First News Briefs: Lenovo, USPS, Bump, Soundfreaq

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:42am
Wireless Week Staff

Lenovo today introduced its first LTE smartphone, the Lenovo Vibe Z. The Vibe Z operates on GSM/UMTS networks up to 2100 and also comes with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. The Android device features a 5.5-inch HD (1920x1080) display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core 2.2 GHz processor, 2 GB of memory and up to 16 GB of internal storage.

USPS is testing a new mobile point-of-sale (POS) technology designed to reduce wait-time-in-line for most routine retail transactions. The new technology — Mobile Point of Sale, or mPOS — uses a modified iPod hand-held device and printers.

On January 31, 2014, Bump and Flock will be removed from the App Store and Google Play. After this date, neither app will work, and all user data will be deleted.

Soundfreaq introduces a suite of products at CES 2014 / CES Unveiled including Pocket Kick, a portable version of Soundfreaq’s Bluetooth speaker, Sound Kick; a new version of Sound Rise, a Bluetooth bedroom speaker and alarm clock; and Double Spot, a stereo speaker designed for the home.



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