Posts tagged with Carriers

Will Tizen give Android a run for its money?

Ask folks about mobile operating systems and most will probably tell you that it's a two-horse race: Apple's iOS versus Google's Android.

The mobile OS landscape isn't this way because other companies haven't tried.

Microsoft has done some interesting things with Windows Phone, and Palm's webOS looked pretty darn promising when it launched.

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Consumers may not care about 4G LTE, but it's good news for publishers and retailers

When it comes to technology, the answer to the question "How fast do you want to go?" is often "How fast can we go?" From processors to internet connections, so long as the price is right, faster is generally better as far as consumers are concerned.

So it's somewhat surprising that a survey of 3,000 consumers in the U.S. conducted by investment firm Piper Jaffray found tepid demand for next-generation 4G LTE network technology.

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Verizon courts Microsoft, but will it snub Android?

While it may take a quarter or two to figure out just how well Nokia and AT&T's launch of the Lumia 900 did or didn't go, the device which both companies have bet big on has brought the kind of attention to Windows Phone that Microsoft was certainly hoping for.

That apparently has AT&T's biggest rival, Verizon, taking note.

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Best Buy is Apple's best iPhone friend

When Apple unveils a new product, its most loyal and eager customers frequently line up outside of its stores in the hopes that they'll be one of the first to get their hands on it.

But as important as the Apple Store is to Apple, when it comes to the iPhone, Best Buy is an increasingly important partner.

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Is SMS dead? Industry says 'no'

It's easy to forget about SMS these days. After all, the rise of the smartphone has seemingly made SMS text messaging a thing of the past for many mobile phone users.

But is that really the case? Are smartphones marginalizing SMS to the point where it might be called effectively dead?

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Nexus One draws attention to Google's customer service shortcomings

The Nexus One has generated a lot of buzz over the past week for a number of good reasons. Google's foray into the competitive smartphone market is arguably one of the company's boldest yet.

Google may deliver success with the Nexus One but its direct-to-consumer sales model, which some claim could disrupt mobile carriers, is also drawing attention to Google's customer service limitations.

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