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ITC Issues Import Ban on Some Samsung Products

August 12, 2013 9:20 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple won a partial victory in its long-running patent dispute with Samsung on Friday when a federal administrative panel found Samsung in violation of two Apple patents and blocked imports of some Samsung devices. Even as the U.S. International Trade Commission found Samsung in violation of the two patents...

Samsung Seeks Smart Watch Trademarks in US, SKorea

August 7, 2013 9:03 am | by Youkyung Lee,AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. has applied for U.S. and South Korean trademarks for a watch that connects to the Internet in the latest sign that consumer technology companies see wearable devices as the future of their business. Samsung described "Samsung Galaxy Gear" as a wearable digital electronic device...

Obama Administration Overrules Apple Import Ban

August 5, 2013 9:30 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

President Obama's trade representative on Saturday vetoed a ban on imports of some Apple iPads and older iPhones, dealing a setback to rival South Korean electronics company Samsung. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman overruled a June decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission, which had banned imports...

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First News Briefs: Strategy Analytics, Verizon, Dallas Cowboys, Duracell

July 26, 2013 10:03 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

According to the latest research from Strategy AnalyticsSamsung became the world's most profitable handset vendor in Q2 2013. Apple slipped into second position, as margins have been hit by lower iPhone 5 volumes and tougher competition in China.

Samsung Emphasizes Components as Smartphones Peak

July 26, 2013 9:34 am | by Youkyung Lee, | News | Comments

Samsung plans to plow a record pile of cash into its semiconductor and display panel businesses, hoping to reduce reliance on sales of high-end Galaxy smartphones that are poised to peak after two years of blistering growth. Samsung Electronics Co., the world's largest smartphone maker...

Report: Samsung Accounts for Nearly Half of All Android Web Traffic in U.S.

July 17, 2013 10:56 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

A new study from mobile marketing company Chitika looked at Android-based web traffic in the U.S. and Canada and found the Korean phone giant thoroughly trouncing all other Android OEMs. HTC was the next closest with 9.7 percent, followed by Motorola with 9.5 percent, Amazon with 8.8 percent and LG with 8.3 percent.

Apple Seeks Stay of U.S. Ban on iPhone 4, iPad 2

July 10, 2013 9:52 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Apple is looking to put off an upcoming U.S. ban on the GSM versions of the iPhone 4 and iPad 2. The U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) put the ban—which takes effect August 5—after finding the devices in violation of Samsung patents.

First News Briefs: West Virginia University, GreenPeak, Boingo, CTIA

July 9, 2013 9:44 am | by Wireless Week Staff | News | Comments

GreenPeak Technologies, a low power RF-semiconductor company, today announced today it has expanded its international operations with the opening of a new office in Hong Kong. GreenPeak's Asia Pacific presence already includes offices in Tokyo and Seoul.

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Report: Nikon Eyes Smartphone Market

July 8, 2013 10:51 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Camera maker Nikon is looking to expand into smartphones and medical devices, as interest in point-and-shoot camreas wanes, according to a report from Bloomberg. Citing flagging sales of point-and-shoot cameras in April and May, Nikon President Makoto Kimura said the company wants to create...

Samsung Forecasts Record Profit but Shares Tumble

July 8, 2013 9:30 am | by Youkyung Lee, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung Electronics Co. reported record quarterly profit Friday but its shares tumbled on doubts its mainstay smartphone business can maintain rapid growth. Samsung Electronics Co. on Friday estimated its April-June operating profit at a record high...

Review: Price for Simplicity in New Google Phones

July 2, 2013 2:40 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | Articles | Comments

NEW YORK (AP) — Two new Android phones will look and sound familiar to those who have been paying attention to phones. That's because these two devices are replicas of Samsung's Galaxy S4 and HTC's One, except they lack most of the bells and whistles added to the original models.

Report: LTE-Advanced iPhone Coming to SK Telecom

July 2, 2013 10:28 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Hot on the heels of Samsung, Apple is planning to release an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) iPhone on SK Telecom’s newly launched LTE-A network. The Korea Times, citing an unnamed SK Telecom exec, said Apple and the Korean carrier are in the middle of negotiations and hoping for a release in the next few months.

Qualcomm Enables Galaxy S4 with LTE-A Capabilities

June 27, 2013 10:47 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Qualcomm Incorporated on Wednesdauy announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Qualcomm Technologies, is providing the technology for a Samsung Galaxy S4 with LTE-Advanced capabilities. According to a press release, the Samsung Galaxy S4 LTE-A will be...

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New Samsung Tablets Mimic Galaxy Phones

June 24, 2013 10:47 am | by Peter Svensson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung is making its tablet computers look more like its hit Galaxy phones in the hope that the success of the smartphones can boost tablet sales. Samsung Electronics Co., the second-largest maker of tablets after Apple, is putting three new tablets in the Galaxy Tab...

Friday Flick: Samsung Rolls Out New Phones, Cameras, Tablets

June 21, 2013 11:01 am | Videos | Comments

Samsung hosted a special event June 20 in London and took the opportunity to unleash tons of new products including the Galaxy S4 Mini, the ATIV Q convertible that runs both Android and Windows, and the Samsung Galaxy NX, a mirrorless camera with interchangeable lens.

Tokyo Court Backs Apple Against Samsung on Patent

June 21, 2013 9:41 am | by Associated Press | News | Comments

TOKYO (AP) — Apple Inc. has won a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung Electronics Co. in a Japanese court, one of dozens of legal battles around the world between the technology giants. The Tokyo District Court issued a partial verdict Friday in favor of Apple. Damages were not announced.

With Samsung, Jay-Z's Business Continues to Boom

June 18, 2013 9:18 am | by Mesfin Fekadu, AP Music Writer | News | Comments

Jay-Z's partnership with Samsung for his new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," is another sign of how musicians are finding new ways to push, sell and promote their music, and how the multiplatinum performer — who famously rapped "I'm not a businessman, I'm a business, man...

Samsung’s LTE-Advanced Galaxy is Coming

June 17, 2013 10:02 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung is already shooting to put an LTE-Advanced (LTE-A) version of its Galaxy S4 up for sale. Speaking with Reuters, CEO J.K. Shin said the device could be available in South Korea as early as next month. LTE-Advanced is often touted as being able to deliver speeds of 1 Gbps.

AT&T Bringing LTE to GoPhone Prepaid Subs

June 14, 2013 11:16 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

AT&T announced that its GoPhone customers will now have access to LTE. The new plans start at $60 for 2 GB of LTE plus unlimited talk and text and offers additional gigabytes of data for $10. AT&T is selling the Samsung Galaxy Express for $249 to take advantage of the LTE airwaves but customers have the option of bringing their own device.

Report: Apple Considering 5.7-inch iPhone, $99 model

June 13, 2013 9:38 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Reuters is citing four people with knowledge of the matter in a report saying Apple is considering next year rolling out 4.7- and 5.7-inch models of its iPhone. The sources claim that suppliers have been approached with plans for the larger phones.

Samsung Points, Shoots with Galaxy Zoom

June 12, 2013 10:14 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung is hoping to further differentiate in the highly competitive smartphone market by blurring the line between camera and smartphone. The company today officially announced the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom, essentially a 16 megapixel point-and-shoot camera with a Galaxy S4 Mini on the back...

Galaxy S4 to be First Device on Verizon’s AWS Spectrum

May 29, 2013 10:32 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

The Samsung Galaxy S4 will be the first handset to take advantage of Verizon’s LTE network upgrade. Speaking with Bloomberg, Verizon vice president of network support Mike Haberman said the device will receive an over-the-air software update that will allow it to use Verizon’s AWS airwaves.

Samsung Plans June 20 Event for New Galaxy, Ativ Announcements

May 28, 2013 9:44 am | by Ben Munson | News | Comments

Samsung Monday sent out invitations for a June 20 event in London where the company plans to let loose news on its Galaxy and Ativ brands. The Wall Street Journal’s All Things Digital said the event will likely be a forum for new devices. Samsung sells its Windows phone under the Ativ brand and, of course, releases its blockbusting Android devices under the Galaxy name.

Galaxy S4 to Top 10M in Sales by Next Week

May 17, 2013 10:19 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung says it expects sales of its flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S4, to surpass 10 million units by next week. The company began selling the S4 in Korea on April 26 and has since begun selling the device in 60 other countries. According to a report in the Korean Times...

Samsung Boasts 5G Technology 100 Times Faster than 4G

May 13, 2013 10:00 am | by Andrew Berg | News | Comments

Samsung said today that it is testing 5G technology capable of data speeds 100 times faster than 4G networks. According to a press release, Samsung's new adaptive array transceiver technology will allow data to transmit at higher frequencies than currently possible...  

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