Chinese computer maker Lenovo is reportedly preparing a bid for Canada's BlackBerry that could be made as early as this week, according to a Benzinga.com article that quotes an unnamed source. The news helped drive a spike in BlackBerry's share price.
According to a report in Forbes, Microsoft in the next few weeks will launch a smart watch that will be able to track users' heart rates and will be able to work with Windows Phone devices as well as Android and iOS devices. Importantly, the smart watch will reportedly have more than two days of battery life.
According to a handful of new reports, it appears that Google is discontinuing a plan dubbed Android Silver that would have created a line of devices that featured a pure and unaltered version of Android, with the Android brand--and not the brand of the phone's manufacturer--front and center. Instead, now it appears Google is moving forward with efforts to combine its Android operating system for smartphones with its Chrome operating system for laptops.
Verizon Wireless is expected to post substantial progress in the third quarter with 1.3 million postpaid net customer additions, according to analysts at Credit Suisse. AT&T Mobility, for its part, will report the addition of 800,000 postpaid net customers, the analysts predicted.
As part of its ongoing cost-cutting efforts, Sprint announced it has eliminated 452 jobs from its Overland Park, Kan., headquarters. This comes on top of approximately 5,000 jobs the company slashed between Jan. 1 to Sept. 30 of this year. And according to a report from the Kansas City Star, more job cuts are anticipated as part of the company's restructuring efforts.
Apple reports its quarterly financial earnings later today, and analysts expect the period to be a record one for the iPhone vendor. According to a Forbes tally of analysts, Apple's quarterly sales are generally expected to increase 7.1 percent and its earnings are expected to increase 11.9 percent, and the company is expected to report a 12 percent jump in iPhone sales to 37.8 million.
South Korean giants SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics signed a Memorandum of Understanding to start joint research on 5G network technology and service development.
The European Commission dropped its threat to launch an investigation into alleged illegal subsidies for Chinese mobile equipment manufacturers, in what will come as a relief to Huawei and ZTE--the two leading Chinese vendors operating in Europe.
Nokia Networks unveiled an industry-wide collaboration to produce a new standard covering mobile edge computing for the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
More than 100 million smart watches will be in use worldwide by 2019, with a host of premium brand launches over the next 12-18 months bringing the category into mainstream consumer consciousness.
Tele2's president and CEO dismissed a report by a Swedish newspaper accusing the company of under-handed dealing in Kazakhstan, saying the article doesn't reveal anything the company hasn't already investigated itself.
Telenor has increased its stake in Indian unit Uninor to 100 per cent from 74 per cent, following a similar move by Vodafone in April that saw the UK-based operator increase its stake in Vodafone India to 100 per cent.
Orange-owned Belgian operator Mobistar saw its mobile subscriber base grow again for the first time in eight quarters in the third quarter of 2014, and also confirmed its intention of resuming sales of fixed-line services in the final quarter of the year.
Qualcomm is touting the advantages of 4K streaming video over wireless and asserting that mobile devices will lead the way in making 4K video more widely available.
From the high seas to underground tunnels, Royal Caribbean wants to make sure people get their Wi-Fi. The cruise line partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) in New York to bring free Wi-Fi to underground subway platforms in Manhattan and Queens.
The short-seller activist investor who declared war on Globalstar is not backing down, releasing yet another scathing report against the company. In its latest salvo, hedge fund Kerrisdale Capital released a report saying it conducted tests using an independent firm, Allion Engineering Services--the same firm that Comcast uses to test its Wi-Fi--and found the test results that Globalstar filed with the FCC in June 2013 "do not reflect real-world tests."
Nokia Networks is collaborating with other equipment vendors and operators to create a new European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Industry Specification Group (ISG) for mobile edge computing (MEC).
The connected car may be getting smarter at a lower cost thanks to R&D coming out of Japan's Fujitsu Laboratories that could help cars better detect objects and people around them.
WASHINGTON--The FCC voted 5-0 to launch an inquiry into how best to deploy next-generation wireless services at spectrum frequencies above 24 GHz. Such spectrum is being eyed as a key element of still-undefined "5G" networks.
The wireless industry earned a major supporter in its net neutrality battle with the FCC as OnStar owner General Motors issued a strong appeal for looser open Internet rules for wireless operators.