Jobs has assembled a massive machine that shows little signs of slowing down. The Cupertino, Calif., company's product pipeline appears to be intact for the next several years, analysts say. In addition, Apple has a strong management team to guide those devices to market.
"Executives change, everything else stays the same," Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley said in a research note.
AT&T is facing additional questioning from the Federal Communications Commission after a document surfaced noting that the company had considered paying less than one-tenth of its T-Mobile USA acquisition price to expand its high-speed service across the U.S.
Earlier this month, a document from AT&T lawyers sent to the FCC was posted on the commission's Web site. That letter contained details about AT&T's plans to expand its HSPA+ and LTE rollout and included information that wasn't supposed to be viewable by the general public. However, when the letter was posted, … Read more
Hit by weakening sales, Research In Motion plans to add Android support to next year's lineup of new BlackBerry smartphones, Bloomberg reported yesterday.
Citing information from "three people familiar with the plan," Bloomberg said that the new Android-compatible phones will run the company's QNX software and debut in early 2012. A story earlier this month from the blog Boy Genius Report said that RIM will launch its first QNX-powered BlackBerry, code-named Colt, during the first quarter of 2012.
The move toward Android support is designed to enhance the appeal of BlackBerrys and shake up sales, which have taken a dive due to tight competition from the iPhone and Android devices.
Nokia is offering up two new mobile phones designed for people in emerging markets.
The Nokia 101 is the more powerful option among the devices, offering dual-SIM functionality. With that, users can decide which SIM card to access when placing a call or sending a text message. According to Nokia, the device also allows users to store up to five SIM card settings for access later on.
Aside from that, the Nokia 101 comes with very basic features, including FM radio, MP3 player support, and a loudspeaker. The device itself comes in a red or black design and offers a … Read more
Research In Motion is hoping to bolster the popularity of its BlackBerry Messenger service with the launch of a music-sharing service as companies focus more attention on social networking.
The maker of BlackBerry smartphones announced late this evening the launch of BBM Music, a cloud-based service intended to allow users to create an ever-evolving library of music that can be shared with other BBM Music users. The service will offer millions of songs from the catalogs of Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment, Warner Music Group, and EMI. (CNET first reported that RIM was in talks with the major labels … Read more
Lenovo is expected to announce an Ultrabook and a 7-inch Android tablet in the coming weeks, CNET has learned.
The IdeaPad U300s would be Lenovo's first portable tagged as an Ultrabook--a category of sub-0.8-inch-thick laptops that has many of the hallmarks of Apple's MacBook Air. That is, weighing typically 3 pounds or less, constructed from special materials like aluminum or carbon fiber, powered by Intel Sandy Bridge processors, and priced--at least some models--below $1,000.
"The Ultrabook, like the tablet, is a legitimate member of the high-mobility class of devices," said Roger Kay, the principal analyst at Endpoint Technologies. The initial iteration of the Ultrabook is expected to hew to the traditional clamshell laptop design. "So, it's a very portable device that comes in a very useful form factor," Kay said.
OAKLAND, Calif.--Bay Area Rapid Transit should only interfere with public communications in extreme emergencies, a director for the agency said in a special meeting called here today to discuss its cutting off of cell phone service to block an anti-police violence protest a few weeks ago.
"The First Amendment and the right to have a communications channel are what people are looking for because it's part of this democratic society we live in...We can't sit back like Big Brother and say we don't like the message," said Lynette Sweet, a member of the … Read more
Citing "a contact within T-Mobile," Apple tracking blog MacTrast says the U.S. carrier will be getting a version of the iPhone 5 that will run on the company's 3G network sometime in "early to mid-October."
The move would be especially notable given that AT&T plans to buy T-Mobile USA off Deutsche Telekom as part of a $39 billion deal announced in late March. While … Read more
Android continues to up its lead over Apple's iOS, according to the latest Mobile Mix report from ad network Millennial Media.
Google's OS captured 61 percent of all ad impressions on the mobile ad network in July, a healthy gain from 54 percent the prior month. On the flip side, Apple's iOS lost some share last month, dropping to 21 percent of all impressions from 26 percent in June. Android has held onto its leading spot for the past eight months since overtaking iOS this past January.
That left Research in Motion's BlackBerry with 14 percent … Read more
The enthusiasm over Sprint Nextel possibly getting the iPhone is overblown.
News that Sprint may finally get the iPhone garnered universal praise yesterday, from a pop in Sprint's stock to longtime subscribers cheering at the prospect of finally owning Apple's smash-hit handset. Today, a few analysts have already begun to hit the brakes, noting the potential headaches that may come with the iPhone.
"Sprint iPhone? Be careful what you wish for," William Power, an analyst at Robert W. Baird, said in a research note today.
Sprint will have to deal with higher subsidy costs for the … Read more