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Handsets a go-go

All four of the major U.S. carriers introduced new handsets last week: Sprint launched the HTC Touch, AT&T debuted the BlackBerry Curve with GPS, Verizon Wireless premiered Samsung's Juke and

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Sprint's interim CEO: We've lost focus

Sprint Nextel interim CEO Paul Saleh admitted that the company has lost focus but isn't about to scale back its WiMAX plans--at least as it relates to rolling out

AT&T's HSUPA launches with Sierra data card

AT&T is now offering the Sierra Wireless AirCard 881 for AT&T data subscribers looking to take advantage of its new HSUPA network: average upload speeds for the users will be between 500 Kbps

Will QChat Save Sprint?

Will QChat Save Sprint? It's common knowledge that Sprint has struggled to overcome many technical and operational challenges associated with its $35 billion merger with Nextel. Having two wireless networks using disparate technologies--Nextel with iDEN and Sprint with CDMA--has proven to be a big headache. While Sprint has always said it will phase out Nextel's iDEN network and migrate the firm's Direct Connect users to its CDMA network, the company is finally gearing up for that transition. At

SPOTLIGHT: Sprint interim CEO: Rumors are untrue

Sprint's interim CEO Paul Saleh aimed to silence rumors in a recent interview: the carrier is not planning to move its headquarters from Reston back to Overland Park, Kansas. Sprint is not planning to cancel its WiMAX plans or sell its network, he said. Article

Verizon Wireless' new smartphone; Sprint QChat

It's already been a busy week for handset launches. Now, Verizon Wireless is launching a couple of

M-Commerce gets real

Since the CTIA Wireless 2007 conference last March, the mobile financial services sector has come of age. Verizon Wireless teamed with peer-to-peer mobile payments company Obopay to launch a mobile payment offering and most of the major banks in the U.S. have launched mobile services whether carrier-specific or agnostic. This year the MFS sector will continue to speculate about the market opportunities that lie ahead, but it will finally be able to point to hard data from real commercial launches. Pragnesh Shah, CEO of Mobilian and former vice president of product innovation at Sprint

Clearwire officially launches PC card, $60 too high?

Clearwire announced the official launch of its first PC card.

Open handsets and a few dark horses

With the 700 MHz auction scheduled to start in January, expect the show to be buzzing with speculation over how the FCC's "open access" rules will affect handsets. The winning bidder of the "open access" C Block spectrum slice will have to allow "any device" onto its network, per FCC's auction rules. So what does this mean for handset makers' relationships with carriers? Will this rule spark a flurry of handsets by niche players? While "open access" will figure prominently into the discussion, handset makers hope their latest offerings will somehow