Apple says 4G labeling is legit; Nokia's New Problem

Apple says 4G labeling is legit
Washington Post
Apple is defending its decision to market the latest iPad as a 4G-compatible device, answering a complaint from the Australian government's consumer watchdog. The company said Thursday in an Australian federal court that its decision to tout the tablet ...

And Now Nokia Has A New Problem -- It Might Go Bankrupt - Business Insider: "The company is burning cash at a mind-boggling rate, and it's about to run into a cash crunch. Nokia still has €4.9 billion of "net cash" on its balance sheet (cash less debt) and €9.8 billion of total cash. That's a lot. But in the past year, Nokia has gone from comfortably making money to losing a lot of it. In the past year, Nokia has burned €1.5 billion. In the past quarter, it burned a staggering €700 million. At the first quarter's burn rate, Nokia would blow through its net cash in 7 quarters (less than two years) and its total cash in four years. The cash situation has gotten dire enough that Nokia CEO Stephen Elop is already talking about the need to conserve it"

Faux 4G needs rebranding for iPad insists Apple
Apple will argue high-speed 3G networks should be officially rebranded as 4G in its Australian battle over iPad WiFi + 4G nomenclature, insisting it's the local carriers at fault rather than it misleading buyers. As reported earlier, Apple filed a ...

Apple wants to turn '3G' into '4G' to solve iPad 3 speed disputes
ZDNet (blog)
Apple is currently in a legal dispute down under with the Australian competition regulator, but is attempting a novel way of digging its way out of trouble: by trying to rebrand what “4G” actually means. Apple's iPad 3 doesn't work on any 4G LTE ...

ZDNet (blog)

First Intel Smartphone Lands in India Next Week
PC Magazine
By Damon Poeter Intel and Lava International are launching the first smartphone powered by one of the chip maker's Atom processors next week in India. The 3G-enabled Xolo X900 runningAndroid will go on sale in the country on April 23 and cost 22000 ...

Apple defends iPad in Australia, claims '4G' branding is correct
Apple Insider
By Mikey Campbell Apple filed a defense in Australia's federal court this week rebutting allegations that the company intentionally misled consumers, adding that the new iPad's "4G" label is technically correct despite a lack of compatibility with the ...

Apple Defends 4G Label on Australian iPad
Presumably, if you bought a Wi-Fi + 4G iPad in Australia, you would never see the indicator. Apple also recently updated its Australian website to make clear that the Wi-Fi + 4G iPad will not connect to LTE (or WiMax, another 4G technology) in ...

HTC Rejigs Smartphone With TV, WiMAX, Cute Email for Japanese Market
By Jay Alabaster, IDG News HTC announced Friday a smartphone designed specifically for the Japanese market, compatible with the country's TV broadcasts for mobiles, touch payment system, and decorative emails. The company's "HTC J" phone will be ...

HTC One X, Canada's first smartphone with Beats Audio™, available exclusively ...
MarketWatch (press release)
HTC, a global designer of smartphones, and Rogers, Canada's largest provider of wireless voice and data services, today announced the new HTC One X smartphone is now available in Canada running on Canada's fastest and largest1 LTE network.

China Mobile goes 4G in Hong Kong; Q1 profit up
Baltimore Sun
The world's biggest carrier by subscribers is also testing the high-speed 4G technology at base stations in mainland China, where it hopes to start services commercially in as early as two years and attract smartphone users who stream videos and play ...

How Verizon Wireless May Kill Hope for LTE Interoperability
The global adoption of LTE as a common 4G technology was going to heal the rift between the CDMA and GSM camps and give US consumers more freedom to switch between carriers, as well as the ability to choose from a set of common devices that could work ...

Smartphone users can now be tracked via new technology
A new system from location services provider Navizon can pinpoint your position by honing in on the Wi-Fi signal from your smartphone. by Lance Whitney April 20, 2012 7:59 AM PDT Follow @lancewhit Smartphone users now face another way of being located.

Oracle, Google Struggle To Explain APIs To Jury
Oracle says the file shows that Google has not removed the allegedly infringing Android code from its public website as Google claims to have done. Google wants some assurance that the file really was downloaded then. "Are you saying it has been forged ...

Apple wants Australia to redefine 3G as 4G
CBS News
(Credit: CBS) (CBS News) Apple is challenging Australia's definition of 4G, in hopes of dodging legal battles over the new iPad's network compatibility in the land down under. Full coverage of Apple at Tech Talk In a recent court filing, the computer ...

Lava Introduces World's First Intel Atom-Based Smartphone.
X-bit Labs
by Anton Shilov Intel Corp. and Lava International, one of India's fastest-growing mobile handset companies, on Thursday said that Xolo X900, the first smartphonewith Intel Atom Z2460 inside, will be available to customers for purchase beginning 23 rd ...

X-bit Labs

Apple Defends iPad '4G' Branding In Australia
According to the report, Apple is arguing that Australia's existing 3G networks from Telstra, Optus and Vodafone can be called "4G networks in accordance with the accepted industry and regulatory use of the descriptor '4G.' " In other words, while the ...

XOLO X900: First Intel Smartphone Announced In India
Huffington Post
For the longest time, if you wanted an Intel chip in your smartphone, you would have had to hack open the phone's frame and superglue the processor right inside. Now there's an easier way! Intel has announced the first ever smartphone using an Intel ...

Verizon LTE Network Now Covers Two-Thirds of US Population
By Brad Reed, NetworkWorld Verizon today added LTE coverage in 27 markets, including Tuscaloosa, Ala., and Pierre, SD, and expanded its coverage in 44 other markets, including San Francisco, Boston and New York City. With the new expansions Verizon now ...

Intel-Based Xolo X900 Android Smartphone: India First
Lava kicked off sales of the Xolo X900, an Android smartphone with an Intel Atom processor inside. It marks Intel's renewed push into the mobile market. By Eric Zeman InformationWeek Intel silicon has shipped in mobile devices before, but the Xolo X900 ...

Intel's first Android phone, the XOLO X900, debuts in India
Christian Science Monitor
The XOLO X900, a smartphone built by Lava and powered by an Intel Atom chip, is set for launch later this month in India, Intel announced this week. By Matthew Shaer / April 19, 2012 Intel this week took the wraps off the XOLO X900, a smart phone built ...

Christian Science Monitor

Wave Control For Android Is A Touchless Music Controller For Your Smartphone
Huffington Post
Now, when you play "Can't Touch This" on your smartphone, you can actually do so without having to touch this. Wave Control is a new app for Android (spotted by Lifehacker) that uses your Android phone's front-facing camera to let you manipulate your ...

Nokia posts $1.2 billion loss as sales plummet
By MATTI HUUHTANEN Struggling cellphone maker Nokia has suffered one of its worst quarterly results ever, blaming tough competition for a huge (EURO)929 million ($1.2 billion) net loss as sales plunged, especially in the smartphone market.

Nokia posts $1.2 billion Q1 loss as sales plunge
By MATTI HUUHTANEN Struggling cellphone maker Nokia Corp. blamed tougher-than-expected competition, particularly in the smartphone market, for a huge (EURO)929 million ($1.2 billion) net loss in the first three months of the year.

Verizon's 700MHz spectrum may not be so valuable after all
Verizon Wireless says that it plans to sell spectrum in the A and B blocks of the 700MHz frequency band, but how valuable is that spectrum to other carriers rolling out 4G LTE anyway? by Marguerite Reardon April 19, 2012 4:42 PM PDT Follow ...

RootMetrics Compares AT&T and Verizon Head-to-Head and Reshapes the LTE Debate
San Francisco Chronicle (press release)
Comprehensive Overview on GigaOM Goes Beyond Speed to Show How Consumers Truly Experience LTE on AT&T and Verizon Bellvue, Wash. (PRWEB) April 19, 2012 Working with GigaOM, RootMetrics™ has released a groundbreaking report that provides the most ...

Nvidia: Smartphone graphics to best Xbox 360 by 2014
There once was a time when mobile platforms never had a chance of matching game consoles. That's about to change, says chipmaker Nvidia. by Don Reisinger April 20, 2012 5:42 AM PDT Infinity Blade Dungeons on display at the new iPad unveiling.

Third party accessories: Big advantage iOS over Android
ZDNet (blog)
By James Kendrick | April 20, 2012, 4:03am PDT Summary: The third party accessory market is an area in which iOS totally smokes Android, and it won't change. Geeks love accessories for their gadgets. It's not just an obsession, good accessories can ...

ZDNet (blog)

Verizon's IP VPN Opens a New World of Wireless Possibilities
By Thor Olavsrud , CIO Verizon's announcement yesterday of its new Private IP Wireless (LTE) service is the most recent advance in what appears to be an emerging technology offering for carriers: multiprotocol label switching (MPLS) IP VPNs that span ...

Top Apple exec: Instagram has 'jumped the shark'
"It 'jumped the shark' when it went to Android," was all the Apple executive wrote to Braasch Thursday. Instagram launched its Android version earlier this month. In the first five days, theAndroid app saw five million users sign up.

Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) now hitting unlocked Galaxy S II ...
By Darren Murph
And that just happens to be confirmation that the long-awaited Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) update is finally coming to unlocked (read: global, non-carrier branded) Galaxy S II smartphones situated in the United States. If you'll recall, said update ... Type Smartphone; Operating system Android (Ice Cream Sandwich [4.0]); Screen size 4.3 inches; Internal memory 16 GB; Carriers (US) AT&T; Dimensions 4.96 x 2.6 x 0.35 in; Weight 4.3 oz; Released 2011-05-01. see all specs → ...

iPad 4G branding strategy defended by Apple in Australia | TUAW ...
By Kelly Hodgkins
In an ongoing battle in Australia over the use of 4G in the iPad name, Apple's now arguing that its naming convention adheres to the standard use of. ... LTE and WiMAX, and to other evolved 3G technologies providing a substantial level of improvement in performance and capabilities with respect to the initial third generation systems now deployed." According to this definition, both the ... techBASIC 2.0 brings sensor data collection, analysis and visualization to iOS · A pair o' docks : ...
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Latest Rumors Peg An LTE iPhone For An October Release ...
By Matt Burns
Gene Munster, analyst for Piper Jaffray, stated that chipmaker Qualcomm is gearing up to supply the LTE chipset. However, per Qualcomm's CEO yesterday, unpredicted demand has caused supply issues. Munster believes this sets Apple up ...
TechCrunch » Gadgets

Android Overload: Google/Oracle Courtroom Drama, FCC Combats ...
By Chris Chavez
We got a healthy Android Overload here for you tonight. While some of these stories are more distantly Android related, others are right on the money. These.
Android Phone Fans

Wave Control for Android Controls Media Playback by Watching You ...
By Alan Henry
Android: If you're on a flight with your phone propped up in front of you, or listening to music while you work on your phone with your hands on the keyboard, it can be a pain to stop, unlock your phone or tap it to bring up the playback controls, ...

Motorola Bluetooth Headphones - Woot
How did we ever get along without my Motorola Bluetooth Headphones? To think it was just a few months back that all those nasty doctors kept trying to take you away from me with their pills and therapies and what not. Back then, there was ...
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2012 is the year of 4G
By Zach Epstein
4G LTE devices are apparently so hot this year, Sprint is selling LTE phones without a network to support them. ... 4G subscriber adoption is primed to take off in 2012 as a range of 4G-enabled mobile devices, from USB dongles, smartphones, tablets, 4G portable hotspots, and wirelessbroadband CPE modems, are shipping from assembly line to retail stores. ... “The lion's share of the market is now backing LTE as service provider and vendor support has fallen away fromWiMAX.
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France's Wi-Fi gates swing open: Free Mobile activates 4M hotspots ...
By Kevin Fitchard
On Thursday, Free's parent Iliad announced that it has opened up its 4 million-hotspot community Wi-Fi network to its smartphone customers, creating the world's largest carrier-run mobile data offload network. The Wi-Fi hotspots aren't ... The network has been around since 2009, when customers first began agreeing to share part of their broadband access with other Iliad customers. But until now, Free's new ... No need for 4G LTE with a nationwide wifi footprint. The spectrum can be ...

Fake Instagram app for Android has malware
By George Tinari
Here's some more security news for Android users that has probably struck a nerve or two by now: another fake app has made its way into Google Play and yes, it has malware. This time the app is trying to imitate Instagram for Android.

NVIDIA Tegra 3+ with LTE won't arrive until Q4 | Android Community
By Cory Gunther
With the quad-core Tegra 3 processor already taking the world by storm the next step is Tegra 3 with 4G LTE integration. Currently folks like AT&T have changed to Qualcomm in order to supportLTE and today's NVIDIA roadmap shows they ...
Android Community

Apple LTE chip supplier Qualcomm unable to meet demand, could ...
By Jordan Kahn
According to a report from Reuters, Apple's LTE chip supplier Qualcomm is having “trouble meeting demand” for smartphone chips and will continue experiencing manufacturing constraints throughout the rest of the year. Qualcomm Chief ...

Best Android apps for poets and poetry lovers
By Gene Briones
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs Motorola DROID Fighter - Omega Superphone Smackdown · android-fragmentation ... Whether it's the latest Android smartphone or tablet, coupled with the best apps in Android's infantry, poets–both amateur and professional–are keeping the art alive. So, if you love poetry, we've got something for you. Today, we bring to you the best Android apps for poets. You can read and access loads of poems using these amazing apps from Google Play Store.
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