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Blackberry Torch 9800 Analysis

 The launch of RIM's latest phone the Torch 9800 certainly wasn't a secret and although I haven't had time to test the device as of yet, I am impressed with much of what the Canadian company has packed into its...

Cbeyond, Backhaul and 4G RAN News

It's been a busy morning with meetings and I literally have 100 items I want to write about and wish I had more time. Its really days like this with the influx of really interesting news that I love my...

Book ITEXPO Now to Save Hundreds

Today is the last day to save hundreds or thousands on registration We have been seeing an incredible stream of registrations for ITEXPO and related events and as is always the case, my team has done its absolute best to...

4G Blackberry by December?

Rumors are beginning to surface regarding a new RIM device code named Triton which will theoretically scream on a 4G network which will help when uploading photos from its 5 megapixel camera. Expect the phone around the holidays or a...

Skype Upgrade Supercharges iPhone 4

For all the benefits Skype has given users of PCs and MACs, on an iPhone the app was inferior on so many levels. Bluetooth connectivity was nonexistent and multitasking was not allowed on the app - the OS didn't support...

They Should call it Cursed Phone 4

I have written repeatedly about how Apple is in an amazing position and how competing with the company is becoming very difficult. The company's desktops and laptops are getting a massive lift from the buzz surrounding the iPod, iPhone and...

AT&T Churn Rate Insanely Low

Gary Kim does a great job explaining in an articlethat Customers will put up with a a lot of imperfection in service quality as evidenced by the 1% churn rate of AT&T versus the industry average of 3%. One wonders...

Consumer Reports Says Steer Clear of iPhone 4

Consumer Reports has tested the iPhone 4 in its lab and has duplicated the antenna problem so many are having. The problem has to do with signal quality degrading to the point of calls being dropped by the iPhone. The...

Apple, iPhone, AT&T and Cloud Computing in Latest TMC Videos

I am looking forward to shooting over 80 videos this week in San Jose. In the mean time here are a few of the most recent videos I was involved with in the TMC Newsroom this past week. The first...

Is Apple Repeating its Mistake from the Eighties?

5 Minutes With Motorola Droid X show the wonders of the Android ecosystem I spent five minutes with a Motorola Droid X because the editor who has it here at TMC HQ literally will not let it out of her...

The Need for Wireless Broadband Speed on Amtrak

Having been an early adopter of 2G, 1X, EVDO, 3G, etc I can tell you the speed of wireless access on the train between Washington DC and New York and back seems worse than at any point in recent memory....

Vantrix CMO Gives Thoughts on Wireless Data Caps

I have mentioned before that even if you feel your data usage will never exceed 2GB, you are likely underestimating your broadband needs of the next few years. This is without a doubt the case as you start to stream...

AT&T's new Data Plans Good for Wireless Investment?

As Gary Kim points out, AT&T will soon be revamping its data rates and plans for iPad users. Currently the plan is $30 for an unlimited amount of data per month. Going forwards, DataPlus will provide 200 MB of data...

Should CenturyLink be Focusing on Wireless, not Copper?

Is it possible to take a group of wireline carriers, roll them up and cost cut your way to greater and everlasting profits? I present to you two opposing viewpoints on the merger between CenturyLink (formerly CenturyTel) and Qwest. One...

Apple: Which is Worse, Flash or Poor Voice Service?

 People who think the iPhone is a great device but terrible phone are common - in fact just about everyone I know who has an iPhone tells me the call quality and dropped calls are a major problem. Now there...

LIGHTWAVE One Optical Event New to ITEXPO in LA This Fall

It is no secret that I have been hearing great things about the future of the optical market. Check out this post for optimistic interviews regarding the space with Hunter Newby of Allied Fiber and Jim Theodoras of Adva Optical...

Rich's iPad is Very Cold

Wow - it took a while but the iPad 3G the team ordered for me is slowly making it to Connecticut. In theory it will be here tomorrow - in time for me to totally forget all the other things...

Volcanoes, Google Censorship, Facebook and More

While the world has been awash in news regarding volcanoes and the beginning of endless probes of Goldman Sachs I decided to spend some time putting together other news you should be aware of. After all, if you are watching...

Cablevision, Comcast and Time Warner Cable Support WiFi Roaming

I have written before about how great Cablevision has been in providing high-speed Optimum WiFi access to customers throughout parts of Connecticut and New York. Now this service allows users to roam onto other cable networks provided by Comcast and...

Tango Networks Deploys Carrier FMC

If you want to know how carriers choose equipment providers to partner with look no further than the mating habits of the Sumatran Rhinoceros. Before you ask me if I am willing to share some of my medication with you,...

CradlePoint Turns Phones and 3G modems into Access Points

 Two years back I hacked into my Verizon XV6800 - an HTC device so I could install WMWifiRouter software which turned the phone into a hotspot. I still remember getting it to work and marveling at how people in the...

Off to CTIA This Week in Vegas

I am off to one of the largest telecom shows of the year in Vegas at CTIA. TMC will be sending a large team and conducting hundreds of meetings and around 100 video interviews. I hope to see you there...

Verizon Data Service Outage

Verizon Wireless is having service outages nationwide. If you have service problems feel free to comment. One wonders how AT&T and other carriers may use this against the company with the strongest 3G service in the US.Update...

Supercomm Dies, What it Means to Carriers, The Industry

Last week, Doug Mohney had the big scoop that Supercomm will be cancelled - he blogged it as a rumor which was subsequently confirmed by the TIA and USTelecom today. As a show organizer myself I get a lot of...

Is Wow Mobile Doomed Already?

Peter Radizeski of RAD-INFO thinks Wow Mobile is doomed. To be fair, Peter is cynical but then again, he is right most of the time. In this case he thinks a MLM, get-rich scheme which sells mobile service has no...
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