New cdma2000 3G Phones Coming
Jan 2, 2002, 5:09 AM by (staff)
Qualcomm announced today the arrival of new phones based on its MSM5105 3G (cdma2000) chip. Manufacturers of the products include AirPrime, Gtran, Kyocera, LG, Novatel Wireless, Samsung, Sanyo and Sierra Wireless. The new phones feature improved battery life, and always-on data at speeds up to 153kbps.
Apple Announces Wireless AirPods
Apple today showed off a set of wireless AirPods that connect to the iPhone and Apple Watch with a single tap. The AirPods can automatically switch from iPhone to Apple Watch based on what the owner is using.
T-Mobile Embraces FM Radio In Phones
T-Mobile CEO John Legere announced today on Twitter that the company will "push" its phone manufacturers partners to include and enable FM radio features on T-Mobile phones. The move comes two weeks after AT&T announced a similar initiative.
Qualcomm's Snapdragon 450 Platform Jumps to 14nm Process
Qualcomm today announced the Snapdragon 450 Platform, a new entry in its mid-tier range of processors for high-volume devices. The Snapdragon 450 is the first 400 series chip to make use of Qualcomm's 14nm process, which provides it with noticeable performance and efficiency gains over earlier chips.
Qualcomm Reaches Patent Accord with Meizu
Qualcomm today said it has forged a patent licensing agreement with Meizu, giving the Chinese company permission to make and sell devices that use Qualcomm technology. Specifically, Meizu can create cell phones and other mobile devices that rely on CDMA2000, WCDMA, and LTE 4G (GSM, TD-SCDMA, LTE-TDD) wireless radios.
Intel Buys Stake in Chinese Mobile Chip Vendor
Intel today said it has forged an agreement with Tsinghua Unigroup to co-develop processors for mobile devices. Tsinghua runs both Spreadtrum and RDA, which are fabless semiconductor companies that develop 2G-, 3G-, and 4G-enabled mobile chipset platforms for smart phones, feature phones, and other consumer electronics products.