Archive for October 22nd, 2008

Strong iPhone 3G Sales Both Boost and Hurt AT&T (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – Telecommunications giant AT&T reported its earnings rose 5.5 percent during the third quarter, but profits fell short of analyst predictions. Ironically, the chief cause of both the rise in revenues and the disappointing profits was the same: The company’s strong sales of Apple’s iPhone 3G.

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AT&T reports boost from iPhone, but at a cost (Reuters)

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Reuters – Apple Inc’s iPhone is giving its sole U.S. carrier AT&T Inc a big boost in subscribers and buffering the impact of slower landline sales, but the success is coming at a cost that many AT&T investors do not like.

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Nokia hopes free technology will boost smartphones (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia hopes giving away the Symbian technology used in its high-end mobile phones will encourage Internet developers to build innovative applications on the platform, helping it win back market share.

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Quebecor to spend up to C$1 bln on wireless network (Reuters)

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Reuters – Canadian media and publishing group Quebecor Inc confirmed on Wednesday it will spend as much as C$1 billion ($800 million) over four years to roll out a wireless network to compete against the country’s Big Three mobile phone companies.

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AT&T reports boost from iPhone, but at a cost (Reuters)

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Reuters – AT&T said Apple Inc’s iPhone would hurt full-year profit margins by more than expected, although it helped the top U.S. phone company grow revenue and mobile subscribers in the third quarter.

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Google's mobile phone goes on sale today for $179 (AP)

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AP – Google is jumping into the mobile phone business with its new G1 phone. The G1 is available starting today for $179 with a two-year contract from T-Mobile.

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AT&T reports rise in revenue, wireless subscribers (Reuters)

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Reuters – Top U.S. phone company AT&T reported a rise in third-quarter revenue and mobile phone subscribers despite a weaker U.S. economy, helped by the popularity of Apple Inc’s new iPhone.

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Jury: Boeing must pay at least $370M to ICO (AP)

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AP – A jury has ordered Boeing Co.’s satellite division to pay at least $370 million for breaching a contract to build and launch satellites for a communications company headed by cellular phone pioneer Craig McCaw.

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The Music, Multimedia, and Gaming Smartphone Nokia N85

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If you are one of those people who is longing for the fabulous old N-Gage games, but is avoiding the N-Gage device, the new Nokia N-series smartphones may have something for you. The Nokia N85, for instance, lets you play new N-Gage games. It can also replace your iPod as an MP3 player, or you […]

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Funambol email and backup service for mobile phones

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Too often, vital contact and other information stored on a mobile phone is lost when the phone is lost or upgraded to a new one. Too often, important email messages are late because the receiver didn not get a notification in time. Funambol is a free, ad-supported service that lets you back up your contacts […]

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