Archive for April 28th, 2009

Microsoft in cellphone talks with Verizon (AFP)

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AFP – US software giant Microsoft is in talks with Verizon Wireless to launch a touch-screen cellphone early next year in a bid to compete with Apple’s iPhone, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday.

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Nokia to cut 450 jobs worldwide: company (AFP)

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AFP – Nokia, the world’s leading mobile phone maker, said Tuesday it planned to cut some 450 jobs globally as it reorganises its services unit.

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Nokia to tackle Apple with leaner services push (Reuters)

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Reuters – Nokia Oyj said on Tuesday it would combine its different Internet services tighter together as the world’s top cellphone maker tackles Apple’s hugely succesful App Store.

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Japan, China eye cooperation on mobile services (Reuters)

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Reuters – Japan and China are looking at cooperating on next-generation cellphone services, which would help China develop its wireless technology and Japanese makers expand in China, a Japanese government official said.

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Far EasTone to Release Two Google Android Phones This Year (PC World)

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PC World – Taiwanese mobile phone service provider Far EasTone is working with a “leading” local handset maker to develop two new smartphones that use Google’s Android software.

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Telecom sale tests Zimbabwe's privatisation plans (AFP)

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AFP – The sale of Zimbabwe’s state-owned mobile phone operator NetOne — a first key test for the new government’s massive privatisation plan — is generating huge interest, the company’s CEO told AFP.

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Verizon net lifted by wireless, but wireline weighs (Reuters)

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Reuters – Verizon Communications Inc posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit due to growth in cell phone customers, solidifying its market leadership following the acquisition of smaller rival Alltel.

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First Android-Powered Netbook Due in Three Months (PC World)

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PC World – Skytone Transmission Technologies, based in Guangzhou, China, says it is just three months away from producing the world’s first Android-powered netbook, the Alpha 680.   The new device is powered by the ARM11 533 Mhz processor, with a paltry 128MB RAM expandable to 256MB, 1 or 4GB Solid State Drive, 7-inch LCD […]

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Samsung Unveils Its First Google Phone (PC World)

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PC World – Samsung Electronics became the first major mobile phone maker to launch a smartphone based on Google’s Android software.

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Qualcomm to Pay Broadcom US$891 Million in Patent Settlement (PC World)

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PC World – Qualcomm, the world’s largest maker of mobile phone chips, agreed to pay chip designer Broadcom US$891 million to settle a long running patent dispute to end all courtroom proceedings globally.

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