DEALS: Samsung's WiMAX deal


Samsung inked another deal with Sprint for a WiMAX rollout.


DEALS

WHO

WITH

WHAT

SCOOP

Alltel

SpinVox

Alltel will offer SpinVox's voice-to-text service.

SpinVox also reportedly has a deal with a bigger carrier in the U.S., which it will announce later this year.

Sprint

Samsung

Samsung has inked a deal with Sprint to lead the carrier's WiMAX network launch in NY.

Samsung is also set to lead the build-out of the WiMAX networks in Washington, DC; Baltimore; Philadelphia; Providence and Boston.

Nokia

Microsoft

Nokia announced plans to begin preloading Microsoft's applications onto its handsets in 11 countries.

While Nokia's phones have been able to download Microsoft applications previously, this initiative will allow the applications to sync up with the handsets' features more seamlessly.

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