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Skype and Qik Hint At Video Calling Partnership With AT&T

Skype and Qik Hint At Video Calling Partnership With AT&T

Skype and Qik jointly announced at MWC 2011 that they plan on further integrating their technologies to help improve Qik's video calls on Sprint and T-Mobile devices and develop Skype's video calling solution for the Verizon LTE network. However, during the talk, Skypes's head of consumer product management, Rick Osterloh, hinted at the possibility of bringing Skype's video calling to AT&T devices. "Let's watch out for some announcements there," said Osterloh when asked about pursuing a relationship with AT&T as a video calling partner.

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Nokia in talks with Verizon over CDMA possibility; is “considering everything”

Nokia in talks with Verizon over CDMA possibility; is “considering everything”

Nokia has been in talks with Verizon Wireless in the US, CEO Stephen Elop has confirmed to us, and while the Finnish company has no plans to announce today, the possibility of CDMA devices is still on the table. Speaking in an interview with SlashGear at MWC 2011 today, Elop denied the long-standing belief that Nokia's relationships with the North American carriers were poor.

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Clearwire Reportedly Shutting Down Retail Operations

Clearwire Reportedly Shutting Down Retail Operations

Clearwire is hurting for cash and has been implementing strategies to save up since fourth quarter last year with cutting jobs and canceling some retail launches. However, according to the WSJ's sources, it has now officially decided to abandon its retail operations and focus on growing its network as a wholesale 4G WiMax provider.

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Sprint Kyocera Echo Hands-on

Sprint Kyocera Echo Hands-on

Sprint's Kyocera Echo is certainly eye-catching, you have to give it that. Packing two 3.5-inch touchscreens and a clever - if slightly convoluted - hinge, the Echo can be used in a tiny-laptop configuration, as a flattened slate or, if you don't mind a particularly thick device, as a single-display handset. Android 2.2 Froyo and some serious customization are in evidence too; check out our full hands-on impressions - and video - after the cut.

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Live from Sprint’s “Industry First” Event: First Dual Touchscreen Smartphone–Kyocera Echo

Live from Sprint’s “Industry First” Event: First Dual Touchscreen Smartphone–Kyocera Echo

Sprint and Kyocera joined forces to reveal the very first dual touchscreen Android phone--the Echo--at this evening’s special “Industry First” event hosted by Sprint. Our guys are there live and and ready to bring the scoop. So far a super sized version of the phone has been on stage that unfolded itself to show an amazing dual screen. Their goal is to create a tablet-like device that that can easily fold up and fit into your pocket.

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Sprint 4G International Roaming

Sprint 4G International Roaming

For those currently enjoying Sprint's 4G network on the go, you may be elated to know that you can now take your 4G connection even while traveling abroad. We mentioned back in December of last year that Sprint was inking deals with partnering carriers in Jamaica and Taiwan to provide international 4G roaming. Well, Sprint has just officially announced itself as the first national wireless carrier in the U.S. to offer international 4G roaming and included specific pricing information.

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Sprint Rumored to be Splitting Premier Program into Gold and Silver Levels

Sprint Rumored to be Splitting Premier Program into Gold and Silver Levels

Changes are afoot for the major wireless carries in the United States. AT&T is changing their text messaging plans, Verizon is (finally) getting the iPhone, and Sprint has already made waves by adding a $10 premium cost to data fees, which is set to go into action on January 30th. But, it looks like Sprint is still changing things around, and now they're making some more waves with their Premier Program. Unfortunately, it's not looking good.

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Apple’s new iPhone AT&T agreement is non-exclusive: T-Mobile iPhone ahoy?

Apple’s new iPhone AT&T agreement is non-exclusive: T-Mobile iPhone ahoy?

Apple has announced that it has no remaining carrier-exclusive deals for the iPhone, with COO Tim Cook confirming during the company's financial results call that it has signed a new multi-year, non-exclusive agreement with AT&T. According to Cook, the previous US contract with AT&T was the last remaining contractual exclusivity in the world; Apple is now free to make multi-carrier deals in all countries.

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Novatel Wireless 4G MiFi Wins Best Accessory at CES 2011 and Best Mobile Device Strategy at WCA

Novatel Wireless 4G MiFi Wins Best Accessory at CES 2011 and Best Mobile Device Strategy at WCA

That's right, the Novatel Wireless 4G MiFi Intelligent Mobile Hotspot has won not only a Best in Show Award from Notebooks.com in the notebook accessories category, it's also been recently awarded both the World Communication and Mobile Star awards. These additional awards are the 2010 World Communication Award (WCA) for Best Mobile Device Strategy and the Mobile Village Mobile Star Award for Best Laptop or Tablet Accessory. It's hard to believe that such an integral piece of technology was created such a short period ago - well done, chaps!

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