Imaging company Eastman Kodak is reported to be mulling the sale of a patent which is currently the subject of infringements suits against Apple and RIM. Separately, the Wall Street Journal reports that US patent holding company NTP had received mixed news in a bid to save its wireless email patent portfolio, which it has previously used to secure a settlement with RIM worth more than US$600 million.
AT&T said that as of 1 October 2011, it will reduce the data speeds for the top five percent of the heaviest data users on its unlimited data plans, noting that to fall into this group “you have to use an extraordinary amount of data in a single billing period.”
US wholesale LTE operator prospect LightSquared claims it will receive between US$3 billion and US$3.5 billion in additional funding over the next two and a half years.
A survey by apps analytics firm Flurry has found that average spending within ‘Freemium’ gaming apps has reached US$14 – which it says could cut into the revenues from portable gaming devices such as the Nintendo DS and Sony PSP.
US operator Sprint confirmed its long-anticipated tie up with LTE network start-up LightSquared, stating that the companies have entered into a “15 year agreement that includes spectrum hosting and network services, 4G wholesale, and 3G roaming.”