April Showers Bring May Kickflips (and Heroes)
Apr 28, 2006, 11:42 AM by (staff)
In a conference call yesterday, SK Telecom, part owner of Helio, said that the MVNO's phones and sales network were ready and that the carrier will launch in May. A May launch appears to be confirmed by a second article about the MVNO which claims the launch is just days or weeks away. It was also revealed that Helio will include flat rate data in its price plans, and that the plans will be data first, voice second, similar to ESPN Mobile. Helio's plan prices have not yet been revealed. Because of this data-heavy skew, Helio realizes that it is likely to attract many power users, and has said that it expects to release more data-centric handsets towards the end of the year.
MediaTek Packs 10 Cores in TriCluster Helio X20 Chip
MediaTek today announced the Helio X20, a mobile application processor that packages 10 cores together in three separate clusters. Many of today's high-end processors package eight cores in two clusters.
Comcast Details Mobile Phone Service as Xfinity Mobile
Comcast today revealed details of its forthcoming Xfinity Mobile phone service. The company will use Verizon's 4G LTE network for the service, using an existing MVNO agreement.
Helio Quietly Reboots On Sprint and Verizon's Networks
Helio, an MVNO that shuttered its doors years ago, is back. The company announced its return via Twitter and is once again offering prepaid service.
MediaTek to Brand Processors Under 'Helio' Name
MediaTek is slowly introducing a new brand name for its mobile processors. Moving forward most of its smartphone and tablet chips will be branded under the name Helio.
I'm dropping cash on terminating my Sprint contract the second Helio launches, porting my number over (they e-mailed me that number porting will be available right at launch), and I'll be in mobile heaven!