Intel Corporation has partnered with Chinese search engine Baidu to set up a new joint innovation lab for developing mobile apps for China’s fast-expanding mobile Internet market
The innovation lab is part of a deal signed by the two sides on Thursday this week.
The deal will provide Chinese developers with access to Intel technologies, including personal computers, tablets, and mobile phones, to test & port software for various Baidu and Intel platforms.
In an effort to steal customers away from rival mobile phone carrier T-Mobile, Virgin Mobile is offering a credit of $100 to any T-Mobile customer who will leave T-Mobile to join Virgin.
Virgin Mobile is running a marketing campaign titled "Retrain Your Brain" that is promising to ensure savings of up to $334 to customers in two years.
Mobile phone carrier AT&T has posted details about the upcoming 64GB version of the HTC One smartphone, underlining that it would have the exclusive rights to sell the phone in the US.
AT&T added that it would also offer the phone in both colors - the Glacier Silver and the Stealth Black. The company also showed off two accessories, HTC Double Flip Case and the Morphie Juice Pack, which will be selling alongside the smartphone. For heavy users, there will be an extended battery pack as well.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has charged 29 individuals and corporations with sending millions of spam texts.
The messages, which promised prizes like free gift cards worth up to $1,000 form retailers like Wal-mart and Best Buy, were sent to random phone numbers.
In exchange for the gift cards, consumers were tricked into exposing their personal information, including their credit card credentials. The information gathered from the targeted customers would be ultimately sold to third-party companies.
U. S. Cellular has announced its plans to expand its LTE coverage from current 61 per cent to 87 per cent of its customer base in the country by the end of 2013.
The company said that its LTE network will cover more than 3,800 additional cities and towns across the U. S. The company's super fast LTE services will be made available in select cities in California, Nebraska and Kansas, as well as the services will be expanded to include many more cities like Iowa, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Maine, Texas Virginia and West Virginia.
Mobile phone giant Vodafone suffered a plunge of 5.2 per cent in its UK revenue to just over £1.2 billion in the final quarter of last year, as sales slipped to lowest level in three years.
Vodafone said it gained 253,000 new contract customers in the final three months of 2012 in the UK, but also suffered the loss of 23,000 pay-as-you-go users during the same three months. The company has now around 19.5 million customers in the UK.
On Thursday, one day ahead of the much-awaited launch of the next-generation Apple iPhone - the iPhone 5 -, Verizon Wireless revealed in an announcement that its high-speed 4G LTE network was being expanded across the Tampa region, with several rural part of Hernando County to be included in the expansion.
With the iPhone 5 to be the latest 4G LTE-capable device to hit the markets on September 21, Verizon said that its 4G LTE network is being activated at cell sites across counties like Hernando, Pasco, Hillsborough and Pinellas.
On Thursday, Baltimore City Hall witnessed a protest by nearly 80 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA); with the demonstrations chiefly underscoring the opposition of a wireless-spectrum deal between Verizon Wireless and cable companies.
Protesting against the deal, the CWA members said that the agreement between Verizon and the cable companies will have an adverse effect on Baltimore's chances of ever receiving the FiOS network - the next-generation Internet broadband network from the bigwig telecom company.
In a noteworthy move which will mark innovative use of the antiquated payphones, New York City's Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications has announced a new pilot program under which the old payphones in the city will be transformed into `free and unlimited' Wi-Fi hotspots.
With the city's first payphones-turned-Wi-Fi hotspots introduced by the department on Wednesday, the new pilot program will essentially offer free public Wi-Fi access for the people of the five boroughs, by making use of the existing infrastructure which is already in place in the city.
T-Mobile USA’s German parent, telecommunications biggie Deutsche Telekom AG, revealed in a Wednesday announcement that the US wireless carrier’s CEO Philipp Humm was leaving the company after a two-year stint at the helm.
In its announcement, Deutsche Telekom also said that T-Mobile’s Chief Operating Officer Jim Alling will take over as interim CEO after Humm’s departure; and that the carrier is already looking for a successor to Humm.
In a Friday announcement, bigwig US wireless provider Verizon Wireless said that it intends expanding its fiber-optic network by using the switching technology from Linthicum, Maryland-based networking equipment-maker, Ciena.
According to the Verizon announcement, the company is working towards an upgrade of its global optical network; and for that, it will be using the 5430 optical switching system manufactured by Ciena, so as to bring about a notable improvement in high-speed Internet services.
T-Mobile USA, which currently carries neither the iPhone nor any of the hottest-selling Android handsets, will soon have a shining star --- the premium HTC smartphone, the HTC One S, which the carrier will start selling from next week.
The thin and light HTC One S smartphone is scheduled for availability at the T-Mobile stores, as well as and, from April 25, priced at $199.99 with a two-year service contract. The handset boasts the newest Android 4.0 `Ice Cream Sandwich' version, and will also support the latest version of HTC's own Sense 4.0 software.
Joining the likes of Virgin Mobile and FreedomPop, United Online's subsidiary NetZero Wireless has decided to bring about a drastic reduction in its charges for Internet broadband connections delivered over the air; thus giving an attractive option to entry-level wireless broadband users who are wary of the high-priced long-term contracts of wireless carriers.