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What is a mobile phone?
A portable electronic telephone that, in addition to the standard voice function, may offer many services like SMS for text messaging, email, packet switching for access to the Internet and MMS for sending/receiving multimedia content. Most mobile phones connect to a cellular network of base stations, which is why they are more commonly called cell phones. The base stations in turn connected to the public switched telephone network (PSTN).
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2004-01-13 Yageo to install MLCC line for mobile phones this year
Yageo Corp. has announced plan to install a production line for multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) designed for mobile phones at its manufacturing plants in Taiwan and Netherlands this year
2013-09-05 Windows Phone shows strong gain in Vietnamese market
IDC revealed that Windows Phone has risen from six per cent OS share in 2Q12 to 15 per cent in 2Q13, largely from the local strength of the Nokia brand and Microsoft's investment in the local developer community
2010-10-13 Will WHDI make it into mobile by 2012
Wireless High-definition Interface will be in handsets by 2012, says Yoav Nissan-Cohen, chairman and CEO of Amimon, the company that developed the technology.
2005-08-16 Will next iPod be a phone
Cellphones are swallowing the MP3 functionality as it did with digital cameras, leaving little room for standalone MP3 players.
2008-03-07 Will mobile TV in China be in analog
Telegent Systems claims that analognot digitalwill dominate the mobile TV market, especially in developing countries like China
2006-09-14 Wi-Fi Alliance, CTIA launch Wi-Fi/mobile phone test program
Wi-Fi Alliance and CTIA jointly developed a testing program for Wi-Fi/mobile phones and released a test document for laboratory tests that provide RF performance mapping in a mixed-network environment
2004-11-25 Wenzhou dc micro motor makers eye mobile phone apps
Micro motor producers based in Wenzhou, mainland China are focusing their R&D efforts to develop smaller cylindrical and thinner profile coin motors used for portable handheld phones.
2004-03-03 Wavecom adopts Micronas audio ICs in mobile phones
Wavecom has selected two Micronas audio ICs for its Compact 605 and 610 multimedia mobile phone platforms.
2008-09-30 Visa-Nokia solidifies further mobile payment project
Visa Inc. and Nokia will jointly deliver Visa payment and payment-related services, including contactless payments, remote payments, money transfer, alerts and notifications, for Nokia's next-generation handsets.
2002-03-20 VIA sets eyes on mobile phone applications
In a bid to move into the mobile phone market, VIA, the Taiwan-based PC chipset vendor, has began to put its effort on the development of mobile phone chipsets since the second half of last year.
2008-04-09 Verizon sees mobile consolidation on LTE
Verizon Wireless announced that the 4G mobile phone universe is consolidating around the Long Term Evolution standard (LTE) and that it plans to launch its LTE service beginning in 2010.
2003-03-26 Univision OLED display fits mobile phones
Univision Technology has introduced its UV2330F passive-matrix OLED display that measures 27.2-by-21.5-by-1.8mm.
2007-03-30 Ultracompact LED suits mobile phone keypads
Rohm has introduced an ultracompact LED in a 0.04 x 0.02-inch footprint for devices that require ultracompact components such as mobile phone keypads, small dot-matrix units and compact seven-segment display devices.
2007-09-25 TV, mobile to get a dose of Armani haute couture
Noted fashion designer Giorgio Armani and Samsung Electronics announced they have partnered to design a television, cellphone and other consumer electronics according to a Reuters report.
2006-01-24 TTPCom reveals converged mobile device strategy
TTPCom Ltd has announced details of its mobile phone technology strategy to support the pace of telecommunications, internet and broadcast convergence.
2010-02-24 Toshiba: Mobile ICs need to keep pace with market
The biggest challenge for mobile chipset vendors is the speed at which this market is moving, said Deepak Prakash of Toshiba America Electronic Components Inc
2002-02-05 Toshiba licenses ARM core for mobile products
Toshiba Corp. has licensed the ARM926EJ-S core processor to allow Toshiba to offer a processor for wireless applications such as mobile phones and PDAs
2007-12-04 To check messages and battery, shake that phone
A handset interface that allows mobile phone users to check if battery power is low or there are new messages by simply shaking the device has been demonstrated by researchers at the University of Glasgow, Scotland.
2007-03-29 TI makes GPS affordable in mobile phones
TI's single-chip NaviLink 5.0 solution makes GPS affordable to accelerate adoption in mobile phones
2005-01-21 TI imaging processor adopted in Samsung's new camera phone
Texas Instruments Inc. (TI) announced that Samsung Electronics has selected TI's imaging processor technology for what they claim as the first camera phone with a hard disk drive for storing images and video
2004-08-11 TI exec sees mobile growth in India
India's exploding mobile phone services business is a very large opportunity for Texas Instruments and will only become bigger, according to its president and CEO, Rich Templeton.
2008-04-01 The mobile handset market 10 years after
Strategy Analytics has gazed into its crystal ball and seen several trends that will be emerging in the mobile handset market over the next 10 years
2009-07-21 The green challenge of USB charging for mobile phones
Here's an analysis of the trade-offs when implementing a safe charging interface using the universal charging solution.
2005-08-05 Teardown analysis: NOR flash retains mobile place
The following article was provided by Mark DeVoss, a senior analyst with iSuppli Corp., an El Segundo, California-based market research firm.
2005-09-07 TCL to restructure mobile phone venture, licenses editing software
Chinese mobile phone manufacturer TCL has announced a major restructuring of its venture with Alcatel and, separately, a licensing agreement with Picsel to incorporate the latter's image editing software into its latest handsets.
2007-05-22 Taiwan vendors ride on mobile WiMAX boom in '08
Most are anticipating a sharp increase in demand next year for 802.16e products as carriers in the U.S., Europe and Asia throw the switch on broadband wireless nets and as Intel Corp. begins to ship its Wi-Fi/WiMAX module for PCs.
2002-12-24 Taiwan mobile phone components sector to reach $1.6B
According to Industrial Economic & Knowledge Center (IEKC), the production of electronic components for mobile phones in Taiwan is estimated to reach a production value of NT$57.80 billion ($1.65 billion at $1:NT$34.88) this year, an increase of 32.70 percent from 2001
2005-07-04 Taiwan leads as key supplier of LEDs for mobile phones
A research made by the Topology Research Institute (TRI) says Taiwan-based LED suppliers are the major providers for mobile phone applications.
2011-06-08 Taiwan bans mobile phones for students
The mobile phone ban is being pushed by concerned people in Taiwan because of the possibility of carcinogenic effects to students below 15 years of age.
2007-05-24 T-Mobile phone trumps iPhone with Wi-Fi offering
T-Mobile unveiled May 22 a Wi-Fi-equipped mobile phone developed by Taiwan's High Tech Computer Corp., and the first U.S. phone to run Microsoft's Windows Mobile 6 OS.
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