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4G LTE phone shipments to grow tenfold this year

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Global 4G LTE smartphone shipments reached 6.8 million units in the technology’s first year. According to a study from market research firm Strategy Analytics, global LTE smartphone shipments could surge tenfold to 67 million units in 2012. It is expected to be a breakout year for LTE technology, with Apple, Samsung, HTC and others planning to launch 4G LTE phones in the United States, Japan and South Korea. “The mobile industry is entering a breakout year for 4G LTE technology. Multiple operators and multiple phone vendors will be launching dozens of LTE models across numerous countries worldwide,” said Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics. “LTE has quickly become a high-growth, high-value market that no operator, service developer, device vendor or component maker can afford to ignore.” Read on for Strategy Analytics’s press release.

STRATEGY ANALYTICS: Global LTE Phone Shipments Will Surge Tenfold to 67 Million Units in 2012

Boston, MA – March 23rd, 2012 –- According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global LTE phone shipments will grow tenfold to reach 67 million units in 2012. It is a breakout year for 4G technology. Companies leading the growth spurt will include Apple, Samsung, HTC and others.

Neil Shah, Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “We forecast global LTE phone shipments to grow tenfold from 6.8 million units in 2011 to 67.0 million in 2012. Major countries driving LTE growth this year will include the United States, Japan and South Korea. Multiple operators, such as Verizon Wireless, NTT Docomo and SK Telecom, are aggressively expanding their LTE networks. Key vendors leading the push into LTE phones will include Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, Nokia, Motorola, Pantech and Fujitsu.”

Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “The mobile industry is entering a breakout year for 4G LTE technology. Multiple operators and multiple phone vendors will be launching dozens of LTE models across numerous countries worldwide. LTE has quickly become a high-growth, high-value market that no operator, service developer, device vendor or component maker can afford to ignore.”

Tom Kang, Director at Strategy Analytics, added, “The LTE phone segment is expanding at a rapid rate this year, but there will undoubtedly be growing pains in this early phase. Many LTE phones and data plans will be relatively expensive, which means operators will need to invest generous subsidies to make 4G more affordable for subscribers. Meanwhile, consumers will be concerned about LTE usability issues, such as shortened battery life, excessive device weight or sudden bill shock caused by high data consumption.”

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Apple could sell 12 million new iPads this quarter, analyst says

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

Apple announced on Monday that the company had sold a record 3 million new iPads since Friday’s launch. With Apple’s new tablet set to become available in 24 additional countries starting at 8:00 a.m on Friday, March 23rd, a number of analysts are expecting solid sales to continue. UBS analyst Maynard Um believes that Apple could move 12 million new units in this quarter alone, AllThingsD reported on Tuesday. “Apple has sold ~750,000 new iPads per day since launch on Friday,” Um said in a note to clients. “If there are no supply shortages, this would imply a run rate of ~12 million new iPads between launch and the end of the quarter. We continue to believe there could be upside to our 12 million estimate for the quarter.” The analyst is referring to sales of the new iPad only, however, meaning the Cupertino-based company could sell more than 12 million units including the iPad 2, which is now available for $399.

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RIM reveals new $120 PlayBook keyboard case [video]

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Following the much delayed BlackBerry PlayBook 2.0 update, the tablet finally has a native email client, other PIM apps and a larger selection of apps thanks to its Android player. Research in Motion is now looking to further boost interest in its debut slate, and it has announced the BlackBerry Mini Keyboard for those users looking for a physical keypad option on top of the virtual one. The accessory retails for a lofty $119.99 and is available for pre-order starting today, with shipments going out on March 23rd. The concept of the keyboard is similar to the competition. It includes a multitouch trackpad for browsing, a keyboard for easy input and a battery that last up to 30 days. Unlike the ASUS Transformer Prime, RIM’s accessory does not have a docking feature and is just a carrying case with an integrated Bluetooth keyboard. RIM’s video demonstation follows below.

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T-Mobile unveils G2x smartphone, 4G Mobile Hotspot, more; doubles HSPA+ speed to 42Mbps

Monday, March 21st, 2011

Just because it’s most likely going to be acquired doesn’t mean T-Mobile is going to be a no-show at CTIA this year. The carrier just introduced its latest smartphone, the T-Mobile G2x, which is a new Android handset from LG. It is powered by a 1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor with a 4-inch display, an 8-megapixel camera, and Android 2.2. In addition to the new handset, T-Mobile is continuing the company’s 4G onslaught with an announcement that it will be doubling its HSPA+ speeds — first in markets like Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, with Long Island, Northern New Jersey and Chicago close behind. The carrier expects 140 million people in 25 markets to have access to increased 4G speeds by mid-year. T-Mobile also introduced its first portable hotspot — a 4G Mobile Hotspot manufactured by ZTE. It will allow up to five devices to connect via Wi-Fi to a compact 21Mbps-capable 2.64 ounce device. Lastly, T-Mobile says that the Rocket 3.0 from ZTE will be the its first 4G product to take full advantage of the new 42 Mbps service, and it will join the T-Mobile Jet 2.0 and prepaid Rocket 4G laptop sticks. All of the aforementioned devices will be available later this spring except for the Jet 2.0 laptop stick, which will launch later this week on March 23rd.

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Motorola Xoom WiFi now available for pre-order

Thursday, March 17th, 2011
Motorola didn’t say when pre-orders for the WiFi-only Xoom would be available when it finally announced the device yesterday, but some retailers have now stepped in and answered that question. You can currently pre-order the device from Amazon, Staples and Costco, with other participating retailers presumably set to follow shortly. In case you missed the news, the Xoom WiFi will run you $599 for the one and only 32GB version, and it will be available on March 27th. Staples will apparently be shipping them out on March 25th to ensure you get it on launch day (if you pre-order before March 23rd), while Costco says it will only begin shipping on April 1st — it’s throwing in a free gel case to make up for it, though.

[Thanks to everyone who sent this in]

Motorola Xoom WiFi now available for pre-order originally appeared on Engadget on Thu, 17 Mar 2011 16:05:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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T-Mobile Jet 2.0 HSPA+ modem lifts off March 23rd?

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

Two rumors do not make a USB dongle, but things certainly seem to add up — one leaked document told us T-Mobile would get its first 21Mbps HSPA+ WWAN modem in March, and now a second one (once again courtesy of TmoNews) pegs the T-Mobile Jet’s “value-conscious” successor for the 23rd of this month. Of course, if that first document was correct, there are faster 42Mbps modems just around the corner. Your call.

T-Mobile Jet 2.0 HSPA+ modem lifts off March 23rd? originally appeared on Engadget on Wed, 16 Mar 2011 04:02:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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T-Mobile’s G-Slate, Streak 7 and Galaxy S 4G get rumored release dates

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

According to supposed internal T-Mobile documents, details surrounding the release of three upcoming devices may have just been revealed. The information, while unconfirmed, lines up well with previous rumors in several instances. First up, the Dell Streak 7 will supposedly launch on February 2nd for $299.99 with a two-year contract. Unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month, the Dell Streak 7 features Android 2.2, a 7-inch WVGA display and a dual-core Tegra 2 processor. Next, the document states that the Samsung Galaxy 4G smartphone will launch on February 23rd, featuring Android 2.2, a Super-AMOLED display and “4G” HSPA+ connectivity. Finally, the 4G-enabled, Honeycomb-packing LG G-Slate is said to be launching on March 23rd. Hit the break for an additional slide.

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Vizit cellular photo frame arrives March 23rd, your mom can’t afford one

Sunday, March 21st, 2010

Last we heard from Isabella Products, the company’s always-on Vizit photo frame was a 10.4-inch touchscreen LCD with a built-in cell modem to receive emailed pics and MMS, a built-in price of $280 (plus subscription fees), and an “early 2010″ release date. Well, early 2010 is here, and so is the Vizit — sales commence on March 23rd. In honor of the occasion, the company has even spilled a few final details; according to Bostinnovation, Vizit’s service plan will use AT&T’s 3G network, share photos from both Flickr and Photobucket, and cost $6 per month or $72 for a full year. Sorry, Grandma, but at that price, you’ll have to make due with WiFi.

Vizit cellular photo frame arrives March 23rd, your mom can’t afford one originally appeared on Engadget on Sun, 21 Mar 2010 19:43:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Something ‘big’ coming from SanDisk, complete with cape

Saturday, March 20th, 2010

Something big is coming March 23rd, and like a good used car salesman, SanDisk has rolled out an inflatable superhero in its honor. What could it be? We honestly have no idea. SanDisk has already introduced 64GB SDXC cards and the G3 SSD, condensed commercial FM into sugary syrup with slotRadio, and generally exploited NAND in every way imaginable. The company’s not scheduled to introduce 128GB chips until 2011, and rewritable 3D flash is still years out. That said, SanDisk does have experience in the portable audio/video realm, and that notch on our wide, cape-wearing friend does look awfully familiar… Oh please, no, not another blasted tablet. We jest, of course, but what could a memory manufacturer possibly be planning that warrants such a teaser page?

[Thanks, Steve]

Something ‘big’ coming from SanDisk, complete with cape originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 20 Mar 2010 10:10:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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Nexus One coming to Verizon March 23rd and Vodafone in April?

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

What better way to start your Saturday afternoon than with a pair of Nexus One release rumors. Without further ado, first up comes whispers care of Neowin that the recently-FCC’d CDMA device is launching on Verizon’s network March 23rd, perfect timing for the beginning of CTIA. And while that fits pretty neatly into that initial “Spring 2010″ launch window, there’s really no way for us to corroborate at this point other than just taking their word for it. Moving across the pond, sources from both Google and Vodafone reportedly send word to UK’s Telegraph that Voda’s getting its own model in April — obviously a far cry from the “few short weeks” we heard back in April (as that deadline’s definitely come and gone) but still not too far off. No word on price but last we heard it was rumored at around €150. You can wait diligently, can’t ya?

Nexus One coming to Verizon March 23rd and Vodafone in April? originally appeared on Engadget on Sat, 27 Feb 2010 11:58:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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