Samsung to Bring 3G CDMA UbiCell to Market in 2010
Today Samsung announced that it has added CDMA-EVDO 3G data capabilities to its UbiCell home femtocell product. The UbiCell was first introduced in 2007 and acts to extend and/or improve in-home cellular coverage for those who don't have good network performance where they live or work. The original CDMA UbiCell only supported voice traffic. This new version adds 3G data, meaning users will be able to browse web via the UbiCell in their homes. Samsung didn't say which carriers will offer the 3G UbiCell, but it is compatible with networks operated by a number of CDMA carriers, including Sprint and Verizon Wireless. It will be available at some point during the first half of 2010.
HTC One A9: First Phone To Work on Verizon Without CDMA
HTC will sell an unlocked version of its new One A9 that can be used on Verizon's LTE network, even though the phone lacks the legacy CDMA technology found in all other Verizon phones to date. That makes the One A9 the first phone announced for use with Verizon in LTE-only mode.
FCC Reveals Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Edge
The FCC recently published a few details about two unreleased Samsung phones that are likely the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 edge. The FCC approved the SM-G950 (S8) and SM-G955 (S8 edge) and confirmed some features shared by the handsets.
Verizon, Samsung Offer Small Cell for Improved In-Home Coverage
Verizon Wireless today announced the 4G LTE Network Extender for homes and small businesses. The small box provides LTE coverage in buildings up to about 7,500 square feet, including services such as HD Voice and high-speed data.
WeBoost, SureCall Roll Out In-Home Signal Boosters
WeBoost and SureCall both used CES as an opportunity to show off new cell signal boosters. Both products work in a similar fashion: they collect cell signals from nearby cell towers, amplify them, and rebroadcast them within the home to improve coverage and signal strength.
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