Items tagged with CTIA 2010

Considering 91% of Americans carry a cell phone, there are not a lot of new customers for wireless carriers to target. That is, unless you start considering non-human customers. That's just what AT&T has in mind with a new dog collar that can connect to the Internet. After talking about wireless dog collars for more than a year, AT&T is almost ready to deploy a collar. The collar could send text messages or emails to a pet owner if the pet strays outside of a predefined area. It could also provide continuous tracking of the pet. A wireless dog collar is just one of many new devices AT&T... Read more...
In a one-on-one meeting with Engadget, Verizon Wireless' Senior VP and CTO Tony Melone revealed some interesting details about the wireless carrier's plans for LTE and LTE-related devices. More specifically, Melone confirmed that ALL of its data-only LTE WWAN devices (such as aircards, MiFi-type products, and USB data sticks) will also support 3G. This is definitely good news for users, especially those who may find themselves traveling in and out of 4G data coverage areas. Considering some of today's WiMAX products don't offer the same versatility, this is a welcome announcement. Although data-centric... Read more...
While most wireless carriers are touting their 4G plans at the CTIA trade show, T-Mobile is focusing on its 3G network. The company unveiled plans to upgrade its 3G service to High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) technology. HSPA+ will give customers faster data speeds than today's 3G network. By the end of this year, T-Mobile plans to have deployed HSPA+ across the breadth of its 3G footprint and cover more than 100 metropolitan areas and 185 people with the upgraded service. T-Mobile to Rollout the Nation’s Fastest 3G Wireless Network with HSPA+ to More than 100Metropolitan Areas in 2010 T-Mobile... Read more...
Today is the day for Android-related news. We've already heard announcements from Samsung and Sprint/HTC. In an attempt to return to the smartphone space, Kyocera revealed its own Android-powered smartphone today. The new Kyocera Zio M6000 will launch in the second quarter and feature a 3.5-inch WVGA motion enhanced touchscreen display as well as a 3.2 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and 256MB of internal memory. Kyocera Reveals the Human Side of Android with the Kyocera Zio M6000 Smartphone LAS VEGAS--Kyocera Communications Inc., provider of Kyocera- and Sanyo-branded wireless devices, today... Read more...
Samsung is hoping to make your life "more convenient, more exciting, and more integrated," with its new Galaxy S smartphone. This smartphone runs on the latest version of Android, offers a 4-inch Super AMOLED screen, and has a 1GHz processor. The Galaxy S will be coming to Europe, North America, Latin America, Australia, and Asia soon. Although the phone hasn't been formally announced for a US carrier, since this is a GSM phone, AT&T and T-Mobile are the most likely candidates. Samsung Welcomes You to the “Smart Life” with the Global Launch of the Galaxy S Powered by 4-Inch Super AMOLED and... Read more...
This summer, Sprint customers will be able to get their hands on the world's first 3G/4G Android-powered smartphone. Otherwise known as the HTC EVO, this smartphone features a 4.3-inch touchscreen, 8 megapixel camera, HD video capture capabilities, HDMI output, and the HTC Sense user interface. Behind the scenes, the EVO is powered by a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Thanks to the phone's built-in mobile hotspot functionality, you can share the 4G connectivity with up to eight Wi-Fi enabled devices. The phone also has dual cameras—an 8 megapixel autofocus camera and a forward-facing 1.3 megapixel... Read more...