December 10, 2010

Daily News December 10, 2010

The French are looking to make contracts a max of 12 months; disclose how much goes towards the handset

LTE networks go live in Denmark and Finland

Intel loses 2010 chip market share while Samsung gains, says Gartner

More than 300,000 Android phones activated each day, says Andy Rubin

Apple, Google Asked to Pay Up as Mobile Operators Face Data Flood

TRAI releases National Broadband Plan

Final bada 1.2 SDK now available

Half of U.S. mobile customers predicted to be smartphone users in 2011

10 inch Samsung Gloria Widows 7 tablet with QWERTY keyboard coming soon?

China Unicom Cuts Minimum 3G Fees by More Than Half

Nokia Siemens Networks Wins Indian 3G Network Contract

December 8, 2010

Daily News December 8, 2010

European Trade Body Calls for Efforts to Stimulate Telecoms Investment

Sprint unveils 'Network Vision' blueprint; Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson and Samsung all awarded contracts

NFC Forum Publishes Four Technical Specifications; Brings Total Number of Available Specifications to 15

NFC Forum Reaches Major Milestone with Launch of Certification Program

Foxconn to ship iPad 2 by the end of February 2011

Google VP shows off prototype Android-based Motorola tablet

Android activation pace hits a plateau below Apple's iOS
Samsung sees 2011 handset shipments up 18 percent: report

S&P downgrades AT&T, Verizon each by a notch

Consumer Reports readers rank AT&T worst carrier in US

Govt, Entel and Ericsson to connect rural areas to broadband

Chile president enacts landline, MNP law

France Telecom close to buying minority stake in Iraq's Korek

Safaricom dominates Kenya as rivals stumble

Indian parliament paralyzed for month by scandal

November 10, 2010

Daily News November 10, 2010

Daily NEWS November 10, 2010
Vodafone Raises Full Year Forecast - to Sell Remaining Softbank Stake

Publishers to get 70 pct of sales on Kindle device

HSPA Phenomenal Growth Continues: GSA Confirms 99% Operator Deployment in Just 5 Years

Standalone Mobile Hotspot Device Revenue Approaching $500 Million in 2010

Mobile giant to answer state call for more revenue

China Unicom Opens Representative Office In Vietnam

ZTE launches a new Android smartphone in France

UK Outlines Plans for White Space Radio Spectrum

November 9, 2010

Daily News November 9, 2010

AOL taps BofA to mull Yahoo deal: sources
Zain opens books to Etisalat for due diligence
Nokia to take full control of Symbian
Spain and Portugal in talks about eliminating roaming fees
Verizon invests $4 billion for LTE and 3G expansion
Verizon Wireless testing $70 unlimited mobile plan
Q3 Mobile Data Services Revenue Tops $14 billion in US
Android 2.3 Gingerbread On Deck For Release
Windows Phone 7 now available in the U.S and Canada
The first Windows Phone 7 apps you should grab
Vodacom Profits Jump After Impairment Costs Fade
UK government publishes e-money consultation document, aims to open up market to mobile operators
HTC to target online app store
iPhone 3G Slowdown Could Be Fixed With iOS 4.2 Update
Facebook grabs bigger slice of U.S. display ad pie
China to trial MNP in Tianjin and Hainan
New Evernote version 2.0 beta for Android available from Android Market
Groupon Said to Seek Funding Valuing It at $3 Billion
Toshiba announces MacBook Air solid state drives available for sale
DOCOMO to Launch “Xi,” Japan’s First LTE Service on December 24, 2010
NTT DOCOMO Unveils 28 New Models
Largest-ever lineup of handsets, smartphones, LTE data terminals and more
Ericsson to supply Softbank’s base stations

November 8, 2010

Daily News November 8, 2010

Worldwide Smartphone Market Grows 89.5% Year Over Year in Third Quarter As New Devices Launch, Says IDC

CHART OF THE DAY: Windows Phone Apps More Expensive Than iPhone Apps

Alca-Lu bags mega deals from big three

Arcep says French mobile base reached 62.59m at end-Sep

DoCoMo to Invest $3.3 Billion on LTE Rollout

Tata DoCoMo Launches 3G Services in 20 Indian Cities

Total U.S. mobile data traffic to exceed 1 exabyte (billion gigabytes) by end of 2010

Clearwire Losses Widen - Announces Job Cuts, Network Rollout Delays

TechCrunch reports Samsung’s “Nexus Two” delayed by “serious hardware issue”

American Tower Buys South African Tower Network

Adobe Flash Player update suggesting Android 2.3 landing soon?

Windows Phone 7: Setting up your Windows Live ID and email accounts

November 1, 2010

Daily News November 1, 2010

New EU member states lead increase in FTTx penetration
TRAI seeks industry views on mobile banking
Data revenues to surpass voice revenues at DoCoMo
Polkomtel sale likely completed in 1H 2011
Fortune: Verizon iPhone confirmed for ‘early 2011′
HTC expects Q4 revenue to more than double
Apple Jumps into Top 5 As Mobile Phone Shipments Reach 327 Million Units in Q3 2010
China Telecom reports 9M results
MTN grows subscriber base 4% in Q3; South Africa, Nigeria and Iran all perform strongly
Samsung Profits Jump by 17% on Record Revenues
LG profit dives as Mot sees growth
Motorola Q3 sales rise thanks to Droid phones
Asustek details tablet PC plans
Samsung to sell tablet in India from November
XPERIA Software Update
Acer Liquid Metal finally gets officially announced in the UK, comes with Android 2.2
Intel opens billion-dollar chip plant in Vietnam

October 29, 2010

Daily News October 29, 2010

NTT DoCoMo Q2 net profit grows 22%, ups sales view
Softbank Q2 net profit climbs by nearly a third on iPhone surge
China's 3G users number 34.99m at end Sept
France Telecom Quarterly Earnings Down on Regulatory Pressures
France Telecom Press Release: 3rd quarter 2010: solid commercial performance; financial objectives maintained
Apple developing open SIM for iPhone service, RFID sales
Foxconn could join Pegatron in producing Apple's CDMA iPhone
SIM Card Market to Approach 3.8 Billion Units in 2010
Acer launching a series of tablets on November 23rd
Google Phone Gallery Gets Updated
Google Phone Gallery
Motorola Reports First Quarterly Sales Increase Since 2006
Telecom Egypt interested in Zain's Saudi unit
MTS subscriber base passes the 100 million mark at Q3
America Movil Q3 net profit rises 8.8% to $1.86bn
Airtel, Aircel interested in Qualcomm's India broadband operations
Nokia Siemens Networks Opening Operations Centre in Brazil
LG Electronics Q3 net profit sank 99%; handset unit disappoints
SK Telecom Q3 net profit down 13%, misses market view
Google Nexus Two to be made by Samsung, announced on November 8?

October 28, 2010

Daily News October 28, 2010

GSA Confirms More Than 150 Operators in 64 Countries are Investing in LTE
German Govt aims for 75% coverage of 50Mbps broadband by 2014
Mobile advertising will be worth $3.5 billion in 2010
Apple launches Online Store, App Store in China
Pre-order the NOOKcolor for $249, shipping on November 19th
Moody's lowers Nokia outlook on restructuring concerns
Qualcomm to sell Indian BWA spectrum?
Telenor Quarterly Profits Dive on Indian Costs
ZTE Q3 net profit up 18.4%
Everything Everywhere Sees Flat Revenues in 3rd-Quarter
Telstra launches T-Touch Tab: the online tablet for all Australians
Nokia is the Most Searched for Mobile Phone in India
The PlayStation Phone
Google is giving away 10,000 Google TV devices -- to developers, that is
Mobile number portability to begin from November 1: Raja
Asustek obtains exclusive licensing from Garmin for Android handsets
Russian web giant seeks IPO
Apple delays white iPhone until next spring
Google nears $2 billion deal to buy NY building: report

October 27, 2010

Daily News October 27, 2010

19% of All Mobile Phones Shipped in 2Q Were Smartphones
French Networks to Share Rural 3G RAN for 3G 900Mhz Network
Entry Level LG Optimus Dropping Nov. 3rd for $29.99
O2 commences rollout of rural LTE pilot
Anatel opens bidding process for 3G ‘band H’ and spare PCS spectrum
T-Mobile to debut tethering plan on November 3rd, $14.99
Telstra gets more 3G spectrum
Google AdMob Launches Interactive Video Ads for Android
VimpelCom launches 700MHz LTE in Kazakhstan
Cost cuts lift KPN Q3 net profit, keeps outlook
Dutch telco posts 2% growth in net profit to EUR 406 million.
Mobinil Q3 net profit down 41% on higher promotion costs
Dell reportedly to release Android version of the Venue Pro
Google launches ‘Baraza’ for Africa
India, Japan Agree to Boost Trade Ties

Apple Rumored to Be Considering Sony Acquisition
148% year-on-year to 621 million yuan ($93.3m)
Tudou eyes $150m IPO
Intel opens first chip plant in China
Idea Cellular Q2 net dips by 18.4%; earmarks Rs .3000 cr for 3G

October 26, 2010

Daily News October 26, 2010

National Assembly in France approves VAT rise on triple-play
TeliaSonera Profits Up on Lower Sales
India Mulls Potential for National Licenses
Tata DoCoMo keen on buyouts
Watch out Apple, Google (maybe): here comes SK Telecom
Adobe Air 2.5 Revealed: It’s All About Mobile
Mobile Banking in U.S. Grows 129% in Last Two Years
Verizon profits hit by pension settlement
Ericsson warns on sluggish markets
Samsung Galaxy Tab for Sprint $399.99 Coming November 14
Bharti Airtel Confirms 3G Launch Before Year-End
Wi-Fi Direct launched, device-to-device connections with range and speed of Wi-Fi
Telefónica to offer cheap web calls
BlackBerry Playbook simulator now available for Mac and Windows
Asustek to end cellphone cooperation with Garmin
Samsung to announce Google-experience phone on Nov 8th?
Hands-on the Motorola Droid Pro coming soon to Verizon for $299

HTC launches sleek and compact HTC Gratia Android 2.2 Smartphones

October 25, 2010

Daily News October 25, 2010

Worldwide Mobile Subscriptions Number More Than Five Billion
Global Smartphone Shipments Surge to 77 Million Units in Q3 2010
EU awaiting reply from Hungary on telecoms tax
MIIT Announces September 2010 Telecom Statistics
AT&T unveils 4G Plans
Verizon launching LTE in 10 West Virginian cities

Verizon (NYSE:VZ) Earnings 3Q 2010
First pics of LG’s Tegra 2 Android phone for Verizon’s 4G LTE
DT to launch 800MHz LTE by year-end
In preparation for LTE, AT&T introduces new SIM cards
Android 2.3 Is Next Major Release!
Tata DoCoMo to Open 4,000 3G Retail Outlets
Windows Phone 7 limits camera access for apps
China Mobile touts Taiwan-based device makers to boost TD-LTE
Verizon profit drops 25% in Q3; FiOS TV adds 204,000 new subscribers
Sweden's Ericsson Q3 profits soar
Dell Venue Pro (Windows Phone 7) now on sale in U.K.

Google to build ultra high-speed broadband network at Stanford

October 22, 2010

Daily News October 22, 2010

Deutsche Telekom, France Telecom and Telecom Italia to Audit Asian Suppliers
AT&T talks LTE at 4G World, says they’ll only cover 75 million people by the end of 2011
MetroPCS goes live with LTE in Detroit
UK to sell more mobile spectrum
Clearwire details results of initial LTE testing
AT&T Sold a Record 5.2 Million iPhones This Summer
ZTE Launches the First WiMAX/TD-LTE Dual-mode RRU
Motorola prepping 4G USB modem for LTE networks, doesn't say which ones
China Unicom to launch trial commercial use of mobile-phone payment in Nov.
Apple issues review guidelines for Mac App Store
Nokia 3rd Quarter Sales Boosted by Currency Fluctuations
Nokia to Standardise Application Development Onto One Platform
Nokia to Cut 1,800 Jobs Worldwide
Vodafone Essar to launch India 3G services in Q1 2011
Intel Aims to Enter Tablet Market With Oak Trail Processor
Russia’s ‘Big Three’ mobile operators agree to slash roaming tariffs ahead of anti-monopoly inquiry
Hungarian mobile base up to 11.83m in September
Verizon Offering Galaxy Tab Nov. 11th For $600 and No Subsidies

KDDI executive details LTE deployment plans
Microsoft Windows 7 sales top 240 million in first year

October 21, 2010

Daily News October 21, 2010

ITU: Close to 200,000 text messages are sent every second; almost 1 billion people have 3G access
ITU estimates two billion people online by end 2010
Access to mobile networks available to over 90% of world population 143 countries offer 3G services
ITU's The World in 2010 report (PDF)
ITU-R Confers IMT-Advanced (4G) Status to 3GPP LTE
Verizon Launches 3G Network Extender for $249.99
NSN trials TD-LTE in India
Two Vietnamese Networks Start LTE Trials
China Mobile Reports 3.9% Rise in Net Profit
Unicom surpasses ten million 3G user milestone
Chunghwa Telecom Cooperate with Alcatel-Lucent for LTE Trial in Taiwan
Samsung Craft first LTE handset, launches on MetroPCS
MetroPCS Samsung Craft Demo
India’s Tata DoCoMo to launch its 3G network on November 5th
Essar's Yu Brand to Expand into New African Countries
Vimpelcom-Kyivstar merger finally cleared by anti-monopoly authority
Chunghwa Telecom to test Bluetooth NFC device in Taipei
ACMA weighs offering more 4G spectrum
Tele2 Reports 11% Rise in Quarterly Profits
Global connected TV shipments to reach 118 million units in 2014, says DisplaySearch
Apple unveils new MacBook Airs, previews Lion

October 20, 2010

Daily News October 20, 2010

Internet users to exceed 2 billion this year
Deutsche Telekom says LTE cooperation likely
Hong Kong Operators Planning Joint LTE Network
China Unicom plans to buy 75% stake in Nigerian Telecom

Next Apple iPhone (Verizon model) hits “AP” field test stage, iPhone 5 hits “EVT” stage?

Engineering samples of Android 3.0 powered tablets to be ready in December; Android 4.0 in 2H 2011
Femto Forum Publishes APIs to Advance LTE Femtocell Development
HP announces Palm Pre 2 with webOS 2.0, launching 'soon' in US

China Unicom to launch mobile payment services next month
DoT plans to come up with license renewal policy (India)
Mobile Advertising Spending to Reach $743 Million in 2010
Huawei and Sequans Establish Partnership for LTE
Head of O2 Ireland to resign next month

HTC tablet PC shipments may delay, says paper

ZTE to Launch up to Six More Tablets Next Year
Bose launches a Bluetooth headset called, erm, the Bose Bluetooth headset
First NFC-enabled Phone Available in Korea

Bangladesh passes 65 million mobile SIMs, reports regulator

October 19, 2010

Daily News October 19, 2010

Clearwire and Sprint set big city high-speed launches
Vodafone confirms readiness to sell Polkomtel stake
WAC bolstered by new operator, vendor members
KDDI, Bouygues, SFR, America Movil, China Unicom, MTS, Orascom, Alcatel-Lucent, Fujitsu, LG
KPN to appoint company veteran Eelco Blok as CEO
China Mobile will develop TD-LTE chips together with VIA Technologies
COAI reports Indian GSM subscriber numbers for September 2010
Two Vietnamese Networks Start LTE Trials
Canada Plans Radio Spectrum Auction in 2012
China 3G Users To Hit 44.8M
BlackBerry's Style 9670 Clamshell Doesn't Look As Bad As We Feared

KDDI crafts gorgeous see-thru designer phone with LED sub-display and dual-mode radios (video)
Samsung introduces a different looking Android tablet (SMT-i9100) for KDDI Japan

October 18, 2010

Daily News October 18, 2010

Vodafone ready to start Polkomtel sale process
Telkom launches fourth mobile operator in South Africa
China 4G technology expected to be international standard
China Mobile completes bank stake purchase
Sony Ericsson records Q3 profit on smartphone sales
Tablets: Gartner Sees Market Topping 200M Units/Yr By 2014

Gartner Says Worldwide Media Tablet Sales on Pace to Reach 19.5 Million Units in 2010
Sony Ericsson to stop using Symbian system
Google 3Q profit up 32 pct as online ads strong
HP hires Nokia exec to run mobile software
O2 UK Launches Location-based Mobile Marketing
Nokia, Motorola extend licensing agreement to cover LTE
LG Optimus 7 gets an early video unboxing
Galaxy Tab Gets Unboxed For the First Time [VIDEO]
Tango video calling app for iOS and Android hits 1 million downloads in 10 days
Google hits $600

October 15, 2010

October 14, 2010

Daily News October 14, 2010

KT and Samsung launch NFC services, NFC-enabled A170K phone in Korea
China market: Inexpensive TD-SCDMA handsets to be available in 4Q10
TTSL scales past 80 mn subscriber mark
CHART OF THE DAY: Verizon's Android Users Are Bigger Data Hogs Than iPhone Users
Qualcomm Acquires ISkoot Technologies
Vodafone Essar selects Ericsson and Nokia Siemens Networks for 3G roll-out (India)
Microsoft announces Windows Phone 7 sync software for Macs due this year
Zain Profits Jump on African Networks Sale
Vietnamese telco to bring IPTV service to mobile phones
iSuppli: Nokia N8 packs $187 in parts

October 12, 2010

Daily News October 12, 2010

UAE says Blackberry meets requirements, no service suspension
VimpelCom and Orascom merge to create fifth-largest mobile operator group
Verizon Wireless will have ‘interactive launch’ of BlackBerry 6 on October
Vodafone launches all-you-can-eat mobile games download service in Europe
China Mobile to procure 6 million TD-SCMA handsets, says Chinese media
Amazon planning app store for Android: report
comScore: Japanese people use the mobile web the most, Europeans are SMS
Samsung Omnia 7 brings 4-inch Super AMOLED screen to Windows Phone 7... a
little early
Apple in talks on fee-based music service: report

Breaking News on Windows Mobile 7

HTC unveils five Windows 7 smartphone models

Windows Phone 7 Launches With 10 Phones Across 30 Countries: So Much For Keeping Things Simple

Samsung, LG to launch Windows Phone 7 smartphones in Europe, Asia

October 8, 2010

Daily News October 8, 2010

Softbank leads the way in monthly net adds in Japanese mobile market
TeliaSonera Shares Verizon's LTE Tablet Desire

Verizon, Apple quarreled over iPhone retail options, digital content

Iraq to award fourth mobile licence in Q1 2011

Swisscom trials LTE in Grenchen

Skype launches full Android client

Ofcom requires BT to give rivals access to its fibre lines

SFR to raise prices due to French VAT

Opera introduces Open Mobile Ad Exchange

Opera and NetSweeper bring security and content filtering to the mobile Web - FierceTelecom

O2 Germany to cut around 1,340 jobs

XPERIA X8 and Cedar Now Shipping

Google launches Google TV's web site

Logitech unveils first gadget for Google TV

Bangladesh to complete rural digital exchange rollout in three years

Ericsson and Huawei to build and manage Airtel’s Bangla network

October 7, 2010

Daily News October 7, 2010

NTT DoCoMo's touchable 3D display prototype seamlessly integrates haptics, chameleons
CEATEC 2010: Hands-On With Fujitsu’s Dual Touchscreen Phone (Videos)

Vodafone Essar leads in net adds in August

Verizon will launch LTE in 38 cities and more than 60 airports by the end of the year
Apple patents building RFID read and write functionality right into their screens
Motorola Sues Apple Over Pretty Much Everything Phone-Related
HTC revenue jumps 130 percent in September
29% of European Mobile Consumers Respond to Mobile Adverts They See
Samsung still number one in U.S. mobile market - ComScore
Rogers Announces First Technical LTE Trials in Canada
Apple Making Verizon-Ready iPhone by Year End
Vodafone, Huawei to sign Italian five-year broadband deal
Singapore to allocate more spectrum to existing mobile operators
Vodafone iPhone 4 could launch in Germany Oct. 28
HP to launch new webOS phones in early 2011
Verizon to sell Apple iPhone from early 2011: report
Vodafone UK to Cut 400 Jobs in Call Centre

October 6, 2010

Daily News October 6, 2010

Microsoft CEO says will see Windows slates by Christmas
Orange and T-Mobile complete UK network merger
Nielsen: 32 Percent Of New Smartphone Owners Choose Android Phones
Samsung plans to launch tablet globally this year
Toshiba to launch tablets worldwide early next year
Samsung Galaxy S sales pass 5m units worldwide including 2m in US and 1.3m in SK
Google acquires mobile text input startup BlindType
Nokia MeeGo chief leaves ahead of key launch
Advanced Info mulls alternatives after 3G licensing halted
AT&T launches three new Motorola Android phones: the Flipside, Flipout, and Bravo
August Growth Crowns Facebook Number Two Video Site in U.S.
iPhone 4 Retina Display matched by upcoming Sharp smartphone
Google has content deals with media/internet firms
Singapore Air to offer inflight wireless Internet
DOCOMO to Launch Samsung GALAXY S and GALAXY Tab in Japan
NTT DOCOMO and Pioneer to Cooperate on Smartphone-based Navigation
Bangladesh-India terrestrial fibre link could be launched next month
Loxley in joint venture to expand 3G MVNO service
EVN privatisation to be wrapped up by year-end