Sprint Nextel will not sell the BlackBerry Z10, the company's flagship, touchscreen BlackBerry 10 smartphone, a move that makes Sprint the only Tier 1 U.S. carrier that will not carry the device. Sprint has committed to selling the BlackBerry Q10, which runs BB10 and has a Qwerty keyboard.
AT&T said it recorded more than 2.7 billion connections to its Wi-Fi network last year.
AT&T Mobility and Sony Mobile are upgrading the manufacturer's Xperia TL smartphone to run Google's Android 4.1.2, a.k.a. Jelly Bean. The software update is available for download via PC and Mac here.
BARCELONA, Spain--M2M modem maker Sierra Wireless said it no longer is selling 2G modems in the U.S. market for long-term M2M applications. The company said that since major U.S. wireless carriers like AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless are planning to turn off their 2G networks sometime in the next 10 years, most M2M companies planning long-term deployments are opting for LTE network connections to ensure those connections will continue to work in the next decade.
BARCELONA, Spain--Microsoft feels like it is getting enough financial and marketing support from its key operator partners for Windows Phone 8 and is working to build on those relationships to drive more sales, according to a Microsoft executive.
BARCELONA, Spain--AT&T Mobility recently added Wi-Fi support to its "Enhanced Push-to-Talk (PTT)" service, allowing users to conduct PTT conversations on hotspots, and the carrier also released APIs for the service that will allow customers to add PTT functions to their applications. The efforts are part of the second phase of AT&T's PTT rollout, said M. Mobeen Khan, executive director of Advanced Mobility Solutions for AT&T Business Solutions.
General Motors will replace Verizon Wireless' service with AT&T Mobility's service in its OnStar offering beginning in 2014. The news represents a blow to Verizon, which has powered OnStar's service since it launched in the 1990s.
Verizon Wireless will provide LTE connectivity for a version of Google's new high-end Chromebook Pixel laptop, which runs Google's Chrome operating system. For Verizon, the support of the Chromebook represents another avenue to get ancillary revenue from mobile devices other than smartphones and tablets.
Isis will revamp its mobile wallet user interface in collaboration with a new software partner and plans to expand its contactless payment platform to Apple's iOS, NFC Times reports.
Sprint Nextel CEO Dan Hesse is looking past the company's planned $2.2 billion acquisition of Clearwire as he seeks to catch up to larger rivals Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.