Archive for December, 2006

AT&T/BellSouth Merger Approved

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2006

If I was a psychiatrist, which I am, I would say that I was turning into some sort of paranoid personality, which I am! — The President’s Analyst The Federal Communications Commission unanimously approved AT&T Inc.’s $86 billion buyout of BellSouth Corp. on Friday (pdf), reports the AP, creating the world’s largest telecom company. Google […]

Year in Review Review

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2006

We’ve (practically) made it through another year. Pretty interesting, wasn’t it! DailyWireless is working on our own Year in Review, but we checked out other recaps of 2006 (to steal some ideas). Here are a few other 2006 recaps: Ars Technica Year in Review Business 2.0: 101 Dumbest Moments in Business Business Week: The Look […]

New Smartphones from HTC

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2006

Engadet says HTC’s 2007 arsenal is shaping up to be a doozy. According to PDA 24/7 the “Kaiser” (pictured top left), a follow-on to the Hermes that adds GPS — a feature that’s becoming increasingly common in high-end Pocket PCs. The “Elf” (top right) and “Panda” (not pictured) are midrange devices; they’ll lack 3G radios, […]

Free Ringtones from Verizon

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2006

Verizon Wireless is giving away a free ring tone to their users all day on New Years Eve (12/31). If you text “Tone” to 2007 on your phone you’ll get instructions on how to download a free ring tone. You can pretty much get any song. The promo code is only good for Dec. 31st.

Italy Opens 3.5 GHz for WiMAX

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 29th, 2006

The Italian government has announced that it is opening the 3.5 GHz spectrum for WiMAX and will offer licenses for the band sometime in the first half of 2007, according to Reuters. To make space for the new technology, Italy has reassigned 3.4-3.6GHz from military use. The move is expected to pull in a 100-200 […]

AT&T/BellSouth Merger Close?

Posted by Sam Churchill on December 28th, 2006

AT&T Inc. has offered a new set of concessions that are expected to satisfy the two Democrats on the Federal Communications Commission and lead to approval of the company’s $85 billion buyout of BellSouth Corp., possibly as soon as Friday, reports the Associated Press. AT&T filed a letter of commitment with the agency Thursday night […]