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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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2005-11-14 Mobile phone makers to stay in-house, says iSuppli
Despite a marked trend toward outsourcing to contract manufacturers, mobile-phone OEMs will keep most manufacturing in-house the next few years, according to market research firm iSuppli Corp.
2010-12-24 Mobile phone industry sees bright Q4 2010
Despite an apparent lull in the market, the mobile phone segment is looking positive, according to Mark McKechnie, analyst, Gleacher & Co.
2003-06-04 Mobile phone industry achieves 18 percent sales increase
Gartner Inc. said that the mobile phone industry performed better than expected during Q1 of 2003 as worldwide mobile phone unit sales totaled 112.7 million units, an 18 percent increase from Q1 of 2002.
2014-02-25 Mobile phone doubles as depth-sensing device
Google's Project Tango resulted in the development of a 5-inch Android phone integrated with image and depth sensors that track the 3D motion of the device
2006-06-22 Mobile phone display shipments up in Q1
Shipments of cellphone displays rose 43 percent in Q1 2006 to 274.6 million main displays and 58.6 million sub displays.
2002-06-28 Mobile phone display shipments up 3.4 percent in Q2
DisplaySearch has revealed that mobile phone display shipments during the second quarter of the year rose 3.4 percent Y/Y, but were down 10.8 percent sequentially, totaling 91.4 million units.
2000-07-01 Mobile phone design verification
Modern mobile phones are remarkable for their features and capabilities. As the capabilities of these devices improve, so does the complexity of the design. This paper describes the application of digital design test equipment in the verification of mobile phone RF, IF and signal processing stages.
2014-12-08 Mobile phone chips lead IC market sales
This year, mobile phones are expected to account for 18 per cent of global electronic systems sales ($265.2 billion) versus standard PCs being 13 per cent ($196 billion) of the total, stated IC Insights
2006-04-03 Mobile phone chip interface gets real
MIPI Alliance unveils plans to release interfaces for displays, PHY, audio and power management, and other peripherals in the next two years.
2010-09-30 Mobile phone accessories soon a $50B-per-year market
ABI Research credits iPhones and smartphones for explosive growth in aftermarket phone accessories
2004-06-28 Mobile operators unite to influence handset evolution
Eight leading cellular network operators joined forces Wednesday, June 23, 2004 to form the Open Mobile Terminal Platform to work on handset recommendations that major vendors like Nokia, Samsung, Motorola and Sony Ericsson will be expected to meet
2001-02-01 Mobile net demands optimized design
Manufacturers of mobile Internet systems will play a key role in delivering a new class of wireless services for entertainment, e-commerce and multimedia messaging
2009-04-01 Mobile music market meets DAC with 102dB SNR
ST-Ericsson NV's STw5211 DAC combines Playback Time Extender with 102dB of SNR across the whole audio path and allows cellphone companies to make music phones while doubling typical 10hr playback times.
2007-03-07 Mobile multimedia chip offers 100hrs playback
NXP Semiconductors has launched a music phone solution having an ability to deliver up to 100hrs of playback time
2011-06-01 Mobile money to reach 709M users by 2015
Berg Insight forecasts the number of mobile money subscribers in emerging markets will grow 709 million users in 2015 from 133 million users in 2010
2012-03-20 Mobile is now all about graphics
Mobile systems are driving toward better graphics, better voice quality and quad-core processors, according to a veteran market watcher
2008-09-01 Mobile Internet Edges into ULC market
The ultralow-cost (ULC) handset market currently sees high levels of interest from all industry players. This interest driving the market is justified for a number of key reasons. Here's how mobile Internet is entering the ULC market
2005-08-16 Mobile handsets are dialing up Linux
Manufacturers are beginning to view Linux as a universal solution that can be leveraged across a broad range of devices.
2003-05-08 Mobile handset sector grows, albeit slowly
iSuppli Corp. said the gravy train has officially left the station while the 3G express has been downgraded to a local.
2007-04-13 Mobile gadgets to propel use of micro fuel cells
An Innovative Research and Products report reveals that micro fuel cells are poised for big growth with the high energy requirements of portable products.
2008-06-26 Mobile firms, operators join forces on open mobile platform
Nokia Corp.'s announcement that it would pay about $410 million for the 52 percent of Symbian Ltd has sealed the deal to creating the foundation that will develop an open, free-for-use platform for mobile phones
2008-02-15 Mobile execs agree on cooperation, disagree over WiMAX, LTE
Cooperation emerged as the theme of Cisco Systems CEO John Chambers' keynote at the Mobile World Congress, but Chambers and another wireless executive each touted separate wireless network technologies as a future standard
2012-05-07 Mobile DRAM enters low profit era
Turning to mobile DRAM is a logical option, but with so many makers jumping on the bandwagon, Q2 mobile DRAM contract price has fallen by 10-15 percent QoQ
2005-05-02 Mobile displays get brighter
The trend is heading toward the development of brighter displays that easily switch from 3D to 2D images
2013-08-02 Mobile device MEMS to reach $2.7B
MEMS sensors are expected to be a $2.7 billion market in 2013, according to Yole Dveloppement.
2006-06-07 Mobile comms owe to chunky phones of the 80s
As a tribute to the early days of cellular communications and to the progress made in this field, Teardown examines the technology behind Motorola's DynaTAC 'brick' phone from the '80s
2009-07-01 Mobile banking kicks off in Manila
SK Telecom and Citibank Philippines have joined forces to launch what it claims to be the first browser-based mobile banking service in the Philippines
2008-03-05 Mitsubishi Electric exits mobile handset biz
Mitsubishi Electric has decided to discontinue its mobile handset business in Japan, and to strategically shift resources to the communication-related business
2012-03-05 MIPI digital controller IP cuts mobile phone cost
Arteris FlexLLI offers point-to-point interconnect between two chips such as a mobile phone application processor and modem baseband processor, reducing compatibility risk.
2007-11-01 Middleware for SH-Mobile descrambles DVB-H
Renesas Technology has announced a middleware package designed for the SH-Mobile application processor that implements descrambling of DVB-H broadcasts
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