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Friday, March 1, 2013

Wholesale Cell Phones Samsung, Nokia, Apple, i-Watch



 

We wish you a very successful & refreshing weekend!

Industry News Updates Below...


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APPLE TO RELEASE IOS 6.1.2 ‘EARLY NEXT WEEK’ TO PATCH MAJOR SECURITY HOLE

Apple fans worried about someone breaking into their iPhones may only have to sweat it out for a few more days. Unnamed sources have told German iPhone fan siteiFun that Apple will “likely” release a major security patch for iOS 6.1 sometime next week. As9to5Mac notes, these same sources had previously told iFun the correct release date of iOS 6.1.1, so the website has accurately reported information on iOS updates in the past. A user on Wednesday uncovered a major security hole in iOS 6.1 that makes it incredibly easy to bypass the iPhone’s unlock screen pass code. Apple acknowledged the problem and said it was working to patch the vulnerability as quickly as it could.


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SAMSUNG TO REPORTEDLY TAKE ON BLACKBERRY WITH NEW ENTERPRISE PLATFORM

More bad news for struggling vendor BlackBerry emerged on Friday as a report surfaced suggesting Samsung (005930) is planning to enter the enterprise space. Boston-based brokerage firm Detwiler Fenton said in a note on Friday morning that Samsung plans to unveil a new enterprise platform at the Mobile World Congress trade show later this month that will compete with BlackBerry’s next-generation BlackBerry 10 operating system. No other details were provided, but the news comes as a huge blow to BlackBerry considering its reliance on the enterprise market. BlackBerry shares were trading down more than 2.5% on the news.


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NOKIA MAY FOLLOW APPLE AND DUMP SAMSUNG AS SUPPLIER

Samsung’s rise as a top smartphone vendor may be costing it business as a component supplier. An unnamed hardware industry source told AppleInsider that Nokia may be planning to follow Apple’s lead in dropping Samsung as a supplier for smartphone parts to avoid boosting a company that has become a top competitor. While Samsung seems capable of surviving the loss of Apple’s business, losing Nokia could put a squeeze on the company since Nokia is still the second-largest mobile phone vendor in the world. On the other hand, Samsung seems to think it can make up for lost business simply by supplying parts for its own Galaxy S and Galaxy Note devices, both of which have become premier smartphone brands and are some of the best-selling devices of the past year.


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APPLE IWATCH

Technology news sites are set aflutter any time they catch a whiff of a potential new product from Apple (AAPL), but the latest rumors might not be exciting for the reasons you think. Reports this week from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg have renewed chatter surrounding a possible “iWatch” in development at Apple, and some industry watchers think it might be just what the company needs to remind investors that it can still innovate. As Sector & Sovereign Research analyst Paul Sagawa notes, however, even a very 
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successful iWatch launch would barely be a blip on Apple’s revenue radar. 

Sagawa believes that the most likely explanation for Apple and Google’s newfound interest in smartwatches and wearable devices is simply experimentation. “Building an attractive smartwatch will take innovations to make the electronics small enough, power efficient enough and flexible enough to fit comfortably on a wrist, run familiar apps and relay information from a smartphone for at least a full day,” the analyst wrote. “In this context, a connected smartwatch need not be a multi-billion-dollar business to be valuable.”

Wholesale Cell Phones Samsung, Nokia, NYPD, DMCA



 


We wish you a very successful & refreshing weekend!

Industry News Updates Below...

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NOKIA TO COMPETE WITH RIVALS WITH MORE CHEAPER MODELS

Nokia is shifting the focus of its turnaround strategy to regaining domination of cheaper handsets after a stuttering campaign to catch up with Apple and Samsung in high-end smartphones. Company sources said it would introduce cut-price basic phones to compete with the likes of Huawei and ZTE and a new, lower-price model of its Lumia smartphone on Monday at the Mobile World Congress convention in Barcelona. Nokia, once the industry's undisputed leader, is struggling to close the yawning gap with Apple's iPhones and Samsung's Galaxy smartphones and is also losing share in the low-end market which still accounts for the bulk of its sales. While some media reports have said that Nokia will announce a tablet in Barcelona, the company is not yet ready to unveil one, one of the sources said.


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APPLE-SAMSUNG JUDGE SAYS COMPANIES MUST NARROW LAWSUIT

Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co. must narrow their patent-infringement lawsuit case scheduled for trial in 2014, a judge ruled. U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh in San Jose, California, today told lawyers from both companies that they must “focus and streamline” their cases to 25 patent claims, or elements of the patents at issue, and 25 accused products. Koh made the request from the bench today in the latest of two related patent cases. The lawsuit was filed last year and covers technology in newer smartphones made by both companies, including Samsung’s Galaxy S III and Apple’s iPhone 5
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. “We’ll keep narrowing and narrowing,” Koh said. “You’ve already been litigating this thing for a year; you must know something about what’s your best case.” In a filing last week, Cupertino, California-based Apple included Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones and tablet computer in the case. Samsung claimed “all generations” of Apple’s iPhone and iPads infringe at least three of its patents, according to its filing. Koh last month rejected Apple’s request to add additional damages to the first patent-infringement case between the two companies in San Jose. In that case, a jury awarded Apple $1.05 billion, finding the Suwon, South Korea-based company infringed six of the iPhone maker’s mobile-device patents.


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PETITION AGAINST UNLOCKED PHONES DMCA RULING WILL FORCE WHITE HOUSE RESPONSE

A petition asking the White House to rescind a government ruling restricting consumers from unlocking their cell phones crossed the 100,000-signature threshold Thursday, meaning the Obama administration will need to formally respond to the petition. The pet
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ition, started Jan. 25 by OpenSignal co-founder Sina Khanifar, asked that "the White House ask the Librarian of Congress to rescind this decision, and failing that, champion a bill that makes unlocking permanently legal." Currently, if U.S. mobile customers want to unlock their handset and bring it to another carrier, they now need express permission from their current carrier to do so, according to a government ruling that went into effect Jan. 26. CTIA has pushed for the new rules, in part because it protects wireless carriers that pay to subsidize handsets in exchange for customers agreeing to two-year contracts. "According to the Librarian of Congress, who agreed with CTIA, the exemption for unlocking was not necessary because 'the largest nationwide carriers have liberal, publicly available unlocking policies,' and because unlocked phones are 'freely available from third party providers--many at low prices,'" CTIA wrote in a blog post last month.


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NYPD FORMS DEDICATED TEAM TO CATCH THIEVES WHO STEAL CELL PHONES

The theft of Mobile devices is so rampant in New York that a team of cops has been assigned to work with the tech giants to get the stolen gadgets back, Every time a wholesale mobile phone device is stolen, detectives attempt to get tracking numbers from the victim or online records. That number, known as the International Mobile Station Equipment Identity, is then shared with the officers in Police Headquarters who pass it on to the mobile company's who then informs the NYPD of the device’s current location — and it can track it even if it was re-registered with a different wireless provider. “We’re looking for ways to find individuals who have stolen wholesale cell phones and return the products to their original owners,” said NYPD spokesman Paul Browne. “It is being done to learn the pattern who is stealing.” Cops also hope the partnership helps catch the crooks who are taking and reselling the devices. One stolen iPad was tracked to the Dominican Republic and recovered with the help of an NYPD intelligence cop assigned to Santo Domingo. In another case, it busted a man suspected of selling stolen iPads at a city bus stop by tracking them with Apple’s help.