Mozilla announces partners for Firefox OS

Mozilla says it's got 18 carriers signed up for its Firefox smartphones,  boosting the credibility of its new OS.

Six new BlackBerrys scheduled for next year

RIM is gearing up for the launch of the BlackBerry 10, scheduled for January 30, and it looks as if users can expect six devices over the course of the year, running on at least three major networks.

FCC to test carriers' mobile broadband performance

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) says it plans to start evaluating mobile broadband speeds in order to let customers know whether they're getting value for money.

FCC database to track stolen phones

The Federal Communications Commission is hoping to drastically reduce cellphone theft with the introduction of a new, national database of phone IDs.

Verizon axes one-year smartphone contract

Verizon may have accrued some seriously cool points for picking up the iPhone, but the carrier lost them all by eliminating its one-year contract plan.

Mobile app makers probed over privacy concerns

Federal prosecutors in New Jersey are investigating whether certain smartphone applications illegally obain or transmit information about their users without proper disclosure.

Is "unauthorized" tethering illegal?

"Unauthorized" tethering remains a popular, albeit controversial practice in the United States. 



Apple SIM card could let users switch carriers

Apple is reportedly working on integrating a SIM card within the iPhone itself, allowing European customers to choose a carrier at the time of purchase and then get their iPhone working immediately through an app store download.

Carriers concerned FCC 'light touch' won't be light enough

Internet providers have shown a mixed reaction to an FCC announcement that it intends to pursue a 'light touch' policy on broadband regulation.