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AT&T Inc., the second-largest U.S. wireless carrier, sold more than 10 million smartphones in the fourth quarter, setting a record, after demand for the iPhone and Android devices spurred holiday sales.
The U.S. telephone network the Bell System built and ran for almost a century is dying, replaced by technology that propels Internet messages. Rules underpinning that old order should expire with it, AT&T says.
Despite the Research Triangle being one of the nation's biggest high-tech hubs, Sprint has yet to formally launch 4G in the area and still refuses to commit to a launch date. However, you can find faster service in some areas.
Verizon Wireless must offer smaller competitors access to its nationwide networks for mobile Internet use, a federal court ruled, turning aside the company's challenge to an FCC regulation requiring sharing agreements.
Reception and other problems take some of the glitz off the first-day launch of Apple's newest smartphone. AT&T takes some hits as well for network.
AT&T says it will expand high-speed Internet and wireless service in North Carolina and elsewhere as part of a program to compete with cable companies. AT&T also wants to move customers from traditional landlines to high-speed wireless.
Inside the Bulldog Blog: Red Hat offers whirepaper on open source in the "cloud;" IBM steps up enterprise digital marketing; AT&T offers "Locker" for data storage; Lenovo enters India smartphone market; Cisco updates cloud automation.
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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."
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.