Posts tagged as: CTIA 2013

BlackBerry Dishes Details on BlackBerry OS 10.2

BlackBerry OS 10.2, which is expected to arrive before the end of the year, was recently detailed by BlackBerry Product Manager Michael Clewley. According to Clewley, BB OS 10.2 will add support for unicode emoji, support for multiple alarms, a timer, and support for level 1 notifications. An SDK for BlackBerry OS 10.2 is expected […]

OtterBox Buys LifeProof

At an event at this week’s CTIA conference, major casemaker OtterBox announced the acquisition of one of its chief rivals, LifeProof. The former says it will keep LifeProof’s San Diego location, and that workers will remain in their current place. “Over the next 30 days, OtterBox will begin incorporating the LifeProof brand into the OtterBox […]

Nvidia Updates Modem in Tegra 4i To Support LTE-Advanced

Nvidia has updated its latest mobile chipset with support for Category 4 LTE connectivity. Tegra 4i, similar to Tegra 4 but includes an integrated Nvidia i500 LTE modem, managed to upgrade from Category 3 and its 100Mbps connection to LTE-Advanced and a possible 150Mps speed, without performing any changes to the hardware. The upgrade was […]

Zagg Announces New Cover and Folio Bluetooth Keyboards for iPad mini

Zagg has debuted a pair of new iPad mini Bluetooth keyboard accessories at CTIA Las Vegas. The ZaggKeys Cover for the iPad mini, pictured, is the latest in its iPad line of popular keyboard covers. According to the company, it is the thinnest Bluetooth keyboard accessory for the iPad mini available, measuring just 6.3mm (0.25-inch) […]

Verizon Wireless Joins Forces with Jennifer Lopez’s Viva Movi to Better Serve the Latino Market

Verizon Wireless is teaming up with actress and singer Jennifer Lopez to better address the needs of the growing Hispanic market. Back in 2010 the Verizon Wireless’ CEO declared this market as key for growth. Viva Movi is the new brand created by Lopez to capitalize on the fastest growing demographic in the U.S. “This […]

Cricket, Sprint To Enable LTE Roaming

At a press briefing this morning, Cricket revealed that it plans to enable LTE roaming later this year on bands 4 (1700) and 25 (1900). Band 25 LTE is used exclusively by Sprint in the U.S. Band 4 (AWS) is used by many carriers, including T-Mobile, AT&T, and soon, Verizon. The Samsung Galaxy S 4 […]

Samsung Admire 2, Galaxy Discover Coming to Cricket

Cricket today announced plans to offer two new Samsung Android phones this summer: the Admire 2 and the Galaxy Discover (already offered in a GSM variant by Net10.) The Admire 2 is a new, mid-range Android phone with 4G LTE, 4-inch display, 5-megapixel camera, memory card slot, and Samsung’s TouchWiz interface and camera features on […]

Boost Announces Mobile Wallet for Android Phones

Boost Mobile today announced a new mobile wallet application for its Android smartphones. Boost Mobile Wallet is a mobile banking service targeted at the underbanked that lets Boost Mobile customers send money to people in 135 countries, pay bills, top-up prepaid wireless accounts, transfer funds between accounts, as well as deposit checks directly from the […]

Verizon Will Deploy Small Cells Later this Year to Expand LTE Coverage

Verizon Wireless today announced plans to use small cells to supplement its LTE 4G network in select areas around the country beginning in the second half of the year. Verizon calls the use of small cells a “balanced approach to network capacity.” They will be deployed in areas where capacity is constrained due to high […]

CAT Will Sell the B15 Smartphone Directly to US Consumers

CAT today announced the availability of the B15, a rugged Android smartphone. The device, which debuted earlier this year, runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 4-inch WVGA display that works with wet fingers. It also includes a 5-megapixel camera, a MediaTek dual-core 1GHz processor, GPS, Wi-Fi, and support for microSD cards. The device […]

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