AT&T, Inc. (NYSE:T): Samsung (SSNLF) is to release the Galaxy Note II, which is a smartphone/tablet hybrid, in the U.S. with five major carriers by mid-November. The device should be available for the holidays with AT&T (NYSE:T), Sprint (NYSE:S), Deutsche Telekom’s (DTEGY) T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless (VZ,VOD), and U.S. Cellular (NYSE:USM). The exact pricing and retail availability is to be announced by each carrier, according to the company. The shares traded up $0.06 (0.16%) recently at $37.72.
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Sprint Nextel Corp. (NYSE:S) did not maintain mid-day gains following its fight with Dish Network regarding a 5 MHz satellite spectrum shift. The company’s shares traded down 1.52 percent in yestreday’s trading, falling to $5.30. The stock possesses a 52 week low of $2.10 and 52 week high of $5.49. The company’s market cap is $15.57 billion, and its P/S ratio is 0.45 and P/B ratio 1.69. The beta value is 1.12. Sprint Nextel’s RSI amounts to 63.04. The shares traded up $0.06 (1.16%) recently at $5.249.
Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE:VZ) has never been an enthusiastic supported of Windows Phone OS, but after an extended break, then largest carrier in the U.S. will offer its first Windows Phone device in more than a year. It will do so with HTC. The shares traded up $0.28 (0.62%) recently at $45.19.
Vodafone Group plc (NASDAQ:VOD): It has only been a year since tech incubator Vodafone xone(NYSE:TM) (pronounced “zone”) was built by Vodafone Group R&D in Silicon Valley, but already, it has nurtured a dozen tech companies, and start-ups Quixey and Naratte are set to launch in the fall. Additionally, ExpertMaker just received a SPIFFY Ground Breaker Award for Engineering Excellence by the Telecom Council of Silicon Valley. “The help we’ve received from Vodafone xone has had a fundamental impact on our understanding of the industry’s specific challenges and how our disruptive AI and big data software can be applied in the best way,” stated Lars Hard, CTO and founder of Expertmaker. The shares traded down $0.24 (0.84%) recently at $28.34.
JDS Uniphase Corporation (NASDAQ:JDSU) has entered into an agreement under which it is to sell its holographic security business to OpSec Security, Inc. The transaction should be completed early in JDSU’s Q2 which ends on Dec. 31, 2012. The holographic security product line is intended to address the transaction card market segment it will gain revenue totaling about $5 million per quarter. The shares traded up $0.06 (0.45%) recently at $13.25.
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