Sequans Communications S.A. announced that its LTE chip technology has been adopted by Best Buy for its latest Insignia tablet, the first 4G LTE tablet in Best Buy’s Insignia product line. The Insignia 4G tablet is an 8-inch Android tablet with embedded LTE certified for the network of Verizon Wireless. The Sequans technology inside the Insignia 4G tablet is the VZ20M EZLinkLTE module, which is certified compliant with Verizon Wireless Open Network specifications and operates on LTE bands 4 and 13. VZ20M is an M.2 module based on Sequans’ Mont Blanc LTE platform.
LoopPay, Inc., a mobile payment solution, today unveiled its new mobile payment accessory at Money 20/20, the industry’s global event for innovations in money. The new LoopPay Card and CardCase enable secure mobile payments at more than 10 million merchant locations in the U.S. The LoopPay CardCase can be purchased today for $49.95 for the iPhone 5/5s, 6 and 6 Plus, while Android users can purchase a standalone LoopPay Card accessory that is available separately for $39.95. LoopPay is offering $10.00 off these prices through the end of November for those ordering on their website and entering “get10” in the coupon field.
Actions Semiconductor Co., Ltd. today introduced a new quad-core system-on-a-chip (SoC) to provide primary processing, connectivity, enhanced battery life and other capabilities in computer tablets and set top boxes (STB). The new processor is made for mid-tier, high volume Android tablet manufacturer designs. It will be available in the USA, Asia, Europe and other locations in November 2014.
Swiss-based u‑blox, a global provider of wireless and positioning modules and integrated circuits, announces the LISA-C210 CDMA450 1xRTT voice/data module. It is suited to M2M applications, and in particular Automatic Meter Reading (AMR) and smart power grid applications. Approval is in progress with selected mobile network operators in the Netherlands.