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Verizon Completes LTE Calls in Boston, Seattle

It might not be as big as “Watson, come here, I want you,” but Verizon Wireless logged its own milestone on Thursday with the completion of its first data calls over its LTE trial network, in Boston and Seattle. The operator said the calls carried VoIP, streaming video, file uploads and downloads, and Web browsing. […]

Sprint Goes Nationwide With 4G

Sprint-Nextel Corp. has gone full-court press on its national WiMAX plans, announcing that it has added 17 new markets to its 2009 4G rollout. The new additions for 2009 are: Abilene, Texas; Amarillo, Texas; Austin, Texas; Boise, Idaho; Bellingham, Wash.; Charlotte, N.C.; Corpus Christi, Texas; Greensboro, N.C.; Killeen-Temple, Texas; Lubbock, Texas; Maui, Hawaii; Midland-Odessa, Texas; […]

Comcast: 40% Margin in WiMAX

Comcast Corp. said its margins on its WiMAX service should exceed 40 percent once the pricing for it goes to $69.95 per month. Comcast, an MVNO on the Clearwire Corp. WiMAX network, offers WiMAX in Atlanta and Portland, Ore. now, and will launch in Chicago, Philadelphia and Seattle later in the year. It’s also reselling […]

Apple Tablet: Coming Soon, $1.2B in Revenue

The Apple tablet rumors/predictions have ratcheted up in recent weeks, with the consensus being that the world will finally meet this mysterious (and as yet officially unconfirmed) device this fall or early 2010, and possibly at the iPod event next month. But what, exactly, does it all mean? For Apple Inc., launching a tablet—likely with […]

Palm Pre Training Begins at Sprint

Sprint-Nextel Corp. employees are getting training on the much-anticipated Palm Pre smartphone, signaling that a May-timeframe launch might not be far-fetched. “Employees can expect training to start in April as well as multiple communications to get them excited and ready to help our customers,” read an e-mail sent to Pre-devoted Web site PreThinking. It also […]

Cricket Comes to Philly, What About MetroPCS?

Amid rumors that Leap Wireless might merge with fellow regional carrier and roaming partner MetroPCS, the wireless operator on Tuesday launched service in Philadelphia – one of the few markets where it overlaps with MetroPCS. Leap and MetroPCS are both slowly building out what seem to be complementary footprints to cover more and more of […]

Touchscreen BlackBerry Storm Sells Out

The Verizon Wireless BlackBerry Storm has officially made landfall, with signs pointing to the potential for the Storm to become more than the subject of clever weather-related puns. A Verizon store in Times Square has sold out of the device, already and long lines have formed across the country. The Storm is RIM’s first touchscreen […]

The Sony Xperia to Cost $799

The handset subsidy model is about to get a test when the Sony Ericsson Xperia X1 smartphone comes to America in November. It is set to go commercial Nov. 29, the day after Thanksgiving. The touchscreen device, first announced at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain last February, runs the Windows Mobile 6.0, and will […]

Moto, VzW Get Touchy Over Krave

Motorola Inc. sometimes reminds me of myself in middle school: always just a little late to the fashion party. When everyone was moving onto spiral perms, I was still feathered. Everyone else wearing Guess jeans? I was rocking the overalls. Etc. Similarly, Moto has been lagging behind a little in the handset world, taking a […]

Why Sell Web Hosting?

Channel partners cannot live on Web hosting alone. But offering Web hosting increasingly is considered by business customers to be table stakes within a service bundle. And providing Web site hosting, e-mail and the like can provide a seller of communications services with an entrée into higher-value managed services. There are a lot of people […]

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