Stephen LawsonSenior U.S. Correspondent, IDG News Service

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage, and networking technologies for the IDG News Service, and is based in San Francisco.

AT&T extends date for T-Mobile deal to close

AT&T has pushed back the expected date of its proposed $39 billion merger with T-Mobile USA, saying now that the deal will close in the first half of 2012.

New Android seen easing OS fragmentation

Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of Android, is likely to ease the fragmentation of the operating system, some device executives believe.

iPhone exceeds Sprint's expectations

The Apple iPhone is attracting more new subscribers than expected to Sprint Nextel, and it will probably ease rather than worsen congestion on the carrier's 3G network, Sprint executives said.

Sprint changes to unlimited data plans won't affect iPhone

Sprint Nextel is ending unlimited data plans for all devices except smartphones, bringing the era of all-you-can-eat mobile data in the U.S. nearer to a close.

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U.S. judge to rule on Samsung tablet sales

Attorneys for Apple and Samsung Electronics gave arguments before a U.S. federal judge on Thursday in a patent infringement suit over Samsung's Galaxy tablets.

Polycom brings video meetings to iPads, Android tablets

On Tuesday at the CTIA Enterprise & Applications trade show in San Diego, Polycom introduced its RealPresence Mobile software, which extends its RealPresence videoconferencing system to the three high-profile tablets, including the iPad.

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Mobile operator CEOs play up harmony

The CEOs of the three largest U.S. mobile operators largely ignored their fierce competition on Tuesday during a spate of keynotes at the CTIA wireless enterprise trade show.