Verizon Wireless and Sprint Now Charging $0.20 Per SMS

One of the things that really irritates me about the U.S. carriers is that they charge both for inbound and outbound SMS! I can understand on mobile phone calls, since we have these things called &quo…


Motorola Seeking for a Comeback

In business and war, your ultimate goal is to crush your enemy totally. In the words of the infamous strategist Niccolò Machiavelli, "the injury therefore that we do to a man must be such that w…


Afraid of Google, AT&T Opens its Network

A few weeks after such bold statement that he is not afraid of Internet search giant Google, AT&T CEO Ralph de la Vega has a sudden change of heart. AT&T is now allowing their subscribers to u…


T-Mobile Drops over 600 Customers

If you're a suffering T-Mobile subscriber, you don't have to fake your death just to get out of the stupid contract. Just roam outside the T-Mobile network most of the time and freedom will be…

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Nokia Makes a Killing in Low End Phones

Handset manufacturing giant Nokia is doing what other leading mobile companies simply can't do – make money from low-end mobile phones. According to BusinessWeek, Nokia's third-quarter profit …


Class-Action Suit Against T-Mobile a Small Victory for Mobile Users

T-Mobile is experiencing the increasing power of fed up mobile subscribers. According to Information Week, the california supreme court recently gave a go-signal preventing the leading mobile company …

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Verizon Wireless Tries to be More Customer-Friendly

Verizon Wireless is taking some baby steps towards better customer service. Starting this Sunday, mobile subscribers are now allowed to change their calling plans without having to extend their contr…

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BenQ Shifting Away from Mobile Phones

Losing money quarter after quarter in the mobile phone market, PC World reports that Taiwan's BenQ is finally moving to a new direction – computer monitors and digital projectors. Apparently, the …


Matsushita Battery to Share Expenses on Recall of BL-5C Batteries

While Nokia is currently recalling 46 million BL-5C batteries for causing about 100 incidents of over heating around the globe, the manufacturer Matsushita Battery has agreed to shoulder all the direc…

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iPhone Fails Expectations

After a month of absence, I'm finally back here to deliver more interesting mobile trends affecting the way we communicate with each other. So here we go.

First stop – iPhone.

After months of …