Ericsson

  • Ericsson Money launches to let you send and get money via mobile

    Remember Ericsson? Yeah, they used to make mobile phones on their own. Then they realised they couldn’t compete against Nokia, Motorola and the rest, and spun out their mobile division to hook up with Sony, who also realised that they were getting squeezed. Sony Ericcson mobile has trundled along for a few years and are even coming out with handheld mashups like the Xperia Play. But… Read More

  • Video: Connected Medical Devices At The GSMA Embedded Mobile House

    The Embedded Mobile House at the GSMA Mobile World Congress 2011? It sounded like science fiction to me or like one of those old IBM commercials hype-ing RFID for transportation logistics. It sounded painful…just where exactly was it embedded? Seriously, I figured it would be a “flying cars/kitchen of tomorrow” type thing where all the devices in the house were controlled by… Read More

  • Report: Number Of Mobile Broadband Subscriptions To Surpass 1 Billion In 2011

    Report: Number Of Mobile Broadband Subscriptions To Surpass 1 Billion In 2011

    Ericsson, which provides tech and services to telecom operators around the globe, estimates that the number of mobile broadband subscriptions has grown to a whopping 500 million during the course of 2010, and that this number will double before the end of this year. Ericsson forecasts that the majority of subscriptions, roughly 400 million in total, is expected to be concentrated in the… Read More

  • Ericsson buys Spanish telecom vendor Optimi to boost network services play

    Sweden-based Ericsson has agreed to acquire Spanish telecommunications vendor Optimi, which provides networks optimization and management solutions to a diverse set of clients in the telecom space. For Ericsson, the acquisition is a way to broaden the customer base for its multi-vendor network management and optimization business. Read More

  • Ericsson Estimates 5 Billion Mobile Subscriptions Worldwide, Growing Fast

    Ericsson, which provides technology and services to telecom operators around the globe, estimates we’ve hit another milestone in the Internet becoming increasingly mobile. The company claims, based on estimates based on industry information, that the 5 billionth mobile subscription was accounted for on Thursday, July 8. The 5 billion mark was hit largely thanks to a surge in mobile… Read More

  • AT&T starts LTE field trials later this year, commercial deployment in 2011

    Are you as excited as I am about LTE and the blazing fast data speeds it promises? Sure you are. And while you’re undoubtedly holding your breath waiting for 4G service and handsets, AT&T is moving forward with field trials after announcing that Alcatel-Lucent and Ericsson will be providing its equipment. What’s in store for AT&T in the near future? Read More

  • ST-Ericsson's new platform could spawn heaps of low-cost Android smartphones

    ST-Ericsson, a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, this morning announced its latest HSDPA platform built on the Linux OS. Dubbed U6715, the platform aims to aid handset manufacturers produce smartphones powered by Android – or other Linux-based operating systems – with a wholesale price of less than €100 ($138). ST-Ericsson says it anticipates manufacturers… Read More

  • ST-Ericsson Helps Handset Manufacturers Make Low-Cost Android Smartphones

    ST-Ericsson, a 50/50 joint venture by STMicroelectronics and Ericsson, this morning announced its latest HSDPA platform built on the Linux OS. Dubbed U6715, the platform aims to aid handset manufacturers produce smartphones powered by Android – or other Linux-based operating systems – with a wholesale price of less than €100 ($138). ST-Ericsson says it anticipates manufacturers… Read More

  • Netgear & Ericsson team up, concoct MBRN3300 3G router

    Here’s an interesting fact, if you really stretch the definition of the word “interesting.” Team CrunchGear often used the Novatel MiFi during CES to bring you all that great content. The concept is simple: it takes a 3G signal and then outputs that signal via Wi-Fi. You then connect to the Wi-Fi network. Instant broadband, cell signal depending, for everyone. The same… Read More

  • First 4G Mobile Network Launches . . . In Sweden :(

    For all of you waiting for mobile data networks to catch up to broadband speeds on cable and DSL, the first 4G/LTE network has arrived . . . in Sweden (and Norway too). The Scandinavians get everything first when it comes to mobile, except the iPhone. TeliaSonera launched the first two cities of its 4G network, which promises wireless download speeds of up to 100 megabits per second… Read More

  • LG & Intel's Brand Spankin New MID Platform


    LG and Intel announced that they are partnering to produce MIDs (mobile internet devices) based on Intel’s Moorestown hardware platform and Moblin OS. LG hopes to release internet devices with low power consumption. They are also tapping Ericsson to provide 3G capabilities for the devices. Read More

  • Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini Phone coming to Japan

    The Japanese carrier KDDI has just announced the Sony Ericsson Walkman Xmini phone to be realeased in Japan at the end of December. It measures 44 x 75 x 18mm (when closed) and features a 1.8-inch LCD display with 4GB of built-in memory. The Xmini can hold up to 2,300 songs from EZ “Chaku Uta Full”, KDDI’s mobile music download service. When it’s closed, it looks… Read More

  • The future of cells phones by Ericsson

    Ericsson has big plans for cell phones – big plans. Ultimately by the 2012, the company sees 100+ Mbps connection with 12-20MP cameras as you can see by the chart above. Plus, your lowly phone will be able to record HD video and sport a 1GHz CPU. So in less than four years all this is suppose to happen, Ericsson? M’kay. The megapixal camera is within reason, and even the HD… Read More

  • The future of cells phones by Ericsson

    Ericsson has big plans for cell phones – big plans. Ultimately by the 2012, the company sees 100+ Mbps connection with 12-20MP cameras as you can see by the chart above. Plus, your lowly phone will be able to record HD video and sport a 1GHz CPU. So in less than four years all this is suppose to happen, Ericsson? M’kay. The megapixal camera is within reason, and even the HD video… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson gets official with the W705 Walkman phone and the MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker

    We kind of knew these two Sony Ericsson products were dropping today, and so, here are the Sony W705 Walkman phone and MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker. The quad-band W705 seems like an upgraded G705 with WiFi, YouTube access, 3.2 MP camera, and a FM radio with TrackID built-in. Plus, it has a large 2.4-inch screen along with an accelerometer for Shake Control. The whole thing is made out of a… Read More

  • Sony Ericsson gets official with the W705 Walkman phone and the MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker

    We kind of knew these two Sony Ericsson products were dropping today, and so, here are the Sony W705 Walkman phone and MBS-900 Bluetooth speaker. The quad-band W705 seems like an upgraded G705 with WiFi, YouTube access, 3.2 MP camera, and a FM radio with TrackID built-in. Plus, it has a large 2.4-inch screen along with an accelerometer for Shake Control. The whole thing is made out of a… Read More

  • Unboxing: Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 stripped of its cardboard coverings

    Now that the Sony Ericsson XPERIA X1 has stormed European shores, eager owners are rushing to share the unboxing process with the rest of the world. The best we’ve spotted so far is that of Sweden’s Fosfor magazine – for the most part, the rest of them have been “Here’s the box.. HERE’S THE PHONE!”, skipping the oh-so-crucial step-by-step… Read More

  • SE C905 release date found


    Great news for those Brits looking forward to the Sony Ericsson C905 cell phone and all the photo-centric features like GPS geo-tagging, Xenon flash, and face recognition as it should breach the UK’s shores sometime early this October. Still no word on pricing or other regions availability, but if the Internet tends to be a leaky place so that info should drip sometime soon. Read More

  • Ericsson Bags $1.44 billion in China

    Ericsson announced today that it has signed contracts with China Mobile and China Unicom. Ericsson is a wireless equipment maker. The two contracts will expand Ericsson’s Global System for Mobile Communications (GSM) networks and bag the company a hefty profit from the $1.44 billion sale. The sale to China Mobile is by far the larger of the two, coming in at $1.3 billion. This will… Read More

  • Ericsson's Bergendahl: Wi-Fi's days are numbered

    [photopress:johan_bergendahl_eri_19721c_1.jpg,full,left]Ericsson’s Chief Marketing Officer, Johan Bergendahl, said earlier today that he believes wireless broadband, known here as 3G, WiMAX, or a variety of other acronyms, will soon replace Wi-Fi as the de-facto wireless standard. And he’s right. Laptops are outselling desktops at a decent clip, and handsets are getting more and… Read More