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  • Report: DOJ reviewing US telecom deals with handset makers

    The U.S. Department of Justice has begun to look into the way that large operators form exclusivity agreements for popular handsets over concerns that the practice is anticompetitive, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal citing unnamed people familiar with the matter.

  • AT&T says iPhone 3GS is hot in a good way

    The iPhone 3GS is hot according to AT&T. No, I'm not talking about the overheating issues, but a alleged leaked memo from the iPhone's exclusive U.S. carrier. In the memo, AT&T reports the iPhone 3GS launch day on June 6 was the best-ever sales day for AT&T retail stores, according to MacDaily News. June 6 was also the second largest traffic day for AT&T stores, and the most upgrade eligibility checks in a single day were performed during the iPhone 3GS launch day. The 3GS debut was so huge, for AT&T retail stores anyway, that sales for the device surpassed launch day sales for the iPhone 3G by noon Central Time.

  • iPhone 3GS costs Apple US$179 to make, says iSuppli

    Even though it has twice the storage space of last year's model, Apple's new 16GB iPhone 3GS costs the company less than 3% more to make than 2008's lowest-priced iPhone 3G, according to a tear-down analysis published today by iSuppli.

  • Police say hacker stole phone time from AT&T, others

    An Italian magistrate has issued an international arrest warrant for a Filipino hacker suspected of causing millions of dollars of losses to telecommunications multinationals, and Italian police have arrested five Pakistani nationals accused of exploiting the hacker's work to defraud the telecom companies, officials in the northern city of Brescia said Friday.

  • AT&T to sell 3G netbooks across U.S.

    AT&T says its trial selling netbooks in company stories in a couple of cities has been successful so it will begin selling the small laptops nationwide in a few months, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Group to keep fire under Apple over Baby Shaker app

    The Sarah Jane Brain Foundation has vowed to keep demonstrating against Apple Inc. over the Baby Shaker application that appeared for two days on the company's App Store last week, adding iPhone carrier AT&T Inc. to its scorn.

  • Apple and Verizon in iPhone Talks

    Verizon is redoubling its efforts to persuade Apple to bring the iPhone its Verizon Wireless network. The iPhone could become available to Verizon customers as early as 2010, according to reports from USA Today. The move would put an end to AT&T's exclusive deal with Apple to offer the iPhone on its network in U.S. That would mean the new iPhone, expected to launch this summer, might be the last one available only on AT&T.