Meizu Takes Aim at US, Plans 2014 Launch
Meizu, a Chinese handset manufacturer, today announced plans to enter the U.S. smartphone market. The company will use the Consumer Electronics Show, scheduled to take place in January, as its launch point. The company said it believes there is room in the market for another player, and it will show off its line of devices at the trade show. Meizu did not announce specific devices for the U.S, nor did it say anything about distribution agreements with the country's wireless network operators.
Meizu Puts Ubuntu In Its MX4 Smartphone
Canonical today announced the launch of the MX4 Ubuntu Edition, made by its handset partner Meizu. Ubuntu is Canonical's version of Linux.
Global Rollout of LG G Flex 2 Underway
LG today announced the global launch of the G Flex 2, its second-generation curved handset. LG said major carriers in the U.S., Hong Kong, Singapore, France, Germany, and the U.K are rolling the device out first.
US Mobile Selling Xiaomi and Meizu Handsets
U.S. Mobile recently added several phones from Xiaomi and Meizu to its lineup, making it the first U.S.
HTC to Drop Entry-Level Phones, Focus On Profits
HTC plans to exit the entry-level phone market moving forward and will instead focus its handset portfolio on high-margin devices. The company made the comments during a conference call with media to discuss its fourth quarter financial results.
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.