Forum finishes specs tackling voice over LTE issues
Industry group the VoLGA (Voice over LTE via Generic Access) Forum today published its first complete set of approved specifications aimed at delivering mobile voice and SMS services over future LTE networks. The move is important as there is currently no single agreed way of providing voice and SMS capability on next-generation LTE networks.
Samsung preps next-gen devices
Unstrung reports that Samsung is promising a couple of LTE device launches in 2010 – following deals with Verizon and MetroPCS – and will start testing devices using the 802.16m or ‘WiMAX 2’ standard in 2011.
Western Europe handset sales fall 6% in 2Q09
The Western European mobile devices market recorded another quarter of annual decline in 2Q09 despite a significant rise in smartphone sales, according to a new IDC study.
Samsung rolls-out new mobile chips
Samsung has launched two new mobile chips aimed at improving the performance of sophisticated devices without raising power consumption, reports Information Week.
Vodafone unveils new mobile Internet initiative
Vodafone has officially announced details of its new Internet services initiative, ‘Vodafone 360,’ the UK-based operator’s answer to rival services such as Apple’s App Store and Nokia’s Ovi. Vodafone 360 aims to gather all of a customer’s friends, communities, entertainment and personal favorites (like music, games, photos and video) in one place.
Samsung expands Corby mobile range
South Korean handset vendor Samsung has launched two new mobile phones designed around the Corby concept, the Samsung Corby(TXT) and Samsung Corby(PRO), reports Computer Business Review.
Armani, Samsung, Microsoft team on smartphone
Samsung, Microsoft and Italian fashion house Giorgio Armani unveiled a EUR700 touchscreen smartphone (pictured) Friday that includes the new Windows Mobile 6.5 operating system.
Samsung unveils 12MP cameraphone with optical zoom
Cellular News notes that Samsung Electronics has announced the launch of the ‘Samsung AMOLED 12M’ (Model Name: SCH-W880, pictured above), the world’s first 12-megapixel camera phone with a 3x optical zoom lens. The WCDMA-based 3G phone will be available in South Korea from early next month.
Sprint touts second Android handset
US operator Sprint plans to offer its second Android-powered handset, this time announcing a deal with Samsung for sale of the South Korean vendor’s Moment smartphone. Moment will retail at US$179.99 after rebates with a two-year contract.
Samsung sees strong Q3 but may have peaked
Samsung Electronics today unveiled strong earnings guidance for the third quarter helped by growth in its mobile division, although analysts warned that performance in the current quarter could weaken.