Last year, the FCC and the Big Four carriers announced that they were developing a national lost-and-stolen phone registry. Now, the wireless industry says that the database is complete.
Samsung just sent out invitations to a product launch on October 11 coinciding with CTIA. It's certainly going to mean a new Android phone from Samsung, probably the Nexus Prime.
Carries can't continue capping data when text messages are slowing off. They just can't. Even though it's not even launched yet, iMessage is one of the services being blamed by the CTIA.
Our virgin sacrifices to the bloody altar of cellular deities must have paid off, because Sprint CEO Dan Hesse just told a CTIA audience that all American phones will use Micro-USB for charging (and, presumably, transfers), by next year. [nexGadget]
Boy Genius says that the wraps are coming off the HTC Evo 3D smartphone and the Evo View 4G Tablet at CTIA this year.
Over at Engadget an anonymous tipster has sent word that Sprint may be populating its 2.5-hour CTIA spot with a bevy of smartphones and a new tablet.
They claim that it would make consumers feel some phones are safer than others without adequate scientific proof, and are thus suing the city of San Francisco to stop their mandatory radiation warning law. According to the FCC, all phones are safe below a certain SAR level; San Francisco says it just wants to inform…
Verizon's not taking the 4G wars lying down. Today at CTIA, they announced that they'd be launching 25-30 LTE 4G networks this year, covering a third of Americans by the end of 2010, and twice that within fifteen months.
AT&T's U-Verse Mobile app is coming, and we've gotten our first demo of how AT&T's bringing TV to phones. It's a sleek-looking, intuitive interface that'll let U-Verse customers watch recorded video on their phones.
Sprint CEO Dan Hesse, speaking at CTIA this morning, made clear which 4G standard he thinks will be dominant in the future. And it's not the one his company uses.
The good news: I got to an up close look with the Dell Aero, AT&T's second Android handset and Dell's first in the US. The less good news: AT&T's not letting anyone actually see it work. Hrmm?
T-Mobile has announced that they're rolling out their super speedy HSPA+ network to over 100 metro areas covering 185 million people in 2010. More than half of that will be complete by the middle of the year. That's aggressive.
Samsung has been hinting at "S Life" so far at CTIA, and now we've got some details: the Galaxy S phone is a 1GHz, 4-inch AMOLED display, feature-filled Android smartphone. Updating live:
"Why," you're probably asking, "would I want another browser on my iPhone, when mobile Safari's the best one around?" Because Opera Mini on the iPhone makes pokey EDGE feel like 3G. Check it out.
Yesterday we heard that a CDMA version of the Nexus One was approved by the FCC, and now Neowin has word from an anonymous Google employee that the Google phone will land on Verizon on March 23. That's the day the CTIA wireless convention kicks off and it's less than a month away; Perhaps a bit sooner than we'd…
Swedish Finnish phonemaker's booth, I overheard a Nokia rep say that Nokia "will never release an Android handset." He added, "You can quote me on that," which is good, because I am!
I just got some time with Samsung's Android handset for Sprint, the Moment, and it looks promising, but barely differentiates itself from the Android crowd.