AT&T just revealed its quarterly finances and among the statistics lies one incredible fact, that demonstrates exactly how much the company's future hinges on Apple: 74% of new "integrated device" activations were iPhones.
Cherry is going to have T-Mobile and AT&T more than a little worried. The Belgium-based startup modifies your GSM smartphone to allow it to switch seamlessly between WiFi and cell network calling, all at ultra cheap "WiFi calling" rates.
The New York Times has a piece online that's making some waves: A blasting of cellphone operators for ripping off consumers with text messaging charges. It is, indeed, true. But it's also late: lawmakers in Europe—where texting has always been more popular than in the US—have been looking into SMS charges for years, and have started to take some serious action.
While rumors about the Motorola [NYSE:MOT] MING phones have been leaking from the flagging phonemaker pretty readily, Moto finally got official today and announced specs for the two MING models: the A1600 and the A1800. The handsets are essentially the same, with the exception of a couple of upgrades on the A1800; both feature a 2.4-inch QVGA touchscreen (with stylus input), a 3MP camera, Bluetooth, a microSD slot, FM radio, and built-in GPS (no WiFi, however.)