AT&T and Sprint will be two of the first carriers to sell LG‘s new Optimus G smartphone. The LTE-capable Android device is loaded with a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor, 4.7-inch display, and front- and rear-facing cameras. Pricing and availability have not been announced.
The Wireless Broadband Alliance has appointed AT&T executive J.R. Wilson as its new chairman. Wilson, vice president of partnerships and alliances for AT&T Mobility, takes the place of former chairman Chris Bruce. He first joined the alliance’s board of directors in 2010 and has helped promote Wi-Fi as a part of the mobile ecosystem.
The NFC Forum has adopted a new specification on analog characteristics of the radio frequency interface on NFC devices. The standard will advance global interoperability of the technology by making it easier to manufacture devices compliant with NFC Forum specifications, the group said. The analog specification brings the total of NFC published specifications to 17, with one additional specification waiting final approval.
Clariden Global will host a two-day summit in Asia next week to discuss mobile banking in the region. The Mobile Banking & Payments for Emerging Asia Summit 2012 will be held Oct. 8 – 9 at the Conrad Bali, Indonesia.