First Look: BlackBerry Storm 2 Exciting

The wild speculation continues as to when the BlackBerry Storm 2 will be available for sale, ranging from as early as this week to just before Thanksgiving. But some people are getting a chance to look at the new device and share their opinions. Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam, who’s been carrying the new smartphone around […]

Review: iPod Nano Improvements Good, Not Great

It’s only been available for a couple of days, but already, the reviews are pouring in online from bloggers and consumers. Most agree some of the features are good, but others leave something to be desired. One such reviewer points out that the fifth-generation device doesn’t look much different, but says the “ton of tricks” […]

BlackBerry Tour: Ridiculously Fabulous

The BlackBerry Tour is “awesome.” That’s the word from the Boy Genius Report, which got its hands on a preview unit from Verizon Wireless (the Tour will also launch on Sprint-Nextel Corp.. And, the reviewers had little but praise to give the handset, aside from noting its lack of Wi-Fi and a slightly slower processor […]

Vonage Wants Review of Verizon Decision

Vonage Holdings Corp. said Wednesday it has filed a motion seeking a review of a U.S. appeals courts decision on a patent dispute with Verizon Communications Inc. The court upheld on Sept. 26 a verdict that Vonage infringed on two Verizon patents. It also remanded the verdict on a third patent and ordered a review […]

Westcon Group Acquires ReView Video

Westcon Group Inc. said Tuesday it has acquired the assets of Chicago-based ReView Video LLC, a distributor of audio, network, videoconferencing and VoIP platforms. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Westcon said the acquisition increases its ability to integrate collaborative, IP-based video products and services into its portfolio of convergence, security and mobility products. […]

Out of the Loop

Out of the Loop The Bells are on course to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process.


On the conclusion of the Tunney Act-based case challenging the Justice Departments 2005 approval of the SBC-AT&T and Verizon-MCI mergers that opponents said harm the public interest The government need not prove that the settlements will perfectly remedy the alleged antitrust harms; it need only provide a factual basis for concluding that the settlements are […]


  THE BELLS ARE ON COURSE to do away with more copper loops than ever, an apparent rush to beat the clock in case the FCC institutes a stringent review process. CLECs view the retirements as attempts to foil competition; they use the loops to deliver DSL, Ethernet and other services to customers. They also […]

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