3G Tag

Mobidia Technology, Inc.and Informa, have collaborated to produce an update to their white paper series, “Understanding Today’s Smartphone Users.”  The new research offers new insights into LTE usage in leading LTE markets of the U.S., Canada, Germany, Korea, Japan, and the United Kingdom. The research lasted for 8 months – August 2012 to April 2013 and covered markets that have more than 90 percent of the current LTE subscribers. According to the report: The analysis indicates a positive impact for the more than 100 mobile operators that have deployed LTE. LTE subscribers are shown to be usingRead More
Today the ITC issued a final ruling, which found that the iPhone 3GS, iPad 3G and iPad 2 3G models have infringed Samsung’s U.S. Patent No. 7,706,348 – “Apparatus and method for encoding/decoding transport format combination indicator in CDMA mobile communication system. This is in spite of this specific patent being declared standard essential UMTS wireless technology. According to Mueller from FossPatent: This decision is a major surprise. Observers expected an infringement finding with respect to the ‘348 patent after the ITC asked the parties and third-party stakeholders questions relating to this scenario (severalRead More

Posted On February 23, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

TheStreet: China Mobile Could Get The iPhone

China Mobile Could Get The iPhone According to The Street, the introduction of the a new Long Term Evolution (LTE) chipset by Qualcomm could lead to China Mobile carrying the iPhone this year. According to the report: [quote] Qualcomm this week announced a new Long Term Evolution (LTE) chipset, the RF360 Front End Solution, which for the first time offers a truly global 4G LTE design for mobile devices. It can run on all seven modes, including LTE-FDD, LTE-TDD, WCDMA, EV-DO, CDMA 1x, TD-SCDMA and GSM/EDGE. That’s important, because China Mobile’s 3GRead More
Nearly 4.8 Million Nexus 7 By Google Sold In 2012 Google’s 7-inch Nexus tablet went on sales last year and was immediately hit will supply shortage. The Google Nexus 7 received very good reviews, even from die-hard Apple advocates such as MG Siegler. MG Siegler: [quote] If you’re an iOS person like myself, you obviously have to think about Apple moving into this space as well. And I think the Nexus 7 shows a few places where Apple can improve the 7-inch tablet space — namely in making a device just aRead More
  Samsung launches REX series of ‘smart’ feature phones The Indian Express is reporting that Samsung is set to launch a new series of feature phones with limited smartphone capabilities. The REX ‘smart’ feature phones are developed in India and will be priced between Rs 4,280 and Rs 6,490, according to the report. Samsung has launched four models in the series: REX 60, 70, 80 and 90 with the phones running on the Java platform. “This new series of phones has been developed in India, for Indian consumers,” Samsung MobileRead More

Posted On February 13, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech Quotes

WSJ: Broadcom Readying Its First LTE Chip

Ina Fried of AllThingsD, is reporting that Broadcom is set to launch a new their first LTE Chip, which would be smaller than what is currently on the market. Qualcomm is currently dominant LTE Chips maker in the industry. Ina Fried: [quote] After being stuck in 3G land for a while now, Broadcom said it is getting closer to having a modem chip that supports faster LTE networks. The chip, which it is sampling now and is set for volume production next year, is said to be a third smaller than manyRead More
BLU Products Starts Shipping BLU Tank 4.5 and BLU Studio 5.3 II Smartphone , Priced at $200 Without Contract Press Release: [quote] BLU Products, one of the fastest growing mobile phone manufacturers in the world started shipments today on the new BLU Studio 5.3 II and BLU Tank 4.5. Each device featuring a Dual Core 1GHz Cortex™ -A9 processor, with PowerVR™ SGX Series 5 GPU, 3G HSDPA connectivity, and running on Jelly Bean 4.1 OS, all of which ensures an enhanced user experience enabling fast operating speed for seamless multitasking,Read More
Jeremy Horwitz, editor-in-chief at iLounge has unveil new details about Apple’s plan for its rumoured ‘budget’ iPhone 5. According to the report, the budget iPhone 5 will be a cross between the fifth-generation iPod touch and the iPod classic. “Rumors of a budget “ready for China” iPhone have been circulating for some time, but apart from a possible price point (“low”) and assumptions about its components (“plastic,” “low-end”), no concrete details as to its look or feel have leaked out… we know pretty much what the new low-end iPhone willRead More
Sky has just updated their Sky Go app making it even better. According to the app description page: [quote] Sky Go, our award-winning TV on the move service, ensures you don’t miss the TV you love, even if you’re away from home – at no extra cost for Sky TV customers. Sky Go Extra lets Sky TV customers download popular TV shows and movies via Wi-Fi to watch on up to four devices. The content available for download depends on your Sky TV subscription. Downloading via Wi-Fi also means thatRead More
Goldman Sachs analysts are predicting that due to the competitive nature of the smartphone market, Apple will eventually be forced to introduce a low-cost version of the iPhone, according to a report from Duowan.com. If Apple produces a low-cost iPhone, it will cost consumers $249 and comes with 8GB memory on board, the analysts explained. Goldman Sachs is refuting claims from other analysts that Apple will sell a low-cost iPhone for $99. The $249 price tag will enable Apple to further expand their market whilst allowing the company to maintain a fairlyRead More
Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun – a national newspaper based in Tokyo, is reporting that president of NTT DoCoMo – Katoru Katō,  would like to add Apple’s iPhone to his network if they can strike a deal with Apple that is mutually beneficial. NTT DoCoMo Inc. is cuurently Japan’s top provider of  mobile voice, data and multimedia services. The company has over 60 million customers in Japan making it one of the largest mobile communications operators in the world. According to the company’s website, “In 2001, DOCOMO introduced FOMA™, the world’s first 3G commercial mobile service basedRead More

Posted On January 7, 2013By Storm WilliamsIn Tech News

BBC Sport Launches Mobile App; Android App to Follow

Today the BBC has launched  free Sport app for iPhone and iPod touch devices in the UK, with the Android version to follow soon. According to the press release the new app, “brings together BBC Sport’s expert coverage to deliver news, live scores, stats, commentary and analysis on-the-go.” The new app can stream media over a 3G or Wifi connection and is available on iOS versions 5.0 and above. Some of the features of the app include:  Home screen displaying the top stories across the world of sport.  A page for everyRead More