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Archive for September, 2011

Pocket Supercomputer

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2011

Amazon Wants To Buy WebOS; That Could Mean Kindle Phones, PCs Too, says Paid Content. A report in VentureBeat says HP is currently looking to rid itself of Palm and Amazon may be the closest to finalizing a deal. It may be about the patents. Apple and Microsoft led a $4.5 billion purchase of patents […]

iPhone: The Big Launch

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2011

Apple CEO Tim Cook is expected to unveil at least one new iPhone model next week at a press conference to be held at the company’s Cupertino, California campus. Apple will launch its next-generation iPhone 5 in five initial markets on October 14th according to a new report from Macotakara. They report that Apple will […]

Ten Incher from Amazon for Holidays?

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2011

The Kindle Fire, introduced Wednesday, was the first color Android tablet from Amazon. But it probably won’t be the last. Already there’s a rumor that the 10″ version could be released before the end of 2011, in time for the holiday shopping season. No word on the cost of the 10″ tablet, but it’s rumored […]

New High Capacity Satellites for North America

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2011

QuetzSat-1, a 20-kilowatt all Ku-band communications satellite, was launched yesterday from the Baikonur Space Center in Kazakhstan by International Launch Services. The huge broadcast television satellite will provide high power Direct-To-Home (DTH) services to Mexico, North America, and Central America for EchoStar (Dish). The satellite, built by Space Systems/Loral, deployed its solar arrays early this […]

Italian 4G Auction Raises EUR 3.95B

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 30th, 2011

Telecom Italia and Vodafone were the biggest spenders in Italy’s 4G/LTE spectrum auctions, which closed yesterday raising EUR3.95 billion for the government. The figure was considerably beyond the government’s top forecast of EUR3.1 billion. All four of the country’s main operators – Telecom Italia, Vodafone Italy, VimpelCom’s Wind and Hutchison-owned 3 Italia – acquired spectrum, […]

Softband Mobile Goes TD-LTE

Posted by Sam Churchill on September 29th, 2011

Delegates of 24 operators from Asia, Europe, America, Oceania and Africa attended the 2nd Global TD-LTE Initiative in Munich, to focus on TD-LTE technology. Around 40 attendees used the commercial and pre-commercial TD-LTE USB dongles provided by Huawei, ZTE and NSN with indoor TD-LTE coverage. Softbank, Japan’s third-largest mobile carrier and exclusive purveyor of the […]