Qualcomm and BOE
In Qualcomm anti-trust battles, Korean FTC could be its ticking time bomb
As part of antitrust mitigation measures it’s obligated to fulfill, Qulacomm has to renegotiate a bunch of patent licensing deals. It hasn’t happened.
The Pocophone F1 is available in the US with big limitations
You can now buy a Pocophone F1 in the United States through some eBay sellers. Just be warned of its limitations before you buy one
The long goodbye to CDMA: Verizon not activating 3G-only phones
The 3G network still has a year and a half before it officially shuts down, but it’s been whittled down to a point where Verizon won’t take any more in.
Intel’s latest iPhone modem supports CDMA, still needs to share orders with Qualcomm
Intel says it is making great strides with its latest LTE modem which will likely go into this year’s new iPhones and has its eyes on the 5G prize.
Qualcomm
Qualcomm 1Q18 earnings come as it notches licensing deal with Samsung
The chipmaker is having great legal troubles with antitrust and licensing deals, but it has been able to pick up a new contract with Samsung.
Unlocked BlackBerry KEYone for AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon goes $50 off to $500 today only
With an epic battery in tow, great camera, reasonable horsepower and especially a QWERTY keyboard, the $500 BlackBerry KEYone looks like a bargain.
BLU S1 launches as company’s first Sprint-supporting phone, available on Amazon today
Priced at $180, and up for grabs on Amazon.com, the BLU S1 is nothing to write home about, but it does support Sprint in addition to AT&T and T-Mobile.
In New York, Verizon has only 20MHz of CDMA left to replace
A big piece of LTE has come into place in the United States’s biggest market for the nation’s most subscribed-to mobile network.
LG makes an LTE flip phone for Verizon, holds the CDMA
Verizon’s officially quitting its legacy CDMA network. How can we tell? The LG Exalt LTE is a flip phone. And yes, it supports VoLTE.
HTC U11
Verizon HTC U11 is one of the first to ditch CDMA support
If it’s not the first, HTC is still getting it in there with LTE-only support on Verizon. Data, messaging, voice, everything through 4G.
Unlocked Galaxy S8 passes into FCC inspection
Samsung usually takes a few months to roll out unlocked US units in deference to its carrier partners. We may see the S8 series drag out to August.
iPhone 7 Plus modems analyzed, Qualcomm deemed better than Intel
That is according to tests done that show a large and consistent cell reception performance gap between GSM and CDMA iPhones.
Verizon CDMA to finally die (at least in one form) by 2020
The end of 2G is coming. Three and a half years, really. The 1xRTT network, which carries some voice and data traffic, is turning off.
NIH: cellphone cancer risk small, irradiated rats lived longer
There’s more evidence that cellphone radio waves are carcinogenic, but the control group of rats in this study fared worse than the irradiated ones.
Nextbit Robin CDMA edition canceled: “We were too optimistic”
After first seeing its ship date pushed back, the CDMA Nextbit Robin is now officially canceled.
Xiaomi Mi 5 could theoretically be used on any US network
LTE? Sure. All the bands. GSM? Yep, of course. But CDMA? Funny enough, that gets supported on the Xiaomi Mi 5, too.
Nextbit Robin CDMA edition hits a slight delay, won’t be ready next month as hoped
Instead of shipping in February as hoped, unforeseen CDMA Nextbit Robin delays mean that the Verizon and Sprint-compatible model won’t be ready until later.
Kyocera Torque Review
Sprint’s Kyocera Torque is a rugged beast of an Android smartphone with Nextel PTT on board, but does it pack enough performance to justify the bulk? Read our full review to find out.
Simultaneous Voice & Data: The #1 Feature You Take For Granted
Talking and surfing … at the same time. Once a luxury ability used to differentiate AT&T’s network from Verizon’s, now it’s common– and underappreciated.
Galaxy Nexus Sees Some Unexpected AOSP Support With Jelly Bean, But Not For Sprint
Out of nowhere, the Verizon Galaxy Nexus gets some new experimental binaries for making Jelly Bean Android builds, but where are the same files for the Sprint GNex?
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