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Verizon may pay Apple to keep iPhone away from T-Mobile, Sprint

12/06/2010, 08:12 am

With the launch of the Verizon iPhone widely expected in early 2011, the wireless carrier may pay Apple to keep its smartphone off of rival networks Sprint and T-Mobile.


AT&T boasts 20%-60% faster wireless speeds than competitors

11/22/2010, 12:11 pm

AT&T, the exclusive carrier of the iPhone in the U.S., touted on Monday that a new third-party test found its network is 60 percent faster than competitor Verizon.


Review roundup: Samsung's Galaxy Tab, the iPad's first "real" competitor

11/11/2010, 02:11 am

Initial reviews of the Galaxy Tab, Samsung's answer to Apple's iPad, have been mostly positive, though some reviewers have taken issue with the pricing and stability of the new tablet device.


Sprint to launch ZTE Peel 3G hotspot for Apple's iPod touch on Nov. 14

11/08/2010, 11:11 am

Leaked documents show that Sprint plans to launch the ZTE Peel case for Apple's iPod touch this Sunday for $79.99, giving the media player 3G access and also sharing it over Wi-Fi with up to two devices.


Sprint CEO says Apple's Wi-Fi iPad has boosted wireless hotspot sales

10/29/2010, 08:10 am

Though the iPad is not available for use directly on Sprint's network, owners of the Wi-Fi-only model have helped to increase sales of the carrier's Overdrive MiFi wireless hotspot, Sprint's CEO has revealed.


Verizon iPhone may be among first CDMA handsets to offer concurrent data and voice

10/11/2010, 09:10 am

Forthcoming enhancements to the CDMA wireless standard could allow Apple to be among the first handset makers to deploy phones on the wireless networks of Sprint and Verizon that would be capable of simultaneous voice and data transmissions like those operating on AT&T's GSM network.


Apple will use baseband from CDMA giant for iPhone 5 and iPad 2 - report

09/29/2010, 08:09 pm

A report out of the Far East early Thursday claims that Apple has decided on its lineup of component suppliers for the fifth-generation iPhone and second-generation iPad -- both of which will reportedly obtain baseband chips from CDMA inventor Qualcomm.


Verizon-Apple iPhone agreement 'may not ever get resolved'

09/24/2010, 01:09 pm

Struggles between Verizon and Apple are a sign that a deal to bring the iPhone to Verizon's network may never happen, even once the carrier's high-speed 4G network is established, one Wall Street analyst has said.


Samsung Galaxy Tab to take on Apple's iPad via all 4 US carriers

09/17/2010, 10:09 am

Samsung's Android-powered Galaxy Tab will be coming to all four major U.S. wireless carriers in the coming weeks and months, as the company hopes to compete with Apple's iPad in the booming touchscreen tablet market.


Verizon, Apple iPhone talks continue toward possible 2011 launch

08/23/2010, 09:08 am

A potential deal between Apple and Verizon -- which could result in a CDMA iPhone capable of simultaneous voice and data -- is still being ironed out, according to one Wall Street analyst.


RIM shopping for ad network to take on Google AdMob, Apple iAd

08/18/2010, 10:08 pm

BlackBerry maker Research In Motion is seeking to buy a mobile advertising network to better position itself against Google's AdMob and Apple's iAd programs.


Android tops BlackBerry, iPhone grows in US smartphone OS share

08/04/2010, 02:08 pm

Google Android ousted Research in Motion's BlackBerry platform as the top-selling smartphone operating system in the U.S. for June quarter, while Apple's iPhone -- available in just two models and on one carrier -- took third.


Apple accused of false patent marking in new lawsuit

07/19/2010, 10:07 am

Apple, along with wireless carriers Sprint and Verizon, is targeted in a new lawsuit filed by the organization Americans for Fair Patent Use, alleging false patent markings in product documentation.


Verizon corrects Droid X ad error touting 720p screen

06/17/2010, 04:06 pm

A Verizon Wireless web promo for its Droid-branded Android phones originally promoted the upcoming Droid X as having a "720p screen," stoking some brief excitement that iPhone 4 and its Retina Display might be eclipsed, at least until the error was corrected.


Apple's iPhone 4 simulator shows off Retina resolution

06/14/2010, 04:06 pm

The iPhone 4 simulator included in Apple's iOS 4 development tools provides an early look at how much clarity the increased resolution of the new Retina Display delivers.


FCC finds lack of 'effective competition' in US wireless industry

05/24/2010, 02:05 pm

A new report from the Federal Communications Commission did not describe the U.S. wireless industry as having "effective competition" for the first time in years, suggesting major carriers -- including AT&T, the exclusive provider of the iPhone -- could come under federal scrutiny.


Apple, AT&T originally agreed to iPhone exclusivity until 2012

05/10/2010, 05:05 pm

After poring over court documents from 2008, Engadget has confirmed that Apple and AT&T originally agreed to a five-year exclusive arrangement for the iPhone. Whether that deal is still in place, however, is unknown.


AT&T customers claim most dropped calls, least satisfaction [u]

05/05/2010, 08:05 am

Despite billions of dollars invested in its network in the last year, a new survey has found that AT&T customers report the most dropped calls of any U.S. carrier, and those users are also the least satisfied with their service. (Update: AT&T has responded to the survey findings, as noted below).


Verizon iPhone talks seen as Apple counterattack on Android

03/31/2010, 09:03 am

With speculation of a CDMA iPhone compatible with Verizon's network renewed this week, one prominent analyst said he believes Apple's alleged negotiations could be more about competing with Android than anything else.


Sprint features Apple iPhone in 4G Wi-Fi hotspot advertisement

03/20/2010, 06:03 pm

U.S. wireless carrier Sprint has featured the iPhone and criticized the exclusive wireless provider of Apple's handset, AT&T, in a new advertisement touting the ability to share its 4G network with a Wi-Fi hotspot.