Metro PCS to launch LTE in September

US carrier Metro PCS will launch LTE networks in September in both Dallas and Las Vegas. Samsung will supply the operator’s first LTE handset, the Craft SCH-R900, for the launch.

Clearwire mulls LTE options

US operator and WiMAX pin up Clearwire is to trial LTE and examine coexistence scenarios between the 4G technologies. The announcement was accompanied by much bravado about how Clearwire is better placed to do LTE than any other US carrier.

Android gaining market share

Android’s open strategy seems to be working very well, winning the platform enough support to drive 886 per cent growth between the second quarter of 2010 and the same period in 2009.

HTC reaps rewards of Android support

Taiwanese device manufacturer HTC demonstrated the potential of Android as a revenue generator for vendors, turning in second quarter earnings that were better than guidance on the back of strong sales of handsets like the Magic and the G1.

Samsung Wave crashes onto European shores

The Samsung Wave, the Korean vendor’s first device to use its homegrown Bada operating system, will be available in Germany, France and the UK from June 1. Over the year, the Wave will become available in Southeast Asia, China, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America.

Developers get tools for Samsung Bada OS

Developers keen to start working with Samsung’s new proprietary operating system, Bada, can now get their hands dirty, with the release of SDK 1.0.0b2.

Samsung soups up memory with phase change material

Korean handset vendor Samsung, currently trailing Nokia in terms of global market share, has promised to improve the performance of mobile handsets using a chalcogenide glass-based technology known as Phase Change Memory (PCM).

TD-LTE gathers momentum

The next generation of China’s homegrown mobile technology, TD-LTE, is gathering momentum among the vendor community, as a public demonstration of the platform starts up at the World Expo in Shanghai.

Dominican Republic gets more WiMAX options

Dominican broadband internet and pay TV provider Wind Telecom said Tuesday it has tapped Samsung to deliver a mobile WiMAX network in the Caribbean country. The Dominican Republic shares the small Caribbean island of Hispaniola with Haiti.

Handset vendors show signs of growth

Leading handset vendor Nokia had a bumper quarter at the end of 2009, with profits climbing to €882m in the fourth quarter from €551 in the same period in 2008.

New leaders could emerge in handset market

In the mobile handset space, volume market leaders like Nokia, Samsung, LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson are being challenged by RIM, Apple, HTC and Palm, which are significantly eroding their market share with an assault in the smartphone market.

Bada bing Bada boom

Korean handset vendor Samsung planted a proprietary flag in the OS wars on Tuesday as it took the wraps off its Bada platform (first announced a month previously) at a glitzy event on London’s South Bank.

T-Mobile launches fourth Android handset

T-Mobile continued cheerleading Android this week, with the announcement that it is to launch its fourth device based on the Google-developed platform.

Datak taps Samsung for Iranian WiMAX

Iranian internet service provider Datak Telecom said it has selected Korean vendor Samsung as its sole equipment vendor for WiMAX Wave 2 kit.

MetroPCS commits to LTE

The final nail may have already been thought to have gone into the coffin of CDMA, but it looks like there are more to come as US-based CDMA operator MetroPCS joins the throng of those moving to LTE.


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