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AT&T offering HTC Facebook phone

AT&T has begun sales of HTC’s Status smartphone, a handset which features a dedicated button enabling users to share content via Facebook.

Verizon to eliminate unlimited data plans tomorrow

Number one US operator Verizon Wireless has confirmed long-running speculation it will drop its unlimited monthly data packages, joining rivals AT&T and T-Mobile in adopting a tiered pricing strategy.

AT&T and Zynga ink mobile social gaming deal

AT&T announced an agreement with social games market leader Zynga, which the operator said is “designed to bring the very latest in mobile social gaming to AT&T’s millions of wireless customers.”

Verizon tops US mobile speed tests

US publication PCMag.com said that following a 21-city test across the country, it found that “Verizon’s new 4G LTE network is much faster that other mobile web options, with speeds that often exceed home Internet connections.”

AT&T launches barcode service

AT&T launched AT&T Mobile Barcode Services, which it said enables businesses to “create, publish and manage 1D (UPC) and 2D (QR and Data Matrix) barcodes.”

AT&T opens second developer centre

AT&T opened its AT&T Foundry centre in Ra’anana, Israel, in partnership with Amdocs, which it said will enable it to “work with start-ups and developers to get the latest innovations and services into the hands of AT&T customers more quickly than ever before.”

AT&T and T-Mobile defend US merger

AT&T and T-Mobile USA-owner Deutsche Telekom filed their replies to motions calling on the government to deny their proposed US$39 billion merger application on 10 July, the deadline for filing such motions with the FCC.

Sony PSP successor to launch on AT&T in the US

Sony has unveiled a new portable video-game player known as the PlayStation Vita and selected AT&T as the exclusive US mobile network provider for the product that succeeds the PSP.

AT&T set for Cincinnati buy; talks up T-Mobile deal support

AT&T is set to buy-out the minority partner in its Cincinnati metropolitan business for US$320 million in cash.

LightSquared reported to be on verge of US2B/year Sprint deal

A long-mooted US network sharing deal between wholesale LTE operator prospect LightSquared and the country’s third-largest carrier Sprint appears close to completion.