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Android users the most data-hungry says Arieso

Users of Android handsets place the greatest up- and downlink demands on mobile data networks according to a study carried out by location-based network management firm Arieso. The study used the data usage profile of iPhone3G owners as a benchmark and looked at usage patterns for a range of handsets, including the Blackberry Bold, the Google Nexus One, the HTC Desire, the Sony Ericsson Xperia and the iPhone4.

TeliaSonera launches 4G in Finland

LTE pioneer TeliaSonera has launched Finland’s first commercial LTE service, in the cities of Turku and Helsinki. The Nordic and Baltic specialist activated the world’s first LTE service in Stockholm and Oslo a year ago.As in the Swedish and Norwegian deployments, service will be limited to dongle-enabled laptop access, with Korean vendor Samsung supplying the dongles.

Samsung pushes Galaxy Tab at the Upper Class

The UK arm of Korean vendor Samsung has struck a deal with UK airline Virgin Atlantic that will see its new Galaxy Tab tablet device showcased in Virgin’s Clubhouse lounge at Heathrow Airport. Virgin passengers in the lounge will have access to the tablet devices, which will be preloaded with films, music and games, as well as the lounge food and drink menu.

Apple breaks into top five handset vendor rankings

Strong sales of Apple’s iPhone during the third quarter have propelled the Californian vendor to fourth place in the global handset vendor rankings, according to data from IDC. While Apple has had a strong position in the smartphone segment since the launch of the first iPhone, this is the first time that it has made the top five in terms of overall shipments.

Samsung, IPWireless partner on IMB mobile video

Handset vendor Samsung has struck a deal with IPWireless to develop devices with broadcast capabilities based on the 3GPP IMB standard. IMB is capable of streaming live video and broadcasting and storing content on the device for later consumption, helping to ease congestion on the network.

Windows Phone 7 devices available in October

So Windows Phone 7 is out there and pretty slick it looks too. Even Stephen Fry, a long time critic of Microsoft’s mobile strategy was present at the launch event in London to say, ”Microsoft finally gets it”.

WiMAX 2 shows off 330Mbps bandwidth in Japan

Japanese mobile WiMAX player UQ Communications and vendor Samsung have published the results of a trial WiMAX 2 802.16m system, which achieved network speeds of 330Mbps.

MetroPCS launches LTE in US

US carrier Metro PCS has launched LTE in Las Vegas, marking the launch of the first LTE network in the US and an industry milestone in the shape of the world’s first LTE handset.

Intellecom taps Samsung for Mobile WiMAX expansion in Ukraine

Intellecom, a Mobile WiMAX service operator in Ukraine has contracted Samsung to supply Mobile WiMAX solutions for the expansion of Intellecom’s 4G mobile internet service nationwide. The four biggeset cities in Ukraine will have access to the mobile broadband service in June 2011.

Samsung launches Android tablet, Vodafone gobbles it up

Korean vendor Samsung has launched its first tablet device, with global carrier Vodafone announcing that it is to begin offering the product from October. Dubbed the Galaxy Tab, the device runs the Android 2.2 OS, known as Froyo.

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).

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