Canada Relaxes Rules on Foreign Ownership of Wireless Companies, Plans Spectrum Auction for First Half of 2013
The Canadian government made a major announcement on telecom policy late this afternoon, revealing a change that opens the door to more foreign ownership of wireless companies -- an issue that's been a point of contention for some time. As The Globe & Mail reports, the new rules will allow for 100 percent ownership of companies with a market share of ten percent or less -- something that can then grow beyond ten percent, so long as it's not done through mergers or takeovers. Previously, total foreign ownership in telecom companies has been restricted to 46.7 percent.
WIND to Release the Samsung Galaxy S 4G Tomorrow for $399 Outright
WIND Mobile adding the Samsung Galaxy S 4G to their lineup. In a press release WIND stated that this will run Android OS 2.3, come with a 1 GHz processor, have a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen and “boasts performance speeds of up to 21 Mbps”. As for pricing and launch dates, this will hit stores and online starting March 15th.
Android 4.0 Update Coming Soon to 16 HTC Devices
HTC on Wednesday confirmed that 16 of its devices will receive a “tasty treat of Ice Cream Sandwich.” An Android 4.0 update will hit the DROID Incredible 2, Amaze 4G, Desire S, Desire HD, EVO 3D, EVO Design 4G, Incredible S, Sensation, Sensation XL, Sensation 4G, Sensation XE, Raider, Rezound, Rhyme, Thunderbolt and Vivid.
A Major Hint That The iPhone 5 Will Be A 4G Phone
From now on, all of Verizon's new smartphones will be able to connect to the carrier's 4G LTE network, the company's chief technical officer said in an interview with Dow Jones Newswires. Assuming Apple plays along with Verizon's plan, that means the next iPhone will likely have 4G LTE, just like the new iPad.