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posted in October 2008
New chief Ben Verwaayen's firm reported a loss of $51.8 million for its third quarter on a 6.6% drop in sales of $5.15 billion.
The plan now is to partner with Motorola and move the iDEN spectrum out of the 800-MHz band in a way that will accommodate public-safety networks.
However, the Justice Department is stipulating that the new combined company divested itself of 100 markets in 22 states.
Apple still has a relatively low share of the cell phone market, but consumers with income between $25,000 and $50,000 acquired iPhones in a higher growth percentage.
The company has been betting heavily on Google's new Android platform, but now says it won't deliver handset to compete with T-Mobile-HTC's G1 until next year.
FairPoint, Nortel, and Airspan Networks are investing in building out the 3.65 GHZ spectrum to help spur the use of fixed WiMax in many regions.
The cell phone maker is hoping that next week's FCC white spaces vote will bolster its efforts to bring an Android phone to market.
Recipients Digby, Buzzd, and WorldMate are expected to build applications that will show up on RIM's application store next March.
Gabriel said there are public safety overtones to the mobile GPS patents cited in its lawsuit against Qualcomm.
The grants stem from a class action lawsuit filed in 1999, claiming that Microsoft overcharged for software bought between February 1995 and December 2001.
Telecoms commissioner Viviane Reding noted that giving individual countries and their respective telecom companies too much power over policy would be a mistake.
Some in Congress ask to postpone the FCC's scheduled Nov. 4 vote, while supporters argue that the fringes of the spectrum have been tested and debated long enough.
The announcement is something of a follow-on to Cox's pioneering use of the bundling of voice, video, and data, which it first announced in 1997.
With a Nov. 4 vote approaching, the Sports Technology Alliance argues that the FCC's spectrum-sensing technology is clearly not ready for prime time.
The end of a prolonged period of prosperity and the start of a period of economic challenge is likely to fuel litigation over who is to blame, a survey suggests.
Previously, the wireless companies usually charged $200 when a subscriber canceled a contract before its conclusion.
The partnership hopes to woo Verizon Wireless, Sprint, and Alltel, none of which is currently on the verge of unveiling a Google Android-powered handset.
Lee Williams will lead an eclectic group of hardware and software vendors as it prepares to make its development platform available in open source by June 2010.
The volatile stock market, combined with critical consumer groups, may hinder Verizon's planned $28.1 billion purchase of Alltel.
With its hand-friendly form factor and bright screen, the 9555 is expected to find a large audience among first responders and public-safety users.
The Symbian Analysis Workbench suite was unveiled Tuesday at the Symbian Smartphone Show in London.
Critics of the program observe that private companies GeoEye and DigitalGlobe are already on the way to providing advanced satellite imaging commercially.
However, investments in Internet startups dropped 36%, receiving $1.1 billion for 194 deals versus $1.6 billion for 251 deals in the second quarter.
The Qt C++ development platform will be ported to Symbian to help developers create mobile applications for multiple platforms.
Circuit City is considering closing at least 150 of its 714 U.S. stores, while the first three Best Buy Mobile stores are opening this month.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse recently questioned whether any potential buyer of the Nextel unit could raise the necessary capital to fund the purchase.
Redline, which installed its RedMAX AN-100UX base stations, said the initial customer deployments are expected to be done by November.
If the reports are accurate, the updated MacBook would close much of the price gap with low-cost PC laptops.
The company argues in part that Qualcomm used "exhausted" patents to charge royalties for both chips in handsets and for the handsets themselves.
Some 68% of the respondents to the telecom's survey said they sent a love note via text messaging, and 67% said they used texting to flirt.
Steve Wozniak, who has remained consistently supportive of computing developments that favor open technology, is concerned that the iPhone is too closed.
But students can be distracted from classwork, too, as more than half in a survey said they checked Facebook or MySpace and sent or received e-mail while in class.
Some of the world's poorest children are about to get high technology in the form of inexpensive laptops with Microsoft software and Intel processors.
Verizon is poised to become the largest cell phone service provider in the United States, leapfrogging over the current leader, AT&T.
The low-cost technology can be implemented on credit card-sized circuit boards or even distributed in vehicles' electronics architecture.
There are several hurdles to any acquisition of the Nextel digital network unit, not the least of which is its poor rankings in customer service polls.
PSRS specializes in medical documentation requirements for hospitals, physician practices, and health care organizations.
J.D. Power and Associates found nearly 30% of younger users disconnected landline phones, compared with just 9% of subscribers over 65.
The combination follows the trend of including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, FM, and GPS in a variety of services and products for the new generation of cell phones.
The network came to Sprint via its Nextel acquisition and is still coveted by Nextel's former chairman, Tim Donahue.
Ralph de la Vega's new position combines mobility, landlines, and TV and Internet access; it's a sign AT&T may do the same for corporate customers.