The Samsung Galaxy Note II is coming to T-Mobile USA. The Android-based “phablet” sports a 5.5-inch HD Super AMOLED display, a 1.6 GHz quad-core Exynos processor and a 3100mAh battery that powers up to 15 hours of talk time. Specifics on pricing and availability were not announced, but T-Mobile said it would begin selling the device “in the coming weeks.”
Sprint is adding four new devices to its LTE lineup, the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1, the LG Optimus G, the LG Mach and the Sprint Plug-in-Connect Tri-mode USB modem. Sprint did not announce pricing or availability for the devices. Its LTE network is currently only available in about 19 cities, but Sprint said in September it would launch 100 new markets in the coming months as it works to catch up with Verizon Wireless and AT&T.
Mosaik Solutions has come out with new software that integrates detailed census data with its network coverage maps. The Analytics Package spans national, state and local markets for all 50 states, and includes data on gender, age, race, employment rate, and household size and income.
The Wireless Power Consortium has approved guidelines for wireless chargers in automobiles based on its Qi standard. The protocols include details on product safety, emissions, interference and the vehicle interface. The consortium reports that several of its member companies have Qi wireless charging systems in development for cars.