Category: Devices

Analyst predicts $300 iPhone (RCR Mobile Minute)

Analyst predicts $300 iPhone (RCR Mobile Minute)

The Mobile Minute is sponsored by SpiderCloud Wireless. iPhone loyalists are eager to learn about the next iPhone innovations, but one analyst expects an innovation that may not be a pleasant surprise: a price increase. Analyst Peter Misek of Jeffries thinks Apple is asking carriers to accept a $300 on contract price for the iPhone [...]

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Workforce: Ericsson, Mobetize, Brightstar, others see executive changes

Workforce: Ericsson, Mobetize, Vdopia see executive changes. 

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Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

Carriers cooperate with device makers to fight smartphone theft

U.S. wireless carriers are teaming up with manufacturers to create standards for smartphone software that can deter thieves by enabling remote deactivation of handsets. The new measure, announced today by wireless industry trade association CTIA, falls short of the mandatory “kill switch” that some members of Congress have encouraged the industry to adopt. The Smartphone [...]

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Report: Tablets set to power ‘mobile broadband device’ surge

Report: Tablets set to power ‘mobile broadband device’ surge

Smartphones continue to be the driving force behind consumer demand for mobile broadband services, but non-traditional devices connecting to next-generation networks are expected to see significant growth over the next few years, according to a new report from The NPD Group. The findings, which are part of the research firm’s Connected Intelligence Mobile Broadband Market [...]

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Devices: Amazon Fire TV, Samsung worldwide releases, Bluetooth tracking tag

Devices: Amazon unveils Fire TV while Samsung launches devices in worldwide markets. 

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Samsung squeeze continues, profits fall

Samsung squeeze continues, profits fall

The world’s largest smartphone maker continues to feel the squeeze as Apple keeps the pressure on the high end, and Chinese competitors push from the low end. The Korean giant says it expects to report operating profit of $8 billion on sales of $50 billion for the first quarter, its second straight decline in quarterly [...]

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Radisys, Broadcom collaborate on small cells

Radisys, Broadcom collaborate on small cells

Radisys Corp. and Broadcom have worked together on an integrated software and chip solution FDD and TDD-LTE small cells, and the technology will be tested in China in the first half of this year. Radisys’ Trillium TotaleNodeB 2.0. small cell software is integrated with Broadcom’s 617xx series dual-mode system-on-chip (SoC). The two companies said that wireless [...]

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Qualcomm raises the bar with new Snapdragon chipsets

Qualcomm raises the bar with new Snapdragon chipsets

In mobile chip news this week, Qualcomm has unveiled its newest Snapdragon chipset, Broadcom has teamed up with Amazon, and Freescale has agreed to buy Mindspeed’s ARM processor business. Qualcomm has made good on its promise to challenge Apple’s 64-bit processor with a high-end solution of its own. Following up on this winter’s announcement of [...]

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Nokia, T-Mobile expand customer choices, smartphone savings, iPhone 6 screen production

Device news: Nokia, T-Mobile expand offerings, smartphone kill switch savings and plans for iPhone 6 screen production. 

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Freescale to buy Mindspeed’s ARM processor unit

Freescale has agreed to purchase Mindspeed’s communications processor unit for an undisclosed amount. Mindspeed was acquired by MACOM last year, and at the time the RF and microwave specialist said that it would try to sell Mindspeed’s Comcerto communications processor business, or wind it down. Now it has found a buyer in Freescale, a leading [...]

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