Google Android: 1.5M Pre-Orders for the G1 Handset

Google Inc. won’t confirm it, but it’s been widely reported this week that presales for the Google Android-based G1 mobile smartphone, made by HTC and offered from T-Mobile USA, have reached 1.5 million, heralding its status as a real contender to the Apple iPhone’s touchscreen, app-focused, true Internet, consumer-targeted hegemony. The G1 officially goes commercial […]

Rumors: T-Mobile Parent to Buy Sprint

Sprint Nextel Corp.’s shares jumped on Monday as rumors circulated that Deutsche Telekom might buy the embattled wireless carrier. Sprint’s stock was trading for $8.22, up 33 cents, after the Wall Street Journal reported that Sprint and Deutsche Telekom executives are discussing a buyout. Still, that number was far from Sprint’s 52-week high of $23.42. Deutsche Telekom […]

Qwest Talking to AT&T for Wireless

Qwest Communications International Inc. is now speaking with AT&T Inc. as it decides where to move its 824,000 wireless subscribers, CEO Ed Mueller has confirmed. Last week Mueller said Qwest was in discussions with Verizon Communications Inc. on the same topic. Mueller said Qwest would make a decision soon. An agreement with either cellco would […]

Majors Drop Wireless Pricing, Eyes on Sprint

File under voice just cant seem to retain its value: The wireless fare wars have begun. T-Mobile USA announced Wednesday that it will begin offering a flat-rate, all-inclusive voice plan for under $100, following identical announcements by Verizon Wireless and AT&T Inc. the day before. All eyes are on Sprint Nextel Corp. to follow suit. […]

CTIA: Facebook Gets Blackberried

Facebook Inc. is beefing up its role for business users. Dustin Moskovitz announced during his keynote at CTIA today that a mobile version of the popular social networking platform will natively be available on BlackBerry smartphone devices. T-Mobile USA Inc. will be the first carrier to bundle the Facebook Mobile app for its subscribers, but […]

T-Mobile to Acquire SunCom Wireless

T-Mobile USA Inc. has announced it will acquire regional operator SunCom Wireless Holdings Inc. for about $2.4 billion in cash and assumed debt. The acquisition of the regional cellular carrier and its GSM/GPRS/EDGE network will give T-Mobile a deeper footprint in the Carolinas, Georgia, Tennessee, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Much like Verizon […]

Wireless Wonders

Boxwave Introduces Apple iPhone A ccessories BoxWave Corp. has announced the availability of its Apple iPhone accessories, ranging from leather cases to charging solutions. The iPhone Designio Leather Case and Leather Sleeve are slim and soft leather storage options that are custom-fitted for a customers Apple iPhone. These cases are available in six colors: jet […]

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, […]

Microsofts Windows Mobile 6.0 an Underdog in Crowded Field?

Microsoft Corp. took the wraps off the new functionalities in Windows Mobile 6.0, its operating system for smart mobile devices, and announced the first partners in the initiative. This marks a moment in time for us as a product organization, said Peter Knook, senior vice president of the mobile and embedded device division at Microsoft. […]

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