July 30, 2010

Daily News July 30, 2010

France Telecom Sees 2.5% Drop in Operating Profit

Telefonica Group Profits Up on Latin American Business
Press Release: Telefónica’s net profit up 9.4% to 3,775 million euros in 1H10 (+16% in 2Q10)

MTS launches commercial LTE network in Uzbekistan

Vodafone could raise $1b by divesting Bharti stake

NTT DOCOMO Announces “Xi” LTE Service Brand

DOCOMO Announces New Corporate Vision,“Pursuing Smart Innovation: HEART”

Motorola Q2 2010: $162 million in profit on $5.4 billion in sales; 2.7 million smartphones shipped

EVO Helps Sprint Beat Low Expectations

Smartphone maker HTC reports profit jump

Nokia N8 available for preorder in Italy for $610, shipping end of September

Amazon unveils new generation of Kindles

LG plunges into red on handset losses

LG says Android tablet due out in Q4

HTC poaches CTO, product chief from Sony Ericsson

India seeks leaders for BSNL, MTNL boards

July 29, 2010

Daily News July 29, 2010

PT to sell Vivo to Telefonica, buy stake in Oi

Press Release: Telefónica gains control of Vivo after agreeing the purchase of 50% of Brasilcel with Portugal Telecom
Ofcom aims to auction 800 MHz and 2.6 GHz spectrum at end of 2011.
LG Q2 tumbles on weak mobiles, TV margins
Apple pushes iOS 4.1 beta 2 out to iPhone developers
RIM snatches up BlackPad.com domain; hints at BlackPad name for BlackBerry tablet
Vodafone Essar eyes 3G launch by end-2010
Chinese vendors take 70% of China Mobile's TD-SCDMA tender
China Mobile has sold 6M TD-SCDMA mobile phones
China Telecom First Blackberry 3G Mobile Phone 9530 Debuts
Adobe Acquires Web Software Maker for US$240 Million
Android 2.2 Enterprise Features Spur Analyst Debate

July 28, 2010

Daily News July 28, 2010

Wholesale Applications Community Accelerates Delivery of Open Applications Platform
India government mulls sale of BSNL shares
Etisalat may buy 9.9% equity in RCOM
China-based Huawei lands LTE equipment contract from Vodafone Germany, say Taiwan makers
NTT DOCOMO Licenses LTE Platform for Chipsets to MediaTek
KPN reports 26% rise in 2Q net income but revenues down
Apple Officially Responds to “Jailbreaking Is Now Legal”
AMD to integrate USB 3.0 support in upcoming chipsets; to launch more CPUs in 2H10
Dell Streak will cost $299 on AT&T, Dell Aero will cost $99 and launch on August 9th

Nokia shows off 4 inch smartphone concepts (Design by Community sketches)
Thailand set for Sept 3G auction
Hutch launches 3ree Broadband in Hong Kong

July 26, 2010

Daily News July 26, 2010

Nokia Siemens Networks to Abandon Huawei in TD-LTE Development
Ericsson Q2 Profit More Than Doubled
AT&T net income up on smartphone additions
AT&T reveals 400K-500K iPad 3Gs activated in first 2 months
Verizon Posts Loss Due to Severance Costs
Clearwire buys 7% stake in Irish WiMAX network – Imagine Communications
Is RIM about to launch the BlackBerry Bold 9780 with BlackBerry 6?
Statement by Apple on White iPhone 4
Vodafone may sell its minority stake in Bharti
Orange Introduces Own-Branded “Tactile Internet” to France
Hong Kong market: Smartphones account for over 50% of handset sales, says Motorola executive
Idea Cellular Profit Down One-Third on Expansion Costs

July 21, 2010

Daily News July 21, 2010

Apple Sold 3.27 Million iPads, Earned $15.7 Billion

Apple Officially Surpasses 100 Million iOS-Based Devices (Cumulative)

China's 3G users number 25.2m at end-June

Telefonica launches Jajah-based mobile VoIP service in Europe

WSJ: Nokia Searching for New CEO

TeliaSonera’s Q2 net profit, EBITDA up 17%, 12%

Dual-SIM Phones Gaining Popularity in India

Essar mulls IPO of Vodafone Essar stake - report

Intel appoints Bell as VP of smartphone product development

RIM slams Apple for handset reception comparisons

Lenovo to release Android tablet PC at year's end

HP files for 'PALMPAD' Trademark

Sharp is also working on e-Books tech

AT&T Adds Sharp FX Quick Messaging Phone with AT&T Mobile TV to Device Lineup

Symbian deal paves way for Web-style apps

China satisfied with Google search engine tweak

IBM delivers solid second quarter, but strong U.S. dollar dings sales

July 20, 2010

Daily News July 20, 2010

GSMA announces that global mobile connections surpass 5 billion
Apple announces iPhone 4 has sold 3 million in 3 weeks
Nokia Siemens Buys Motorola Wireless Network Unit for $1.2B
Gartner Says Mobile Connections in India Will Grow by 27.3 Percent in 2010
Barnes and Noble to release an Android eReader application “very soon”
Cell C Looking to Sell 50% Stake in Virgin Mobile SA
Etisalat 2nd Quarter Profits Down 21%
Apple will give away free cases for every iPhone 4 through Sept. 30
Android saves Q2 profit for Sony Ericsson
AMZN: Kindle Sales Accelerating; e-Books Sales Top Hardcovers
Google's 2Q earnings rise 24 pct, but miss target
Android Market Expands to Korea

July 16, 2010

Daily News July 16, 2010

Apple Engineer Told Jobs IPhone Antenna Might Cut Calls
Apple addressing iPhone 4 issues Friday?
Apple has no plans for iPhone 4 recall - report
NTT in overseas push with £2.1bn Dimension Data buy
Korean and Japanese Operators Collaborate on Mobile Payments
SK Telecom unveils LTE, 3G upgrade, Wi-Fi expansion plans
O2 Germany rolls out mobile VoIP service
Android Market now has 100,000 apps, passes 1 billion download mark
Droid X vs Galaxy S and more with Quadrant Professional
iOS vs Android: The Latest Numbers
MIC sets record straight over 3G subscriber figures
EVN ready for privatisation in September

July 15, 2010

Daily News and Wireless Japan, July 15, 2010

UK to Start Trials of LTE in the 800Mhz Digital Dividend Bands
Nokia Siemens Networks in Talks to Buy Motorola's Networks Business
Mobile Facebook Users Hit 150 Million
Tata Tele storms out of COAI
Orascom Telecom eyes Polkomtel, Telekom Srbija
SK Telecom Plans LTE Launch in 2011
SK Telecom to allow VoIP calls over 3G network
PLDT, Smart raise PHP5bn for CAPEX, debt refinancing
Intel posts $2.9 billion profit, cites strong demand
1 million Galaxy S phones already sold, Samsung wants to sell 9 million more
Verizon Summer Catalog Leaked, Droid 2 Confirmed For August
Apple acquires online mapping company Poly9
【Wireless Japan 2010】
DoCoMo new 3D Glass-less LCD will put Sharp out of business.
ZTE brings 5 New Smartphones and 4 Concept at WJ.
DoCoMo will help you to be a better golfer.

July 14, 2010

Daily News July 14, 2010

Sprint Nextel Mulls LTE Migration Path
Govt crackdown shrinks China gray market
China Telecom mulling huge EV-DO Rev. B rollout?
Deutsche Telekom pushes De-Mail
Intel posts $2.9 billion profit, cites strong demand
Qualcomm stock up as smart phone growth escalates
Prices for LTE cards expected to fall to US$50 at end of 2011, say Taiwan makers
Windows Phone 7 Developer Tools beta now available
Etisalat hits four million subscriber mark
Barnes & Noble Introduces NOOKstudy – Online Reading and Study Platform
Beijing Is Playing Rough with Online Gamers

July 13, 2010

Daily News July 13, 2010

Ericsson confirms 5 billion mobile lines worldwide
Megafon to start LTE tests in 2010
Ericsson - First Complete TD-LTE Solution Showcased
App Inventor for Android
Android App Market Expected to Hit 100,000 This Month
The Top-10 Selling Mobile Phones for June 2010
RIM Previews BlackBerry 6 and MobileMe-Like Service
Sprint: Sorry, We Don’t Have Any HTC Evo 4G Phones To Sell
Google Secretly Invested $100+ Million In Zynga, Preparing To Launch Google Games
Fujitsu Reported to Be Working on Android Smartphone
Fujitsu, Microsoft unite to take cloud computing global
LG Electronics mulls developing TVs using Google software
This Is A $187.5 Million Smile
AOL cleared $187.5 million cash selling instant messaging service ICQ to Russian holding firm DST
CAT Telecom Reassessing Hutchison Telecom Purchase
Maxis aiming to increase broadband revenues

July 12, 2010

Daily News July 12, 2010

BlackBerry Tablet to Host 1 GHz Processor, Twin Cameras – Analyst
Research In Motion expanding BlackBerry App World to China

Google Android 2.2 SDK Arrives, Supports Apps on SD Card
RIM: BlackBerry Desktop Support for Outlook 2010 Coming in August
Yota Gets Regulatory Permission for WiMAX to LTE Migration
Ofcom to cut MNP time to a single day
Pictures of Apple-branded 3cm-by-3cm touchscreen surface
NTP Sues Apple, Google, HTC, LG, Microsoft and Motorola Over Wireless Email Patents
China confirms renews Google's China license
Visa Contactless Cards in UK Expected To Reach 12 Million By End Of 2010
Taiwan market: FET opens eBook Town
PCCW applies for free-to-air TV licence in HK
Hong Kong telco says capes for first three years of TV service would be around HK$600 million.

July 9, 2010

Daily News July 9, 2010

China's mobile phone user base closes in on 800 million

Vodafone Germany plans LTE deployment within 12 months

Softbank bests DoCoMo, KDDI in new users

iAds Generate $1,400 for One Developer in a Day
iSuppli: AMOLED Shortages Could Hurt Android
Japan ends June with 113.72 mln mobile subs
NTT DoCoMo adding an app store to i-mode
Android 2.2 (Froyo) SDK Refreshed
Symbian PDK 3.0.0 Released by Symbian Foundation
Win a Nokia N900 with Ovi and Firefox
MTNL plans to invite bids for WiMAX services
Qualcomm and FAR EASTONE Sign Non-Binding MOU to Explore Creation of a Broadcast Mobile Media Operator in Taiwan Using MediaFLO Technology
RIM Rolling Out New Features with BES 5.0.2
MobileMe: Service updates as of July 8, 2010
Froyo vs iOS 4 Real world browser test
Top 10 U.S. Search Terms by Category, May 2010

July 8, 2010

Daily News July 8, 2010

NTT DoCoMo in talks with game firms for 3G-ready portable consoles

HTC still may ship 24 million smartphones in 2010, says component suppliers
Blackstone buys eMobile stake; cellco plans 42Mbps upgrade by year-end
Borders launches e-bookstore
As AT&T Slows 3G Upload Speeds, Startups Are Busy Developing Data Compression Technology
Apple may be forced to adopt Flash by EU law
Study Finds Over Half of Android Apps Are Free
Q2 Mobile Ad Impressions Grow 61% Over Q1, According To New Report From BuzzCity
Twitter’s Official BlackBerry App Exits Beta
New video from Verizon says Droid X is “Awesome”
USA.gov Rolls Out New Mobile Initiative
iPhone sales elevate Softbank to top spot in June net additions
Popular Facebook App “Bloo” Goes Open Source
Google's China webpage license under review: government

July 7, 2010

Daily News July 7, 2010

Telefonica Chooses Verizon Global Wholesale for Domestic U.S. Wireless Service Delivery
Renesas Electronics to acquire Nokia's wireless modem business; Companies to form strategic business alliance for modem technology development
Global May Chip Sales Up 4.5% Vs. April; Up 47.6% From Yr Ago
DoCoMo’s SIM-free phone offer sends share price soaring
China Telecom Revs Up Rev. B
Western European Mobile Phone Market Grows, Dominated by Unprecedented Growth in Smartphones in 1Q10, Says IDC
HTC reports Q2 revenues up 58.5 percent
In Europe, HSPA/LTE grab 17.3 % share of all PC broadband connections
Bluetooth Version 4.0 to Feature Low Energy Technology
Japan's EMobile Soft-Launches HSPA Evolution Based Network
Apple iPhone 4 to Increase Churn Rates for Mobile Operators
Android Market Is Ailing, Requires Care and Feeding, Analysts Say

July 5, 2010

Daily News July 5, 2010

DoCoMo Mulls Pakistan Investment
Motorola Moves Closer to Splitting in Half
French Subscribers Dissatisfied with 3G Services
Google Plans Music Service with Android 3.0 in Q4 2010
HP Confirms webOS Tablets Are in the Works
Telstra and Huawei conduct first Australian trials of LTE using 1800MHz band
Reliance Communications to buy TV firm Digicable
China's Baidu to invest 5 billion yuan in browser business, says report
Apple iTunes in the cloud definitely happening soon, wireless syncing!
Nissan Officially Announces ‘Leaf’ iAd – [VIDEO]
Google to buy travel software co ITA for $700 million
Starbucks Free Wi-Fi Now Available in U.S. and Canada

July 2, 2010

Daily News July 2, 2010

Orange signs advertising and content partnership with MySpace in France
Verizon to launch LTE November 15
Android 3.0 Gingerbread details: 1280×760 resolution, 1Ghz minimum specs, mid-Oct. release
iAds finally launches today - what it means for mobile advertising
Nokia sees MeeGo devices around year-end, dismisses Android
MeeGo for handsets makes its first appearance
India's Mobile Market Hits 617M
LG Opens Apps Store
1&1 Announces the SmartPad, Headed to Germany This July
Amazon Introduces New Kindle DX with 50 Percent Better Display Contrast and New Lower Price of $379
Yahoo Launches Mail and Messenger Apps for Android
Sony Ericsson Japan Channel
Update: Microsoft kills the Kin

July 1, 2010

Daily News July 1, 2010

Cisco introduces Cius Android tablet PC

Bloomberg: Apple to offer Verizon CDMA iPhone in January 2011
European Roaming Charges Must Drop Further, EU Says
China Mobile wins HK mobile TV race
Android-based OPhone 2.0 platform debuts in Beijing with the launch of Samsung Oscar I7680
TTSL follows RCom in asking for quick removal of ban on import of Chinese telecom equipment
Gartner Says Worldwide Wireless E-Mail Users to Reach 1 Billion by Year-End 2014
Mobile banking usage to double in the next three years reaching 400m people by 2013, says new Juniper Research report
Apple hiring iPhone antenna engineers for some reason
Kindle vs. Nook: The price war is on; E-reader shipments to surge?
Microsoft's Mehdi on Yahoo, Bing Cashback, and more
Foxconn to expand facility in inland China
AdMob Mobile Metrics - May 2010 Mobile Metrics Report