Motorola Embeds CDMA Femtocell into Digital Photo Frame

I have to hand it to the guys at Motorola for coming up with the idea to integrate a femtocell and a VoIP soft phone into a digital photo frame. Femtocells » 9/24/08 5:20pm 9/24/08 5:20pm help cover weak spots in a cellular network by sending calls over the internet—which is a good idea except that it would involve yet another device cluttering up…

Sprint Airave, Your Own Personal Cell Tower Box, Goes On Sale Nationwide

Sprint and Samsung's femtocell answer to T-Mo's Hotspot@Home is now available everywhere after localized tests in Indy and Denver apparently went well enough to push it nationwide. The box connects to your router, allowing you to make calls over the web with any Sprint CDMA phone. It's $100 for the box, plus $15 per… » 7/29/08 1:13pm 7/29/08 1:13pm

Sprint Airave Femtocell Launching Nationwide July 15

It's been a while since we've heard about Sprint's Airave femtocell-basically a little box connects to your router and sends your calls over the internet so you have cell service even where you don't-but it looks like it's finally set to launch nation-wide, maybe as early as July 15. (It's been (in Denver and… » 6/30/08 8:00pm 6/30/08 8:00pm

Verizon Promises In-Home Cell Boosters This Year, But For How Much?

Femtocell, femtocell, femtocell. Get used to it, because it's a word you'll be hearing a lot of from now on. Yesterday, Verizon Wireless promised to offer broadband-connected mini cell towers (yep, femtocells) to customers in 2008. We're told that products such as the EV-Do model just introduced by Motorola and Airvana » 4/03/08 9:23am 4/03/08 9:23am

Software Radios Boost Crappy Cellphone Reception Cheap and Easy

Mid-Tex Cellular systems out of De Leon, Texas is currently running both GSM and CDMA network using a software-based radio system on nine of of their cellular towers. Because the Vanu, Inc. designed software can be upgraded easily, there is no need for costly new hardware when supporting new or incompatible networks.… » 11/20/07 8:10pm 11/20/07 8:10pm