. will begin to absorb the Cingular Wireless name beginning Monday. AT&T will not use the name many in the industry cringed to think about: AT&T Wireless. That brand was known for poor service and garnered a sour reputation among consumers and telecom insiders. On Jan. 15, AT&T will start a multimedia campaign, which […]

CN3 Convergence Device Debuts

BRINGING NEW MEANING TO CONVERGED DEVICES, Intermec Inc. in September introduced the CN3, a small rugged mobile computer that combines four radios with a scanner and camera. The CN3 enables mobile workers to swap the single-function devices cell phone, GPS unit, pager, laptop, camera they carry for a single device. The device was expected to […]

Regulatory Rearview Mirror: 2006

Jan. 3 Deborah Taylor Tate is sworn in as the FCCs third commissioner. A Republican, Tate gives Chairman Kevin J. Martin an even hand in voting against the two Democrats. January-February-March The Senate Commerce Committee holds hearings on various aspects that would help shape new communications law. Some of the most controversial issues: net neutrality, […]

Panasonic, Cingular Add Toughbook Feature

Panasonic Computer Solutions Co. (PCSC) and Cingular Wireless said this week the Toughbook CF-74 notebook now features built-in support for the 3G UMTS/HSDPA BroadbandConnect Service from Cingular using Novatel Wireless Embedded Module. The CF-74 joins the CF-29 and the CF-18 as part of the Panasonics portfolio of UMTS/HSDPA-enabled notebooks. With this additional certification, users will […]

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