In smartphone vernacular, rugged is another word for ugly. Let’s not even get started on what ultra-rugged means. The new LTE Kyocera Torque certainly is built tough but it would be cruel to call it ugly. True it’s easily mistaken for a stud finder but it has a Dewalt-esque useful look to it that makes it endearing. Utilitarian is a better word for it.
Jumio launched an SDK for Netverify for iOS and Android, which enables any mobile app to authenticate users within moments, using a smart phone camera. SideCar (a ride sharing service), is using it to verify user's identity. It can verify various forms of ID from over 60 countries), with a scan of the camera, rather than having a potential customer return paperwork via fax or e-mail.
From emailing to Web surfing to taking photos, a smartphone can be a multitasker's best friend — unless all the tasks are making the screen feel too small.
The phone, which made its debut in Sprint retail channels yesterday, is the first Android smartphone to sport two touch screens held together with a pivot hinge.
Sprint promised an "industry first" at last night's NYC press event, which featured appearances from CEO Dan Hesse and illusionist David Blaine, and to some extent, it delivered.
Cricket Communications, provider of prepaid wireless services, today launched its first Android device, the Sanyo Zio by Kyocera.
Boost Mobile announced the availability of its first-ever qwerty clamshell phone, the Sanyo Incognito by Kyocera.
The global economy isn't doing much for Japan's Kyocera. The company says sales of mobile phone handsets remained low...
Kyocera said it was feeling the sting of a harsh economy, reporting dismal results for its first fiscal quarter of 2010.
While enterprises in almost every other business sector are tightening their belts, major wireless carriers are planning for huge expenditures on 4G network deployments.
Networking equipment make Huawei gave its support to the GSM Association’s Embedded Mobile initiative, both parties announced today.
The GSM Association at a meeting in Macau yesterday declared its support for Carrier ENUM and for mobile payments based on near-field communications.
Generations of wireless technology, past and present.
The GSM Association (GSMA) announced the Top Innovators for the Americas leg of the 2009 Mobile Innovation Global Award Competition.
For most of its 21 years, the GSM Association (GSMA) has been known as a trade association focused on GSM networks in Europe and, more recently, in Asia.
Accuris Networks, a fixed mobile convergence solution provider, has launched its AccuROAM platform designed for GSM to Wi-Fi hotspot roaming.
According to the Cellular Operators Association of India, the country’s GSM-based wireless carriers added 5.9 million users in February