Nokia Siemens Feature Doubles GSM Capacity
Aug 10, 2010, 8:39 AM by Philip Berne
Nokia Siemens has announced a new feature for its GSM network products, Dynamic Frequency and Channel Allocation (DFCA), which the network equipment manufacturer claims will double the capacity of current GSM networks using the same amount of radio spectrum. DFCA works by squeezing voice calls into a smaller bandwidth, freeing up more space for data transmissions. Nokia Siemens described DFCA as a "combination of software features," which should have the effect of doubling capacity, improving network quality and increasing energy efficiency per subscriber. The new feature works with EDGE, WCDMA and LTE networks.
Nokia Adds 3G and US Support to Retro 3310
HMD Global today announced the Nokia 3310 3G, an updated version of its retro feature phone announced earlier this year. The new model is slightly larger and has a new interface, but externally looks like the 2G version of this year's 3310.
HMD Global Trots Out the Nokia 130, an Entry-Level Feature Phone
HMD Global today announced the Nokia 130, a bar-style handset that runs the Series 30+ platform with basic connectivity apps and a handful of simple games. The handset has a 1.8-inch screen, number pad, 1,020mAh battery, Bluetooth, music player, FM radio, and headphone jack.
Microsoft Trots Out Nokia 222 Feature Phone
Microsoft today announced the Nokia 222, a bar-style feature phone that runs Nokia Series 30+ and includes only the most essential functions. The Nokia 222's core apps include MSN Weather, Bing Search, Opera Mini, as well as Facebook, Facebook Messenger, and Twitter.
Nokia 3310 3G Hits Best Buy This Month for $60
HMD Global, the maker of Nokia-branded handsets, today said the 3310 3G will be available in the U.S. through Best Buy.