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Archive for January, 2012

FCC Asks for Public Input on Lightsquared

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2012

On Saturday, the FCC announced a request for comments (pdf) on the LightSquared situation. Comments are due by Feb. 27, and responses promised by March 13. LightSquared applauded the move. Lightsquared filed a petition for declaratory ruling to the FCC last month. The request is for input on LightSquared’s request for a finding on the […]

Markey: No Tracking Without Consent

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2012

A new bill being introduced by Massachusetts Representative Ed Markey would require cell phone makers and network operators to inform consumers about any location-tracking or information-sharing software/services that are installed on the device. Rep. Markey (D-Mass.), co-Chair of the Bi-Partisan Congressional Privacy Caucus, today released a discussion draft of “The Mobile Device Privacy Act,” legislation […]

Samsung 11.6” Tablet?

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2012

Android Pit says Samsung’s next great Android super phone could in the form of an 11.6” Samsung tablet. The massive 11.6” display may feature 2560×1600 pixel resolution and could be driven by a 2 GHz Exynos 5250 dual-core processor. Last year’s Mobile World Congress saw Samsung introduce the Galaxy S2, notes Android Pit, which became […]

AT&T Gets Galaxy Note

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2012

Samsung’s Galaxy Note, the 5.3-inch smartphone/tablet hybrid device, will launch on Feb. 19 for $300 with a two-year contract from AT&T. Pre-orders begin Feb. 5. The Galaxy Note’s 5.3-inch screen straddles the line between smartphone and tablet. The Galaxy Note will be powered by a 1.5-Ghz, dual-core processor, with 16GB of built-in memory. It has […]

China iPhone Projections

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 30th, 2012

Apple’s sales in China could soon reach 60 million per year, predicts Morgan Stanley. Apple sold 68.5 million iPhones worldwide in fiscal 2011, although the iPhone 4S, launched in October, sold more than half that many (37 million) in just one quarter. Morgan Stanley’s Katy Huberty surveyed the buying patterns among China’s rapidly growing middle […]

Wifi + Zigbee Demo Smart Grid Interoperability

Posted by Sam Churchill on January 27th, 2012

The Wi-Fi Alliance and ZigBee Alliance got together this week in a public demonstration of interoperability between Wi-Fi devices and ZigBee-enabled smart energy meters at DistribuTECH in San Antonio. They were promoting the new Smart Energy Profile 2.0, designed for energy meters. The multi-vendor demonstration established Wi-Fi device connectivity to both Wi-Fi and ZigBee meters, […]