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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.

Nokia lead threatened by smartphone market growth

Second quarter 2009 handset market data from Gartner shows lead player Nokia coming under increasing pressure as the smartphone sector outperforms the market. Overall handset shipments were down 6.1 per cent year on year for Q209, at 286.1 million but smartphone sales increased by 27 per cent to reach almost 41 million.

JK Shin, head of Samsung Mobile Communications

Korean vendor Samsung has established itself as the closest thing Nokia has to a challenger in the global mobile handset market, and JK Shin is the man leading the charge. With a market share hovering just above 19 per cent at the end of the first quarter of 2009 from sales of 51.4 million units, Shin’s approach to the handset market is distinctly promiscuous.

Samsung Jet takes off

Korean vendor Samsung, currently trailing Nokia as the second biggest gadget manufacturer worldwide, is glowing with pride this week as it prepares to launch its Jet touchscreen device.

Android rumours pick up momentum

The web is awash with Android rumours this week, as the Google-backed platform finally starts to pick up momentum.

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