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T-Mobile sees 15-fold increase for BlackBerry trade-ins after special offer

BlackBerry CEO John Chen started a fight it seems like he couldn’t finish when he attacked T-Mobile for marketing the new iPhone to BlackBerry users. After Chen called a marketing email T-Mobile sent to BlackBerry users “ill-conceived,” T-Mobile announced that it would offer BlackBerry users a $200 trade-in credit for their old handset to put toward… Read More

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Wireless performance study: Verizon tops the charts, T-Mobile languishes

Planning a cross-country road trip? Verizon’s the best bet for cell phone service. According to new research into wireless network performance released by RootMetrics, Verizon has the best overall service, though AT&T is nipping at its heels. The Seattle-based wireless metrics company tested performance by all four major carriers in every state, driving almost 218,000 miles and… Read More

HTC unveiled a new mid-range phone at Mobile World Congress called the Desire 816.

HTC: Volunteer your phone to cure cancer while you sleep

HTC says if 1 million of its smartphones owners donated their unused processing power, it would be equal to one of the world’s top supercomputers. The HTC Power to Give initiative was announced today at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona to let smartphone owners hand over their phone’s unspent processing power to assist in fighting… Read More

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Nintendo and HTC score a win against patent trolls

Nintendo and HTC have both landed a win against patent trolls, thanks to a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission. The two companies were included in a massive ruling by the commission, which held that complaints of patent infringement from a trio of patent trolls over a patent for a “High performance microprocessor having… Read More

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Speedy delivery! Verizon customers in Seattle can now get phones the same day they order them

Waiting for a new gadget you purchased online can be a frustrating experience. But a bit of thumb-twiddling is usually the price to pay for online selection. For Verizon customers in Seattle, that wait has just gotten shorter. The wireless company announced today that customers in 10 cities, including Boston, Baltimore, Chicago, Los Angeles and… Read More

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Sprint posts $1B quarterly loss, but surprises Wall Street with customer additions

T-Mobile isn’t the only carrier adding customers. Surprisingly, Sprint too just laid down positive results, adding 58,000 new subscribers during the fourth quarter. Analysts had expected a loss of about 83,000 subscribers, according to Reuters. In total, the company, which sold an 80 percent stake to Softbank last year, had 53.9 million platform subscribers, its highest total… Read More

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T-Mobile wins injunction against AT&T unit over magenta trademark

A federal judge has ruled in favor of T-Mobile, ordering a preliminary injunction against AT&T’s Aio Wireless that bars the subsidiary from using a color that’s similar to T-Mobile’s trademarked magenta. In a ruling last month, federal judge Lee Rosenthal wrote that Aio’s use of a plum color in advertisements and marketing materials was “confusingly similar”… Read More