April 28, 2011

Daily News April 28, 2011

Nokia Announces Plans to Transfer Symbian Software Activities to Accenture; Accenture to Provide Future Smartphone Ecosystem Services to Nokia
France Telecom seeks network sharing deals, mulls asset sales
France Telecom, Telefónica push for content charging
Verizon Wireless says 4G customers facing connection problems
Visa backs Twitter co-founder's mobile venture
MIIT Announces March 2011 Telecom Statistics
Orange launches Cinéday: Tuesdays change with Orange!
Rogers to launch LTE network in 2011, before Telus
Ericsson Triples its Quarterly Profit on Strong Network Kit Sales
Pad 2 Arrives in Japan, Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore & Eight Other Countries This Week
Qualcomm Announces Commercial Release of its Augmented Reality Platform
Global Handset Semiconductor Market Revenue Jumped 15% in 2010
Apple denies tracking iPhone customers

Apple Q&A on Location Data
Report: UK mobile search soars nearly 200% in Q1
FET sees increasing non-voice revenues
Amazon's Q1 profit slumps 33%, predicts another income drop in Q2

April 27, 2011

Daily News April 27, 2011

IPhone Stored Location in Test Even if Disabled
Congress deepens Apple location tracking probe
AG wants answers on tracking from Apple, Google
France Telecom Employee Sets Himself on Fire in Car Park
Apple's iTunes cloud could be free at first, but will eventually require a fee
Tata Teleservices posts fiscal 2011 profit
VimpelCom to Invest Up to $500 Million in Vietnam
T-Mobile, Orange unveil rural 3G infrastructure partnership
China Unicom Profits Slump on Higher 3G Rollout Costs
China Mobile to Launch TD-LTE Terminal Tender in April
DTAC files suit to halt True-CAT deal
Rumor: Android 3.0 ThinkPad tablet by summer?

Sony Announces Optimally Designed “Sony Tablet” with Android 3.0 that Complements Network Services for an Immersive Entertainment Experience
Apple's 'iPhone 6' to employ Sharp's next-gen p-Si LCDs in spring 2012
Toshiba Mobile Display (TMD) has developed a 7.0-inch LTPS TFT LCD panel as a demonstration of its integrated in-cell touch panel technology
Sony PlayStation Network user data stolenSony PlayStation Network user data stolen
Barnes & Noble Expands Award-Winning NOOK Color™ Reading Experience with the Most Requested Tablet Features
Michael Dell Looks Beyond PC Business
KDDI full-year net income climbs 19.9%

April 26, 2011

Daily News April 26, 2011

China to punish Baidu for illegal music downloads

China's Ministry of Culture to Investigate Baidu MP3 Search
Alcatel-Lucent; China Mobile sign MoU for next-gen network development
iOS location data prompts investigations of Apple in South Korea, Europe
HTC positioned ahead of rivals in LTE smartphone development, say sources
China's 3G Subscribers Reach 62 Mln
Confirmed: Best Buy selling white iPhone 4 for AT&T and Verizon on Wednesday
KT Corp Wants to Sell Russian Subsidiary
FCC to host workshop on 700 MHz interoperability

Google's WebM patent pals agree to share
KDDI Profits Surge After Costs Stripped Out
IHS iSuppli: Manufacturing issues caused iPad 2 shortfall
Google talks to Spotify to power music service
Nintendo to release successor to Wii next
Foxconn to be exclusive maker of Nintendo Wii 2, says paper

DOCOMO and DeNA to Partner in Mobile Social Gaming
— Will offer cross-device platform both in Japan and overseas —

April 25, 2011

Daily News April 25, 2011

Verizon Wireless Continues to Expand LTE Network
China Mobile App Store Registered Users Reach 39 Mln
In Europe, Apple iOS Ecosystem Twice the Size of Android When Accounting for Mobile Phones, Tablets and Other Connected Media Devices
Apple begins shipping white iPhone 4s to stateside retail stores
Leaked photos reveal purported Apple iPhone prototype on T-Mobile
Samsung countersues Apple over iPhone, iPad
Automatic Wi-Fi Offloading Coming To U.S. Carriers
Toshiba Honeycomb tablet to hit Japan in June; manufactured by Pegatron
Exclusive: Apple to beat Google on cloud music: sources
CHART OF THE DAY: The iPhone Is Now Half Of Apple's Business

April 22, 2011

Daily News April 22, 2011

Verizon Q1 profit triples on iPhone strength
Operator activates half a million devices on its high-speed LTE network; ARPU rises 2.2%.
Verizon exec suggests Apple's next iPhone will be a GSM-CDMA world phone
Verizon announces 2.2M activations of Apple's iPhone in Q1 2011
Apple phone revenues beat Nokia: Strategy Analytics
AT&T to Add 5 Megawatts of Renewable Energy Capacity in 2011
Researcher: iPhone, iPad track users' whereabouts

AT&T Q1 Matches Estimates; Adds 3.6 Million iPhone Users
Brazil March mobile subscriptions rise 1.42% on month
Amazon launches German e-book store
Nokia earnings beat expectations, but challenges await

Nokia and Microsoft Sign Definitive Agreement Ahead of Schedule
KPN issues profit warning; plans to cut 5,000 jobs by 2015
CAT Telecom board approves 3G network investment plan
Qualcomm Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results
Raises Fiscal 2011 Revenue and Earnings Guidance
iTunes Store quietly generates record revenues of $1.4 billion
Groupon hires Google executive for No. 2 job: report

April 21, 2011

Daily News April 21, 2011

Vodafone CEO mulls India venture IPO in 9-12 months
China Mobile Q1 net profit up 5% but competition weighs
AT&T Adds 1.6 Million Emerging Device Connections in 1Q; Surpasses 12 Million Total Devices Mark
Apple Reports Second Quarter Results
Record March Quarter Drives 83 Percent Revenue Growth, 95 Percent Profit Growth
Record iPhone Sales Grow 113 Percent
Apple profits soar 95% on sales of 18.65M iPhones, 4.69M iPads and 3.76M Macs
Apple to ship new iPhone in September: sources
Intel's sales shine, defy PC growth fears
Qualcomm Announces Second Quarter Fiscal 2011 Results Record Revenues $3.9 Billion GAAP EPS $0.59, Non-GAAP EPS $0.86

Qualcomm beats Street and raises 2011 targets
Apple iPad Held 85% Media Tablet Market Share in 2010
EBay to buy local ad provider Where

April 20, 2011

Daily News April 20, 2011

EU to probe if Internet providers hinder content
Sprint to pay $1.025bn to Clearwire for 4G services
ZTE Q1 net profit up 16% on handset sales
China Mobile to Launch Mobile Animation Commercial Trials
Tablet market seen surging to $49 billion by 2015
TeliaSonera’s revenues fall 6%, lowers expectations
Sony Ericsson net profit down as volumes decline

Sony Ericsson reports first quarter 2011 results
Apple iOS Platform Outreaches Android by 59 Percent in U.S. When Accounting for Mobile Phones, Tablets and Other Connected Media Devices

April 19, 2011

Daily News April 19, 2011

FT and DT forming joint venture for procurement

Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom-Orange to form procurement joint venture
EU opens radio frequencies for 4G mobile devices
Smart Communications Launches LTE Services
Apple sues Samsung for patent infringement over Galaxy line
Telefonica Espana warns of 20% job cuts
Huawei 2010 Net Profit Up 30%
Android is Top Smartphone OS in Three European Countries
Samsung Planning Smartphone with 2Ghz Processor
America Movil served with hefty antitrust fine
Etisalat Q1 net profit down 8.5% on increased competition
March 2011: Top U.S. Web Brands - Nielsen
DTAC to Continue 3G Investment Pending Launch Permission

April 18, 2011

April 15, 2011

Daily News April 15, 2011

KCC mulling free texts to help curb mobile bills
Greece poised to sell 10% OTE stake this year
AT&T, T-Mobile to file with FCC around April 21
Intel to set up Chinese R&D center for MeeGo
Tata Tele could buy out Virgin Mobile India
Softbank intends to launch WAC store
Apple releases iOS 4.3.2 with fixes for FaceTime, 3G connectivity
Telefonica, Turk Telekom to cooperate in Germany
Claro Chile to invest USD2 billion over next four years
Huawei, Motorola Reach Settlement in IPR Dispute
Telefonica targets Brazil growth, may cut staff in Spain
Oi CEO Falco to leave by end of 1H
Apple suppliers begin making white iPhones: sources
Taiwan market: FET launches mobile Internet-access services for pre-paid cards

April 14, 2011

Daily News April 14, 2011

Telefonica sees sales up 1%-4% through 2013

Telefonica bolsters its shareholder remuneration policy and shares its growth forecasts for the coming years with the market
Philippine president orders review of PLDT's Digitel takeover
T-Mobile USA unveils $79.99 unlimited monthly smartphone plan
Etisalat to Offer Carrier Billing on Ovi Store Purchases
Fujitsu plans to deliver super-fast broadband to rural UK
Internet ad revenue hits high in '10
US online TV revenue rose 34% in 2010
ZTE to invest in high-tech industrial park in Brazil
Trade union expects Nokia to cut 1,000-2,000 jobs in Finland
VNPT may be forced to offload stake in MobiFone or Vinaphone
Bangladesh government agrees to revise mobile licence renewal terms

April 13, 2011

Daily News April 13, 2011

Nokia releases new Symbian phones, touts Symbian apps
Nokia Could Slash Nearly 40% of its R&D Workforce
Apple expected to report sales of 7M iPads, 17M iPhones for Q2 2011
Foxconn plans to assemble Apple's iPad in Brazil by end of November
HTC's Sensation 4G vs. Samsung's Galaxy S II

China Unicom to procure over one million tablet PCs, develop own-brand smartphones, says president
HTC to launch new video service phone on
Telefonica to rebrand Argentine operations under Movistar brand
Almost 400 HSPA Systems Launched Worldwide Reports GSA
Nokia Siemens Networks Moves African HQ to Kenya
Globe Telecom to invest USD500m in 2011
SingTel’s Airtel stake reaches 32.25%
LTE chip firm Altair raises US$26 million to fuel expansion
Amazon to sell cheaper Kindle with built-in ads

April 12, 2011

Daily News April 12, 2011

SK Telecom, China Mobile partner on Android games
Government and Industry Unite to Support Mobile Broadband in India
India seeks to ease mobile merger rules
Intel introduces new chip aimed at tablets
Nokia to give Symbian OS update April 12
Gartner Says Apple iOS to Dominate the Media Tablet Market Through 2015, Owning More Than Half of It for the Next Three Years
Supplier indicates Apple will begin iPhone 5 production in September
Samsung to release Galaxy S II on May 1 in UK
Orange Business Services expands Telepresence inter-exchange with Tata Communications
Facebook has not signed China deal: source

April 11, 2011

Daily News April 11, 2011

House rejects FCC's 'open' Internet rules
China Unicom Rises to 2 1/2 Year High As UBS Forecasts ‘Explosive’ Growth
French telco regulator aims to start spectrum auction by May
Report: French operators lobby for LTE spectrum caps to combat Orange
Google Buys ITunes Mobile Music Sync Service
O2 Germany signs Huawei as LTE supplier
HTC Q1 net profit almost triples, outlook rosy
HTC Profits Surge As Capitalisation Overtakes Nokia
Moody's Downgrades Nokia Debt Ratings with a Negative Outlook
Google’s $700 Million ITA Software Deal Cleared by U.S. Justice Department
Softbank Mobile tops net gains list in year to March

April 8, 2011

Daily News April 8, 2011

Televisa to invest $1.6bn for 50% stake in Iusacell
FCC votes to compel AT&T and Verizon to share data networks

FCC mandates wireless data roaming
France Telecom’s Board of Directors asks shareholders to appoint three new Board members
India Added Over 20 Million New Mobile Subscribers in February
Mobily plots 3Q11 LTE launch
Ericsson selected for China Mobile's TD-LTE trial

April 7, 2011

Daily News April 7, 2011

Microsoft, Toyota team up on digital auto network
Irish mobile operators in network-sharing deal
PLDT’s Smart unit ups 2011 CAPEX
MTS FY10 revenues rise 14.5% to USD11.3bn
Baidu to launch licensed music service in May
Gartner Says Media Tablets Help Drive Worldwide IT Spending Up 5.6 Percent in 2011
comScore Reports February 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
Swiss Lead in Speed: Comparing Global Internet Connections