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With handsets, it’s all in a name

A market research firm claimed this week that handset vendors which employ creative naming strategies enjoy better success in the US market, going some way to explain Nokia’s weak North American presence. According to Strategic Name Development, in the third quarter of 2005, Samsung, LG, and Nokia each held a 16 per cent share of […]

UQ: WiMAX trials to start this month

UQ Communications, a 2.5GHz licence holder in Japan, and which counts Intel and Samsung among its investors, has announced it will start trials of its mobile WiMAX service on 26 February. The trial will continue until 30 June this year.

Handset sector feels the pinch

As the credit crunch takes its toll on the mobile market, some analysts have suggested that global handset sales in the traditionally lucrative fourth quarter may actually be down sequentially on Q3 for 2008. So far, only two top vendors have reported their figures for the fourth quarter, with troubled Motorola posting a 25 per […]

Samsung settles with InterDigital

Another wireless patent dispute was put to bed this week, as technology firm InterDigital struck a deal with Korean vendor Samsung, ending a long standing dispute. Samsung’s US operation had been in trouble with InterDigital over the sale of 2G products, as well as various 3G patent used in sales of products through 2012. Under […]

Gadget makers agree to common energy rating

The world’s biggest handset vendors got together on Wednesday to launch a common energy rating system for mobile phone chargers, cluing consumers into the best, and worst performing models. The five star rating system was developed and is supported by Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Sony Ericsson, under an industry wide initiative to reduce the […]

Mobile WiMAX players dive into patent pool

Six of the big guns in the mobile WiMAX world announced the formation of a patent pool on Tuesday. Dubbed the Open Patent Alliance (OPA), the founding members are Alcatel-Lucent, Cisco, Intel, Samsung and WiMAX pin ups of the operator community, Clearwire and Sprint. The group said the purpose of the OPA is to help […]

Get it while it’s hot: Sprint’s mobile WiMAX is ready

US operator and WiMAX pin up Sprint has announced that Samsung has met its commercial acceptance criteria for mobile WiMAX. This means Sprint is happy with the overall performance, handoff performance and handoff delay. Korean vendor Samsung is building out mobile WiMAX networks for Sprint in Baltimore and Washington DC. Since finalising a supply agreement […]

Samsung intros TD-SCDMA/HSDPA multimode handset

Korean handset manufacturer Samsung launched what it claims to be the first multi-mode mobile phone combing HSDPA with China’s homegrown 3G technology TD-SCDMA. The SGH-T578H phone is based on the T3G7210 system, which features an implementation of one of the industry’s earliest soft modems and was built in conjunction with NXP Semiconductors and T3G Technologies. […]

Samsung intros Symbian GPS device

The first day of the Symbian Smartphone Show in London was all about Samsung, with the Korean manufacturer lifting the curtain on its first S60 based smartphone with GPS. The candy bar design i550 is based on Symbian OS v9.2 and features GPS navigation with voice activated turn by turn guidance. The device also features […]

Samsung still going strong

Korean equipment vendor Samsung maintained it strong pace in the third quarter, securing its position as the world’s number two handset vendor behind Nokia. Handset shipments jumped 47 per cent to 42.6 million while the average selling price of devices also increased slightly from $148 in the second quarter to $151 in the third quarter. […]

SavaJe may still get its day in the Sun

Java-based mobile operating system SavaJe looks like it might have finally found a home with handset vendor Samsung. Rumours circulating this week suggest that SavaJe owner Sun Microsystems is partnering with the Korean manufacturer to develop a handset based on the ill fated platform. Computer giant Sun acquired SavaJe in April, supposedly after the start […]

Samsung unveils Armani phone

Mobile phone vendor Samsung has teamed up with fashion house Armani to develop a branded fashion phone. As is the current trend, the device will pack a large 2.6-inch QVGA TFT LCD screen with full touch screen user interface. Haptic technolgy means that users can feel an immediate mild vibration when they touch icons on […]

MontaVista takes seat in LiMo

Mobile Linux movement, the LiMo Foundation, won yet more support on Thursday as OS developer MontaVista joined the group. A handful of telecom powerhouses banded together in January to form the mobile Linux collective. Mitsubishi, Motorola, NEC, NTT DoCoMo, Panasonic Mobile, Samsung and Vodafone were the founding members. A not for profit organisation, the foundation […]

Vendors club together for storage shake up

A handful of kit manufacturers got together on Thursday in support of an industry specification for removable memory cards and embedded memory being standardized by the JEDEC Solid State Technology Association, an open standards organisation in the semiconductor industry. Nokia, Samsung Electronics, Sony Ericsson, Micron Technology, Spansion, STMicroelectronics, and Texas Instruments are among the backers […]

Samsung gets NYC WiMAX contract

US carrier and WiMAX proponent Sprint awarded the coveted New York WiMAX contract to Samsung earlier this week. Phil Solis, principal analyst for mobile broadband at ABI Research said that it made sense for Samsung to be awarded New York, “given that this city is in the middle of a nice line up of cities […]

Samsung jumps into No. 2 spot

A strong performance during the second quarter has catapulted Korean electronics manufacturer Samsung into second place in the world handset market, leapfrogging ailing US rival, Motorola. On Friday, Samsung reported solid second quarter results for its telecoms division, recording revenues of KRW4.5tn ($5.3bn) or an increase of 5 per cent on the same period last […]

US fallout from Qualcomm chip ban

South Korean handset manufacturers LG Electronics and Samsung are understood to be lobbying for a suspension on the International Trade Commission’s (ITC) ban of 3G phones using Qualcomm chips. The ban came into force on Friday after the ITC found Qualcomm guilty of infringing patents held by rival Broadcom. Both LG and Samsung are expected […]

Samsung, Nokia partner on mobile TV

Samsung and Nokia said on Monday they will work to achieve interoperability among their DVB-H (Digital Video Broadcast – Handheld) enabled mobile devices and the Nokia network services system. The handset manufacturers will work together to support devices based on the open OMA BCAST standard available for operator partners interested in deploying multi-vendor mobile TV […]

Samsung intros DivX phone

The movie fan’s dream device has been introduced in the shape of the Samsung F510, which claims to be the world’s first phone to support the DivX codec. DivX is a favourite codec among internet users for storing films in a highly compressed format. The phone allows for the viewing of MPEG-4, H. 264, WMV […]

Samsung takes stage with two faced phone

Korean handset manufacturer Samsung has come up with a novel way of solving the headache of integrating multimedia functions and phone features in a handset. Put the separate features on different sides of the device. As the CTIA Wireless conference prepares to kick off in Orlando on Tuesday, US operator Sprint Nextel said that it […]

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