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Palm says Pre on track

Palm said its upcoming Pre phone needs “more polishing” but stressed the company is on track to start selling the high-profile device in the first half of the year via US operator Sprint, according to a Reuters report.

Top US operators team to improve mobile marketing

PCWorld reports that AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon have agreed to align their mobile marketing practices with a set of guidelines to be worked out with the Mobile Marketing Association, a move the industry group said will lead to a more consistent user experience and lower costs for marketing companies.

Palm, Sprint to launch Pre in May?

CNET News reports that the eagerly-awaited Palm Pre device could be available from US operator Sprint as soon as 17 May.

T-Mobile USA offers US11.5M to settle ETF case

T-Mobile USA has become the latest US mobile operator to move to settle a class action suit brought against it concerning so-called ‘Early Termination Fees’ (ETFs), the charges levied on consumers who break their mobile contracts early.

Verizon Wireless sharpens LTE roadmap

Verizon Wireless this week provided further details on timescale for deployment of its LTE network.

Sprint to launch Palm Pre on June 6

Sprint today confirmed that the high-profile Palm Pre device will be available exclusively on its network from June 6 from distributors for US$199.99 with a two-year service agreement and after a US$100 mail-in rebate.

Nokia targeting US market says CEO

Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo told a conference this week that the vendor is to begin actively targeting the US market, a region where the world’s largest handset vendor has been historically weak, reports CNet News.

Sprint intros new programmes for developer community

US operator Sprint has introduced new programmes for application developers, notes Telecompaper.

Palm Pre tipped to sell 1M in 2009

Unstrung notes that analyst firm iSuppli predicts Palm will sell 1.1 million of its Pre smartphones in 2009. The high-profile handset was launched via US operator Sprint at the weekend.

Sprint takes femtocells wholesale

Unstrung notes that US operator Sprint Nextel is moving into the wholesale market with its Samsung manufactured CDMA femtocell, through select MVNO partners and resellers.