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Google to launch gPhone in September

Google is reportedly closing in on the worldwide launch of its much-rumored branded handset, the so-called gPhone. According to Business Standard, the search giant is currently in discussions with

Verizon introduces Motorola's MOTO Q music 9m

Verizon Wireless introduced Motorola's MOTO Q music 9m, the successor to the manufacturer's Motorola Q. Available exclusively via Verizon Wireless, the MOTO Q music 9m interface boasts an optimized

Open access spectrum requires a new network?

Incumbent carriers might be less inclined to bid on the C Block--which has some "open access" provisions on it--in the upcoming 700 MHz auction than previously thought: A report from

Qualcomm paid lobbyist $740K for ITC issues

Qualcomm paid a lobbyist $740,000 during the first half of 2007 to lobby the federal government on patent reform legislation and Broadcom's infringement case before the ITC. The lobbyist, William

Two executives depart from Alcatel-Lucent

Alcatel-Lucent's chief administrative officer and the president of science, technology and strategy have both announced that they will step down. Frank D'Amelio, the CAO will take the CFO job at

Report: Virgin Mobile best prepaid customer service

According to a report from J.D. Powers & Associates, Virgin Mobile USA has the best overall customer satisfaction among prepaid mobile phone service providers. This marks the second year that

Sprint's newest SMS rate: 20 cents

Sprint Nextel is pushing ever closer to the price of a regular postage stamp when it comes to text messages: The carrier will charge 20 cents per SMS starting October 1. Unlike the last time the

ALSO NOTED: Verizon gets Q9m; Sprint paid $120K to lobby FCC; and much more...

> Verizon gets the Q9m as expected. Article > Verizon again delays Vodafone dividend.

Carrier metrics: Churn, ARPU and net adds

Below we have put together three charts detailing some key metrics from the top five carriers in the U.S.: Alltel, AT&T, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless. (That was alphabetical

Report: Motorola's Q9m coming to VZW Wednesday

According to a report from the rumor site The Boy Genius Report, Motorola's Q9m will launch for Verizon Wireless subscribers on August 22 and cost between $349.99 and $469.99 depending on