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#TBT: Razr peaks; touchscreens take over; Verizon picks up Rural Cellular … this week in 2007

Editor’s Note: RCR Wireless News goes all in for “Throwback Thursdays,” tapping into our archives to resuscitate the top headlines from the past. Fire up the time machine, put on the sepia-tinted shades, set the date for #TBT and enjoy the memories! AC/DC shakes Verizon...

Reader Forum: How can device makers differentiate on Android?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Reader Forum: Always on, always connected – LTE and the connected world

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly Reader Forum section. In an attempt to broaden our interaction with our readers we have created this forum for those with something meaningful to say to the wireless industry. We want to keep this as open as possible,...

Sprint offers Samsung Conquer 4G for $100

Sprint Nextel Corp. has teamed up with Samsung Telecommunications America to offer consumers a sub $100 Android phone running on Sprint Nextel's WiMAX version of 4G.The Samsung Conquer 4G boasts some fairly decent specs for its price, including Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), a 1GHz processor,...

Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 drops on Verizon Wireless this Thursday

Verizon Wireless (VZ) will begin selling an LTE-compatible version of Samsung Telecommunications America's Galaxy Tab 10.1 this Thursday. The Android-sporting device from the Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. subsidiary was first announced back in February before Apple Inc.'s (AAPL) iPad 2 was announced. The company...

ARM founder discusses firm's “unholy alliance” of partners, advantage over Intel

The fascinating thing about the ARM partnership and ecosystem is the “unholy alliance” of competitors within it, according to the firm's founder and president Tudor Brown who believes ARM licencees will give Intel a run for its money in both the computing and mobile...

Microsoft begins tablet fight-back with Windows 8

Microsoft, impeccably timed bunch that they are, held two Windows 8 first-look events within hours of one another on different sides of the globe. First, Windows President Steven Sinofsky took the stage at the D9 conference in California to unveil the new OS, then just a few hours later Microsoft held a partner preview at Computex in Taipei.

Almost half of latest smartphones boast a 1 GHz or faster processor

Almost half of the latest smartphones have a 1 GHz processor or faster according to a new report by Strategy Analytics.The report, which tracks key features and specs on handsets in the market, said 48% of the latest smartphone models featured a 1 GHz...

1.2 GHz BlackBerry Bold unveiled

Research in Motion Ltd. (RIM) used BlackBerry World 2011 to unveil two powerful new BlackBerry Bold smartphones on Monday, sporting a touchscreen and a 1.2 GHz processor.RIM hopes the move will bring its phones up to date with its competitors' smartphone offerings and...

Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel continue device parade

Verizon Wireless (VZ) and Sprint Nextel Corp. (S) shed some launch light on a pair of handsets that both expect to begin offering over the coming days and weeks.Verizon Wireless said it will begin offering the HTC Corp. Droid Incredible 2 on April 28...

Windows already up and running on ARM architecture

Over at Microsoft Corp.'s MIX Developer Conference in sunny Las Vegas, Microsoft has demoed a new preview build of Internet Explorer 10, and also dropped a little premature Easter egg – the build of IE10, and the underlying Windows OS, were both running on a 1 GHz ARM chip. Sneaky.

AT&T Mobility's GoPhone to get smartphone

Further proof that the prepaid space is the mobile industry’s hottest segment came this morning with AT&T Mobility (T) announcing it will begin offering its first smartphone through its GoPhone offering. LG Electronics Co. Ltd.’s Thrive has been tapped as the initial prepaid smartphone...

Sprint to release Nexus S 4G from Samsung this spring

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has another carrier for one its flagship smartphones in Sprint Nextel Corp. The carrier announced that it will begin selling the Nexus S 4G this spring.The device will be the first 4G device running on Google Inc.'s Android 2.3 in...

Sprint Nextel, Kyocera launch dual-touchscreen Echo smart phone

NEW YORK – Sprint Nextel Corp. and Kyocera Communications Inc. announced the Echo, a dual-screen smart phone running Google Inc.'s Android 2.2 operating system. The mobile phone is comprised of two 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a pivoting hinge. Both screens can operate...

MetroPCS launches LTE smart phone

MetroPCS Communications Inc. (PCS) continued its pioneering work in the LTE space announcing today the imminent availability of Samsung Telecommunications America's LTE-equipped Galaxy Indulge smart phone. The device is the first LTE-enabled smart phone to hit the domestic market, just beating out scheduled deployments...

Sprint Nextel, Kyocera launch dual-touchscreen Echo smart phone

NEW YORK – Sprint Nextel Corp. and Kyocera Communications Inc. announced the Echo, a dual-screen smart phone running Google Inc.'s Android 2.2 operating system. The mobile phone is comprised of two 3.5-inch WVGA touchscreen displays connected by a pivoting hinge. Both screens can operate...

AT&T Mobility to launch HTC's Inspire 4G under $100

AT&T Mobility (T) plans to launch HTC Corp.'s Inspire 4G on Feb. 13 for under $100.The Android-powered device will be the first device marketed as 4G capable for the carrier following its recent deployment of HSPA+ throughout much of its network.Sporting a 4.3-inch LCD...

AT&T Mobility to launch HTC's Inspire 4G under $100

AT&T Mobility (T) plans to launch HTC Corp.'s Inspire 4G on Feb. 13 for under $100.The Android-powered device will be the first device marketed as 4G capable for the carrier following its recent deployment of HSPA+ throughout much of its network.Sporting a 4.3-inch LCD...

T-Mobile USA cancels launch of yet another Nokia smart phone

Nokia Corp. (NOK) is still finding the United States a very hard nut to crack, with reports T-Mobile USA Inc. has cancelled yet another of the Finnish phonemaker's launches, this time for the C5-03 smart phone, which would have been dubbed the Nuron 2...

@CES: Lenovo shows off tablet/netbook hybrid

LAS VEGAS – "CES Unveiled" was a bit of a dismal affair Tuesday evening in the Las Vegas Venetian hotel, but RCR Wireless News was impressed by Lenovo Group Ltd.'s innovative take on tablet/netbook hybrids.Showing off both the LePad slate and the IdeaPad U1,...

@CES: Asus kicks off CES showcasing new tablets

LAS VEGAS – Kicking off the International Consumer Electronics Show in style on Tuesday, Asian tiger AsusTek Computer Inc. unveiled a host of tablets and slates under its now famous Eee brand.Asus Chairman Jonney Shih showed his firm's tablet offerings, seen recently in...

Analyst Angle: Mobile devices – Which company will lead the next innovation cycle?

Editor's Note: Welcome to our weekly feature, Analyst Angle. We've collected a group of the industry's leading analysts to give their outlook on the hot topics in the wireless industry.Handset and mobile operating system manufacturers are scrambling to differentiate their offerings in an increasingly...

@ CTIA E&A: Ford asks for wireless industry 'help' and 'big ideas'

SAN FRANCISCO — It's been said before that The Ford Motor Co. is trying to remake itself as the Apple Inc. of the auto industry. The company is making a big bet on technology with new touchscreen-based interfaces, a host of wireless connectivity options,...

@ Oracle OpenWorld: Dell glosses over mobility

SAN FRANCISCO — Kicking off the last major day of Oracle Corp.'s OpenWorld, Dell Inc. CEO Michael Dell gave a general update of the 26-year-old company and invited partners from Zynga Game Network Inc. and FedEx Corp. to join him on stage for a...

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