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2010-05-13 06:25:00

Sprint Nextel says it has a long waiting list of customers waiting to buy HTC Corp's EVO smartphone, its most advanced high-speed phone yet, executives for the company told Reuters. Sprint is relying on the launch of its first 4G phone to help the company strive forward after a loss of customers. Depending on the timing of the launch, analysts say EVO should compete well against Apple's iPhone. Sprint is hoping EVO will give it a head start over market leader Verizon Wireless, which plans...

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2010-05-06 12:39:32

Sprint Nextel Corp.'s Virgin unit plans to start selling new cellphone service plans next week in order to market towards the number of young people that prefer to use their phone for text messaging rather than talking. Sprint's Beyond Talk offer promises unlimited texting and Web surfing for $25 a month, but limits phone calls to 300 minutes per month.  The plan, which differs from most U.S. cellphone plans that focus on voice services, is a part of a new Sprint strategy to hone in on...

2010-04-20 08:52:00

NEW YORK, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- With car crashes being the leading killer of teens in the US, it's impossible to ignore the issue of texting & driving any longer. DoSomething.org and Sprint, through the Sprint Foundation, announced the launch of a campaign this week to combat this growing issue. "Thumbs Wars: Teens vs. Texting & Driving," empowers teens to join the fight, get their friends involved, and report back on how they're taking a stand against texting & driving!...

2010-03-22 13:02:00

LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA WIRELESS - Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) and Sprint (NYSE: S) today broke new ground with the announcement of Motorola i1, the world's first push-to-talk Android(TM)-powered smartphone. Sleek and attractive, yet durable, Motorola i1 is the first iDEN device to carry the features of a modern smartphone including a 3.1-inch touch screen, Wi-Fi®, optimized browsing experience with the latest Opera Mini 5 browser, access to...

2010-03-22 07:00:00

LAS VEGAS, March 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CTIA WIRELESS 2010 -- The Networks business of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE: MOT) has been awarded its fifth consecutive annual contract by Sprint to provide Intelligent Optimization Service (IOS) for its iDEN® network. Since using Motorola's professional services, Sprint has improved the performance of its iDEN network and managed its available spectrum - both of which are key to delivering a high-quality service to its subscribers...

2010-03-09 12:00:00

RESTON, Va., March 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD), a leading provider of mobile communication services operating under the Nextel brand in Latin America, has announced today that it has appointed Claudio Hidalgo as the new President of Nextel Chile. "I am pleased to introduce Claudio Hidalgo as the new President of Nextel Chile," said Steve Dussek, NII Holdings' Chief Executive Officer. "He has an outstanding professional track record as an operator of...

2010-02-15 11:47:00

RESTON, Va. and MEXICO CITY, Feb. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- NII Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq: NIHD) and Grupo Televisa, S.A.B. (BMV:TLEVISA CPO; NYSE: TV) today announced that they have signed a definitive agreement under which Televisa will acquire an equity stake in NII Holding's operating subsidiary in Mexico, Comunicaciones Nextel de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. Under the agreement, Televisa will invest $1.44 billion in cash for an initial 30% equity stake in Nextel Mexico, which reflects an...

2010-02-11 02:01:00

KANSAS CITY, Mo. and SEATTLE, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today an agreement to streamline the music-related offerings (ringtones, ringback tones and full-track music) available on Sprint phones into a user-friendly, unified, digital music storefront. The two companies plan to work together to streamline Sprint's digital music offerings later this year to provide...

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2010-01-17 08:05:00

A price war broke out late last week in the wireless industry, as Verizon Wireless and Dallas-based AT&T Inc. traded cuts on some of their monthly plans. According to a Reuters report, Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service, said it would cut prices 30 percent for voice customers. It was followed by similar price cuts from its main rival, AT&T Inc. Verizon started the clash by slicing the monthly price for unlimited voice minutes on a single line from $99.99 down to...

2010-01-12 07:00:00

HERNDON, Va., Jan. 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arbinet Corporation (NasdaqGM: ARBX), a leading provider of telecommunications services to fixed and mobile operators, today announced that Christie A. Hill has been appointed General Counsel, effective February 1, 2010. She succeeds William Terrell "Terry" Wingfield Jr., Esq. who is remaining with the company through February 28, 2010 to ensure a smooth transition. Ms. Hill brings nearly 25 years of legal and corporate governance experience...


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baudekin
  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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