| Oct 10, 2011
| 4:34 PM
Here's your misfit-toys Monday roundup of consumer news from around the Web: -- Give Netflix points for knowing it was wrong. The company says it will drop plans to split its mail-order DVD and Internet-streaming services. The change is an......
| Oct 7, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Apple's iPhone 4S was made available for pre-order from AT&T, Sprint and Verizon on Friday morning. The online reservation of arguably the most anticipated smartphone of the year caps what has been a whirlwind week for Apple Inc., the world's most...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Joining the growing parade of class-action lawsuits against cellphone software company Carrier IQ Inc., suits have been filed by a group of five California plaintiffs alleging that the Mountain View, Calif., company and affiliated wireless carriers and...
| Dec 16, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Two weeks after the Carrier IQ dust storm, in which an unknown California company was found to have data collections software embedded on tens of millions of smartphones, one of the company's main allies is taking a step back....
| Nov 13, 2010
If today's fastest smart phones deliver e-mails and Web pages with the speed of a thoroughbred racehorse, then the next generation of phones — now rolling onto the runway —- may feel like jet planes.
Powered by souped-up 4G networks (that's...
| Mar 21, 2011
| 4:35 AM
AT&T Inc plans to pay $39 billion for Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA to create a new U.S. mobile market leader, but the pricey purchase is likely to attract intense antitrust scrutiny over potentially higher customer bills.
The deal gives AT&T, the...
| Mar 20, 2011
| 4:01 PM
NEW YORK -- AT&T Inc struck a $39 billion deal to buy Deutsche Telekom AG's T-Mobile USA, to create a new U.S. mobile market leader and bolster its constrained network against a near insatiable appetite for videos and data from Apple iPhone and iPad...
| Apr 6, 2011
| 4:02 AM
Sprint customers may soon be able to use their cell phone like a credit card. Sprint Nextel is working on a new technology to make that possible in late 2011. The company says they want to be its competitors ATT, T-Mobile and Verizon with the new...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 11:30 AM
SEATTLE -- A new report says Apple Inc. is getting ready to manufacture an iPhone model that works on the cellular network operated by Verizon Wireless, though it doesn't necessarily mean it's coming to that carrier any time soon.
It has long been...
| Jan 11, 2011
| 6:16 AM
Verizon Wireless would seem to be a big winner after its expected announcement Tuesday that it will start selling the iPhone and break Apple Inc.'s monogamous relationship with AT&T Inc. in the U.S.
But for several reasons, the iPhone's arrival to...
| Feb 11, 2011
| 11:23 AM
The free HeyTell app delivers push-to-talk features to the iPhone and Android smart phones, mimicking Sprint Nextel services and products.
Instead of dialing, texting or e-mailing, just tap the Hold and Speak button to make a walkie-talkie-like phone...