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Green Giant the Reclaim is partly made of corn

Samsung unveils handset made of corn

Korean handset vendor Samsung introduced a cheap, eco-friendly, full featured mobile phone on Friday, made partly out of corn.

XG field testing WiMAX, LTE rival tech.

XG field testing WiMAX, LTE rival tech.

Secretive US startup XG Technology is still pitching its wares, claiming this week that it is field testing its obscure wireless broadband platform.

Comcast launches WiMAX service

Comcast launches WiMAX service over Clearwire

US cable carrier Comcast, one of the backers of WiMAX operation Clearwire, has announced plans to launch its own wireless broadband service under the High-Speed 2go brand.

Looks like time's up for Alcatel-Lucent' security division.

T-Mobile USA investigating network hack claims

Wireless operator T-Mobile USA is investigating claims that a hacker or hackers has gained access to the company’s network, including customer data, call logs, user info and confidential databases.

Palm Pre to land June 6

Palm Pre to land June 6

The Palm Pre, the secret weapon of US carrier Sprint Nextel and struggling handset vendor Palm is set to hit shelves on June 6.

WiMAX 2, based on IEEE 802.16m standards, is expected to be finalised in November of 2010

T-Mobile USA unleashes 3G modem

Now that T-Mobile USA has finally got reasonable coverage on its 3G network, the company is ready to push usage with the launch of its first 3G modem.

Sony Ericsson loses US chief

Sony Ericsson loses US chief

The head of Sony Ericsson’s North American operations, Najmi Jarwala, is to step down from his post at the end of March.

Clearwire trials VoIP

Clearwire trials WiMAX VoIP handsets

Clearwire says it is trialling mobile VoIP handsets in Portland, Oregon, where it launched commercial mobile WIMAX service in January 2009.

Apple is taking back third party and counterfeit chargers

O2 gives iPhone away on 24 month contract

In the UK, iPhone carrier O2 has made the gadget more affordable to cash strapped consumers by launching a 24 month contract option, which will allow customers to get the handset for free in return for signing two years of their life away to O2. On the 24 month tariff the 8GB iPhone 3G weighs in at £34.26 per month and the 16GB device costs £44.05 per month

3G a let-down in the US

The four major 3G operators in the US are failing to deliver the speeds that customers expect. These not altogether surprising findings come from analyst firm Gartner, which says that while most 3G providers in the US typically market speeds as high as 1.8Mbps, the actual speeds are generally between 300Kbps and 700bps. That is […]

Verizon staff suspended for snooping on Obama

A handful of Verizon Wireless employees have been suspended for snooping on US president elect Barack Obama’s mobile phone records. Verizon’s president and CEO Lowell McAdam issued a public apology to Obama on Friday, after it emerged that “a number of” Verizon staff had accessed the president elect’s account. McAdam said the account in question […]

Texas bets chips against integrated silicon

US chip shop Texas Instruments is looking to cut its cellular baseband operations, by flogging off its merchant market business, the company revealed this week. TI reported a 26 per cent drop in third quarter income, from $758m last year to $563m this year, while revenues dived 8 per cent year on year to $3.4bn. […]

OHA releases Android code

As the first Android phone hits shelves in the US, Google and the Open Handset Alliance (OHA) have announced the availability of the platform source code. As Android is developed under an open source licence, it can be downloaded and modified by anyone for free. The idea being that such a licence will enable people […]

iPhone subsidies hit AT&T profits

US carrier AT&T said Wednesday that iPhone 3G subsidies had taken a $900m chunk out of its pre-tax third quarter profits. Given that the device is selling like hot cakes – Apple shifted 6.9 million units in the last quarter – AT&T warned that earnings dilution associated with the iPhone 3G is likely to run […]

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