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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

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A T-Mobile-Sprint merger? Not so fast, say U.S. regulators

Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son and Sprint CEO Dan Hesse met with the U.S. Justice Department earlier this month to discuss a possible merger between Softbank-owned Sprint and T-Mobile, according to a report by the Wall Street Journal. However, the Justice Department officials were skeptical about a possible merger between America’s third- and fourth-largest wireless carriers. One of… Read More

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Samsung pulls further ahead of Apple as smartphone shipments top 1 billion worldwide

Smartphone makers sold 1 billion handsets worldwide last year, according to a report by IDC this morning. And nobody has more reason to be happy than Samsung. The South Korean electronics company sold 313.9 million smartphones last year, up 42.9 percent over 2012. Last quarter, the company sold 82 million smartphones, continuing to widen its overall… Read More

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Mobile stats: Android leads in US with 50.6% market share, iOS slips

Google’s Android mobile operating system continues to dominate market share around the world according to Kantar’s Q4 2013 numbers. Android saw year-over-year growth across 12 major global markets and accounted for 50.6 percent of smartphone sales in the U.S. from October to December of last year, finishing ahead of iOS (43.9 percent) and Windows Phone (4.3 percent)…. Read More

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Nokia Lumia sales slip to 8.2 million units in Q4

Sales of Nokia Lumia Windows Phone devices slipped to 8.2 million units in the fourth quarter, the company said this morning while discussing its quarterly financial results. That was up from 4.4 million units in the same quarter a year ago, but down from 8.8 million in the third quarter — defying the traditional phenomenon of… Read More