Will the iPhone 5 be coming to China Mobile’s 700 million subscribers? Apple needs this, sure, but make no mistake: China Mobile needs it just as bad.
More than 110 high-speed LTE networks have now been deployed around the world with the potential to connect almost 500 million people in 50 different countries. But how is the new cellular technology affecting what smartphone owners do?
Remember when Japanese carrier NTT Docomo was the darling of the wireless world, could do no wrong, and was the subject of every adoring U.S. report on how mobile in Japan rocked in every possible way?
The Galaxy Note was one of the more interesting Android devices to launch recently, but in my review I couldn’t help but find it hopelessly dorky. Clearly, that hasn’t stopped many buyers though, as Samsung reports today that it has shipped 5 million units of the hybrid smartphone/tablet since it launched last October.
Qualcomm’s mobile chipset dominance may be threatened by a new joint venture spearheaded by Japan’s NTT DoCoMo, focusing on next-generation LTE products.