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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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2010-05-21 MicroSD to drive NFC adoption in mobile handsets
Mobile contactless payments and other NFC-enabled applications are coming to mobile handsets over the next 12 months through microSD slots
2010-10-07 Merger gives birth to Fujitsu Toshiba Mobile Communications Ltd
Fujitsu Ltd and Toshiba Corp. completed the merger of their mobile phone businesses. The companies signed a memorandum of understanding wherein Toshiba transfers its mobile phone operations to a new company, and Fujitsu acquires shares in the new company, which will then operate under Fujitsu management.
2008-10-16 MEMS gear up for mobile offensive
Out-of-the-box thinking is necessary if a mobile phone design will highlight the ubiquitous services that future subscribers are going to expect. Many industry observers believe the next wave of enabling technology will come from MEMS design.
2012-02-24 MEMS accelerometer targets mobile phones, tablets
Kionix rolls its smallest accelerometer, the 2 x 2 x 0.9mm tri-axis KXTJ2, that claims to offer improved shock, reflow and thermal performance with its XAC sensor.
2004-09-02 MegaChips calls on MIPS for mobile apps
MIPS Technologies Inc. is continuing to score with major Japanese OEMs and ODMs for its 32-bit processor architecture, with MegaChips LSI Solutions Inc., (MCL) deciding to standardize on the architecture for a range of mobile consumer electronics applications, SOCs from which are expected to ship to system OEMs in Japan and Asia by 2005
2004-04-22 Mega pixel camera for mobile phone
This paper addresses the design challenges of mega pixel camera phone design, the engineering tradeoffs of various development approaches and the current trends in mega pixel camera phone design
2003-02-07 MediaQ supports NEC mobile display interface
MediaQ Inc. has agreed to fully support NEC Electronics Corp.'s recently developed MOBILE CMADS, a serial interface for mobile display screens
2002-11-20 MediaQ controller targets midtier mobile phones
MediaQ Inc.'s media-processing controller is optimized for portable design systems looking to support resolutions in the 320x240-pixel QVGA range.
2010-08-24 McAfee buy takes Intel into mobile security arena
Intel's acquisition of McAfee Inc. pushes the chipmaker into embedded security, especially in the mobile space
2002-03-05 Matsushita releases 'leak-tolerant' receivers for mobile devices
The company's "leak-tolerant" receivers feature an output SPL of 108dB and a resonant frequency of 380Hz, enabling an improved reproduction of a low-pitched sound and prevents the deterioration of receiving sound quality of compact receivers in mobile devices
2002-05-31 Matsushita develops MPEG-4 codec LSI for mobile phones
Matsushita Electric Ind. Co. Ltd has developed the MN195905 MPEG-4 multi-codec LSI for use in mobile phone systems including WCDMA, PDC, and PHS.
2012-07-10 LPDDR3 mobile DRAM to gain wider market share next year
As Samsung, SK Hynix and Elpida begin mass producing LPDDR3, the product will take over half of the market share in 2H14, becoming the mobile memory market mainstream
2008-01-10 Low-pin count interface facilitates mobile device-HDTV hook-up
Silicon Image Inc. has revealed at this week's Consumer Electronics Show (CES) its Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology, which enables mobile phones, digital cameras, media players and other mobile devices to link directly to HDTVs
2006-07-03 Low-cost test system targets mobile phones
Agilent Technologies has introduced a low-cost mobile-phone functional test system designed for the wireless communication market.
2005-01-19 LG Electronics mobile phone utilizes Tensilica processor
LG Electronics has used Tensilica Inc.'s Xtensa configurable processor core to deliver their first mobile phone capable of receiving digital broadcast signals.
2006-09-15 Lenovo Mobile ramps China production
Lenovo Mobile is beefing up its arsenal with a huge R&D and manufacturing site in the southern Chinese city of Xiamen
2008-02-11 LED drivers for backlights extend mobile battery life
Leadis has started sampling a new family of charge-pump-based LED drivers that uses the company's PowerLite current regulator to deliver up to 95 percent power efficiency for longer battery life.
2009-11-24 LED driver brings new light to mobile apps
Audio synchronization enables programmable light patterns with LEDs blinking and changing colors to the beat of the music.
2006-03-29 Kyocera selects Nvidia GPU for latest 3G mobile phone
Nvidia announced that Kyocera has chosen Nvidia's GoForce 4000 handheld GPU for its new CDMA EVDO phone, the W41K
2006-03-09 Kyocera selects InnoPath Firmware Manger for mobile handsets
InnoPath Software announced that it has signed an agreement with Kyocera Mobile Communications Japan to deploy Firmware Manager update solution to manage and send firmware updates to Kyocera's mobile handsets
2004-04-20 Kingstate speakers suit mobile phone, PDA apps
The KDMG13008L-02, KDMG15008-03 and KDMG16008-03 speakers from Kingstate Electronics are available in ? of 13mm, 15mm or 16mm, respectively.
2003-02-14 JL World telephone receiver fits mobile phones
JL World Corp.'s HSR10C miniature telephone receiver measures 10mm(?) and is suitable for integration into mobile phones
2008-10-20 Japanese firms team to develop HSUPA mobile platform
NTT Docomo, Renesas, Fujitsu and Sharp have joined forces to develop the SH-Mobile G4 single-chip LSI device to support the HSUPA/HSDPA/W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS/Edge mobile telephony standards
2006-05-01 Japan unrolls mobile digital TV
One-Seg," a new terrestrial digital TV broadcasting service for mobile devices, debuted in Japan last month, marking the first practical merger of communications and broadcasting
2007-01-25 Japan seeks higher mobile phone security
A coalition of government, industry and research organizations in Japan has proposed the adoption of a common platform for higher security on mobile-phone networks.
2010-04-29 Japan firms co-develop mobile platform
Docomo, Renesas, Fujitsu, NEC, Panasonic and Sharp are collaborating to develop a new application platform for mobile phones that will be compatible with both the Symbian and Linux OS
2006-05-08 iSuppli raises mobile phone forecast
Stronger-than-expected Q1 mobile phone shipments have prompted market research firm iSuppli Corp. to raise its 2006 forecast.
2007-09-18 Is Sanyo selling its mobile business to Kyocera
The question came up again last week in various media outlets in Japan: Is Sanyo Electric Co. Ltd indeed selling its mobile phone business? If so, is Kyocera Corp. the likely buyer?
2007-03-21 Is a Google phone in the works
Industry analysts are turning soothsayers again. Rumors abound that Google may have another trick up its sleeve�this time, it is a device targeted for the mobile phone arena.
2007-02-22 IPR issues could haunt 4G, LTE, mobile WiMAX
Reports on IP and patent rights associated with next-gen mobile networks suggest that the situation may pan out better than with existing networks, but both include important caveats
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