Apple is contemplating charging $100 extra for the iPhone 6, according to a financial analyst.
The Amazon smartphone rumor mill is churning once again, with the Wall Street Journal reporting that the online retailer will release a smartphone in the second half of 2014.
Comcast is contemplating launching its own wireless service that would largely rely on Wi-Fi, according to a report from The Information. That would be a sharp reversal for Comcast less than two years after it finalized a $3.9 billion deal to sell to Verizon Wireless wireless spectrum it controlled along with other cable companies.
Google is weighing the possibility of launching its own wireless service in markets where it offers its Google Fiber high-speed Internet service, according to a report in The Information.
Rumors that Apple will be producing larger-screened iPhones keep cropping up, with unnamed sources at Apple suppliers telling Reuters they will begin mass producing displays as early as May for the next iPhone, expected to be launched this fall and called the iPhone 6. According to the report, one model will have a 4.7-inch screen likely to be produced first, while a 5.5-inch model could be delayed.
AT&T's announcement Monday that it will repurchase 300 million shares, or about 6 percent of its outstanding stock, could further cool speculation that the carrier is interested in making a bid for Vodafone.
Google will drop its Google Voice service and move most of its functionality into its Hangouts apps for both Android and iOS, according to a 9to5Google report, which did not cite its sources.
Vodafone's $10 billion deal to buy Spanish cable operator Ono could complicate any plans AT&T may have for acquiring Vodafone, according to financial analysts.
Microsoft will waive license fees for its Windows Phone software for two Indian handset vendors, Karbonn and Lava, according to a Times of India report. The report, which cited unnamed sources, made clear that Microsoft was pursuing the move to bolster its market share in the fast-growing Indian market.
Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference is still around three months away, but already rumors are leaking out about what the next version of iOS will include. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the new software version will include an array of enhancements and improvements to Apple Maps, the company's native mapping service.