FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Garmin, Panasonic, PCTEL, Futuresource
AT&T confirmed it will add the new HTC One (M8) for Windows to its leading portfolio of Windows Phone 8.1 devices. Further details on pricing and availability will be announced at a later date.
Garmin International Inc. today announced the fleet 660 and 670, two new fleet navigators that combine Garmin navigation with the customization options of Android. With the fleet 660 for local fleets and the fleet 670 for commercial truck fleets, service providers can introduce customized applications an services that meet the requirements of their customers. The new devices also connect to and control a wide range of external devices over Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or serial cable.
Panasonic today announced the launch of a new series of Qi-enabled Wireless and Portable Charger products compatible with iPhone, Android and Windows cellular phones. Panasonic charger series will feature three Qi-enabled models – the Panasonic Qi Wireless Charger QE-TS101AA-W (SRP $59.99) and Panasonic Qi Portable Chargers QE-PL202AA-W (SRP $79.99) and QE-PL102AA-W (SRP $59.99).
PCTEL, Inc. today announced its new series of GPS/GLONASS High Rejection Time Sync antennas. These new antennas provide reception on both GPS and GLONASS frequencies for network time synchronization. Their high rejection design makes them good for small cells and other LTE base stations, where cellular network signals might otherwise interfere with the acquisition of critical network timing information.
Paid-for streaming music subscription services have experienced significant growth in both the USA and key markets in Western Europe, with paid-for subscribers in these territories expected to double to over 20 million in 2014 compared to 2012, according to the latest research from Futuresource Consulting.