BARCELONA, Spain--Sony Mobile Communications announced updates to its flagship mobile products at Mobile World Congress, including new premium devices the Xperia Z2 smartphone and Xperia Z2 tablet.
Smartphone maker HTC plans to privately demonstrate the first of its three planned wearable devices next week at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona, Spain, according to a Bloomberg report.
In today's spotlight, FierceWireless profiles several up-and-coming executives in the industry. Its 2014 "Rising Stars in Wireless" report includes executives from Verizon, AT&T, Microsoft, Sprint, U.S. Cellular, Microsoft, Intel and Qualcomm.
Qualcomm and Apple competed fiercely for the top spots among chipset makers for smartphones and tablets in 2013, according to new reports from research firm Strategy Analytics. However, Qualcomm maintained its strong lead among baseband chip suppliers thanks to its dominant position in the LTE market, the research firm found.
Chipset vendor MediaTek is aiming to bring LTE to smartphones that cost less than $200 on an unsubsidized basis, using a new chip it hopes will finally let it crack more into Western markets.
Two of the three leading groups promoting wireless charging standards have agreed to work together, potentially hastening consolidation in the market and the move toward a single, unifying standard.
Global shipments in 2014 of tablet processors will reach an estimated 299.7 million units, up 23 per cent from 243.1 million units last year, latest forecasts say.
In addition to developing new mobile devices capable of delivering live video using LTE Multicast technology, Verizon Wireless is talking to consumer electronics (CE) manufacturers about integrating LTE Multicast with connected TV devices, a top Verizon executive said Wednesday.
Qualcomm purchased a trove of mobile-related patents from Hewlett-Packard and its Palm subsidiary to bulk up its mobile patent portfolio. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Huawei said testing of what it calls "ultra-fast" circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) technology proved that the approach can shorten voice call set-up times by more than 50 percent for LTE networks and is even faster than traditional circuit-switched call setup times.