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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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2008-07-16 Survey: Mobile TV, Wi-Fi, games turn off handset users
A survey conducted by ABI Research found that mobile phone users are not too keen to have Wi-Fi, mobile TV or games on their handsets.
2009-04-09 Survey: Mobile phone users want Wi-Fi
Now that millions of people have experienced what Wi-Fi brings to mobile phones, they overwhelmingly report that Wi-Fi has become a required feature on those devices. This is according to a survey conducted by ABI Research
2003-02-25 Sun Micro, Nokia to collaborate on mobile content delivery
Sun Microsystems Inc.'s Sun Services has agreed to resell the Nokia Delivery Server as part of Sun's latest Data Service Delivery Framework.
2008-02-05 Sub-$100 Linux phone offers 3G functionalities
NXP Semiconductors and Purple Labs' 3G Linux reference feature phone offers video telephony, music playback, Internet browsing and video streaming at a transfer price below $100
2008-12-15 Study: it's a touchscreen world for mobile phones
According to ABI Research, the most important single factor supporting the continued use of resistive screens is the huge opportunity in the Asian market and its need for screens that support handwriting recognition input with a stylus.
2008-04-22 Steps to reduce non-stationary mobile phone noise up to 25dB
Suppressing non-stationary noise brings substantial benefits to both subscribers and carriers. Users gain the freedom to speak and hear clearly wherever and whenever they want, enjoy increased privacy by being able to speak softly in noisy environments, and won't be asked to leave important conference calls
2004-11-23 Star Micronics, Sarnoff team on cell phone components
Star Micronics Co. Ltd and Sarnoff Corp. have signed an agreement to jointly develop new components and complete products for the mobile phone, video recorder, automotive, and other markets.
2006-09-22 ST Nomadik processors feature Mentor's Nucleus Mobile OS
STMicroelectronics and Mentor Graphics Corp. collaborate to make Mentor's Nucleus Mobile OS available on STMicroelectronics' Nomadik STn880x and STn881x series of multimedia application processors
2004-11-26 ST mobile-camera chipset complies with SMIA
ST disclosed that they have developed the first Megapixel mobile-camera chipset, compliant with the Standard Mobile Imaging Architecture
2013-11-15 ST MCUs promise security in next-gen mobile, consumer apps
The ST33G1M2 can function either in a mobile phone NFC UICC, which handles mobile payments alongside SIM applications and user-data storage, or as a dedicated embedded secure chip in NFC smartphones.
2005-03-04 ST flash memory chip tailored for 3G mobile phones
ST rolled out a 256Mb NOR flash memory chip that uses a 2bit/cell architecture to provide increased memory density in a small-sized die.
2002-01-17 ST develops advanced technology for mobile phone PAs
STMicroelectronics, in conjunction with the University of Catania, has developed a replacement for GaAs transistors currently used to build RF PAs in mobile phone handsets.
2005-02-07 South Korea mobile phone maker selects Fairchild RF power amplifier
Fairchild Semiconductor announced that its RMPA1959 linear RF power amplifier module (PAM) has been chosen for use in cellular handsets by Pantech & Curitel, South Korea's mobile phone manufacturer.
2008-05-13 South Korea flaunts discount coupons via mobile
It seems that coupon clipping is soon to become a thing of the past in South Korea as the hip, tech-savvy population of the country is turning to mobile phones instead, reported Reuters
2007-04-13 Soon in a store near you: A $10 mobile phone
UC Berkeley's Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society is reportedly reaching out to Taiwan contract manufacturers to see if a $10 mobile phone can be done.
2008-04-29 Software optimizes Renesas' SH-Mobile processor
Renesas Technology has announced the development of the Flexible Movie Player video/audio playback software package for embedded systems using the company's SH-Mobile application processor for mobile phones
2015-08-14 SMIC launches 28nm mobile phone chips
SMIC, China's largest semiconductor foundry, marks a new era of advanced mobile phone chip manufacturing with the successful adoption of its 28nm process technology into mainstream smartphones.
2010-10-06 Smartphone users top mobile content consumers
Study shows smartphone users edging non-smartphone users in content consumption
2010-02-26 Smarter feature handsets to invade mobile market
Broadcom Corp.'s Robert Nalesnik discusses trends in the mobile handset market, products and the company's strategies going forward
2002-10-16 Smart-phone vision slowly taking shape
Samsung's licensing of Series 60 software from Nokia may have a profound impact on the future of data-centric cellphones.
2009-08-27 Smart phones fire up Japan mobile market
Japan's mobile industry is now focused on the increasingly popular smart phone segment, which is experiencing a meteoric rise in take-up and will continue to drive and grow the wireless industry.
2009-10-15 Smart phone apps find new market in cars
The smart phone applications market competition has spread to the automotive market with BMW, Nokia and Parrot SA offering different approaches to bringing smart phone applications to cars
2009-02-18 Slowdown marks China mobile handset chip market
After a period of rapid growth over the past few years, the China mobile handset chip market has experienced a conspicuous decline in 2008, according to research firm CCID Consulting
2006-12-19 SK Telecom, Staccato partner on UWB mobile services
Staccato Communications and Korea's SK Telecom unveiled plans for the global delivery of UWB wireless PAN mobile phone services.
2006-04-28 Single-chip Hall ICs target mobile phone magnetic switches
Rohm has announced the BU52000 Series of single-chip Hall ICs for bipolar detection. Packed in WLCSP4 CSP, the device is ideal for mobile phone magnetic switches.
2007-04-25 SIM card connector suits Japan's mobile number portability service
Yazaki Syscomplus has developed a 1.5mm SIM card connector for the mobile number portability service launched in Japan last October
2002-06-03 Siliconix MOSFETs eye mobile designs
The Si8405DB and Si8401DB MOSFETs, and DG3000 analog switch from Vishay Siliconix are intended for mobile phone designs.
2003-05-13 SiGe Semi power amps extend mobile phone battery life
SiGe Semiconductor's new pair of RangeCharger power amplifiers feature a nominal quiescent current of 65mA.
2004-02-26 Siemens optimistic on 3G, fixed-to-mobile convergence
After three years of waffling on predictions of the thus far slow-to-start 3G roll-out, Siemens predicted an optimistic future for 3G market at its press conference Monday (February 23, 2004).
2006-09-21 Shipment of phone displays in Q2 saw no growth, says reports
More than 275 million units of main displays and 60.7 million units of sub-displays were shipped during Q2, according to the latest phone shipment report from DisplaySearch
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