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Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence says Samsung

Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence says Samsung

Apple has been accused of attempting to inappropriately influence expert witnesses, with Samsung claiming its Cupertino foe has pressured 3G patent specialists to tweak their testimony. According to Apple's counsel in the Sydney, Australia trial, Stephen Burley, only two changes were made after the company called a meeting with the three experts responsible for a report into a trio of 3G-related patents Samsung alleges that Apple has violated with recent iOS devices.

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Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Some of the leading lights in Japanese mobile tech have joined forces to take on Qualcomm and TI in developing wirelessly-enabled smartphone and tablet chipsets. Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo, NEC and Fujitsu Semiconductor have created Access Network Technology Limited, a new collaboration that will produce "industry-leading communications platform products" and reduce reliance on foreign-made wireless components.

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Intel SMARTi UE2p enables low-cost 3G

Intel SMARTi UE2p enables low-cost 3G

Intel has clearly been busy behind the scenes, announcing a new solution that integrates 3G power amplifiers directly onto radio frequency circuits. The resulting SoC is smaller in size, is more power efficient, and is less complex for developers to work with. Dubbed the SMARTi UE2p, Intel believes the chip will help enable lower cost 3G handsets and spur development for the Internet of Things, allowing devices to be constantly connected thanks to the low-power 3G solution.

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Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite takes on Nexus 7 with integrated 3G

Huawei MediaPad 7 Lite takes on Nexus 7 with integrated 3G

Huawei has outed its latest Android tablet, the MediaPad 7 Lite, and while the tagline - it's a "handy, poshy buddy" apparently - is odd, it could nonetheless appeal to those wishing the Nexus 7 felt a little more premium. A 7-inch 1024 x 600 IPS LCD wrapped in a metal unibody casing, the MediaPad 7 Lite runs Android 4.0 on a 1.2GHz Cortex A8 processor.

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3G hotspots banned at London Olympics

3G hotspots banned at London Olympics

The Olympic Games kick off in London in just a few days, and while O2 and Virgin have covered the high and low ground throughout London, the organization behind the games doesn’t want any pesky hotspots infiltrating the stadium. The Olympic Committee has a long list of exactly what is prohibited from being taken into Olympic venues, and now that includes “wireless access points” and “3G hubs.”

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Apple: Samsung owes us $2.5bn, we owe them a pittance

Apple: Samsung owes us $2.5bn, we owe them a pittance

Apple has unleashed a double attack on Samsung's purse, insisting it is owed $2.5bn in damages after intellectual property theft, while offering a 3G royalty rate exponentially smaller than Samsung demands. A new trial brief filed by the Cupertino firm reveals the scale of Apple's damages demands, FOSS Patents reports, accusing Samsung of having "reaped billions of dollars in profits and caused Apple to lose hundreds ofmillions of dollars through its violation of Apple's intellectual property."

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Do we really want FaceTime 3G or do we just resent paying for things?

Do we really want FaceTime 3G or do we just resent paying for things?

AT&T has done itself no favors with its fudged response to rumors of an extra fee in order to use FaceTime over 3G connections on devices running iOS 6. Talk that the carrier would levy extra data charges if users wanted to take advantage of Apple's increased FaceTime flexibility - so far limited to WiFi connections - prompted an uproar of pre-emptive complaints that AT&T might put a financial block in the way of iPhone and iPad functionality. But are we really on the precipice of a groundswell of video calling, or are we simply taking this opportunity to be angry at a carrier for daring to charge us money?

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AT&T FaceTime 3G fees tipped for iOS 6

AT&T FaceTime 3G fees tipped for iOS 6

AT&T may charge users of FaceTime over 3G, the updated version of Apple's video calling system which, as of iOS 6, will allow for calls over 3G connections instead of solely WiFi. Screenshots of AT&T handsets running the iOS 6 beta shared in the MacRumors forums show an error message similar to that given when users without a compatible data plan try to activate tethering.

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O2 restores 2G and 3G network connectivity

O2 restores 2G and 3G network connectivity

UK carrier O2 was stricken by a network outage affecting 2G and 3G service yesterday, with the network finally managing to restore 2G service this morning. Now the carrier has updated its network status to say that 3G service has been restored. O2 recommend that if any customers are still having issues with 3G, that they should disable then re-enable 3G connectivity.

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Garmin nuvi 2598FL 3G satnav outed by FCC

Garmin nuvi 2598FL 3G satnav outed by FCC

Details of a new Garmin nuvi GPS navigation device have emerged courtesy of a freshly-spotted FCC filing, with the new model packing 3G connectivity. The Garmin nuvi 2598FL is listed as a "connected personal navigation device" and comes with not only Bluetooth but GSM/GPRS and HSPA+ radios for high-speed data on the move.

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Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

Samba launches free ad-supported 3G data

We’ve seen schemes from the likes of FreedomPop which offer "free" mobile internet access, but a company in the UK called Samba is taking the idea one step further. It’s partnering with Three UK to provide 517MB of free internet access on iPads if users agree to watch two and a half minutes of commercials. It also requires a app to be installed on the iPad to keep track of internet usage and serve up the ads.

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No 3G/4G for Google Glass

No 3G/4G for Google Glass

Google Glass will not have a cellular data connection, at least initially, meaning wearers of the augmented reality system will need to rely on WiFi or tethering to get online. The headset demonstrated at Google IO yesterday includes only WiFi and Bluetooth technologies, not 3G or 4G despite early rumors, with senior industrial designer on the Google Glass project Isabelle Olsson confirming to ABC News that users out of hotspot range will need to tether to their smartphone for WWAN access.

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