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Apple’s iTV launch reportedly hampered by display availability

February 3rd, 2012

Apple has been widely rumored to be readying a Siri-enabled television for release this year, but a new report claims component availability issues will prevent the highly anticipated “iTV” from launching in the first half. Citing unnamed sources within Apple’s supply chain, DigiTimes on Friday reports that Sharp, rumored to have been contracted to supply display panels …

RIM responds to claim of BlackBerry 10 software problems

December 22nd, 2011

RIM has responded to an exclusive BGR report published on Thursday in which our source claimed BlackBerry 10 was delayed not because the vendor was waiting for a new LTE chip, but because RIM’s developers have not yet been able to resolve many of the issues plaguing the new OS. “RIM made a strategic decision to launch …

BlackBerry 10 could be ‘too little, too late’

December 16th, 2011

Research In Motion confirmed part of an exclusive BGR report Thursday night when its co-CEOs announced during an earnings call that its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone would not launch until the “latter part of 2012.” Despite RIM’s earlier statement that a QNX-powered smartphone would launch in the first half next year, we reported in November …

Judge approves AT&T/DOJ request for antitrust suit delay

December 13th, 2011

Judge Ellen Huvelle approved a joint request by AT&T and the Department of Justice to delay a lawsuit regarding AT&T’s planned purchase of T-Mobile USA. AT&T requested a stay in the suit on Monday and said it was working with Deutsche Telekom to prepare the best defense possible. “We are actively considering whether and how …

ASUS Transformer Prime launch delayed indefinitely, report says [updated]

December 12th, 2011

ASUS has reportedly delayed the launch of its highly anticipated Transformer Prime convertible tablet. ASUS’s new tablet was expected to launch this week but Wi-Fi issues have seemingly set things back. “The WiFi range on the TF201 did not meet our quality standards,” a spokesperson from ASUS Canada reportedly told Engadget in a statement. The spokesperson continued, saying …

AT&T asks Justice Department to delay court proceedings

December 12th, 2011

AT&T said Monday that it, along with Deutsche Telekom, has asked Judge Ellen Huvelle to delay any further court hearings regarding AT&T’s planned $39 billion acquisition of T-Mobile USA until January 18th, 2012. AT&T said the delay will “allow the two companies time to evaluate all options” and that the U.S. Justice Department also joined …

Justice Department to postpone or dismiss case against AT&T

December 9th, 2011

The Justice Department intends to file a motion next week to delay or dismiss its lawsuit against AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The DOJ originally sued AT&T to block the deal in August, and AT&T soon after decided to pull its merger application from the FCC to instead focus on the suit. In light of …

Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus may be delayed

December 7th, 2011

We’ve just received word from a third-party Verizon Wireless retail partner that Verizon’s Samsung Galaxy Nexus has been delayed and will not launch on December 9th, as earlier rumors have suggested, or December 12th as the email above suggests. While retail partners don’t always launch handsets at the same time as Verizon Wireless, we’ve also received …

Windows Phone launch in China may be pushed to first half of 2012

December 5th, 2011

Microsoft has reportedly pushed the launch of its Windows Phone operating system in China to the first half of 2012. Microsoft’s China communications director Yang Tanyang had originally said the Redmond-based company’s vendor partners planned to deploy handsets in the country before the end of the year, IDG News explained Monday. The most recent reports suggested Microsoft …

FCC unsure AT&T’s T-Mobile deal will create jobs; announces court hearing

November 22nd, 2011

The Federal Communications Commission said Tuesday that it will hold an administrative hearing to examine AT&T’s planned acquisition of T-Mobile USA. The FCC said the hearing will not begin until after the Justice Department’s lawsuit against the merger, and that case isn’t expected to go to trial until February. The hearing was decided upon after …