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Apple normally launches a new iPhone model in June or July, but this year's launch has been delayed, for unknown reasons. Apple watchers had expected the new phone to arrive in September, but speculation has recently shifted toward October.
The communications company is adding 58 additional cell tower sites, upgrading others with new technology in order to deliver mobile broadband services as competition for faster offerings intensifies.
A chart from Verizon Wireless tracks the growth in wireless speeds over the past decade and compares its technology to other "4G" rivals.
Close to oblivion in 1997, Apple is now the world's second-most valuable company, after Exxon Mobil Corp. Apple's ascendancy has produced many losers and a few winners, as underscored over the past two weeks.
The region is a battleground for the wireless broadband offering known as "4G." AT&T already has much of the infrastructure in place, and the investment will be "in the same range" of the more than $200 million the company has spent upgrading its network over the past three years, an executive says.
AT&T's agreement to buy T-Mobile, the No. 4 carrier, came as a surprise: media reports had previously pegged Sprint and T-Mobile as likely to combine their businesses. But AT&T was able to offer T-Mobile's parent company, Germany's Deutsche Telekom AG, much more.
The Echo is made by Japanese manufacturer Kyocera Corp. and has screens that are each the size of an iPhone's display. Put together, they create a larger space for typing e-mails, playing games and watching videos.
The Galaxy Tab has a 7-inch screen, half the size of the iPad. It runs Google Inc.'s Android smart phone software and can play Flash video from the Web, which the iPad can't. It also has two cameras for videoconferencing, which the iPad lacks.