Breakthrough could double wireless capacity with no new towers
The days of waiting for smartphones to upload video may be numbered. Rice University engineering researchers have made a breakthrough that could allow wireless phone companies to double throughput on their ...
Review: Super Bowl online decent, won't replace TV
(AP) -- The television set won't be the only place to watch video of the New York Giants and the New England Patriots this Sunday. For the first time, U.S. football fans will be able to watch the Super Bowl ...
Feds get closer look at fake mobile bill charges
(AP)—When a mysterious, unauthorized fee appears on your cellphone bill, it's called "cramming" and consumer advocates and regulators worry it's emerging as a significant problem as people increasingly ditch their landlines ...
Google, Verizon working on tablet computer: WSJ
Internet giant Google is working with US carrier Verizon Wireless on a tablet computer like Apple's iPad, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.
Smart phones offer users a way to ditch pricey voice plans
Your monthly cell phone bill is way too expensive. No, it's not the fees or taxes or even text messages that are leaching your wallet. It's your voice plan.
US Congress approves wireless spectrum auction
The US Congress approved legislation on Friday that would free up spectrum for next generation wireless networks to meet the surging growth of mobile devices.
How to feed data-hungry mobile devices? Use more antennas (w/ Video)
Researchers from Rice University unveiled a new multi-antenna technology that could help wireless providers keep pace with the voracious demands of data-hungry smartphones and tablets. The technology aims to dramatically ...
Samsung coyness puts smartphone crown in dispute
Smartphones are the hottest gadgets in the world. But who's the biggest smartphone maker? We don't really know.
Apple's iMessage texting service takes aim at wireless carriers
With its latest operating system update, Apple Inc. is poised to strike a blow to wireless carriers by making free texting more ubiquitous.
New law could free up TV airwaves for mobile use
A new law could result in fewer TV stations on the air, in exchange for faster wireless data services for smartphones and tablet computers.
Wireless providers to disable stolen phones
(AP) -- Major wireless service companies have agreed to disable cellphones after they are reported stolen under a strategy intended to deter the theft and resale of wireless devices.
Whose 4G is fastest? AT&T, Sprint or Verizon
Just because you slap a shiny label on something doesn't make it so. All the major wireless carriers are now touting faster 4G networks, but the networks themselves are far from identical.
Softbank to buy 70 percent of Sprint for $20 bln (Update)
Softbank Corp. has reached a deal to buy 70 percent of U.S. mobile carrier Sprint Nextel Corp. for $20.1 billion in the largest ever foreign acquisition by a Japanese company.
T-Mobile, MetroPCS unite to battle larger rivals (Update 2)
T-Mobile and MetroPCS have agreed to combine their struggling cellphone businesses in a deal aimed at letting them compete better with their three larger U.S. rivals.