FCC Restarts Clock on AT&T's 700MHz Spectrum Grab
The Federal Communications Commission today restarted the commission's informal 180-clock concerning AT&T's proposed acquisition of 700MHz spectrum from Qualcomm. The FCC stopped the clock on August 8, pending review of AT&T's proposed acquisition of T-Mobile. Now that AT&T has withdrawn is merger application, the FCC agreed to allow AT&T to purchase the Qualcomm spectrum, and the FCC is restarting the clock effective November 29, 2011. Qualcomm has asked the FCC to hasten the process concerning this spectrum sale, which was first proposed in late 2010. AT&T intends to use the 700MHz spectrum, formerly used for Qualcomm's failed MediaFLO service, to supplement its own 700MHz spectrum and Long Term Evolution network
Kodak Ektra Improves Camera and Lowers Price As It Makes US Debut
Eastman Kodak and Bullitt Group this week launched the Ektra smartphone in the U.S. The handset was first announced in October 2016.
Asus ZenFone 3 Zoom Goes On Sale for $329
Asus today made the ZenFone 3 Zoom available from its web site for $329. The phone was first announced in January.
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 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.
If AT&T can not take its own heat, they should stay out of the kitchen.