Personal Communications Devices
|Headquarters||Hauppauge, New York, USA|
|Key people||John Chiorando, CEO|
Personal Communications Devices, LLC, also d.b.a. PCD, is a private company that works with wireless technology partners, including wireless service providers and mobile phone-manufacturers to develop, support and bring mobile phones to market in the American continent. PCD partnerships include Pantech-branded phones for Verizon and AT&T, Casio GzOne, HTC products, and most recently, Alcatel One Touch.
It began as the cellphone division of Audiovox in 1984, and was acquired by UTStarcom in 2004. In 2008, it became a privately owned company. The company works with global manufacturers including Fujitsu, Huawei, Netgear, Sharp, Wistron Corporation, and ZTE; has partnerships with wireless service providers throughout the Americas including AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon, Virgin Mobile, Cricket, U.S. Cellular, Clear, C Spire, Telus, Claro, Cox Communications, Movilnet, Iusacell, Telefónica, Digicel, MTS and Centennial; and has introduced several first-to-market cellular devices within its 25-year history.
- Todd Wallack (15 June 2004). "UTStarcom, Audiovox cut a deal". SFGate. Retrieved 15 June 2004.
- "Former UTStarcom Personal Communications Division Renamed Personal Communications Devices, LLC". Business Wire. 2 July 2008. Retrieved 2 July 2008.
- Joseph Palenchar (4 September 2012). "PCD Names New Presidente, Christopher Exits". Twice. Retrieved 4 September 2012.
- Press Release (9 October 2012). "CTIA-The Wireless Association Announces Four New Members to the 2012 Board of Directors". PR Newswire. Retrieved 9 October 2012.
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