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  • FCC delays start of 600 MHz incentive auction to early 2016

    The FCC decided to delay the start of the 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum incentive auction from mid-2015 to early 2016. The delay marks the second time in less than a year the FCC has pushed back the start date of the auction, and is an indication of the both the complexity in designing the auction and the problems stemming from a legal challenge against the auction by the National Association of Broadcasters.

Amazon takes $170M writedown on Fire phone

Amazon revealed how much it is losing on its Fire smartphone: at least $170 million to date.

América Móvil says it's not in talks with T-Mobile for a deal

América Móvil once again had to quiet speculation that it is interested in acquiring T-Mobile US. Just as the company was forced to do in the second quarter, the Mexican-based telecoms giant addressed rumors of a deal on its quarterly conference call; CEO Daniel Hajj said the company is not in talks with T-Mobile.

T-Mobile's MetroPCS jumps into tablet market with Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 for $149

Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet for $149 metropcs

T-Mobile US' MetroPCS prepaid brand is finally getting into the tablet market. The company is launching the Alcatel One Touch Pop 7 tablet for $149 (plus tax).

Microsoft sells 9.3M Lumia smartphones in Q3, takes Nokia branding off smartphones

Microsoft reported a jump in smartphone sales for the third quarter and also confirmed it will put its own brand name in place of the Nokia brand on its Lumia Windows Phone smartphones going forward.

Ericsson's Q3 sales beat expectations, but N. America is now a point of uncertainty

Ericsson reported third-quarter sales that beat analysts' expectations, but falling revenue in the North American market cast concerns over the vendor's forthcoming fourth-quarter results. North America is the company's largest region by revenue and carrier spending in the market has traditionally been a growth driver for Ericsson--but that could be starting to shift.

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