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ARM Seeks Defenses Against Intel’s New Chips

ARM is expected to ramp up its efforts to keep up with Intel’s new chip making process that will enter the portable device market. ARM’s executive VP of Marketing, Ian Drew said, “The ARM ecosystem innovates along multiple points, not only the process but also through micro‐architecture and system‐on‐chip design that enables optimized efficiency for a broad range of products.” In the meanwhile, Intel is expected to produce processors that are much more efficient through its new Tri-Gate process technology.

If AT&T Merger Goes Thru: T-Mobile 4G Will Be Demolished

AT&T is playing a clever game of words in efforts to have its T-Mobile acquisition pass the FCC. AT&T is promising that T-Mobile customers will get to keep their low rates and existing phones. Doesn’t that sound great? Well, don’t get too excited yet. AT&T plans on demolishing T-Mobile’s blazing fast 4G coverage and creating their own technology that will be incompatible with current T-Mobile phones *and* plans for that matter.

AT&T is hoping that the FCC will not catch this technicality, to ensure a smooth acquisition of T-Mobile. If the deal does go through, we will have two very large wireless carriers (AT&T and Verizon) and little ol’ Sprint tagging along.

Verizon LTE Moves To The South And Midwest

Verizon has finally brought it’s 4G LTE network to the Southern and Midwest markets, after it’s recent push to the major markets. Verizon will now be serving four markets in Pennsylvania (Easton, Bethlehem, Allentown and Leigh Valley), two markets in Tennessee (Cleveland and Clarksville), two markets in South Carolina (Hilton Head and Columbia) and one in North Carolina (Wilmington) would soon get LTE coverage.

Google Bids $900 Million For 6,000 Patents

Nortel has announced plans to sell all of its remaining patents and applications to Google for $900 million, unless of course there is a better bid. Google’s throwing down the big bucks for 6,000 patents, covering wired, wireless and digital communications technologies. Although ZDnet speculates that some of these patents will be used for Google’s mobile operating system, Android, it is uncertain what the majority will be used for. Google stated in so many words that…