It was quite a big weekend for smartphone makers and their carriers in the courtroom, with two such tales making headlines in our weekend recap this time around. Thankfully, at least one of them is a happy ending for two hardware manufacturers who were going after each other's throats over patents -- a turn of events that we'd sure like to see more of down the road.
Although Nokia has effectively washed its hands of Windows Phone by selling its devices and services division to Microsoft, there's nothing to stop the company from proceeding with handsets powered by another kind of software -- say, for example, Google's Android. That rumor may soon become reality, and we've got all the details in our Thursday recap...
Love 'em or hate 'em, T-Mobile is shaking up the U.S. wireless market with its "Uncarrier" moves, and its larger rivals are starting to feel the heat, responding with ever-shrinking timelines for buying your next smartphone.
After being kicked out of an AT&T event at CES 2014 earlier this week, T-Mobile US CEO John Legere hit the stage to introduce Un-carrier 4.0, which offers customers on rival networks a "get out of jail free" card to join the magenta network.
T-Mobile US may find itself becoming a victim of its own success, as rival Sprint is apparently eyeballing a potential acquisition of the fourth-placed carrier only months after both companies sealed their own deals.
Where did you buy your last cell phone? If you answered Apple or Best Buy, you're certainly not alone, as a new survey revealed the two retail giants increasingly make up a big percentage of carrier sales.
Apple continues to sit on the sidelines of the mobile wallet initiative, but that isn't stopping the carriers from banding together in an effort to knock aside any momentum Google Wallet may have picked up thus far.
Was anyone else impressed by Apple's ninja-like skills with Tuesday's release of the iPad mini with Retina Display? Aside from one or two last-minute rumors the night before which were largely dismissed, everyone was focused on later in November, allowing Apple to pull yet another rabbit out if its hat. Here's hoping some of that magic will carry over into next year's new product lineup!
These days, it's not much of a surprise to see new tablets popping up out of nowhere from every manufacturer imaginable -- but not so much from the wireless carriers who sell some of them. But that's exactly what Verizon Wireless is doing this week, selling its own Android 4.2 tablet at an affordable price that puts its own 4G LTE network front and center. Because really, why should manufacturers have all the fun...?