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.

Apple admits Qualcomm was the only real 4G choice in 2012

The FTC’s lawsuit against the chipmaker took a hit when Apple admitted that Qualcomm’s merits in LTE technology led to its modems being in iPhones.

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.

Qualcomm fined $774 million by Taiwanese government over CDMA antitrust

Echoes of the same anticompetitive behavior over CDMA and LTE patents have come out of Korean and US governments as well as Apple.

Qualcomm says modem sales to Apple are declining in the midst of lawsuits

Apple and Qualcomm are locked into litigation over anti-competition accusations and failure to hold to licensing terms. The situation has gotten messy.

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.

Hack an unlocked HTC 10 to work on Verizon in minutes

In a few easy steps, you can hack on Verizon compatibility to your unlocked HTC 10. It’s made possible thanks to some developers at XDA.

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.
Nextbit

Nextbit Robin picks up CDMA support with Verizon-compatible edition

The promised Verizon Nextbit Robin is becoming a reality, and tomorrow is your first chance to reserve a handset.

Good luck getting your Verizon Moto X Pure Edition activated

Perhaps that check mark needs to become a full-blown crosshatch. Verizon is…

Nextbit looking into CDMA version of Robin for Verizon, Sprint

So far, so good for Nextbit. Make that “goody good” as of…

Google rethinking the CDMA question? Nexus 5 tipped for Sprint

Google looks like it could be reconsidering Nexus support for CDMA carriers, with word of a Sprint Nexus 5.