Sanyo To Offer Dual Mode WiMax Handsets
Mar 20, 2007, 1:10 PM by (staff)
Sanyo today announced the company is working on dual mode CDMA / WiMax handsets using chips from Beceem. It is likely these new models will be for Sprint, although the company did not state this outright. Nokia, Motorola and Samsung have all committed to bringing out dual-mode devices for the carrier. It is not surprising that Sanyo, which has a strong relationship with Sprint, would want to join in with dual-mode offerings as well. Sprint will begin testing WiMax in three cities soon and expects to begin rolling out the service late this year. The comnpany has not announced what handsets or devices will be available during testing or at launch.
Samsung Introduces the Z, Its First Tizen Phone
Samsung today announced the Samsung Z, the first smartphone to run its home-grown Tizen platform. The phone strongly resembles Samsung's Android smartphones and will launch in Russia during the third quarter of the year.
Samsung Unveils the Galaxy K Zoom
Samsung today announced the Galaxy K zoom, a point-and-shoot camera / smartphone combination that includes a 20.7-megapixel sensor in a device with a 4.8-inch screen. It's a follow-up to last year's Galaxy S4 Zoom, which was sold by AT&T.
Sprint and Virgin to Sell Kyocera Hydro Vibe
Sprint and Virgin Mobile USA today announced the pending availability of the Hydro Vibe, a new water-resistant Android smartphone from Kyocera. The phone can withstand a 30-minute bath in waters up to 1 meter deep and has a break-resistant 4.5-inch qHD screen.
Sprint Can Commence WiMax Shutdown
A Massachusetts court has given Sprint permission to turn off its WiMax network in stages over the next two months. Sprint will turn WiMax off in 16 cities, including New York, today, with 39 more to follow on February 29, and the remaining 25 cities on March 31.
Sprint to Kill Off WiMax Once and for All On Nov. 6, 2015
Sprint today confirmed it will permanently shutter its WiMax network on or around November 6, 2015. The company had previously said it would operate the failed 4G network until "the end of 2015." Sprint said it has identified 6,000 "redundant sites that we expect to decommission and terminate the underlying leases," as part of the process, which will save the company some money.
So let's see...
IDEN for walkie talkie service.
WiMax for 4g data.
I smell trouble a'brewin'.
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