The LTE device eco-system has seen a 155 per cent rise in model numbers over the last six months, a report from the GSA (Global mobile Suppliers Association) has revealed. The GSA’s latest “Evolution to LTE” report shows that a total of 45 manufacturers are now producing a total of 161 LTE-enabled devices, an increase of 64 per cent since the last report in March 2011.
Research In Motion CEO Thorsten Heins has outlined a strategic overhaul of the Canadian device vendor aimed at refocusing the company on its enterprise service roots. But he conceded simultaneously that many of the firm’s traditional strengths are no longer valued as highly as they once were by its customer base.
An E-reader launched by South Korea’s largest book retailer, Kyobo, has become the first device featuring a Qualcomm-produced colour Mirasol screen to go on sale. Mirasol display technology, developed by wholly owned subsidiary Qualcomm MEMS, offers significant reductions in screen power consumption, as well as improved visibility in daylight.
AT&T, the US network operator, has revealed the first devices that will be available for its forthcoming LTE network; a USB dongle and a mobile hotspot device.
WiMAX community targets maximum coverage
Issue 03 April 2008
Feature: WiMAX device ecosystem assessed
Dispatches: Operators reveal their WiMAX visions
Case Study: Danske Telecom’s no frills model