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Amazon drops Verizon Galaxy Nexus price to $149.99

December 15th, 2011

Amazon made a name for itself by undercutting the competition, and the retailer has come through once again to offer the best price we’ve seen so far on Verizon Wireless’s brand new Samsung Galaxy Nexus. BGR reported last night that mobile retailer LetsTalk was offering the Galaxy Nexus for just $154.99 thanks to a $75 …

Clearwire raises another $734 million in funding from Sprint and public offering

December 14th, 2011

Clearwire announced recently that it has garnered another $734 million in funding after closing its public offering of Class A common stock at $2.00 per share. The public offering earned Clearwire $384.1 million after commissions, and it pulled in an additional $331.4 million selling Class B shares to Sprint. “This equity raise is a critical step …

AT&T and Verizon testing 4G LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia Windows Phone

December 12th, 2011

AT&T and Verizon Wireless are reportedly testing a special 4G LTE-enabled Nokia Lumia device. Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) doesn’t officially support the faster data network, but Nokia has been testing a Lumia phone with carriers in an effort to accelerate the carrier approval process, CNET said Monday. We exclusively reported that Nokia will launch its upcoming flagship …

AT&T expects record smartphone sales in Q4; LTE hits New York this month

December 7th, 2011

AT&T on Wednesday announced that it expects to sell a record number of smartphones in the fourth quarter. Speaking at the UBS Media & Communications Conference in New York City, AT&T chief financial officer John Stephens told conference attendees that AT&T sold approximately 6 million smartphones in the first two months of the December quarter alone. The …

Sprint 4G LTE devices to launch during second half of 2012

December 6th, 2011

Sprint’s chief financial officer Joe Euteneuer confirmed during the recent UBS Global Media and Communications Conference in New York that Sprint is on schedule to release its first 4G LTE devices during the second half of 2012. Euteneuer explained Sprint’s LTE speeds will be “very competitive to what’s already out on the marketplace” and that there …

Verizon’s Galaxy Nexus arriving in stores ahead of possible launch this week

December 5th, 2011

Samsung Galaxy Nexus units may already be arriving in Verizon Wireless stores ahead of a release later this week. A batch of leaked photos suggesting upcoming availability was first published on the xda-developers forums. Verizon Wireless’s 4G LTE branding is clearly visible in one image, although the box looks very plain compared the carrier’s typical …

Verizon Wireless acquires spectrum from Comcast, others for $3.6 billion

December 2nd, 2011

Verizon Wireless announced Friday that it plans to acquire 122 advanced wireless services (AWS) spectrum licenses from SpectrumCo, a joint venture formed by Comcast, Time Warner and Bright House Networks, for $3.6 billion. The spectrum covers 259 million POPs. Comcast owns 63.6% of SpectrumCo and will take home $2.3 billion from the spectrum sale, Time …

iPhone 5 and iPad 3, both with 4G LTE, reportedly due next year

November 30th, 2011

Apple is prepping new sixth-generation iPhone and third-generation iPad models with embedded 4G LTE connectivity that will launch next year according to a recent report. Japanese news organization Nikkei Business on Wednesday stated that an iPad 3 with LTE is currently slated to launch on NTT DoCoMo some time during the summer next year, and an LTE-enabled iPhone …