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[14 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 264 views]

Qualcomm Incorporated announced that it has added 3G femtocell chipsets to its product roadmap. The Company will be offering Femtocell Station Modem™ (FSM™) chipsets that will be the industry’s first to utilize the broadband speeds of 3GPP HSPA+, in addition to utilizing CDMA2000®, including 1X and EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B. The chipsets will include baseband functions, network listen and integrated RF capabilities for all major wireless bands. The chipsets also will feature innovative techniques addressing the issue of interference between femtocells and the macro network. Sampling is currently …

Apple, NEWS »

[6 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 381 views]
Apple removes Wi-Fi finders from App Store

On March 4th 2010 Apple began removing another category of apps from its iPhone App Store. This time, it’s not porn, it’s Wi-Fi.
Apple removed several Wi-Fi apps commonly referred to as stumblers, or apps that seek out available Wi-Fi networks near your location. According to sources apps removed by Apple include WiFi-Where, WiFiFoFum, and yFy Network Finder.

NEWS, Sprint »

[6 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 336 views]
Sprint to Jettison Helio Soon

The third-largest US carrier, announced that it will discontinue the postpaid wireless service (marketed under the “Helio brand) of its wholly-owned subsidiary Virgin Mobile USA effective May 25, 2010. However, the prepaid service, which is being offered under the “Virgin brand, will not be affected by the decision.
Virgin Mobile USA, which is predominantly a prepaid operator, began its postpaid operation following the acquisition of mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) Helio in August 2008. Before the acquisition, Helio was a joint venture between South Koreanwireless kingpin SK Telecom (NYSE: SKM – News) and US-based Internet service …


[6 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 272 views]
Intel, Orange Collaborate on MeeGo Platform

Intel and Orange today announced a strategic agreement to deliver Orange multimedia services across a number of devices based on the Intel(R) Atom(TM) Processor and MeeGo software platform. MeeGo, a result of a merger of the Linux-based Moblin(TM) and Maemo software projects unveiled at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, enables an open software environment for rapid development of a range of smart, PC-like devices and exciting new services.
Establishing a common software framework across multiple devices, ranging from smartphones and tablets to netbooks, Intel and Orange will simplify access to an …

Android, Motorola, NEWS, TELUS »

[6 Mar 2010 | One Comment | 307 views]
TELUS to offer the Android-powered MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR

TELUS announced that it will be offering the acclaimed Android-powered MOTOROLA BACKFLIP with MOTOBLUR later this year, available in Canada only on the TELUS 3G+ network, Canada’s biggest and fastest.
Awarded 2010 CNET Best of Consumer Electronic Show award in the Cell phones and Smartphones category, the MOTOROLA BACKFLIP is the ultimate smartphone, combining the best in social networking, personalization, and multi-tasking all in one place. The BACKFLIP also has an innovative backward flip design, which features a touchpad on the back of the touchscreen and a large user-friendly QWERTY keyboard. …

3G, AT&T, NEWS »

[6 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 383 views]
AT&T Announces Availability of New 3G LaptopConnect Devices

AT&T today announced two new 3G LaptopConnect devices: the AT&T USBConnect Turbo from LG and AT&T USBConnect Velocity from Option. Both will be available in AT&T retail stores, business channels and online beginning March 7. The Turbo and Velocity enable customers to stay connected on their laptop while on the go with the nation’s fastest 3G network.
The Velocity is the first GPS-enabled LaptopConnect device from AT&T. The built-in aGPS functionality opens the door to location-based applications making it easier than ever for customers to get to their desired destination. Option …

Android, NEWS »

[6 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 204 views]

As Google prepares to win over prospective Android developers at next week’s Game Developers’ Conference in San Francisco — the largest event of its kind — Mplayit’s latest data from its cross-platform app store on Facebook shows that games are four times as popular among iPhone users than among the Android user base. BlackBerry users are twice as likely to be looking for game content than Android users, despite the device’s strong business reputation[1].
“Android is a powerful platform of compelling APIs, but Google needs to persuade both gamers and game …

Android, NEWS »

[6 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 232 views]
Adobe Mobile Editor Now Available to Android Developers

Adobe Systems Incorporated today announced that third-party application developers now have access to the Mobile for Android 1.1 editor, allowing them to easily make it a part of their applications. In addition, Mobile for Android™ 1.1 is available, providing users of the Google Mobile™ operating system with quick and easy photo-editing and sharing capabilities. Mobile for Android 1.1 enhances the camera-phone experience by providing a collection of new editing effects.
“ Mobile is the ‘go-to,’ photo editing application for iPhone and Android devices,” said Doug Mack, vice president …


[3 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 265 views]

After launching OMH (Open Market Handset) SIM Card for CDMA Mobile services in India, the CDMA mobile operators received an incredible boost.
India’s top CDMA operators, technology maker Qualcomm, along with handset manufacturer Micromax, anticipated a strong growth for the CDMA handsets market in India, with the expected launch of at least 25 new OMH-capable handsets in the year 2010 from leading Indian and global OEM brands.
These mobile phones will have a range from basic multimedia models to smart phones and will cost from Rs.1500 to Rs.10,000, and more. All Indian CDMA operators like, Reliance Communications (RCOM), Tata Teleservices (Tata Indicom), Sistema Shyam (MTS India), and Virgin …

Headline, NEWS, NOKIA »

[3 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 451 views]
Skype Now Available for Nokia Smartphones in Ovi Store

Skype and Nokia today jointly announced the release of Skype for Symbian, a Skype client for Nokia smartphones based on the Symbian platform, the world’s most popular smartphone platform. Skype for Symbian will allow Nokia smartphone users worldwide to use Skype on the move, over either a WiFi or mobile data connection (GPRS, EDGE, 3G). It is now downloadable for free from the Ovi Store, Nokia’s one-stop shop for mobile content.
Skype for Symbian enables Nokia smartphone users to:

Make free Skype-to-Skype calls to other Skype users anywhere in the world*
Save money …

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