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  • Yota Devices Becomes Qualcomm Licensee, Which Should Help Its Chances Of Going Global

    Yota Devices Becomes Qualcomm Licensee, Which Should Help Its Chances Of Going Global

    Yota Devices, the Russian company that has nerds like me excited with its combo e-ink/LCD display smartphone designs, today announced at MWC that it has entered into a software licensing agreement with Qualcomm to help it bring LTE-capable smartphones, modems and routers to market. Yota becomes the first Qualcomm software licensee in Russia with the deal, and for Qualcomm, it means securing… Read More

  • Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore

    Yota To Mass Produce E-ink Phone In Singapore

    Russian phone maker Yota Devices will start making its first dual-screen e-ink YotaPhones in Singapore. The company has signed with Hi-P, a manufacturer in the country, to have it mass-produce the devices. Yota’s COO, Lau Geckler, told us that he is also in Singapore to help set up Yota’s Asian sales office and the company’s second R&D facility. Its original R&D center… Read More

  • The Android Ecosystem Is Two-Faced: YotaPhone Has LCD On One Side, Electronic Paper Display On The Other

    The Android Ecosystem Is Two-Faced: YotaPhone Has LCD On One Side, Electronic Paper Display On The Other

    Fragmentation in the Android ecosystem can be a nightmare for developers¬†— but despite all the variations between devices and operating system versions, it can remain a struggle for handset makers to produce smartphones that look distinctive from the rest of the pack. Now an enterprising Russian hardware maker is hoping its newest creation will be original and appealing enough to make… Read More

  • Russia plots 4G future – good news for startups?

    Russia plots 4G future – good news for startups?

    Yota, the Russian mobile broadband company, has signed a deal with the country’s main network operators – Beeline, Megafon, MTS and Rostelekom – that plots out a 4G future. A future that should benefit local startups. Under the deal, the signing of which was witnessed by Prime Minister Vladimir Putin no less, Yota is to become the 4G network provider for the Russian telco… Read More