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Archive for July, 2010

SF Announces LTE First Responder Net

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2010

Motorola says the City of San Francisco has selected it to build a Long Term Evolution network in the 700MHz band. It will be used for the municipality’s public safety agencies. As part of the Bay Area Regional Interoperable Communications System (pdf) plan, the system will serve multiple agencies across the greater bay area, including […]

Qualcomm Gets Indian Partners

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2010

Qualcomm today announced that Global Holding Corp. and Tulip Telecom Ltd. as the initial investor partners in its broadband wireless access venture in India, reports Light Reading. Global Holdings, the parent company of wireless tower company GTL, and Tulip, an enterprise data services specialist, are paying $28.9 million apiece for 13 percent stakes in the […]

Huge Internet Satellites Near Launch

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2010

The KA-SAT satellite, developed by Eutelsat, is expected to launch this November and may help close the digital divide in the UK with broadband access in rural areas. Soon afterward, the U.S. will get its own version, ViaSat-1. “This will be the most powerful satellite in space,” said Guillaume Benoit, project manager at KA-SAT, at […]

Here Come the Tablets

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2010

Samsung plans to introduce tablet computers this quarter, reports Reuters. Unwired View has a spy shot. The Samsung Tablet will be based on Google’s Android operating system and join dozens of firms seeking to challenge Apple’s popular iPad. Nokia, Microsoft and HP are also planning tablets. Nokia’s is likely to be based on MeeGo, its […]

Sprint EVO Phone Gets Froyo

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 30th, 2010

Sprint’s HTC Evo, their WiMAX smartphone, will get Android 2.2 (Froyo) updates starting Tuesday, Sprint confirmed in a blog. The free update enables support for Flash video and external storage of applications, among other things. The Evo smartphone will be the first to get the Froyo update, though the OS update is expected soon on […]

$139 Kindle Wi-Fi

Posted by Sam Churchill on July 28th, 2010

Today Amazon is introducing two new Kindles. A WiFi-only version costs $139, and a $189 3G version (utilizing AT&T’s network, just like the last model) now includes WiFi. Amazon will begin taking orders Thursday and the new models will begin shipping Aug. 27 to customers in 140 countries. The units are 21 percent smaller and […]