Home » Blogs » Distribution World » Mobile Phones

Mobile Phones

Why you must be careful choosing the right touchscreen

stadium touchscreen 1

Touchscreen technology has revolutionised user interfaces across a number of markets. The introduction of the iPhone in the mid-2000s helped establish capacitive touchscreen technology as the leading form for consumer applications, but it is just one of a number of technologies, each with its own advantages for specific applications, writes Vince Light. As the rise of the smartphone has demonstrated, touchscreens ...

MWC: Narrowband LTE Cat M chip targets IoT

MWC 2014

French mobile chipmaker Sequans Communications has announced its first LTE Cat M chip which is compliant with the 3GPP Release 13 LTE Advanced Pro standard. This is LTE for IoT and defines new narrowband capabilities of LTE for machine-type-communications (LTE MTC). Called Monarch, the low power device comes in a 6.5 x 8mm FC-CSP package. It will support both of ...

Huawei is now a smartphone supplier to be reckoned with

hw_366472

Huawei’s plan to expand its business into consumer devices seems to be paying off, writes mobile correspondent, Tom Wilson. The Chinese company, already one of world’s largest suppliers of communications network systems, decided a few years back to move into the handset market. As a result Huawei has seen revenues jump by 70% in 2015 to $20bn. According to Mark Skilton, of Warwick ...

Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent rethink optical networks for 5G

Huawei and Alcatel-Lucent are proposing a change in the way mobile communications networks are designed. No longer will capacity be the dominant factor, but the applications which the network connection is being used for. This would be a fundamental change in the way networks are configured and according to the China-based network supplier Huawei will become part of the roll-out ...

Small Cells London event sees 60GHz link demo

Small_Cells_2015

4G wireless infrastructure suppliers will be in London next week for the Small Cells Conference at the ExCel on 9-11 June. At the event, Bath-based baseband system IP developer Blu Wireless Technology will demonstrate a prototype wireless modem capable of delivering gigabit data links in the 60GHz band. The module, which is being demonstrated for the first time, is based ...

Is Intel rattling ARM’s smartphone cage?

ARM has seen its share price come under big pressure in the last few weeks. Are ARM chip sales down? No. Are ARM processor royalties down? No. So what is worrying investors in the ARM which has its processor technology in 90% of the world’s smartphones? Could the answer be Intel? At last the chip giant may be getting some ...