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.
HTC unveiled its long-rumored new flagship Android smartphone, the HTC One, as it mounts a comeback based on a new user interface, a news hub for the home screen and enhanced camera and sound capabilities. AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA will be among the company's U.S. carrier partners, but Verizon Wireless is noticeably absent.
AT&T Mobility, Sprint Nextel and T-Mobile USA will launch HTC's forthcoming flagship Android smartphone, codenamed the M7, according to the blog HTC Source , as the Taiwanese smartphone maker seeks to breathe life back into its business, especially in the U.S. market.
AT&T Mobility users enjoyed the fastest LTE connections in the country, according to new data from OpenSignal, with average speeds of 13 Mbps.
The National Association of Broadcasters is backing the merger of T-Mobile USA with MetroPCS, arguing that it is indicative of a robust market for wireless spectrum and that carriers are remaking themselves to get the airwaves they need.
AT&T CEO Randall Stephenson admitted that his company didn't execute well on its proposed $39 billion dollar deal to purchase T-Mobile USA when it made a bid for the operator in 2010. "I wouldn't say it was a bad decision, but it was a decision that didn't go the way I wanted," Stephenson said. "We didn't execute well." The company ended up dropping its T-Mobile bid in late 2011 amid regulatory opposition.
More than 50 percent of U.S. smartphone owners who say they have unlimited data showed interest in plans that allow customization, speed guarantees, or sharing of data on family plans for multiple devices, according to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics.