Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler believes the FCC has fixed the classification issues that caused a federal court to throw out the agency's previous Net neutrality rules, he told an industry conference Monday. He termed the FCC's rule-making the most heavily scrutinized in its history, noting that the public submitted 3.7 million comments.
Google will not supply a CDMA-based version of its Nexus One smartphone to Verizon Wireless customers, the Internet company disclosed as it prepares for the Nexus One's launch in Europe. A Verizon Wireless representative said the carrier had never announced a commitment to offer the handset. In Europe, Google will market the Nexus One through carriers' shops rather than over its website as the company has done in the U.S.
Research in Motion gave analysts a peek Monday at OS 6.0, the upgraded operating system for BlackBerry phones, and Wall Street liked what it saw, according to various reports. RIM, which has been under pressure to bring more advanced features to its smartphones, said it would take time to integrate the software -- which includes more touch-friendly features and a new Web browser -- into all its devices. "It is much more modern, Web 2.0-oriented ... on par with Android, iPhone, WebOS," said Avian Securities analyst Matt Thornton.
Research in Motion has released a long-awaited Twitter for BlackBerry application. The beta release, which is available at BlackBerry App World, includes tweet and message notifications as well as profile editing.
Comments from Verizon Communications CEO Ivan Seidenberg have leveled some expectations about when Verizon Wireless is likely to begin offering service for Apple's iPhone. Despite rumors, analysts say Verizon Wireless will probably wait until after it has completed construction of a new, high-speed network, a time line that extends beyond this year.