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Comings & Goings: OpenPeak Appoints Former AT&T Executive Chris Hill as President
By Matt Paulson
OpenPeak Inc. is one of the nation's premier enterprise mobile device and application management providers, and this week the company announced they were welcoming Christopher K. Hill as OpenPeak's new president. Hill was formerly AT&T's senior vice president of advanced solutions, but will now be r…
04/23/2014

LG G Flex, World's First Flexible Smartphone
By Steve Anderson
There's always something to be said for flexibility; a flexible investment strategy can beat some market downturns, being flexible at work can get respect, and a generally flexible lifestyle can put a damper on many common stress elements. But when our mobile devices are flexible, that's a whole dif…
04/23/2014

Satellite Cellular Tech Looking to Take the Reins from Terrestrial Towers when it Comes to Expanded Coverage
By Oliver VanDervoort
A new report by Frost & Sullivan, Satellite Backhaul of 3G and LTE Radio Access Networks, has shed some light on the best way the industry analyst believes companies can extend their network reach when it comes to 3G/LTE coverage. The firm says that using satellite backhaul is easily the best way to…
04/23/2014

Lean to the Left, Open a Menu: New Amazon Smartphone May Have Tilt-Based Controls
By Steve Anderson
What's more, there are also reports that scanning through blocks of text might be as simple as leaning the phone backward or forward, as though the text in question were mounted on some kind of rolling board. There are even suggestions of some apps where the icons won't get labels until the phone is…
04/23/2014

The Blue Sky of Frequencies: Finding the Middle Air
By Carl Ford
About twelve years ago Wi-Fi began to find its way into the market and into the mainstream, forever changing the practice of accessing the Internet for users worldwide.
04/23/2014

Restricting Bidding at Spectrum Auction Will Not Necessarily Reduce Revenue
By Joe Rizzo
In an effort to increase LTE deployments and extend the network, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is preparing to auction off airwaves that would be worth billions to wireless companies. In an attempt to be fair to all of the carriers, regardless of size, and to increase overall revenue f…
04/23/2014

Microsoft to Acquire Nokia Handset Business on Friday
By Matt Paulson
According to an official statement from Microsoft, the long-delayed agreement for the company to purchase Nokia's handset business will finally close this Friday, on April 25. Though the sum of $7.5 billion was agreed upon between the two companies as far back as September, pending approvals that ha…
04/23/2014

Apple Filing to Patent Gesture Unlocking Tech for Mobile Devices
By Joe Rizzo
According to Apple Insider, several new documents came to light last week showing that Apple may be gearing up to deliver a gesture-based unlock function for its mobile devices. On April 16, 2014, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published two Apple patent applications, both of which are entitle…
04/22/2014

The Sum of the Samsung Galaxy S5's Parts Revealed In IHS Teardown
By Steve Anderson
The whole is more than the sum of its parts. That's usually the case in just about anything, where it's not only the value of what goes into something's construction, but the value derived from its use that needs to be considered. But preliminary estimates released by IHS Technology's Teardown Mobil…
04/21/2014

Apple & Shazam Want iOS 8 To Know What Song Is Playing
By Steve Anderson
You know that annoying feeling when the name of a song is on the tip of your tongue but can't quite get the words out? Apple and Shazam are partnering to make that a thing of the past. They are working on a new addition to iOS 8, or so the current reports go, that should help out on that front: a so…
04/21/2014



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