Samsung Ships Homegrown CDMA Chips
Apr 14, 2003, 8:45 AM by (staff)
Samsung this month will ship its first phone using its own CDMA chipset. The company is aiming to reduce its dependence on Qualcomm, who has supplied all of the primary chips in Samsung CDMA phones to date. The initial model will be sold by Korea Telecom Freetel (KTF), a Korean carrier, although the company plans to export phones using its own chipset by the end of the year. Samsung is also developing its own WCDMA chips and expects to launch handsets using those chips in the near future. World-leader Nokia also produces its own CDMA chips.
Jan 30, 2018
A handset made by Freetel, a Japanese company, was recently approved by the FCC for Cricket Wireless. Documents on the FCC web site detail a smartphone called the Cricket Wave, though the phone is manufactured by Freetel.
May 23, 2016
Freetel Wireless today made the Kiwami and Priori3 handsets available for preorder. The Kiwami is a flagship-class device with a 6-inch quad HD screen and 21-megapixel camera.
Jan 25, 2018
Americans traveling to South Korea to attend the 2018 Winter Olympic Games will be able to roam for free if they subscribe to T-Mobile or Verizon Wireless. T-Mobile says its customers can take advantage of free unlimited high-speed data, unlimited calls within South Korea and back to the U.S., as well as free texting while attending the games.
Dec 29, 2016
Qualcomm this week refuted accusations made by the Korea Fair Trade Commission that it has violated Korean antitrust laws. The KFTC says Qualcomm has abused its dominant position in the market with unfair and unnecessarily broad licensing practices for wireless technology and modems.