AT&T announced its earnings for Q4 2012 today, and the report has some interesting numbers about smartphone sales through the carrier. AT&T says it sold 10.2 million smartphones. It also said it activated 8.6 million iPhones.
BlindReason submits: This is essentially a Palm "Foleo" rumor that somehow the device connects to the internet through the 3G interface on your iPhone. This either has to be a horribly ill thought out rumor or hubris.
We will get a fuller picture of Apple's iPhone sales when the company reports earnings tomorrow afternoon. This morning, we get a slight tease. And it's a mixed bag for investors, though overall it's positive for Apple.
Apple Inc. is missing out on a chance to court as many as 2.8 billion new smartphone customers, many of them in Asia, as wireless-service providers balk at conditions imposed by the iPhone maker and drag their heels in signing on as partners.
Philipp Humm, CEO of the wireless carrier's U.S. division, says phones that offer Web surfing and navigation don't have to be the most expensive and use the latest technology.Philipp Humm, the new chief executive of T-Mobile USA, wants to boost the wireless carrier's fortunes in the U.S. Humm, who came from sister company T-Mobile Germany in November, sat down with The Times recently to talk about his plans to make smart phones affordable, to get using everyone a tablet, and how he'll face off against his company's bigger rivals Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc.
By Christopher Grosvenor:Verizon (VZ) is looking to add Windows Metro OS-based phones to its product offerings. The move comes as the wireless carrier is facing margin pressure from selling Apple's (AAPL) iPhone at a loss.