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Palm stock plummets after poor sales force company to lower guidance

02/25/2010, 06:02 pm

Palm's stock tumbled more than 19 percent Thursday after the handset maker decreased its forecast for third-quarter sales dramatically, citing lower-than-expected demand for its smartphones.


AT&T 3G network speed improves 84% in performance test

02/23/2010, 02:02 pm

A new test of the four major U.S. 3G networks found that AT&T has undergone a "drastic makeover" in the last eight months, with download speeds that blow away competitors Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint.


Credit Suisse: 75% chance AT&T keeps iPhone exclusivity in 2010

02/05/2010, 11:02 am

The iPhone will inevitably be available on multiple carriers in the U.S., one analyst believes, though 2010 is not likely to be the year Apple ends its agreement with AT&T.


Publisher Hearst releases plans for digital magazine, newspaper service

12/03/2009, 09:12 pm

Hearst Corp. plans to launch a service sometime in 2010 to sell digital subscriptions of magazines and newspapers intended to be viewed on e-readers, cell phones, and tablets.


'Complicated' Verizon iPhone deal said to be unlikely in 2010

12/02/2009, 08:12 am

Though Apple striking a deal with the largest wireless carrier in the U.S., Verizon, would be ideal, competitors T-Mobile and Sprint are more likely to carry the iPhone in 2010, one analyst believes.


AT&T ranks last in Consumer Reports mobile service survey

12/01/2009, 12:12 pm

A survey of users of the four major cell phone providers in the U.S. has ranked AT&T, the exclusive carrier of Apple's iPhone, last in terms of customer satisfaction.


Possible T-Mobile-Sprint merger could rival AT&T in subscribers

09/14/2009, 04:09 pm

Deutsche Telekom, the owners of T-Mobile in the U.S., are reportedly looking into acquiring competitor Sprint. Together, the two companies would have a customer base that rivals AT&T.


FCC investigates wireless carrier competition

08/28/2009, 10:08 am

The Federal Communications Commission signaled this week that it will look into major U.S. wireless carriers in an attempt to increase competition, innovation, and consumer protection in the market.


FCC to investigate markets where iPhone is not available

07/31/2009, 01:07 pm

While it surveys exclusive contracts like the relationship between AT&T and Apple, the Federal Communications Commission will also look into concerns that customers in rural areas can't access limited products like the iPhone.


Bogged down AT&T 3G to clear in months; Buffett criticizes Jobs

06/24/2009, 07:06 pm

Residents of major US cities that have had near-unusable 3G since the iPhone 3G's launch should finally get relief in the months ahead, AT&T says. Meanwhile, Palm is getting its own relief via breakthrough sales of its Pre smartphone, but Apple co-founder Steve Jobs is getting no break frp, Warren Buffett, who says the executive violated good business principles by keeping his liver transplant a secret.


Apple has Psystar's lawsuit stay lifted; Palm Pre unhurt by iPhone

06/23/2009, 06:06 pm

Psystar's hopes of stalling Apple's lawsuit have crumbled as the Mac maker has successfully overturned the court stay on its case. At the same time, Apple's legal hammer has been falling on iTunes gift card fraud, and the Palm Pre continues to sell out even with the iPhone 3GS threatening to pull customers away.


U.S. senators ask FCC to examine exclusive cell phone deals

06/17/2009, 09:06 am

A group of U.S. senators this week asked the Federal Communications Commission to step in and examine whether exclusive relationships between wireless carriers and handset makers are in the best interest of customers.


iPhone luring more customers to AT&T than ever - report

05/26/2009, 08:05 pm

Long considered a lure for carriers, Apple's iPhone is now believed to be attracting a full third of those switching providers towards AT&T -- the highest ever percentage of converts since the iPhone was released.


Apple may be forced into Verizon iPhone within two years - report

05/06/2009, 07:05 pm

Even as Apple has insisted it's content to give AT&T exclusive access to the iPhone, a closer look at Apple's own devices -- and a likely dead-end in growth through its existing carrier strategy -- shows that Apple may have little choice but to sell its smartphone through Verizon and other carriers by 2011 at the latest.


Verizon says iPhone deal more likely with advent of 4G network

04/16/2009, 07:04 pm

Although his company snubbed Apple on the first go-round, Verizon's chief executive Ivan Seidenberg now says the chances of an iPhone on his network will be greater once a 4G cellular network is in place.


AT&T pushing to keep iPhone exclusive through 2011

04/14/2009, 10:04 pm

Having locked down the iPhone for at least three years, AT&T is now expected to take one more shot at an exclusive deal for the Apple handset and may keep it away from competitors until 2011.


AT&T rivals seen driving down cost of iPhone service

02/23/2009, 10:02 am

Tough macroeconomic conditions are causing wireless carriers like Sprint and T-Mobile to become more aggressive with pricing of their monthly service plans, a move which could ultimately help drive down the cost of owning an iPhone.


T-Mobile USA seen cloning iPhone's App Store

08/08/2008, 06:08 pm

Hoping to ride the coattails of the App Store for iPhone and iPod touch, T-Mobile's US branch is allegedly developing a unified software store that would mimic Apple's but apply to every single device in the carrier's stable.


Apple seeks expert in WiMAX; impromptu 5th Ave. lineup; more

05/22/2008, 06:05 pm

Apple is on the hunt for an engineer familiar with WiMAX, Ultra-wideband, and other next-generation wireless technologies. Meanwhile, confusion reigned on Thursday as a lineup appeared at the Fifth Avenue store without warning, Oppenheimer Funds has opened its coverage of Apple, and a thief of 330 iPhones has agreed to surrender to local police.


Piper on iPhone shortage as update sign; Acrobat 9 for Mac soon

04/01/2008, 07:04 pm

An investment note by Piper Jaffray calls the new iPhone shortage a sign of an impending new model. Also, Adobe will soon announce the next major version of Acrobat with new features, Sprint and Samsung have unleashed a direct iPhone rival, and a new report says Hon Hai will produce 10 million new iPhones.