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T-Mobile no longer claiming America's Largest 4G Network

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It’s never been easy for consumers to sort out the conflicting claims from the major U.S. wireless carriers about the respective size and speed of their networks. T-Mobile USA has made things a little more simple, at least. Fierce Wireless reports that the Bellevue-based company is no longer making the...
T-Mobile no longer claiming America's Largest 4G Network

Tim Cook named most powerful person in US wireless industry

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The iPhone, Apple's single largest-selling product and the device that completely redefined the mobile industry, has helped catapult CEO Tim Cook to the top of Fierce Wireless' 25 Most Powerful People in Wireless survey. Cook was ranked just above Google's Larry Page and the CEOs of all four major US...
Tim Cook named most powerful person in US wireless industry

T-Mobile drops 200MB smartphone data plan, 2GB now the new standard

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T-Mobile silently killed off its $10 per month 200MB data plans, a leaked document reveals. A company spokesperson verified the news with Fierce Wireless. This decision is most likely due to the growing demand for mobile data as smartphone applications continue to evolve. Grandfathered customers will not be affected...
T-Mobile drops 200MB smartphone data plan, 2GB now the new standard

AT&T ready to battle Sprint for push-to-talk supremacy starting in November

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While Sprint's iDEN network is getting the axe in favor of a new CDMA setup, AT&T will soon be sprucing up its near absent push-to-talk services. Targeting a November release with plans starting around $30, Ma Bell's enhanced PTT will be compatible with smartphones running Android 2.3+, BlackBerry 7,...
AT&T ready to battle Sprint for push-to-talk supremacy starting in November
Verizon to end unlimited data plans for users who move to LTE phones, will push shared data plans instead

Sprint Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Remaining 49 Percent Of Clearwire, Along With Spectrum Rights

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Sprint is said to be in talks to gobble up the remaining 49 percent of Clearwire it doesn’t already own, according to new reports from CNBC and the Wall Street Journal. The deal is meant to sort out issues that Sprint has had in steering the decision-making process of Clearwire’s...
Sprint Reportedly In Talks To Acquire Remaining 49 Percent Of Clearwire, Along With Spectrum Rights
LTE devices on the rise, with tablets leading the way

Huawei R&D department gets new home, sets up shop in Silicon Valley

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Chinese manufacturing giant Huawei has been calling Plano, Texas its North American home since 2010, but now it seems the company's ready to explore a different business territory. Huawei's just announced its Research and Development squad -- in which it invested about $3.6 million dollars last year -- is...
Huawei R&D department gets new home, sets up shop in Silicon Valley
Verizon to kill grandfathered unlimited data plans with 4G upgrades

MetroPCS no longer offering the $40 unlimited LTE calling/data plan

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It looks like MetroPCS has quietly made some changes in terms of their LTE calling/data plans. And by quietly, we mean that the change seems to have actually taken place a little while back (when the Samsung Craft was released) and things went unnoticed. Well, unnoticed until an eagle eye...
MetroPCS no longer offering the $40 unlimited LTE calling/data plan
RIM says 'at least' six BlackBerry 10 devices coming this year

RIM at CES: 5 things to know about BlackBerry 10

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Research in Motion is at CES this week talking up BlackBerry 10, the company's smartphone refresh set to debut January 30. Despite five years of floundering behind Apple's iPhone and Google Android devices, RIM is generating interest in BlackBerry 10 with a slick, touch-centric smartphone OS with interesting features...
RIM at CES: 5 things to know about BlackBerry 10

T-Mobile USA to Cease Offering Subsidized Device Pricing Options in 2013

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Just as it announces that it will begin offering Apple products, presumably including the iPhone and iPad, next year, T-Mobile USA has also revealed that it will be restructuring the way it sells to customers by eliminating device subsidies and focusing on lower monthly plan costs. The plans were announced...
T-Mobile USA to Cease Offering Subsidized Device Pricing Options in 2013

Low-cost MVNO, Ting, will offer LTE through Sprint

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Ting, the innovative startup that resells Sprint’s cellular service in consumer friendly plans, will soon be adding  4G LTE service to its lineup. In a blog post, the company notes that in addition to supporting WiMAX services until Sprint winds down that network, it will begin to carry new LTE...
Low-cost MVNO, Ting, will offer LTE through Sprint

Jon Rubinstein: Hewlett Packard's purchase of Palm was a waste

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Finally, Jon Rubinstein is ready to re-open the wounds sustained from HP's bungled acquisition of Palm. When Fierce Wireless asked the former CEO what he'd do differently, he said that selling the company to Hewlett Packard was "a waste," and that he probably wouldn't do the same again. He...
Jon Rubinstein: Hewlett Packard's purchase of Palm was a waste
T-Mobile HSPA+ customers reportedly use nearly twice the data as other subscribers

Verizon Planning to End Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans With LTE Switch

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U.S. cellular carrier Verizon is planning to move its customers who still have unlimited data plans for their smartphones to its new family data-share plans as customers switch to LTE data plans. The iPhone was initially offered with unlimited data plans when it launched on Verizon several years ago, but...
Verizon Planning to End Grandfathered Unlimited Data Plans With LTE Switch
Sprint won’t launch any new WiMAX devices, exec confirms

After awkward holiday launch, Nokia and Microsoft look to build Lumia 900 buzz

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Did anybody at AT&T, Microsoft or Nokia check the calendar before picking a launch day for the Lumia 900 Windows Phone? That’s the obvious question after the New York Times discovered that nearly all of the AT&T stores in the heart of New York City were closed for Easter yesterday...
After awkward holiday launch, Nokia and Microsoft look to build Lumia 900 buzz
BlackBerry Q10 to be available at all four major US carriers with suggested price of $249
LTE accounts for almost 50% of Verizon's data traffic

Verizon to use cable spectrum for LTE starting this year

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Verizon Wireless CTO Nicola Palmer told Fierce Wireless in an interview that the company is on track to begin using the 20MHz of AWS spectrum it bought last year from the major cable operators to help boost capacity on its 4G LTE network. [Read more]...
Verizon to use cable spectrum for LTE starting this year

RIM to Take Shotgun Approach With a Half-Dozen BB10 Handsets

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Tinhte.vnResearch In Motion’s plans for its new BlackBerry 10 operating system extend well beyond the two handsets the company intends to roll out later this month. RIM’s leadership intends to launch a bevy of handsets in the coming year, targeting a number of price points. Speaking with Fierce Wireless, RIM...
RIM to Take Shotgun Approach With a Half-Dozen BB10 Handsets

Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half

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Wireless providers in the United States see voice over LTE, more commonly known as VoLTE, as the future of mobile phone calls. The transition to the new technology may not be well received by consumers, however. According to a new report from Spirent Communications, VoLTE can reduce a smartphone’s talk-time battery life...
Voice over LTE could slash smartphone battery life in half
Android co-founder thinks carriers should add more bloat to their smartphones
Sprint loses out with new iPad, has 'nothing to announce'
AT&T rumored to launch new 'All in One' brand in June as carrier gets serious about prepaid

RIM's BlackBerry 10 Distribution Strategy Looks Very Smart

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We might have to start giving Research In Motion some credit. It may have taken the company way too long to deliver on its promised BlackBerry 10 smartphones but now that they are almost here, boy, is RIM doing it right. At the Consumer Electronics Show this week, three executives...
RIM's BlackBerry 10 Distribution Strategy Looks Very Smart

Verizon CEO Claims He Convinced Steve Jobs to Add LTE to iPhone [iOS Blog]

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Fierce Wireless reports that while discussing Verizon's LTE investment at the National Association of Broadcasters conference yesterday, Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam claimed that he convinced Steve Jobs to add LTE to the iPhone."I was really trying to sell him and he sat there without any reaction. Finally, he said, 'Enough....
Verizon CEO Claims He Convinced Steve Jobs to Add LTE to iPhone [iOS Blog]

Fast-growing Solavei scores fresh cash, aims to top $100M in revenue

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Solavei, which rewards customers for signing up friends, family and co-workers for its wireless service, has scored $2 million in fresh funding from boutique investment banking firm Clark Dodge & Company, GeekWire has learned. The cash is part of a larger financing round that is expected to close in the coming months,...
Fast-growing Solavei scores fresh cash, aims to top $100M in revenue
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