A Blind can use Touch Screen Smart phone

A Blind can use Touch Screen Smart phone Designed by blind spouses Roger and Margaret Wilson-Hinds, Georgie is a comprehensive smartphone app using a combination of voice recognition software, haptic capability and customized controls. The simple, tailored app lets blind users operate handsets with ease, essentially creating a platform to transform regular smartphones into mobile … Read more

iPhone Apps Tracking Users Location Without Permission

Research conducted by Bitdefender claims that almost one in five Apple iPhone apps can access a user’s Address Book, while some 41 percent can track the users location and more than a thirds also store user data without encrypting it. The study of more than 65,000 apps distributed widely on the Apple App Store revealed … Read more

T-Mobile USA Signs Satellite Roaming Agreement with Thuraya

Satellite phone operator, Thuraya has launched its roaming service in the USA after signing a deal with T-Mobile USA. The service allows Thuraya subscribers to roam with their Thuraya mobile numbers into the T-Mobile network. The Company’s GmPRS roaming service will be enabled afterwards on the T-Mobile network. Mr. Tarek Shqairat, Director of Inter-Carrier Relations, … Read more

High Inventory and Low Burn Rate Stalls Femtocell Market Ending 2012

ABI Research’s latest forecasts for femtocells estimate largely flat volume shipments in 2012 relative to 2011.­ The shipments in 2012 are expected to contain 2.44 million units, similar to the 2.47 million units shipped in 2011. In total, ABI Research estimates 5.3 million units will be deployed by end 2012. “We believe there is a … Read more

Verizon & T-Mobile Going to Swap Radio Spectrum

T-Mobile USA has announced a deal to swap blocks of radio spectrum with Verizon Wireless in 218 markets across the country. T-Mobile said the purchase will improve its spectrum position in 15 of the top 25 markets in the USA. The deal would be dependent on forthcoming Verizon spectrum purchases, currently being scrutinized by the … Read more

Apple Fined by Australian Court for Misleading 4G

Following action taken by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, the Federal Court has ordered Apple to pay AU$2.25 million in civil pecuniary penalties for misleading advertising in relation to the promotion of its “iPad with WiFi + 4G” which has been found to have contravened the Australian Consumer Law. Apple promoted the “iPad with … Read more

ZTE Launches First LTE BeamHop AAS Solution

ZTE has launched what it says is the industry’s first LTE BeamHop Solution and demonstrated the LTE A8808 Active Antenna System (AAS) product based on this technology.   Based on the LTE BeamHop Solution, the A8808 product consists of both active and passive antennae. The passive part replaces operators’ existing 2G and 3G antennae, while … Read more

Huawei Completes First EHRPD Optimized Handoff Test

Huawei today announced the successful completion of a commercial test for LTE to CDMA evolved, High-Rate Packet Data (eHRPD) optimized handoff. eHRPD means the evolution and improvement of the original CDMA EV-DO network.   eHRPD acts as a bridge from CDMA to LTE by ensuring service continuity while protecting existing operator investment. In the initial … Read more

Nokia Going to Cut 10000 Jobs.

Nokia has announced another huge shake-up of the company, with the loss of 10,000 jobs by the end of next year. While planning to significantly reduce its operating expenses, Nokia also announce an increased emphasis on location-based services. The planned job losses are expected to come from the closure of its facilities in Ulm, Germany … Read more

India’s Supreme Court Rejects Appeals Over Confiscated GSM Licenses

India’s Supreme Court has rejected petitions to review its decision to void all 122 of the controversial GSM licenses that were awarded in 2008.   Seven mobile networks affected by the license cancellation including Videocon, STel, Idea Cellular, Tata Teleservices, Unitech Wireless, Sistema Shyam and Etisalat DB had filed separate petitions. The court declined the … Read more