T-Mobile USA is bringing its new "Simple Choice" no-contract plans to the B2B market, hoping that its "uncarrier" rebranding effort will also translate into more enterprise sales. The plans are priced from $50 per month to $70 per month and are essentially exactly the same as what T-Mobile offers on the consumer side.
Microsoft's Windows Phone fueled 5.6 percent of smartphones sold in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2013, up from 3.7 percent in the year-ago quarter, narrowing the gap on Google's Android and Apple's iOS, research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech reports.
Isis is partnering with cashless payment services firm USA Technologies on mobile wallet loyalty program optimized for the vending machine industry.
AT&T Mobility today officially launched its long-awaited Digital Life home security and automation service, an effort aimed at growing its business beyond smartphones. The carrier's base home security service will start at $30 per month.
BlackBerry confirmed that all four Tier 1 U.S. carriers will launch the BlackBerry Q10, the company's first BlackBerry 10-based smartphone with a Qwerty keyboard, giving the company a boost of carrier support as it seeks to regain market share in the American market.
T-Mobile USA will be able to move to LTE Advanced faster than its larger rivals because its network equipment and Radio Access Network are already capable of supporting LTE Advanced, even though it only just launched its initial LTE service earlier this month, according to a T-Mobile executive.
Sprint Nextel inked a deal with cellular module provider u-blox to be Sprint's preferred module provider for its 2G (1xRTT) CDMA network. Sprint is seeking to cash in on the machine-to-machine market as AT&T Mobility and others shut down their 2G networks in the years ahead.
HTC's flagship One smartphone, which the company is counting on to boost sales, launched today via AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and will soon be available from T-Mobile USA. HTC's market share in the United States has been under assault in the past year from both Samsung Electronics and Apple, and the One launch comes just days ahead of Samsung's U.S. launch of its own flagship, the Galaxy S4.
According to a new survey of all of the major North American wireless carriers, smartphones remain incredibly popular among subscribers, who are consuming an average of 694 MB per month in postpaid data. At the same time, voice calling continues to decline from around 720 minutes per month among postpaid users in 2010 to 673 minutes last year. But perhaps the most interesting finding from the PwC survey is that wireless carriers are seeing a dramatic 60 percent slowdown in the growth of traffic on their wireless networks.
Nokia reported a year-over-year and sequential drop in device sales in North America, but CEO Stephen Elop also hinted that the company will soon bring a "hero" Lumia Windows Phone smartphone to a top U.S. carrier, likely Verizon Wireless.