Nokia, Infineon Team Up on LTE Chips
Today Infineon and Nokia have agreed to work together to co-develop baseband chips for future Long Term Evolution networks. Infineon already supplies Nokia with chips, but the two are making sure that Infineon's transceivers work with Nokia's modems. This will ensure that their future products are compatible with the new LTE networks that will begin to be available in the coming years. AT&T, T-Mobile, Verizon and others have sided with LTE in the U.S. for fourth-generation wireless networks.
Nokia Brings Back the 3310
Nokia today introduced a new version of the old Nokia 3310 phone. It includes a color screen, Snake, and the original Nokia ringtone.
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.
Intel to Buy Lantiq to Further Internet of Things
Intel today said it has agreed to purchase Lantiq for an undisclosed sum. Lantiq, which is based in Germany, makes broadband and home connectivity equipment.
Nokia Networks to Buy Panasonic's Base Station Biz
Nokia Networks today announced that it has agreed to purchase select portions of Panasonic's wireless business. Specifically, the company will buy Panasonic's mobile phone wireless base station and related wireless equipment system businesses.