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Gadget Watch: Huawei's Mate2 Phone Good at $299

June 12, 2014 11:16 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

The Ascend Mate2 4G is a mid-range Android phone touted as an affordable alternative to such high-end phones as Apple's iPhone 5s and Samsung's Galaxy S5, both of which retail for about $650 without a contract. The Mate2 will go for $299 and will be sold directly by Huawei. It will work on AT&T's and T-Mobile's networks, but not on Verizon or Sprint.

FirstNews Briefs: Huawei, Sierra Wireless, Philips, iHealth, Telit

June 12, 2014 10:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Sierra Wireless today announced that Philips CityTouch has selected Sierra Wireless AirPrime...

FirstNews Briefs: Huawei, NXP, T-Mobile, Tangoe, SpiderCloud

June 4, 2014 10:45 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Huawei and NXP Software have agreed to deploy LifeVibes VoiceExperience into Huawei LTE phones....

FirstNews Briefs: AT&T, Huawei, Verve, Ericsson, Wireless History Foundation

May 28, 2014 11:20 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

AT&T today announced pre-order of the ASUS PadFone X online or in stores on June 6 for...

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Huawei Bringing New Ascend P7 to U.S.

May 7, 2014 10:53 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Huawei Wednesday unveiled its latest flagship smartphone, the Android-based Ascend P7. The new device continues the Chinese company's efforts to enter the higher end of the smartphone market. The P7 features a 5-inch HD display, 8-megapixel front-facing and 13-megapixel rear-facing cameras, and the latest Emotion UI 2.3. 

Apple, Samsung Continue Dominance as Lenovo, Huawei Gain Share

April 30, 2014 11:05 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Huawei, Lenovo and LG have all managed to sell more smartphones than they did last year in the first quarter. According to new numbers from IDC, Huawei kept its third place position worldwide, beating out Lenovo by fewer than a million units. Huawei  hopes to sell 80 million smartphones globally in 2014. 

Report: Huawei Will Spend $300M on Marketing Blitz

April 23, 2014 9:28 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Huawei is looking to get the word out that it's no longer a minor vendor of low-end smarpthones. The company will spend up to $300 million in marketing its mid-rang and premium tier smarpthones, according to a report from Reuters. Shao Yang, vice president of marketing for Huawei's consumer business...

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Report: NSA Targeted Chinese Tech Giant Huawei

March 24, 2014 9:15 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

U.S. intelligence agencies hacked into the email servers of Chinese tech giant Huawei five years ago, around the time concerns were growing in Washington that the telecommunications equipment manufacturer was a threat to U.S. national security, two newspapers reported Saturday.

Huawei, Others Causing Trouble for Apple Brand

March 17, 2014 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Apple's brand preference rating fell by 5.1 points between the second and fourth quarter 2013, which the research firm said was "one of the weakest performances of 21 major technology brands" in its latest survey. The survey also suggests Apple may be failing to impress its demographic sweet spot.

FirstNews Briefs: Huawei, PCTEL, AirTight, Roadnet

March 13, 2014 10:58 am | News | Comments

Huawei introduced the enhanced version of its enterprise LTE (eLTE) broadband trunking solution. The enhanced version, named eLTE 3.1 Broadband Trunking Solution, will enable enterprises to become better equipped for the opportunities and challenges brought to existing LTE networks by big data.

Google, Cisco Sign Patent Cross-Licensing Agreement

February 4, 2014 10:18 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Google and Cisco have signed a “long-term” patent cross-licensing agreement. The companies said the agreement will increase the value taken from their respective portfolios and, more importantly, diffuse some of the risk for future litigation. Google’s new agreement with Cisco comes shortly after the company entered similar agreements with Samsung and Ericsson related to GSM, UMTS, and LTE standards for both networks and handsets.

Report: Nearly One Billion Smartphones Shipped in 2013

January 28, 2014 10:19 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Smartphone manufacturers shipped 990 million units worldwide in 2013, up 41 percent from the 700 million smartphones shipped in 2012. Strategy Analytics most recent numbers showed Huawei, Lenovo and LG all growing rapidly and combining for 14 percent of the global market.

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Huawei Forecasts Rising Profit, Rejects Reports of Security Weakness

January 15, 2014 9:10 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Wednesday rejected suggestions its telecoms equipment is vulnerable to hacking and forecast a rise in 2013 profit of nearly 50 percent. Chief financial officer Cathy Meng rejected as "groundless" reports that Huawei equipment might be more vulnerable to security threats than telecoms infrastructure made by other companies.

First News Briefs: Alcatel-Lucent, China Mobile, Tangoe, Telit, GENBAND, Spirent, Huawei

December 12, 2013 11:00 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Tangoe, Inc., a global provider of Connection Lifecycle Management (CLM) software and related services, announced the launch of Matrix, an integrated solution suite comprised of software and services to address the entire lifecycle of an enterprise’s mobile, fixed, machine, cloud, IT and social communications.

First News Briefs: BlackBerry, YotaPhone, ReliOn, LG, AllJoyn, Huawei

December 4, 2013 10:16 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

LG Electronics will be the first company to incorporate the AllJoyn open source software framework into its Smart TV platform, providing interoperability between devices. AllJoyn, developed by Qualcomm Innovation Center, Inc., is designed to create a common language that connects the Internet of Things, regardless of brand or operating system.

First News Briefs: Huawei, AT&T, Good Technology, Ruckus Wireless

November 4, 2013 10:10 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Huawei recently launched its proprietary next generation intelligent retail solution in Europe during the Symphony EYC Event 2013 in Frankfurt, Germany. The intelligent retail solution is developed to help retailers enhance service offerings and improve customer shopping experience, featuring the integration of wireless technology, mobile device applications and location-based service.

Apple, Microsoft Sue Samsung, Google Over Nortel Patents

November 1, 2013 10:09 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Reuters reports that Rockstar, the group that in 2011 successfully bid $4.5 billion in a bankruptcy auction for Nortel’s patents, has filed suit for patent infringement against Samsung, Google, HTC, Huawei and four other companies.  Rockstar is co-owned by Apple, Microsoft, BlackBerry, Sony and Ericsson.

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Report: Samsung Grabs 29 Percent of 3Q Global Phone Market

October 29, 2013 10:44 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Global phone shipments for the third quarter hit 418 million units, growing seven percent annually and marking the highest growth rate for the market since 2011. The numbers compiled in Strategy Analytic’s latest research indicate that Samsung accounted for nearly 29 percent of the total worldwide cell phone shipments, almost doubling the market share of its closest competitor Nokia, that claimed 15.5 percent.

Huawei Promises Mobile Speeds 100 Times Faster Than 4G by 2020

August 28, 2013 10:16 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Ken Hu, Huawei’s deputy chairman and rotating chief executive officer, said in an email that his company has hundreds of engineers working on the next generation of mobile technology. Huawei’s hoping that it can deploy 10 GHz wireless connections—100 times faster than current 4G high speeds—by 2020.

China Mobile Awards $3.2B in 4G Equipment Contracts

August 23, 2013 9:55 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Huawei and ZTE have snagged 50 percent of the $3.2 billion worth of the contracts to build out China Mobile's TD-LTE network. Nokia Siemens and Ericsson each landed 11 percent shares of the project, while Alcatel-Lucent secured a 13 percent share of the business...

Britain to Review Huawei's UK-Based Cyber Center

July 18, 2013 4:48 pm | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

One of Britain's most senior security officials has been assigned to review a cybersecurity center operated by Chinese company Huawei following concerns that the telecommunications firm — which is playing an increasingly large role in Britain's Internet infrastructure — can't be relied on to police its own systems...

Nokia Shares Settle After Huawei Comments

June 19, 2013 10:27 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Gains in Nokia stock were diminished today after Chinese equipment and cellphone maker Huawei denied reports that it was looking to buy the Finnish OEM. A Financial Times report quoted Richard Yu, chairman of Huawei's consumer business group, as saying his company was "considering these sorts of acquisitions...

Huawei Founder Gives First Ever Media Interview

May 9, 2013 10:32 am | by Nick Perry, Associated Press | News | Comments

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — During 26 years at the helm of Chinese tech giant Huawei, founder Ren Zhengfei has never once agreed to be interviewed by a journalist. Until Thursday. During a visit to the company's New Zealand operations, Ren sat down with four local journalists at a Wellington hotel. The rules were strict: no international media, no photos.

Huawei Reveals 'Fastest Smartphone in the World'

February 25, 2013 10:14 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Huawei, a Chinese company that recently became the world's third-largest maker of smartphones, calls its new flagship product "the fastest smartphone in the world" and wants to use it to expand global awareness of its brand. Parts of the presentation of the phone at a press conference Sunday...

Report: Nokia to Push Cheaper Phones at MWC

February 22, 2013 10:15 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Reuters, attributing the news to company sources, reports the Finnish handset maker is turning some of its focus back to low-end products in order to maintain its worldwide mobile phone market share, under threat from Chinese manufacturers like Huawei and ZTE.

Microsoft and Huawei Launch Phone for Africa

February 5, 2013 9:17 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

Chinese phone maker Huawei and Microsoft are combining forces to sell a new smartphone in Africa, which they say is the world's fastest growing mobile phone market. The two companies launched the Huawei 4Afrika Tuesday. The phone runs Windows Phone 8...

China's Huawei Criticizes US Security Complaints

January 21, 2013 9:50 am | by Joe McDonald, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Chinese tech giant Huawei on Monday criticized U.S. claims the company might be a security risk as trade protectionism that harms consumers. The comments came as Huawei Technologies Ltd., a maker of network switching gear and smartphones, disclosed details of its 2012 performance...

Huawei Expecting Profit Hike for 2012

January 4, 2013 9:58 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Huawei is foreseeing a $2.4 billion net profit for 2012, a 29 percent increase over the $1.86 billion is reported in 2011. Acting chief executive Guo Ping expects total revenue for 2012 to exceed $35 billion, according to a Reuters report.

First News Briefs for December 6, 2012

December 6, 2012 9:37 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

Mitek’s Mobile Deposit technology makes it possible for consumers to use their smartphone or tablet camera to snap a picture of their check and make an instant deposit. Mitek is now bringing that service to paying bills anytime, anywhere. The company has partnered with U.S. Bank to offer Mobile Photo Bill Pay, a service that will be offered beginning in 2013.

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