German court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, Apple lawyers mark additional notch in belts
Sep09

German court upholds Galaxy Tab 10.1 injunction, Apple lawyers mark additional notch in belts

A judge in a Dusseldorf, Germany court upheld a previously issued Apple-requested injunction on the sale of Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 10.1 today, meaning the Samsung tablet is still barred from sale in Germany. This comes after a second injunction was issued in the same court banning the sale of Samsung’s other tablet, the Galaxy Tab 7.7. The court did not consider the actual iPad when reaching their decision, only a submission Apple filed...

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Sources: If T-Mobile’s value drops, so could AT&T merger’s “break fee”
Sep06

Sources: If T-Mobile’s value drops, so could AT&T merger’s “break fee”

Deutsche Telekom AG, T-Mobile’s parent company that is trying to sell the US division to AT&T, could miss out on the substantial fee they stand to collect if the merger is not approved, sources tell Reuters. The German telecommunications giant negotiated a $6B “break fee”—comprised of cash and other assets—that they would collect if regulators were to reject the proposed merger. But Reuters’ anonymous sources say that for that to...

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Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S II (Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile)
Aug31

Hands-on with the Samsung Galaxy S II (Sprint, AT&T, T-Mobile)

Delayed by a day due to Hurricane Irene, Samsung finally announced the release of the new Galaxy S II in the United States at the Samsung Experience in New York City. While the unveiling was a bit anticlimactic (more than 5 million units have already shipped worldwide), it was our first opportunity to take the hardware for a spin, and we were happy to oblige. We can report that the new device looks nothing like any iPhone we’ve...

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First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II (Sprint)
Aug31

First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II (Sprint)

At their product launch at the Samsung Experience here in New York City, we recently got to play with Samsung’s Galaxy S II. Released on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile here in the US, the thin, light smartphone with the giant screen has been flying off shelves from South Korea to Europe. Sprint’s version is a bit taller and thicker than its AT&T counterpart, but gains a bit of screen real estate in the process (4.52...

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First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T)
Aug31

First Look: Samsung Galaxy S II (AT&T)

After 5 million units sold in the first 85 days across the globe, American fingers have finally been graced with the presence of Samsung’s Galaxy S II. AT&T’s offering is more of a sharper-edged rectangle than Sprint’s, but it is still one of the lightest, thinnest smartphones we’ve ever seen. AT&T claims they’ve got the thinnest 4G smartphone on their hands, measuring 8.89mm at its thinnest. It...

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RIM gives BlackBerry Messenger Music soft launch in closed beta
Aug25

RIM gives BlackBerry Messenger Music soft launch in closed beta

RIM has “launched” BlackBerry Messenger Music, a social music streaming app that is integrated into their popular BlackBerry Messenger software. The software has been released in “closed beta” status, meaning that it was released to small number of users and requires an invitation to join. The service costs $4.99/month. Exclusive to BBM 6, BBM Music features “millions” of tracks and is built around sharing with BBM contacts. Each user...

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Sources: Sprint forms cabal with cable companies to buyout Clearwire
Aug19

Sources: Sprint forms cabal with cable companies to buyout Clearwire

Sprint Nextel Corp is in talks with several cable companies (including Cox Communications and Cablevision Systems) about making an investment to acquire their WiMax partner Clearwire Corp, sources told Bloomberg Business Week. A Sprint/Cable company cabal would seem to strengthen the wireless carrier’s position in the nascent 4G market, with the AT&T-T-Mobile merger looming and Sprint staring down a potential 16th consecutive...

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Steve Jobs in talks with China Mobile for TDSCDMA iPhone
Aug18

Steve Jobs in talks with China Mobile for TDSCDMA iPhone

Reuters reports that China Mobile—the world’s largest wireless carrier—has met with Apple, Inc.’s Steve Jobs on several occasions to discuss officially introducing an iPhone on their network. As China Mobile’s 3G network is based on their own TDSCDMA standard (one that Apple’s current hardware does not support), essentially a China Mobile-only iPhone may need to be developed. Apple has already done as much before with the CMDA iPhone...

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Sources: No one wants an HP Touchpad, and Best Buy wants a refund
Aug17

Sources: No one wants an HP Touchpad, and Best Buy wants a refund

Sources tell All Things D’s Arik Hesseldahl that HP’s TouchPad—it’s first WebOS tablet offering—is selling so poorly that one big box retailer is asking for a refund. Best Buy has taken delivery of 270,000 HP TouchPads, selling 25,000.  Another source said the 25,000 unit estimate might be considered“charitable.” Best Buy is reportedly so exasperated by the sluggish sales clogging up their inventory that they want HP to take the order...

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27,000 Koreans file class-action suit against Apple for consent-free location-tracking
Aug17

27,000 Koreans file class-action suit against Apple for consent-free location-tracking

More than 27,000 South Korean iPhone users have filed a class-action suit in Changwon against Apple’s South Korea division. The suit claims the users’ privacy was invaded when their location data was collected without their consent. The suit is led by attorney Kim Hyung-Suk, who won a similar lawsuit earlier this year and was awarded $1,000,000 won (~$930) in damages. Apple has already been fined 3 million won by the Korean...

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