LAS VEGAS--Dish Network Chairman Charlie Ergen said it will probably be months before the company finalizes its plan for how to proceed with its wireless network as it works through regulatory and technical hurdles.
LAS VEGAS--The annual Consumer Electronics Show here is typically used by the world's gadget makers to show off their latest and greatest hardware innovations. This is the place you'll see giant TVs, car stereos that could seriously damage your hearing, and smartphones that will set the tone for the next 12 months. But at this year's CES, there isn't much new in the world of smartphones.
LAS VEGAS--Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs announced a new line of the company's flagship Snapdragon chipsets and, in highlighting how he envisions them being used in smartphones and tablets, also noted how Qualcomm hopes to enable the next generation of mobile experiences.
LAS VEGAS--Alcatel One Touch is looking to translate its success in China and other markets to the United States this year, and plans to release some of its new Android smartphones in the U.S. market during the second half of the year, according to a senior company executive.
LAS VEGAS--Sprint Nextel confirmed that it will launch LTE smartphones running Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 by the summer. Sprint said it will launch devices made by HTC and Samsung Electronics, though it did not mention specific models. Sprint said in mid-November that it would launch Windows Phones this year.
LAS VEGAS--Dish Network announced a new service the company said will allow Dish subscribers to view live and recorded DVR programs via their mobile devices, and to move programs they recorded on their DVR onto an iPad for offline viewing. The technology helps to highlight the increasingly innovative ways that TV is migrating into the mobile realm as well as Dish's expanding interest in the mobile industry.
LAS VEGAS--Huawei used its press conference here at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show to unveil two new high-end smartphones, the 5-inch Ascend D2 and massive, 6.1-inch Ascend Mate, which it dubbed the world's largest-screen smartphone.
The fourth quarter of 2012 was "the best fourth quarter in the history of Verizon Wireless," said Verizon Communications CEO Lowell McAdam, who credited the wireless operator's Share Everything plan for luring 2.1 million net additions to the carrier during the quarter, 30 percent of which were new to Verizon.
AS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility will launch its Digital Life home automation service in eight markets in March with plans to expand the service to 50 markets nationwide by year-end. The company will handle all aspects of the service from selling it at AT&T retail stores to providing customer service, billing and installation.
LAS VEGAS--AT&T Mobility is partnering with Qualcomm to spark further development of connected devices that can run on the carrier's network.