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.
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.
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Apr 3, 2019
Verizon launched the first part of its commercial, mobile 5G network today in parts of Chicago and Minneapolis. Consumers can experience 5G service with the Motorola Moto z3 when used with the 5G Moto Mod accessory, which also goes on sale to the general public today.