Posts tagged “AT&T”

October 22, 2012

Premium Lock In the news: Motricity, Lenovo, Apple, AT&T, Google, Android, Cisco

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Carl Icahn increases his stake in Motricity; Lenovo sees ultrabooks as the future; Apple's AT&T deal triggers suit; details leak about Google, Android announcement; Cisco's next CEO will be ... ?

October 9, 2012

Premium Lock Supreme Court lets stand telecom immunity in wiretapping case

Supreme Court Privacy advocates sought billions of dollars in damages for what they described in their Supreme Court appeal as "a massive, unlawful program of electronic surveillance, intercepting and disclosing to the government both the communications and the communications records of millions of their customers."

October 4, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T to be first U.S. carrier to offer Nokia Windows 8 phones

AT&T The Lumia phones are the linchpin of a comeback plan for Nokia, which has struggled to compete with Apple's iPhone and Google's Android. Microsoft also is counting on Nokia devices to help win back market share in smartphone software.

Updated October 3, 2012

Premium Lock Wireless providers T-Mobile, MetroPCS to merge

WIRELESS T-Mobile parent Deutsche Telekom AG says its board of directors and the supervisory board have approved the merger Wednesday. It says the board of MetroPCS has also accepted the deal.

Updated October 3, 2012

Premium Lock T-Mobile parent confirms it's in talks to buy MetroPCS

T-Mobile Deutsche Telekom AG is nearing a transaction with MetroPCS Communications Inc. to increase the scale of its T-Mobile USA division, sources say.

October 2, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T cuts price for prepaid smartphone service

AT&T The second-largest U.S. wireless-service provider unveils a $99 smartphone with a $65 a month pay-as-you-go plan, stepping up competition with prepaid carriers such as MetroPCS.

September 30, 2012

Premium Lock Apple wages scorched-earth iPhone fight with Google

Analysis: Remember the Easter Islanders' incremental march toward disaster? This is an apt analogy for Apple's decision to keep Google Maps off the newly released iPhone 5. It's the latest of a series of steps toward control by powerful actors over users' online behavior. The question is whether the pattern is clear enough for regulatory authorities to take action.

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Updated September 28, 2012

Premium Lock Apple CEO 'extremely sorry' for Maps application

Tim Cook: "At Apple, we strive to make world-class products that deliver the best experience possible to our customers. With the launch of our new Maps last week, we fell short on this commitment. We are extremely sorry for the frustration this has caused our customers and we are doing everything we can to make Maps better."

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September 27, 2012

Premium Lock Nortel trial; unlocking AT&T iPhone; GSK drug advances; ChannelAdvisor win; GSK board moves

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: Closing arguments set in Nortel trial; AT&T's iPhone 5 can be "unlocked;" GSK drug candidate advances; ChannelAdvisor customer win; GSK adjusts board.

September 25, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T expanding mobile security services to consumers

AT&T With industry wireless-subscriber growth slowing now that nearly every adult has a mobile phone, AT&T is trying to expand into new markets like home security, mobile-device management and mobile-wallet services to drum up sales growth.

September 25, 2012

Premium Lock Touch screen choice is factor in iPhone 5 shortage

Apple used the technology in the first major iPhone overhaul since 2010 to make the device more svelte, an attribute that helped lure a record 5 million buyers in three days. Yet producing in-cell screens is also more painstaking than earlier screen types, contributing to bottlenecks.

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September 25, 2012

Premium Lock Cable operators plan to offer video games direct to consumers

Videogames may soon be on cable systems. AT&T, Verizon and Time Warner Cable are gearing up for a push to deliver video games directly to televisions, sources tell Bloomberg news. The strategy shift poses a threat to traditional consoles such as the PlayStation, Wii and Xbox.

September 24, 2012

Premium Lock Verizon Wireless won't lock new iPhones to own network

It's the first time Verizon, the country's largest cellphone company, has sold a phone that works on competing U.S. networks with no complicated hacking, or "unlocking," procedures.

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September 24, 2012

Premium Lock iPhone sells out at 5M, but analysts expected more

Apple sells 1 million more iPhone 5s in the first thee days than it did iPhone 4s. But supply constraints held down sales considerably below what analysts had expected.

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September 24, 2012

Premium Lock New Verizon Wireless iPhones also work on AT&T network

As many stores sell out of iPhone 5s, The Associated Press found that the Verizon iPhone 5 accepts an AT&T "SIM card" -- a little chip that identifies a phone to a wireless network. The phone can then be active on AT&T's network.

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Updated September 20, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T, Verizon Wireless stores to have iPhone 5s

4g The roll-out of 4G wireless broadband service across N.C. picks up pace as AT&T adds Fayetteville and Wilmington to its coverage area. AT&T and Verizon Wireless stores will have iPhone 5s to sell starting Friday at 8 a.m.

August 30, 2012

Premium Lock AT&T to open super store on Chicago's Magnificent Mile

AT&T AT&T is refining its retail strategy with its first flagship store, a location on Chicago's Michigan Avenue that goes beyond phones and tablets to show services such as fitness applications and "smartcar" features.

August 27, 2012

Premium Lock iPhone launch date; new $300 Lenovo tablet; IBM solar advance; EMC eyes deal

Bulldog Inside the Bulldog Blog: AT&T reportedly is gearing for Sept. 21 launch of iPhone; a new Lenovo tablet shows up at Best Buy for $300; IBM reports a solar power breakthrough; EMC eyes acquisition.

August 21, 2012

Premium Lock Wireless provider MetroPCS cuts unlimited service price

Wireless People will be able to sign up for unlimited data, calls and texting for $55 per month. Verizon Wireless and AT&T no longer sell unlimited data plans.

August 14, 2012

Premium Lock Phone companies lose broadband customers for first time

The Broadband Report       AT&T, Verizon and other landline service providers lose 70,000 subscribers in second quarter while top cable companies gain 290,000.

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