A new survey suggests that the majority of British consumers remain wary of buying Apple's iPhone because of the product's price tag. "Apple's history proves that it has the magic touch when it comes to product development and marketing, but the iPhone has yet to capture the imagination of the U.K. public," said Richard Jameson, managing director of GfK NOP Technology, which conducted the survey.
Mobile-network operator Terrestar hopes to win spectrum during the upcoming government auction, which it will then use to become a wholesale provider of wireless-network capacity. The presence of a nationwide wireless wholesaler could help boost business to smaller, regional mobile operators, according to this article.
Qwest Communications International CEO Ed Mueller has outlined his broad scheme for the future of the company he inherited in August with an emphasis on staying the course instead of making drastic change. In an interview, he said the company would neither look to buy a mobile-phone company nor pursue a broad video play although it may partner with a third party to leverage its higher broadband speeds.
Seven Network is expected to mount a possible takeover of wireless-broadband provider Unwired after extending the deadline for its cash offer to next Monday. Seven has said it wants to upgrade Unwired's network in Sydney and Melbourne, Australia, as well as extend its reach to new cities.
AT&T today will start selling the new BlackBerry Curve, the smallest BlackBerry to boast a full QWERTY keyboard. Besides its record-setting size, the Curve is also the first BlackBerry with a 2-megapixel camera.