Verizon Wireless is taking issue with comments by Cellular South to Congress over the alleged damage caused by exclusive handset arrangements, claiming that the rural carrier is misrepresenting its position on the issue. The tussle between the wireless behemoth and the small carrier comes as a Senate subcommittee is looking into whether exclusivity deals between[…]
The Internal Revenue Service is backing away from proposals aimed at stricter enforcement of a law that taxes personal use of work-issued cell phones, and is now asking Congress to repeal the law altogether. Wireless carriers argued the 1989 law is outdated and does not reflect the realities of today’s wireless industry. IRS Commissioner Doug[…]
You probably noticed that Apple announced the latest incarnation of the iPhone, the 3GS, earlier this week. It features mostly incremental upgrades over the existing model’s features, alongside software enhancements that will work on earlier models, but it’s still creating a lot of demand from existing iPhone 3G owners who want to upgrade. One speed[…]
When it’s not been busy trying to get into the scalping business itself, Ticketmaster has been trying to push scalpers aside. It claims it does this for altruistic reasons, but those claims generally fall on deaf ears, with many people believing it’s simply trying to capture the scalpers’ revenues. It’s escalating the battle now by[…]
This affordable CDMA messaging phone has a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and touch-screen functions for dialing and soft keys. Other key features include EVDO data, 2 megapixel camera with video capture, 3.5mm audio jack, stereo Bluetooth, a memory card slot, and visual voicemail.
A group of senators has announced they’ll hold a hearing in Washington on Wednesday to examine exclusive deals between mobile handset vendors and operators, and has asked the FCC to look into the practice. The senators want to know if the deals (such as those that make the iPhone exclusive to AT&T and the Palm[…]
If this rumor is true, Sony Ericsson Xperia X2 will be officially announced tomorrow, June 17 at ComunicAsia event in Singapore. This picture serves as an argument to this statement. Surely this sounds cool, but keep in mind that nothing is confirmed right now, and don’t be surprised if Sony Ericsson announces a completely different[…]