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GSMA: Global HSPA connections surpass 400 million; LTE connections to hit 300 million by 2015

GSMA used its Big Show to unveil some cool numbers regarding GSM-based technologies adoption. We crunched the numbers to bring you only the key points: HSPA mobile broadband connections have increased by 100% year-on-year, passing 400 million globally. More than 17 million HSPA connections are being added each month around the world, compared to nearly…

ViewPad 4 getting Gingerbread update in April

We’ve hinted before that the ViewPad 4 will get the Gingerbread update in April and now we have it officially confirmed. Moreover, I assume ViewSonic won’t be the only handset maker to release an Android update for its product — other companies will most likely follow at that time or even before. That said I’m…

Umeox Apollo is a solar-powered Android smartphone

You may haven’t heard of Umeox Mobile before and I don’t blame you. It is a Shenzhen, China-based ODM (Original Design Manufacturer) which rarely sells its products in the Western hemisphere. The company has teamed up with Dutch company Intivation to launch a solar-powered Android smartphone called Umeox Apollo. As you can imagine — and…

Samsung Wave 578 is the first Bada phone with NFC

Samsung unveiled a new member of its Bada family of devices – Wave 578. At first glance, it looks like the Wave 2 (Wave 528), but there’s more about it under the hood. We’re talking about the first NFC-enabled Bada product that should allow contactless payments and related services like door lock/unlock. Specs wise, the…

SPB Software, Spatial View team-up on glasses-free stereoscopic 3D mobile UI

Mobile software developer SPB Software is teaming-up with Spatial View, a pioneer in stereo 3D auto-stereoscopic technologies, to showcase the first glasses-free stereoscopic 3D mobile UI for Android. The new software apparently comes with “full navigation capabilities,” featuring an all-encompassing home screen with animated 3D widgets, 3D folders and customizable panels in stereoscopic 3D. I…

BOLT Mobile Browser 2.5 adds Facebook video, geolocation and HTML5 support

Opera Mini’s arch-rival Bitstream announced a new version (2.5) of its BOLT mobile web browser. This latest release comes with few new features and enhancements, including: Geolocation support – allowing GPS-enabled phones to pass latitude and longitude information to location-enabled websites through the browser. Facebook Video support – which comes in addition to other popular…

Motorola PRO is the DROID PRO for Europe

Motorola is bringing the DROID PRO to Europe. Called Motorola PRO, it’s basically same as Verizon Wireless’ baby with the only difference between the two being in the mobile radio used. Instead of singing along CDMA networks, European version is made to work with GSM-based ones, supporting the fast HSPA data. Rest of the specs…

Flash Player 10.2 with Stage Video confirmed for Honeycomb tablets, BlackBerry PlayBook

In its “Strong mobile adoption of Flash Player” press release, Adobe said that the new release of Flash Player with performance advancements will be available for computers and also for Android Honeycomb tablets and BlackBerry Tablet OS (PlayBook). The main new thing of version 10.2 is called Stage Video, which delivers much improved video performance…

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