Sprint is now supporting carrier billing on Windows 10 in the Windows Store, enabling subscribers to purchase content on any device from Microsoft's store without a credit card. Sprint is the first carrier worldwide to extend carrier billing for Windows Store.
Rumors of a Surface phone are percolating again following a report from Windows Central that Microsoft will launch a premium handset under the brand in the second half of 2016.
Verizon and VMTurbo, an application control system for software-defined data centers, are now offering enterprise customers Intelligent Cloud Control, a service the pair said will help enterprise customers migrate workloads to the a public cloud service based on their unique performance and resource requirements.
Lenovo's Motorola Mobility unit is opening up an "experimental boutique" retail store in downtown Chicago, not far from its headquarters there. The launch could give some luster to Motorola's brand and is a reminder that even though it is cutting jobs in Chicago it still is based in the Windy City. The rollout also reflects a growing trend among technology companies to open their own retail outlets in large cities.
While Microsoft is accusing Globalstar of using misleading tactics to demonstrate its proposed terrestrial low power service (TLPS) does not interfere with Wi-Fi or Bluetooth, another company is invoking Lily Tomlin's telephone operator character Ernestine to demonstrate how archaic Globalstar's proposal is for managing interference.
Microsoft reported that its phone hardware business slumped in the third quarter, which was expected since it did not introduce new devices and has slashed its phone hardware unit.
A low unemployment rate of 5.1 percent may be promising, but a number of factors such as a slowing Chinese economy and a weak European market are forcing a number of wireless companies to cut jobs.
Although the economy has rebounded somewhat since the depths of the Great Recession and companies in the wireless industry are no longer shedding jobs on a seemingly weekly basis as firms were in late 2008 and early 2009, not everything is rosy. FierceWireless has compiled a list of the five largest job cutting programs in wireless in 2015 thus far.
It's just so weird: When Apple launched the iPad Pro, a lot of people were comparing it to Microsoft's Surface. Now the industry is wondering whether Microsoft will take the Surface experience and squeeze it into something that could better compete with the iPhone.
How did the wireless industry perform in the third quarter of 2015? In this earnings summary, we list results from the wireless industry's carriers, handset makers, equipment suppliers and others.