Archive for the 'VoIP & IP-TV' Category

Amazon Phone: 6 Cameras?

Posted by Sam Churchill on April 15th, 2014

Amazon plans to sell its own-brand of smartphone with a 4.7″ touchscreen, 6 cameras and a 3D display, according to BGR. The Wall Street Journal reported last week that the company’s cell phone will be announced in June and released in the third quarter. BGR says Amazon’s first phone will be powered by a Qualcomm […]

Amazon’s TV Box: Next Week

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 27th, 2014

Amazon’s TV set-top box is coming next week, says Amazon has invited reporters to gather for an “update on our video business” in New York next Wednesday, April 2. Amazon is considering a free (or not), advertising-supported streaming television and music-video service, a departure from its strategy of linking video to its $99-a-year Prime […]

China Mobile: TD-LTE Phase 2

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 13th, 2014

China Mobile has released bidding results for second-phase TD-LTE deployment with Huawei, ZTE and Datang the top three winners, followed by Ericsson, NSN and Alcatel-Lucent. After first-phase TD-LTE procurement in 2013, when China Mobile purchased 207,000 base stations, the second phase will deploy TD-LTE wireless equipment in 31 provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions, involving 266,000 […]

SoftBank Sells T-Mobile Bid on Charlie Rose

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 11th, 2014

The CEO of Sprint owner SoftBank said he’ll start a “massive price war” if his company can purchase T-Mobile US. But if Masayoshi Son, the “Bill Gates of Japan,” does make a bid for T-Mobile, it could face opposition from an FCC that blocked AT&T’s bid to purchase T-Mobile in 2011. “We’d like to make […]

$50 Roku Streaming Stick

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 4th, 2014

Roku’s new Streaming Stick works with most TVs for $50, notes Engadget. The company essentially crammed their Roku 1 box into a $50 dongle. You stick it in a TV’s HDMI slot and then stream from your wireless router. “Channel” selection is controlled from a remote. While it’s not quite as cheap as the $35 […]

Dish Gets ABC Rights for Online TV Service

Posted by Sam Churchill on March 4th, 2014

Satellite provider Dish just won the rights to include ABC and ESPN in an online TV service, reports GigaOm. The Dish/Disney deal may set the stage for Disney to strike similar multiscreen streaming deals with providers like Comcast, DirecTV, Verizon, AT&T, Sprint, and TMobile. Dish and Disney have reached a retransmission agreement that forces Dish […]