AT&T Seeks to Block Google Motion in T-Mobile Suit
AT&T and the U.S. Department of Justice have asked the judge overseeing the lawsuit filed by the Justice Department against AT&T to prevent Google from wiggling its way into the case. Google filed a motion recently seeking to prevent the disclosure of "competitively sensitive" information that may come to light during the trial. AT&T claims Google's motion would add unnecessary complexity to the lawsuit proceedings. "This proposal would grant every non-party the effective ability to veto defendant’s choice of experts, by denying them access to confidential information that is necessary to their work as experts in this case," said AT&T in the filing. Google wants to be given several days' advance notice any time the documents need to be accessed for use during the trial. The Justice Department argued that "it is impractical to require by court order that the parties provide advance notice of every instance where a confidential document" might turn up in the proceedings. The trial is set to begin on February 13.
Nokia 6 to Be Available from Amazon Next Month
HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia-branded handsets, today said it will sell the Nokia 6 smartphone in the U.S. via Amazon.
Alcatel Announces the Idol 5S with Stereo Speakers
Alcatel today marked the debut of the Idol 5S, the latest in its flagship series. Like its predecessors, the 5S features an aluminum frame, curved glass front and rear surfaces, powerful stereo speakers, and a rear-mounted fingerprint reader.
Alcatel's Modular A50 Parties with Light Up LED Accessory
Alcatel today followed through on its promise to bring the A5 LED to the U.S., though it has changed the phone's name to simply the Alcatel A50. The phone, first revealed in February, is compatible with a handful of modular accessories, the most significant of which features an LED-covere panel that can blink a few dozen LEDs with color.
Alcatel's A30 Plus Bumps Up the Screen, Processor, Camera and Battery
Alcatel today announced the A30 Plus, an improved version of the A30 we saw earlier this year. This entry-level Android handset includes a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen (up from 5.0 inches) and a 1.5 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor (up from 1.1 GHz) with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage.