Verizon Wireless updates specifications for its 4G LTE 700MHz devices

By on December 22, 2009 at 5:10 PM.

Verizon Wireless updates specifications for its 4G LTE 700MHz devices

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LTE developers and aficionados alike can point their web browser to Verizon Wireless’ webpage to pre-register for a webcast starting 11 AM ET on Wednesday, January 20, 2010. The webcast will review the updated specifications for 4G wireless devices that will run on Verizon’s 700MHZ LTE network. Updates include but are not limited to information on address network access, SMS requirements, data retry tests, lab and signaling conformance, and details on the device approval and introduction process. If the terms “Radio Access Network” and “Retail Product Compliance” strikes a chord with your super-technical side, then you can sign up for and login to Verizon’s open development website to preview the updated specifications in PDF format right now. For those that just want to know when our mobile phones can pull down 12Mbps, Verizon is still planning to launch LTE in 25 to 30 markets in 2010 and cover most of its current 3G footprint with LTE by the end of 2013. We’re sure there will be a map for that when Verizon’s 4G finally launches. More →

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Sony Ericsson announcement coming Monday; “the way you listen to music changes forever”

By on September 15, 2009 at 12:03 PM.

Sony Ericsson announcement coming Monday; “the way you listen to music changes forever”

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It’s always annoying when products get over-hyped by marketing agencies, but we suppose they wouldn’t be doing their jobs if they didn’t go overboard. Case in point: Sony Ericsson’s upcoming ‘Put your ears in control’ event. Peculiar sentence structure aside, a new SE microsite invites us all to “Come back here on the 21st of September to see how the way you listen to music changes forever.” Fair enough. The webcast registration page refers to a “ground-breaking new product” that will be demoed live, meaning it looks like this is a product-based announcement as opposed to some new service the JV has cooked up. So is Sony Ericsson going to change the way we listen to music forever on Monday? We highly, highly doubt that. Sony Ericsson has always done a bang up job where music is concerned though, so at the very least we hope the company announces something interesting and unique. Of note, the seldom-wrong Eldar Murtazin saysSE Headset for Sept, 21 isnt so great, turn on music/radio when you wear it, nice but so niche. Could put review now, but let them announce.”

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