March 31, 2010

Daily News March 31, 2010

France Telecom to double in emerging markets in 5 yrs - CEO

Telefónica Spain improves mobile broadband experience
Apple building new iPhone "iPhone HD" with two cameras and iPhone OS 4.0

New iPhone Could End AT&T's U.S. Monopoly
Official App Store app comes to Facebook
iPhone SDK 3.2 (the iPad build) finalized, released to developers
Hutchison Whampoa's 3 Group narrows losses, sees positive results ahead
Google to build Flash into Chrome browser

K01: Toshiba to roll out super-slim Windows Mobile slider phone
Snapdragon processor (1GHz), 4.1-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen (480×800), 3G CDMA module, slider QWERTY keyboard, RAM 384MB, ROM 512MB, 3.2MP camera, WiFib/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
SoftBank beefs up mobile network to support smartphones
IS01: Sharp to roll out Android smartbook
Mobile Content and Applications Set for Major Boom in China
TDC and Vodafone Extend Co-Branding Agreement

March 30, 2010

Daily News March 30, 2010

Apple to Unveil 'iAd' Mobile Ad Platform on April 7th?

Apple Starts Shipping iPads to Customers
Apple to build 8-10M iPads in 2010, begins shipping preorders
Exclusive: iPad iBooks Features The Gutenberg Project Catalog – 30,000 Free eBooks
Apple pushes back shipping of new iPad pre-orders
Sprint leverages Wi-Fi to sell 4G
Ericsson signs $1.8bn deal with China Mobile, China Unicom
Nokia’s Comes With Music renamed to Ovi Music Unlimited in India
Carphone Warehouse splits into two separately listed companies
Solar Powered MacBooks May be in our Future
Xperia X10 multitouch issue hardware-related?
Apple iBookstore Pricing, Selection Leaked
Microsoft Ignored the Long Tail in Search, Bing Boss Says
Intel opens AppUp Center to Moblin netbook apps
Toshiba's QWERTY-equipped K01 slides through the FCC
Softbank Mobile to increase FY capex 54%
HTC Desire turning Japanese with SoftBank in late April
Court ruling on MobiNil share sale delayed once more
Brightcove eyes iPad's Flash void with HTML5
NTT DoCoMo F-04B Projector Phone Ad

March 29, 2010

Daily News March 29, 2010

Vivendi plans to buy remaining stake in Brazil's GVT for $550m

Apple's mobile ad platform due April 7?

Nokia to acquire mobile browser firm Novarra

Gartner Outlines 10 Mobile Technologies to Watch in 2010 and 2011

Research In Motion Acquires Viigo

New Orange CEO to focus on morale and growth

Deutsche Telekom AG not planning to sell T-Mobile USA

Apple seeks LTE expert for 4G-capable iPhone, hires for NC data center

Skype Mobile for Verizon does not make calls over WiFi, but fring does

Viettel third to launch 3G

5 ways the iPhone beats the Nexus One

March 26, 2010

Daily News March 26, 2010

Apple and China mobile talk over TD-SCDMA iphone
Clearwire says LTE and WiMAX can coexist
France Telecom still in iPad talks
AT&T CEO unveils enterprise app platform for iPhone
Femtocell shipments to triple in 2010 – study
Airtel, Vodafone to launch iPhone 3GS in India
China Mobile Exhibits 25 Kinds of TD-CMMB Cellphones
Symbian devices get Off-road Sat Nav, thanks to Viewranger

March 25, 2010

Daily News March 25, 2010

T-Mobile USA sets target for HSPA+ network rollout

China launches CMMB mobile TV service

Sprint unveils HTC WiMax phone EVO 4G

Unicom profits sink on 3G costs

Zain set to agree US$10.7B Bharti deal

iPhone app prices drop 15% since December

HTC EVO 4G, Nexus One, and Droid face off on the charted field of battle

Dell Aero first hands-on!

Android is pulling 70% of the iPhone dev crowd says mobile advertiser AdMob

March 24, 2010

Daily News March 24, 2010

Skype mobile heading to Verizon smartphones on March 25th

Iliad net profit up 75% to EUR 176 mln in 2009

Iliad reports rising 2009 profits on strong subscriber gains

Vivendi once again in hunt for full control of SFR

Huawei Demo of LTE-advanced Hits World's Fastest Speed of 1.2 Gb/second

Official: Apple now offering iPhones contract free (updated: not unlocked)

Ofcom proposes opening up BT fibre lines, underground ducts

Google routes Chinese search to Hong Kong website

Alcatel-Lucent wins part of Iliad 3G network deal

Samsung Galaxy S Announced – Android 2.1, 4″ WVGA Screen, 1 Ghz Processor

Kyocera Zio M6000 with Android announced

Wi-Fi smartphones to dominate

Apple's IPad and Amazon's Kindle Equal in Desirability

iPhone stealing game market share from Sony, Nintendo

AT&T execs want more spectrum, lighter regulation

Mobile Money from Fiserv Selected by SunTrust

March 22, 2010

Daily News March 23, 2010

April T-Mobile and Orange merger

India receives 9 3G applications, 11 BWA applications
China Mobile asks Apple for TD-SCDMA compatible iPhone

Taking the Windows Phone 7 Series emulator for a test drive (video)

Flash player 10.1 on Android, for real this time

Samsung to release ‘slate’ PC

Telefonica, Televisa, Megacable strike dark fibre JV

Brazil adds almost 1.2 million mobile users in February

Fujitsu Begins Shipping LTE Base Stations to NTT DOCOMO

Kindle for iPad & tablets detailed: screenshots, animated wallpaper, more

Silverlight beta comes to S60 5th Edition

March 19, 2010

Daily News March 19, 2010

DT unveils growth strategy, plans EUR10bn investment in Germany
China Mobile reports slowing profit in FY2009
Yahoo to Be the Exclusive Mobile Search Provider for Telefonica Spain
iPad pre-orders near 200K, reserves at 700 per store
Amazon releases Kindle app beta for Mac
Wind: 2009 net profit down 20%
Telstra to Begin LTE Trials in May
Nokia Comes With Music to be launched in India before mid-2010
Shipments of GPS-enabled GSM/WCDMA Handsets Increased 92% in 2009
Google working with Intel, Sony on TV project: report

March 16, 2010

Daily News March 16, 2010

FCC broadband plan official: 100Mbps homes, 1Gbps schools

Confirmed: Marketplace will be the only way to get apps on Windows Phone 7

Legal Action Could Delay UK's LTE Spectrum Auction

Orange and Barclaycard eye NFC launch in 2010

Deutsche Telekom introduces women's quota

Orange Signs Three New MVNOs in the UK

SingTel: We will support Bharti Airtel’s bid for Zain’s African assets

Verizon to launch 4G phones by mid- 2011 (USA)

Video - Adobe Demos Flash & Air on HP's Slate Device

Reliance Communications Signs Up 100 Millionth Customer

Battery Replacement Service - iPad: Frequently Asked Questions

China Mobile confirms purchase of 20% stake in of Shanghai Pudong

AdMob used to boost Battle Bear App Store ranking

AT&T launches three new services and devices (USA)

Vendor Share of the Mobile Web - Apple leads the pack by a wide margin in

March 15, 2010

Daily News March 15, 2010


TeliaSonera already upgrading LTE network, 'practical speeds' of up to
80Mbps promised
Nokia revises market share, expects no growth this year

March 12, 2010

Daily News March 12, 2010

Verizon expects 2010 CAPEX of $16.8bn-$17.2bn (USA)

O2 Ireland targets SME, business sector for fixed line services

Verizon promises first 4G handset for next summer, foretells end of unlimited data plans
Report: Verizon to offer LTE handset by mid-2011

MTN: net profit slips despite 9.2% growth in revenues

Nokia Symbian^3 UI demonstrated in detail, seeks multitouch devices (video)

France Telecom names management team for French operations

March 11, 2010

Daily News March 11, 2010

EC funds next-gen initiative
Low-end Android-powered Vodafone 845 in works
Ovi Mail now integrated with Contacts and available in Arabic
Sprint Nextel shares jump for second day

Microsoft bringing XNA Game Studio 4.0 to GDC this week, does 3D gaming for Windows Phone
iPhone SDK 3.2 beta 4 drops in
Steve Ballmer praises Apple for creation of iPhone App Store
Is the Kindle finally ready for the Web?
Samsung partners with Barnes & Noble on new e-reader
5 million iPads to be built in first half of 2010?
TeamViewer for iPhone allows iPhone to display Mac screen
Dell Streak 5-inch 3G Android MID leaks [Update: Video!]
Indonesia Telkom director forecasting 7% rise in 2009 net income
Sony Ericsson’s X10 gets unboxed
DoCoMo snatches the lead again
Eternal optimist Verizon calls iPad launch 'an opportunity' to sell some data plans

March 10, 2010

Daily News March 10, 2010

Hutchison Hong Kong doubles profit in 2009

Sprint to pay down debt, CFO says; shares climb

Regulator warns it could block China Mobile bank deal

Google, Dish testing new TV search service: report

China Unicom to Reactivate Wi-Fi Capability on Apple iPhone

Get Swype for Android right now

Time Warner Cable offering its tubes to AT&T, Verizon

O2 launches new healthcare division

Barnes & Noble hires Time vet to offer Nook magazines

Telefonica mulling consortium bid for access to CFE fibre-optic strands
Verizon reports test speeds of 50Mbps over LTE; completes 100G test

Mobile Retail Market to Exceed $12 Billion by 2014

Tata Docomo offers unused talktime rollover for 3 mths

Skype skips Ovi Store in US in favour of Verizon deal