CTIA Wire: T-Mobile; Nokia; CTIA Survey; Powerwave

T-Mobile Google G2x

»  T-Mobile announced its expansion of 4G products, including the Google (NSDQ: GOOG) G2x smartphone. It’s also rolling out the Samsung Galaxy S 4G, Sidekick 4G and its second 4G tablet, the Google/LG (SEO: 066570) G-Slate. The carrier is also doubling the speed of its 4G network to a theoretical download speed of 42 Mbps. The faster speeds will first be deployed to customers in Las Vegas, New York and Orlando, FL and then by mid-year, to 140 million subscribers in 25 markets. [Release]

»  Nokia (NYSE: NOK) is broadening its Symbian smartphone portfolio with the Astound phone, available on T-Mobile beginning April 6. The device has an 8-megapixel camera with dual-LED flash and 720p HD video capture, free turn-by-turn navigation and some pre-loaded games. [Release]

»  CTIA released its biannual survey, which tracks data submitted by carriers from Jan.-Dec. 2010. Some findings: wireless penetration rate is up to 96 percent compared to year-end 2009’s 91.2 percent. There are also 57 percent more active smartphones in 2010 than in 2009: 78.2 million compared to 49.8 million. [Release]

»  Powerwave Technologies has introduced its new 4G network infrastructure products, LTE Picocell and 4G MIMO Active Array Antenna, which are finalists for a CTIA E-Tech Award. The company is also showing off its iCC Internet Commanded Combiner, which facilitates feed line and antenna sharing on 2G, 3G or 4G networks. [Release]

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