San Antonio — The Progressive Retailers Organization was at the Westin La Cantera Hill Coun
CTIA 2013 Las Vegas – Sprint came to the CTIA show to announce its first three mobile data devices that will tap into three Sprint LTE bands to provide improved performance and stronger in-building coverage as the carrier deploys LTE service.
The three data devices will be available sometime in the summer. The carrier also expects tri-band LTE smartphones from Samsung and LG to be available to Sprint subscribers before the end of the year.
CTIA 2013 Las Vegas — Executives in the wireless industry and other industries debated issues of privacy, smartphone data security, distracted driving and the changing employer-employee relationships resulting from the growth of wireless data, during a CTIA keynote panel, here, Tuesday.
Harrisburg, Pa. — D&H Distributing has introduced its Get Authorized program for its customers, designed to reduce the time and labor of the vendor-authorization process.
That’s the process which dealers, retailers and resellers must go through in order to buy products that are subject to MAP, UPP and similar authorization restrictions.
Redmond, Wash. – Two months after Sony unveiled the first glimpse of its forthcoming PlayStation 4 console and 19 days before the start of E3 in Los Angeles, Microsoft formally announced here Tuesday
its next “all-in-one” entertainment console – the Xbox One.
During a press conference that was broadcast live on the Spike channel and on the Xbox website, the company revealed the new platform will launch later this year, at an undisclosed price.
CTIA 2013 Las Vegas — CTIA 2013 is not just for hardware.
Accessories suppliers occupy a large percentage of the exhibition space here and can offer retailers high-margin add-on dollars to each and every smartphone or mobile device sale.
Here is a rundown of some of the recent and imminent accessories introductions to the mobile market.
Minneapolis — Best Buy is anticipating a big payoff from better supply-chain processes and floor-space utilization, which will offset huge investments in lower pricing and multichannel sales.
On an earnings call this morning after reporting a first-quarter loss, president/CEO Hubert Joly and chief financial officer Sharon McCollam said they will continue to cut costs and improve operational efficiencies, which have resulted in annualized savings of $325 million to date.
Durham, N.C. — Aqueti, a startup company looking to commercialize gigapixel photographic technology developed at Duke University, said Monday it will look to gain funding from the Kickstarter site to help evangelize its Aware gigapixel digital cameras.
The campaign, which began Monday and runs through June 19, is looking to raise at least $25,000 to tour the camera around North Carolina for three weeks.
Upper Saddle River, N.J. — Onkyo increased its selection of A/V receivers with built-in stereo Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to four models.
The new additions are the $1,099-suggested 7.2-channel TX-NR828 and $1,399 9.2-channel TX-NR929.
They join the $599 7.2-channel TX-NR626 and $899 7.2-channel TX-NR727, announced in March.
All four networked models feature Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, DLNA networking and Internet radio.
Vancouver, British Columbia — Video display market analyst IHS said TV panel makers attending this week’s Society for Information Display (SID) 2013 Display Week are betting on a high rate of growth for UHD LCD TVs during the next four years.
These companies expect to ship nearly 943,000 UHD LCD panels this year, up from less than 33,000 units in 2012, according to the IHS’s Display Materials & Systems Service.
Port Washington, N.Y. — Only 12 percent of tablet owners used cellular-embedded tablets to connect to the Internet in the first quarter, an NPD Group survey found.
Nonetheless, the number of cellular-embedded tablets with active cellular subscriptions grew 48 percent in the quarter compared with the year-ago period, NPD said.