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TheStreet.com reports that Nokia and Verizon are setting aside their differences and have come together to create a touchscreen device for the upcoming 4G Long Term Evolution (LTE) network. While AT&T and Apple may enjoy success today with the iPhone, the two companies are looking towards the future and are determined to lead the next generation of wireless technology by putting their talents together. People familiar with the companies say the partnership is likely to be exclusive. Although a Nokia spokesperson denied that the company had entered into an exclusive deal with Verizon, he didn’t deny that the companies were working together. If these reports are true, the pact between the companies... Read more...
A study detailed in Nature exposes the local nature of humans: we like to hang around our homes. But that's not what caught our interest. It's the way the study was conducted.Researchers used cell phone towers to track individuals' locations whenever they made or received phone calls and text messages over six months. In a second set of records, researchers took another 206 cell phones that had tracking devices in them and got records for their locations every two hours over a week's time period.The study was based on cell phone records from a private company, whose name also was not disclosed.Study co-author Cesar Hidalgo, a physics researcher at Northeastern, said he and his colleagues didn't... Read more...
Verizon Wireless started a price war on Tuesday by announcing a $99.99 unlimited calling plan across the United States. The ink barely had time to dry on the press release before AT&T matched the offer.Verizon Wireless introduced an unlimited calling plan for $99.99 a month on Tuesday, a move that was quickly matched by AT&T Mobility and T-Mobile USA and weighed down stock prices for all U.S. mobile carriers.Verizon Wireless was apparently the first major carrier to make an "unlimited" plan available nationwide with no domestic roaming or long-distance fees. Its announcement was all but five hours old when AT&T announced its own unlimited plan.Three hours later, T-Mobile followed... Read more...
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