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Sprint network out in Oregon, Minnesota, and Washington (Update: Outages in California, Sprint claims fixed)

A fiber cut somewhere in the U.S. has led to major outages in Sprint's network. The hardest hit customer has been Alaska Airlines, which had to delay its flights.

Mobile

Apple and Google plan to ignore ESRB rating system for mobile games

While the ESRB has made an attempt to make the organization relevant in the mobile gaming environment, the two biggest companies that distribute mobile games aren't interested.

Android Army

US senators take AT&T to task over T-Mobile deal

Yesterday's hearing of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights over AT&T's planed purchase of T-Mobile USA revealed a healthy dose of skepticism among senators about the deal.

Apple

FCC makes wireless data roaming mandatory

New rules adopted by the FCC Thursday require wireless carriers to offer wireless data roaming for a "reasonable" price.

Mobile

Sprint issues statement on AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile

Sprint Nextel issues a statement responding to the AT&T acquisition of T-Mobile, laying out concerns about how the move will have an adverse effect on "innovation and robust competition."

Mobile

CTIA rumor: Sprint to launch HTC EVO 3D, EVO View 4G tablet

Rumor is that Sprint plans to unveil two new devices from HTC at its CTIA event this week: The EVO 3D smartphone, and the EVO View 4G tablet.

Android Army

College students trade social media help for corporate sponsorships

Big businesses have begun sponsoring college courses in exchange for help with their online marketing.

Social Media

Sprint Nextel may purchase T-Mobile USA

Sprint and T-Mobile may merge, if a deal can be reached with T-Mobile USA parent company Deutsche Telekom, say unnamed sources.

Mobile

Windows Phone 7 will be GSM only; CDMA in 2011

AT&T is mobile device central, with the iPhone, iPad, and three forthcoming Windows Phone 7 smartphones.

Android Army

Wal-Mart launches low-cost wireless plan; data still pricey

Crowding the already confusing array of wireless plans available, Wal-Mart has unveiled a low-cost wireless plan for its customers.

Computing

Sprint Says Goodbye to Certain Push-to-Talk Phones

Sprint will stop selling some of its "push-to-talk" phones.

Mobile

Cable Operator Cox to Launch Cell Network

Cable operator Cox Communications is revving up competition against wireless carriers with plans for its own 3G cellular network.

Mobile

Sprint, Nextel Announce Merger

Both companies have announced that their boards of directors have unanimously approved a definitive agreement for a merger of equals.

Mobile