FCC Reveals Samsung's First Direct Connect Phone for Sprint
Documents seen on the FCC site revealed the Samsung Z400, a ruggedized clamshell bound for Sprint. This CDMA EVDO phone will be the first phone to use Qualcomm's QChat PTT technology, which will be branded Direct Connect on the Sprint network. It has dual displays, with an OLED exterior display. It hosts stereo speakers, a camera, Bluetooth, and dual antennas: one at the top and one at the bottom. This phone has not been announced by Sprint or Samsung, so pricing and availability information are not available.
WattUp Distance Wireless Charging Coming To Major-Brand Phone
Apr 7, 2016
Energous has revealed that a "tier 1" consumer electronics company has agreed to implement WattUp wireless charging technology in a number of consumer products, including a phone. WattUp is an RF-based wireless charging technology that can be implemented in a number of ways, including transmitters that can send power wirelessly up to 15 feet, using a large array of antennas and beam-forming technology to send focused energy in the 5.8 GHz radio band.
LG Turning to OLED for V30's FullVision Display
Aug 3, 2017
LG today said its "next flagship smartphone" — widely believed to be the V30 — will be the first to adopt a plastic OLED FullVision display. LG has used plastic OLED before, notably on the 2015 Flex 2, which was in fact curved and flexible.
Kyocera's DuraTR Is a Robust Feature Phone with Direct Connect for Sprint
Jan 10, 2018
Kyocera has quietly launched the DuraTR, a ruggedized bar phone intended for Sprint's Direct Connect service. The DuraTR meets mil-spec 810G for protection from drops, bumps, scrapes, and bruises.
LG Display to Invest More In OLED Technology
Aug 17, 2015
LG Display today said it plans to invest about $8.5 billion in OLED displays for television sets, smartphones, and wearables. The company wants to boost its capabilities with the technology to stay ahead of the adoption curve as OLED becomes more mainstream.
FCC Fines T-Mobile $60,000 for Failing to Secure Antennas
Nov 12, 2015
The FCC today proposed a fine of $60,000 against T-Mobile, which it says failed to adequately warn and prevent the public from stepping too close to cellular antennas. Specifically, T-Mobile didn't properly block off nor place signs near three antennas (2 AWS, 1 PCS) on a building in Phoenix, Ariz.
gap for all those Nextel business customers leaving them. Should be rolling out end of this quarter.
It gets Nextel customers off the iDen network... which has to start happening soon. It also provides something that many Sprint customers have been asking for.
This is a durable phone. It...
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Saddly, my guess is, neither are you...
Hold UP Rich Eric(s)
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I'm gonna have to get this one myself!!
A nice change?