Mobile startup Cyanogen, which aims to cut into Google's control over the Android platform by offering a modified version of the software, raised $80 million in fresh funding.
T-Mobile US' new rate plans and offerings for businesses are likely going to have more success in the small and medium-sized business (SMB) market than with major corporations, where Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility are strongest, according to financial analysts.
NEW YORK--T-Mobile US launched new plans aimed at business customers with a simplified rate structure that the company says will let it take away business from Verizon Wireless and AT&T Mobility.
A MVNO called Total Wireless is launching exclusively through Walmart, and it is likely partnering with Verizon Wireless, though the company did not confirm it is a Verizon MVNO. What sets Total Wireless apart from some of its MVNO brethren is that it will let customers purchase data that doesn't expire after a month.
Mobile startup Cyanogen, which is seeking to chip away at Google's control over Android by offering a modified version of the software, is close to getting a new $110 million round of financing, according to a Bloomberg report. However, the report, which cited unnamed sources familiar with the matter, said that Microsoft declined to invest in Cyanogen.
The next versions of Apple's iPhones will include an LTE modem chipset from Intel, according to a VentureBeat report, a move that would give a major boost to Intel's wireless ambitions and hit Intel rival Qualcomm.
Apple is still riding high from its record-breaking 74.5 million iPhone shipments in its most recent quarter, but the rumor mill about the next iteration of the iPhone is already starting to kick into gear. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, which cited unnamed sources in Apple's supply chain, the company plans to add sensors to its next iPhone that would detect how hard a user is pressing on the screen.
T-Mobile US sent out invitations to its latest "uncarrier" event and there are indications that the company is aiming its sights on the lucrative business market, which has long been dominated in the U.S. by AT&T Mobility and Verizon Wireless.
Apple is expected to announce more details about the Apple Watch, its first wearable device, at a media event later today. While the company has detailed some basic information about the watch, it has not given a full range of prices or a detailed explanation of the device's battery life. Moreover, Apple's task will be to convince a skeptical public that they need a smart watch in the first place.
BARCELONA, Spain--Google's Sundar Pichai confirmed that the search giant will launch an MVNO in the U.S. on a limited basis in "the coming months" to spur innovation in the wireless market. Although Pichai did not indicate which carrier or carriers Google will work with, several reports last month indicated that the partners are Sprint and T-Mobile US.