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  • Jan. 27, 2011, 8:31 AM
    Premarket, Motorola Mobility (MMI) is -7.6% after offering weak guidance for Q1, although it reported a profitable Q4. Motorola sees a Q1 net loss per share of $0.09 to $0.21. That exceeds the $0.08/share loss consensus estimate.
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  • Jan. 27, 2011, 8:22 AM
    AT&T (T): Q4 EPS of $0.55 beats by $0.01. Revenue of $31.4B (+2% Y/Y) in-line. Shares -3.2% premarket. (PR)
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  • Jan. 27, 2011, 12:05 AM
    Notable earnings before Thursday's open: AUO, AVT, BAX, BEN, BMY, CAT, CELG, CL, CNX, CRUS, CY, DHI, DHR, EQT, ETN, FNFG, GNTX, JBLU, JNS, LLL, LLY, LMT, MJN, MO, MPW, MSI, NOK, NUE, NVS, NWL, PG, POT, RCL, RTN, SWK, T, TWC, TYC, WTNY, XEL, ZMH
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  • Jan. 26, 2011, 2:19 PM
    Microsoft (MSFT +1.6%) shipped 2M units of the Windows Phone 7 OS last quarter, compared to sales of 16.24M iPhones (AAPL +1%) in Apple's Q1. As a consolation, customer satisfaction for WP7 is 93% - and that, along with "active developer support," hint at long-term sales volumes, says an exec.
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  • Jan. 25, 2011, 4:53 PM
    Tellabs's (TLAB) poor Q4 results pushed the stock under its 52-week low of $5.89/share. Morgan Stanley, which downgraded its shares, noted Tellab's core wireless backhaul business is suffering as carriers like AT&T (T) turn to Ethernet-based gear. TLAB closed -19%.
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  • Jan. 25, 2011, 3:42 PM
    To encourage more AT&T (T +0.6%) subscribers to defect, Verizon (VZ +1.2%) will at least briefly offer iPhone (AAPL) buyers a $30 unlimited data plan. "I’m not going to shoot myself in the foot," said Verizon COO Lowell McAdam. AT&T has offered tiered pricing since last summer.
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  • Jan. 25, 2011, 2:59 PM
    During its Q4, Verizon (VZ +0.9%) added 872K wireless contract customers, beating analysts' estimates, which ran from 600K to 724K. This just increases how many subscribers it can push the iPhone (AAPL) on. Q4 revenue for the wireline business dipped 2.8% to $10.3B, as customers defected to mobile or cable services.
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  • Jan. 25, 2011, 12:43 PM
    In a bad omen for Research in Motion (RIMM), after a 2-month trial, Deutsche Bank Equity Research (DB) will swap out its BlackBerry email and communications system for an iPhone (AAPL)-based one. In addition to superior usability, the iPhone had the App Store as a "huge competitive differentiator." 
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  • Jan. 25, 2011, 11:33 AM
    Nokia (NOK) is -4.3% on expectation it will report yet more handset market share loss in Q4. It faces rivals like Apple (AAPL +0.3%) on one side, and low cost Asian vendors at the other. "It is caught in a pincer movement," notes Strategy Analytics, which predicts Nokia's Q4 market share will be about 33%, down from 2009 Q4's 39%.
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  • Jan. 25, 2011, 9:44 AM
    Sources says Apple (AAPL -0.7%) has selected Taiwan-based contract manufacturer Pegatron to produce 'at least' 10M iPhone 5 units. Given Apple will probably also use Foxconn (FXCNY.PK) to produce the device, the initial batch of the model could be much bigger. Pegatron is trying to fulfill its existing 12M to 15M iPhone 4 order.
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  • Jan. 24, 2011, 2:27 PM
    A Baird survey says 11% of Verizon (VZ +0.3%) feature phone users will buy the new iPhone (AAPL), and another 18% claim a purchase is probable. A quarter of Verizon smartphone users will probably switch, too. This may dampen 2011 earnings - which Baird estimates will be $2.10/share, below the average of $2.21/share.
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  • Jan. 24, 2011, 12:08 PM
    Research In Motion (RIMM +1.1%) hopes to fend of the iPhone (AAPL +2.2%) by offering software to let BlackBerry users segregate personal info from work apps like email. This will further differentiate BlackBerry from Apple and Android (GOOG -0.4%) phones, which are used professionally and privately without proper security.
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  • Jan. 21, 2011, 2:00 PM
    Research in Motion (RIMM -1.3%) hopes offering more enterprise-class tools that provide security and compliance will end CIO flirtation with the iPhone (AAPL -1.2%). It will offer a BlackBerry client for SharePoint (MSFT -0.8%), and middleware for app integration and to manage cloud-based mobile devices.
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  • Jan. 21, 2011, 9:53 AM
    Verizon (VZ +1.1%) will report a pre-tax charge of $600M for 2010 because of changes in its pension accounting method. The new policy, similar to one adopted by AT&T (T +0.3%), means it recognizes pension plan gains and losses in the year they happen. This "effectively moves $20.2B worth of future losses into the past," notes one observer.
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  • Jan. 20, 2011, 11:01 AM
    T-Mobile (DTEGY.PK) will boost sales by $3B by 2014 and is mulling partnerships to access enough spectrum to build a next-gen wireless network. The carrier has trailed rivals who benefitted from 3G networks. It plans to rebound with new data plans and LTE services, while reducing 2011's churn rate to 2%, down from 2.4% in Q3 2010.
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  • Jan. 20, 2011, 9:46 AM
    Sources say Nokia (NOK +1.2%) nixed the rumored U.S. launch of its X7 smartphone on the AT&T (T +0.1%) network, for reasons that are unclear. Nokia needs to beef up its smartphone presence in the U.S. where it lags. Nevertheless, Nokia states it's "working hard with our U.S. carrier partners."
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AT&T Inc, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides wireless and wireline telecommunications services in the United States and internationally. The Company has three reportable segments: Wireless, Wireline, and Other.