ZTE Bringing LTE Phones To US

ZTE today announced two LTE phones intended for the US, including one for AT&T, and one for unspecified CDMA networks: * PF200: An Android 4.0 phone sporting a 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon dual-core processor, 4.3-inch qHD display, 8-megapixel camera, and HD front camera. It also contains 1 GB of RAM, 4 GB of internal storage, NFC, DLNA, and HDMI TV output via MHL. On the network side, it supports LTE 700 (band 17, which is unique to AT&T) as well as LTE 850/1700/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, and quad-band GSM. * N91: Another Android 4.0 LTE phone, this time with CDMA EVDO in ...

Samsung and Toyota to Connect Smartphones to Dashboards

Samsung and Toyota today announced a new partnership with the goal of integrating smartphones into the in-vehicle infotainment systems of Toyota’s cars and trucks. The system will use MirrorLink to make the connection. The cars will use a user interface created by Toyota that is safer to operate when driving a vehicle than the user interface of the smartphone. The system will let drivers access music, location services, hands-free calling, voice interaction, and text-to-speech features of the smartphone through the dashboard. The two companies expect this service to reach ...

Samsung Brings Android to Rugby Line

Samsung today announced the Rugby Smart for AT&T. Like previous Rugby phones, this model is rugged, including being waterproof for up to 30 minutes under three feet of water. While previous Rugby models were feature phones, the Rugby Smart runs Android 2.3 and sports a 3.7-inch Super AMOLED display. Other features include HSPA+ data, 5-megapixel camera, front camera, and memory card slot. A 1650 mAh battery provides up to eight hours of talk time. The Rugby Smart goes on sale with AT&T on March 4 for $100 with two-year contract and data ...

Samsung Outs Quad-Core Exynos Processors

Samsung today announced a new version of its Exynos processor with four application cores. The new chips use a 32nm processes that leads to an approximate 26% improvement in computing power while also delivering a 50% improvement in battery life. The processors can be clocked up to 1.5GHz. More details will be provided by Samsung in the coming days. Tweet Vote on HN ...

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