Blair Levin, Executive Director of the FCC’s Omnibus Broadband Initiative (i.e., the National Broadband Task Force), called the US the Doug Flutie of wireless broadband in a recent blog post on the broadband.gov website. His points: skills can only take you so far. You need raw assets, in this case spectrum, as well. The FCC […]
After much rumor on BGR and others, T-Mobile USA unveiled its Even More and Even More Plus cellular plans. Even More is essentially all you can eat voice and texting at $59.99. Having walked through the purchase process, it looks like they’re throwing in free mobile data (for a term TBD) and free shipping too. […]
IMS Research (via FierceWireless) provides visual corroboration that power-hungry smartphones may outstrip the capabilities of their batteries. Some refer to this as there being no Moore’s Law equivalent for battery life. Here’s the press release from IMS. The BBC provides coverage of ARM multi-core processors that could facilitate extend battery life on mobile devices.
Quick post on a solar powered phone from Sharp, available through KDDI AU and Softbank Mobile in Japan, meaning there are both CDMA and UMTS versions. (Coverage by Wireless Watch Japan of a review by Nikkei Tech-On.) I got to see this phone (not use it, though) during a trip to Japan last month. I […]