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.
Samsung Makes the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 Available Unlocked
Samsung today added the Galaxy J7 and Galaxy J3 to its list of unlocked smartphones. The two inexpensive handsets will be available to purchase directly from Samsung's web site as well as select retailers starting July 28.
BlackBerry KEYone Coming To AT&T
TCT Mobile and AT&T today announced that the BlackBerry KEYone phone will launch with AT&T on Friday, September 1st, in an exclusive Space Black color. The KEYone was previously only available unlocked or from Sprint.
Apple Watch Series 3 Supports Carriers' One Number Calling and Messaging
Apple this week announced the Apple Watch Series 3 with an optional cellular radio. The LTE radio makes it possible for the smartwatch to connect to cellular networks on its own, without a nearby iPhone.
Google Intros 'Zero-Touch' Android Enterprise Deployments
Google today made it easier for businesses to configure and deploy Android handsets to employees with a new tool called zero-touch enrollment. Google says zero-touch lets companies configure purchased devices and ship them directly to employees completely preconfigured with corporate policies and controls all in place.