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.
Hands-On with Freetel's Samurai REI
Freetel is a Japanese company, but their team actually has deep roots and experience in the US market. They are bringing a range of unlocked phones to the US this spring and summer, including the premium-but-affordable Samurai REI, an Android phone with a premium metal body and decent specs.
Freetel Debuts the REI, Another US-Bound Phone
Feb 22, 2016
Freetel today announced the REI, a metal-clad Android smartphone that will be sold unlocked in the U.S. later this year.
FCC Approves Freetel Handset for Cricket
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.
Freetel Kiwami and Priori3 Up for Preorder
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.