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BlackBerry is back in the black

Mar 28, 2013
BlackBerry posted a surprise profit for the quarter today. The Canadian company’s been struggling to stay relevant in the smartphone market but while the news is hopeful, it’s still too early to declare a turnaround.
Posted In: Blackberry, mobile, Cellphones, smart phones

T-Mobile drops contract plans to compete with smaller carriers

Mar 26, 2013
T-mobile is ditching two-year contract plans and phone subsidies. Consumers will have to pay for the phone upfront or enter a payment plan.
Posted In: T-Mobile, Cellphones, mobile

Will the White House make unlocking your cellphone easier?

Mar 5, 2013
Copyright authorities in Washington have recently started to take a dim view of people who want to switch their cellphone from one carrier to another. But now, phone 'unlockers' are getting some support from the White House.
Posted In: Cellphones, Obama, Library of Congress

Mobile phone monogamy: Should unlocking your cellphone be illegal?

Feb 22, 2013
Should it be illegal to cut the tie between your cellphone and your phone company? An online petition says cellphone unlocking should get a second look.
Posted In: Cellphones, hacking, white house, Petition

AT&T puts $14 billion toward expanding wireless

Nov 8, 2012
AT&T announced this week it will invest $14 billion over the next three years to beef up its wireless and broadband services. The news is good for wireless customers, but could portend the demise of the old fashioned landline phone.
Posted In: AT&T, Cellphones, telecom, fcc

Send in the phone drones

Nov 1, 2012
AT&T and T-Mobile say they have temporarily jury-rigged their network in parts of the Northeast so that customers who can't reach their normal cellphone connection can use the rival's tower without extra charge.
Posted In: Hurricane Sandy, Cellphones, Twitter, journalism

Softbank to acquire Sprint, enter U.S. market

Oct 15, 2012
The Japanese mobile phone carrier Softbank has reached a deal to buy 70 percent of U.S. wireless company Sprint Nextel. The $20 billion dollar deal is the largest-ever Japanese acquisition of a foreign company.
Posted In: Sprint, nextel, Cellphones

The Disappearance of Unlimited Data: Chapter 323

Sep 22, 2011
We all knew this was coming. Engadget is reporting that Sprint, the only major carrier with truly unlimited data plans, is about to cap data on ...
Posted In: Cellphones, data, mobile, Sprint

Cell phones can screw up bees

May 16, 2011
According to some new research by Swiss researcher Daniel Favre, honey bees can tell when cell phones nearby are making or receiving calls. This...
Posted In: bees, Cellphones

Mobile phones charged by talking into mobile phones?

May 9, 2011
Here's a brain bender: Korean scientists have developed a way to turn sound into energy. The idea is that such a system could be installed in a...
Posted In: batteries, Cellphones, what the

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