CTIA Boss Steve Largent Prepares for the Wireless Industry’s Super Bowl in Orlando

The head of the CTIA insists next week’s conference in Orlando won’t be overshadowed by the fact that so many products were announced earlier this year, either at the Consumer Electronics Show or last month’s Mobile World Congress. There will be tablets and phones aplenty, as well as lots of good discussions. That said, next year the CTIA plans to move its show later in the year in an effort to give exhibitors a chance to tout their plans for the second half of the year.

Broadcom CEO on Low-cost Android Phones, Free Tablets and the Promise of Russian Satellites

In a wide-ranging interview from Mobile World Congress, Scott McGregor points out all kinds of new opportunities for the communications chipmaker. One of the big ones is in cellphone chips, where Broadcom hopes to score big in the low end as rivals like Nvidia and Qualcomm battle it out for high-end smartphones and tablets.


Motorola Executive Defends Tablet Price Tag

Motorola Mobility chief Sanjay Jha confirmed that the company’s new Xoom tablet will go on sale in the U.S. at $800, a higher price tag than current market leader Apple’s iPad. And in what has been described as the worst kept secret in the tech world, he seemed to confirm the existence of Google’s much talked about music service.

Mobile World Congress Notebook: Battle of the Behemoth Booths

Aiming to capture the flavor of Barcelona, Mobilized’s Ina Fried reports back on some of the more massive booths at Mobile World Congress, including a two-story booth devoted to Android and an entire hall of wares from Sweden’s Ericsson.

Sony Ericsson Aims to Play Its Way Back Into Android Smartphone Lead

In an interview, Sony Ericsson’s chief technology officer tells Mobilized how the company aims to capture the lead in the Android market through quick adoption of new versions and by tapping the technology strengths of its parent companies.

Dissident Nokia Shareholders Give Up on Plan B Effort (Update: It Was a Hoax All Along)

Less than two days after calling on investors to mount a revolt against Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and a planned move to Windows Phone, those behind the Web posting said they were giving up the effort, and later posted on Twitter that the whole thing was, in fact, a hoax.

Aiming to Power Ever More Complex Graphics, Nvidia Plans Quad-Core Mobile Chip This Year

Not content to rest on its dual-core laurels, Nvidia said it will have a chip out later this year that combines four processing cores and 12-graphics chip cores to power, among other things, video with far better than HD resolution.

Google’s Schmidt: We Would Have Loved for Nokia to Adopt Android

Speaking with reporters after his keynote speech in Barcelona, Google’s chairman said the door for Nokia to create Android phones remains open, despite its partnership with Microsoft. Schmidt confirmed the company talked with Nokia, but declined to say just how far those talks had gone.

Google’s Eric Schmidt Shows Off Movie Studio, a Tablet Video-Editing App

Speaking at Mobile World Congress, the Google executive says that contrary to critics, devices are actually improving human connections. His talk is just getting started. Click here for live coverage from Mobilized’s Ina Fried.

HTC’s One-Button Facebook Phones Headed to ATT

Although they may not be the Salsa and Cha Cha models shown off on stage in Barcelona, AT&T said it will exclusively have HTC Android-based phones with a similar one-button access to Facebook.