UTStarcom Inc. made several announcements this week at CTIA Wireless in Las Vegas.
The company first is demonstrating a live video transmission using EV-DO Revision A wireless technology.
UTStarcom has expanded on its distributed 1xRTT architecture to provide EV-DO Rev A capabilities, which is designed to enable operators to offer a much faster network to their customers,” said Jack Mar, president of the CDMA division at UTStarcom. “With UTStarcom’s new distributed EV-DO Rev A solution, we expect that operators can offer higher-speed bandwidth for multimedia applications and allow end users to access multiple services at the same time from a single device.”
The company also is showing its new CDM7075 wireless camera phone.
“UTStarcom recognized that there are still significant numbers of mobile phone users who have resisted upgrading to a camera phone because they are convinced that the handsets they are using are satisfactory,” said Philip Christopher, president of UTStarcom Personal Communications, a division of UTStarcom. “By combining great looks with ease of use and affordability, we believe this is the phone that will convince consumers to add digital photography to their mobile communications capability.”
The clamshell phone weighs 3.5 ounces and comes as a dual-mode (800/1900Mhz) unit that includes a 330K CMOS camera. It has a 1.8-inch, 65-color CSTN (128 x 160) main display screen for photo and text images.
Finally, the company also is showing its wireless, fixed-mobile convergence and broadband solutions, as well as Wi-Fi handsets. It also is introducing its Emergency Response Communications Vehicle (ERCV) that creates a CDMA2000 network with packet data and push-to-talk capabilities in disaster areas.
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