Tier 2 U.S. carriers said they are uncommitted as of now to Research In Motion's BlackBerry 10 platform.
Tier 2 operator U.S. Cellular is pulling out all the stops in an attempt to lure more customers to its service. The carrier said it will give new customers a prepaid debit card loaded with $300 if they switch two lines of service from their current carrier to U.S. Cellular and activate a smartphone.
Nokia Siemens Networks reported a record operating margin and surging sales and operating profit in the fourth quarter as its strategy of cutting jobs and units not related to mobile broadband begins to pay off.
U.S. Cellular is partnering with Boku to enable its postpaid subscribers to purchase online goods via mobile phone then charge the transaction to their monthly wireless service bill.
LAS VEGAS--Microsoft thinks it's very important to bring its Windows Phone 8 platform to tier 1 U.S. carriers, a strategy that helped Google's Android platform gain significant market share, according to a Windows Phone executive.
U.S. Cellular will begin upgrading Samsung Electronics' flagship Galaxy S III smartphone to Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean, on Dec. 21.
U.S. Cellular has started testing Voice over LTE technology but has not yet said when it will launch the service.
U.S. Cellular said it will sell some of its major Midwestern markets and spectrum to Sprint Nextel for $480 million as it seeks to streamline its operations. The Tier 2 carrier made the announcement in conjunction with its third-quarter earnings, in which it reported a modest gain in subscribers.
Samsung Electronics confirmed it will update all Galaxy S III smartphones across the U.S. to run Google's Android 4.1, a.k.a. Jelly Bean.
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