Archive for November 3rd, 2009

Costs May Outweigh iPhone Sales for China Unicom (NewsFactor)

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NewsFactor – China Unicom’s agreement to offer the Apple iPhone 3GS may take a bite out of the Beijing company’s bottom line. The wireless carrier’s costs for marketing and subsidies may outweigh sales of iPhones and subscriptions.

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AT&T sues Verizon Wireless over 3G ads (Reuters)

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Reuters – AT&T Inc is suing Verizon Wireless in an effort to stop its bigger mobile rival from using “misleading” coverage maps in advertisements that AT&T says are causing it to lose “incalculable market share.”

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Chinese Supplier: We’ve Got iPhone 4G Parts, Pictures (PC World)

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PC World – A Chinese company whose parts appear in the iPhone 3GS is supposedly selling midboards for a next-generation iPhone, and claims to have pictures of the entire 4G unit.

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Verizon’s ‘Map for That’ Ads Prompt AT&T Suit (PC Magazine)

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PC Magazine – Want to get under AT&T’s skin? Make fun of its 3G coverage. The wireless provider on Tuesday filed suit against Verizon Wireless for what AT&T considers to be false and misleading advertisements.

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Sony Ericsson unveils first Android phone (Reuters)

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Reuters – Sony Ericsson unveiled its flagship X10 mobile phone on Tuesday, its first to run on Google Inc’s Android operating system, hoping the device will help reverse its loss of market share.

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China 3G stirs up mobile Internet frenzy (Reuters)

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Reuters – China’s recent roll out of 3G mobile services is creating a land grab among its Internet firms, old and new alike, salivating over a mobile Internet market the size of the U.S. and Europe combined.

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Best Buy to Deliver Streaming Movies via CinemaNow (PC Magazine)

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PC Magazine – Best Buy is teaming up with Sonic Solutions to provide customers on-demand access to streaming movies and TV shows. Best Buy will embed Sonic’s Roxio CinemaNow technology on a number of devices, like web-connected TVs, portable media players, PCs, set-top boxes, and mobile phones.

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Life In Kenya Sparked ‘Phone Banking’ Firm (Investor’s Business Daily)

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Investor’s Business Daily – Mobile phone banking presents a “mega market opportunity,” says Carol Realini, CEO of Redwood City, Calif.-based Obopay.

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