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Judge rules Sprint can keep suing to stop AT&T-Mo

November 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Sprint and CSpire Wireless, which was formerly called as Cellular South can move forward with their joint lawsuit to try to stop the AT&T proposal to buy T-Mobile, a merger that the U.S. Justice Department has also brought the trial to stop in a separate proceeding. On  last Wednesday evening Judge Ellen Segan Huvelle concluded, that Sprint and CSpire demonstrated that they would be affected if the AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-mobile were completed, and let the suit from the two corporations to go ahead.

The judge thrown away some of the facets of Sprint and CSpires case but left a few factors related to devices for the two companies to prove out in court. Strikingly, Huvelle accepted that the two operators could be threatened by AT&T/T-Mobile’s “monopsony power” – in terms of its ability to get handsets and make it with much pleasing, special deals. Stifle Nicolaus cites that by doing so, Judge Huvelle  has found out the merger’s national implications, which are a significant part of the DOJ’s case, though most of the focus was on the market for wireless services.

Susan Z. Haller, vice president – litigation, Sprint, reported a statement as follows:

Along with the Justice Department and a bi-partisan group of Attorneys General from seven states and Puerto Rico, Sprint has concluded that the transaction would give AT&T the ability to raise prices, thwart competition, stymie innovation, diminish service quality and stifle choice for millions of American consumers. We are pleased that the Court has given us the chance to continue fighting to preserve competition on behalf of consumers and the wireless industry.”

Eric Graham, VP of Strategic & Government Relations for C Spire Wireless added:

The Court’s ruling today will ensure that all parties harmed by AT&T’s proposed takeover of T-Mobile will have the benefit of a fair hearing. C Spire is pleased that it will have the opportunity to continue its fight for American consumers, and for the principles of competition and innovation that should drive the wireless industry.

Update: AT&T made a unpleasing success. Follows a statement from Wayne Watts, senior executive vice president and general counsel:

We are pleased with the ruling that dismisses the vast majority of the claims of Sprint and CellSouth. We believe the limited, minor claims they have left are entirely without merit.

But it still could, by a Pyrrhic Victory, as all this lets Sprint and C Spire to make a try to prove their claims in court. There are chances for the court may still decide that the deal would not cause the two firms much more harm. However, in the mid of all this legal struggling by Sprint, C Spire, the DoJ and the seven state attorneys general who are all suing to stop the deal, where is the FCC’s decision? Sure it’s asking questions, but when will deal watchers get some answers?

Source: gigaom

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Motorola Admiral Hits Sprint On October 23 With $100 Price Tag

October 21, 2011 Leave a comment

Move over, Kyocera DuraMax — Sprint has officially announced the Motorola Admiral, the first Android smartphone in their growing Direct Connect lineup, in recent.

The Admiral works with a 1.2 GHz processor, 4GB of internal storage, and 3G hotspot support which are packed in a mil-spec 810G compliant body. The 3.1-inch Video Graphics Display(VGA) constricted in Gorilla Glass fixed above a 4 row QWERTY keyboard. A 5- mega-pixel camera fills the device’s rear.

Keeping aside the lasting and stable body, the Admiral’s another claim to success is its support for Sprint’s CDMA-powered Direct Connect.  With the iDEN network slated to be shuttered in favor of bolstering their CDMA coverage, Direct Connect lets users to chirp to fellow Sprint and Nextel customers with the same reckless abandon as before.

If you’ve been waiting for a rough-and-tumble smartphone that lets you take orders to your crew as well as it lets you fire off a few emails, the Admiral may be worth a second glance. Expect it to hit Sprint’s sales channels on October 23 for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate.

Source: techcrunch

iPhone 4S Test Notes: Data Speed (It’s Slow)

October 20, 2011 Leave a comment

The new iPhone 4S is here. A re-spiffed antenna, and stuffed inside the AT&T 4S, new guts that (should) mean faster data speeds. But theoretical max speeds are not real world experiences. Here comes the comparison among AT&T, Sprint and Verizon for the fastest iPhone. Does 4S measure up against the most jacked Android phones?

The reports after the test of the iPhone 4S on AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon; the iPhone 4 on Verizon and AT&T; the Samsung Galaxy S II on Sprint and T-Mobile; the Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon, and the HTC Amaze on Sprint, are as follow:

None of the iPhones proclaim to work at “4G” speeds, even though AT&T has billed mobiles with the same potential data speed as the 4S as “4G.” Verizon and Sprint’s iPhones use CDMA EV-DO Rev A, which has a theoretical max download speed of 3.1Mbps. The old AT&T iPhone 4 was technically capable of hitting 7.2Mbps downstream. AT&T’s iPhone 4S uses a version of HSPA+ with a max speed of 14.4Mbps downstream. Regarding non-iPhones, the Amaze 4G and Galaxy S II on T-Mobile also run on HSPA+, but a version that theoretically allows a peak downstream speed of 42Mbps. The Galaxy S II on Sprint uses WiMax for 4G speeds, while Verizon’s Droid Bionic runs on its LTE network, which claims speeds of up to 12Mbps (though we’ve seen them go well above 20Mbps). Obviously, theoretical max speeds are not real world speeds.

Every phone displayed max bars with pretty strong signal.

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Numbers of People consider download a significant factor. No wonder, may be, the 4G phones massacred the iPhones, beating them by nearly 1000 percent. AT&T’s faster theoretical speeds with its iPhone 4S are faster in real life, overthrowing Verizon and Sprint on the iPhone 4S. No real gain for Verizon—  it is that Verizon iPhone 4 already had a tweaked antenna design, so it had less to gain.

 

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Upload speeds are equally important, considering how many of us are now syncing our high-res photos and HD videos back to the cloud. The iPhone 4Ses’ speeds was not much better, particularly AT&T’s. Sprint’s iPhone 4S gave the best upload speed at 0.89 Mbps,among of those compared phones.

Overall, Sprint seems to average out the best of the iPhone 4Ses, with the second fastest downloads and fastest upload. Addition to that, one can get unlimited data. iPhones are officially slowwwww when it comes to raw data speeds.

 

Source: gizmodo