With today’s launch of the Blackberry Z10 in the United States, Blackberry is moving to reestablish itself in the highly competitive smartphone arena. By all accounts, this is an exceptional device and one that, as many had predicted, supports various LTE bands. In the last few months there have been a number of new smartphones both announced and released into the marketplace – virtually all of them are LTE capable. But are the LTE bands they are supporting making them compatible with networks beyond their core or “home” markets?
Category Archive: Devices
For the sixth consecutive year, I am happy and honored to offer my 2013 mobile industry predictions, along with a review of how well I did for 2012. This year has been another banner year for mobile: Everything from Apple news to networks (LTE deployments and RCS as well) to mobile commerce. Today, an ever-increasing number of subscribers are using smartphones and that is a growing, worldwide phenomenon. In fact, in many markets, smartphone penetration has exceeded 50% and continues to grow.
I am quite excited to see LTE support in the new iPhone 5 and global LTE support, at that. Currently there are actually three versions that are launching…
The 2012 Mobile World Congress is now in the history books. All of the 60,000+ delegates have returned home with renewed excitement about this multi-trillion dollar industry and the energy generated at this annual ritual of the mobile industry.
As it is now the middle of November, the iPhone has now been launched (without MMS, of course) in the UK and Germany. Additionally, China Mobile announced at this week’s GSM Asia Congress in Macau that they are in negotiations with Apple over bringing the iPhone to China. In fact, the sales figures are estimated around 23 million units, during the first year.
On Friday, 29 June, 2007-at 6:00 PM local time-a new direction may have been set for mobile messaging. That was the date the Apple iPhone went on sale in the U.S. The Apple iPhone sold 270,000 units by the end of Q2, and AT&T activated 146,000 subscribers on June 29 and 30, with more than 40% of them new to AT&T. By the week of September 10th, Apple surpassed 1 million units. For better or worse-love it or hate it-the iPhone is destined to have a direct impact on the mobile world.