May 31, 2012

Daily News May 31, 2012

Telefonica Plans German IPO As Investors Lose $60 Billion

Deutsche Telekom launches first M2M Marketplace

Free Mobile Forces 6 Percent Revenue Decline at Rivals

Next step in the Chrome OS journey
Google and Samsung unveil new Chromebook and Chromebox

Introducing Xperia go and Xperia acro S – two new stylish, durable and water resistant smartphones from Sony

Verizon Doubles FiOS Broadband Speeds In Race With Cable

Verizon Ushers in New Era of Consumer Broadband; New FiOS Portfolio Features Speeds of 75, 150 and 300 Mbps

Megafon launches NFC transit ticketing service

Everything Everywhere invests £50 million to revolutionise service for its 27 million customer

Lenovo IdeaTab S2109 Tablet Makes Debut

Gartner Says Worldwide Server Shipments Grew 1.5 Percent in the First Quarter of 2012 While Revenue Declined 1.8 Percent

May 30, 2012

Daily News May 30, 2012

Samsung GALAXY S III brings a whole new experience to every corner of the world

Samsung Starts ITunes Rival To Draw Smartphone Shoppers

Galaxy S III Pebble Blue reportedly delayed

Unlocked Samsung Galaxy S III Selling on Amazon for $800

China's Huawei and ZTE deny getting illegal subsidy

“América Móvil launches partial offer for ordinary shares of KPN at EUR 8.00 per share”

America Movil Discusses Cooperation With KPN Before Offer Today

Gartner Says Worldwide Mobile Payment Transaction Value to Surpass $171.5

AT&T Tops Estimates for Largest M2M Subscriber Base

Telecom companies may get spectrum for 10 years in India

FCC approves use of LTE in 800 MHz band, opening door for Sprint

Irish Regulator Outlines Radio Spectrum Auction Plans

Bouygues: First-quarter 2012 results

Mobile TeleSystems Buys Tascom WiFi Network For $38.3 Million

Panasonic to halve headquarters workforce: Nikkei

Three million LTE LG smartphones sold worldwide

LG announces 5-inch 1080p HD display for smartphones

T-Mobile’s $20 Prism Sacrifices Speed, but Not Call Quality

LTE doesn't disrupt TV broadcasts, according to Swedish regulator

Bharti Airtel outlines US$100M Rwanda plan

ST-Ericsson seeking cooperation with China-based low-cost smartphone
vendors, says paper

Analyzing the world's 11 biggest handset makers in Q1 2012

Apple supply chain reportedly sees labor shortages because of new MacBook

May 29, 2012

Daily News May 29, 2012

China's Huawei, ZTE face EU action on telecom subsidies: FT

U.S. probes China's ZTE over tech sales to Iran

Western European Mobile Phone Market Returns to Growth in 1Q12, Fueled by Strong Demand for Android Devices, Says IDC

GSA - LTE Developments Worldwide

RIM loses another senior executive

France Telecom-Orange boosts stake in MobiNil to around 94%

Amazon to launch as mobile reseller in Japan

RCom nearly doubles Q4 profit

China Launches Telecommunication Satellite
Telefonica Germany - Spectrum Management for IMT (2G/3G/4G) Networks

Alcatel-Lucent boosts the speed and capacity of NTT DOCOMO’s LTE network in Japan to meet exploding demand for mobile broadband services

May 28, 2012

Daily News May 28, 2012

Everything Everywhere and Stagecoach Partner to Transform Public Transport Ticketing

HP’s webOS team may join Google

TELUS and Orange team up to provide remote monitoring solutions to patients with chronic diseases

Dell’s first Windows 8 tablet revealed

Apple CEO gives up $75 million in dividend income

Sony to ship in-cell touch panels for next-generation iPhone, say sources

Apple's iPhone dominates mobile ad impressions in Q1

Google 7-inch tablet PC to ship in June with initial volume of 600,000 units

Nvidia qualifies its first LTE modem for tablets on AT&T

May 25, 2012

Daily News May 25, 2012

In-app Subscriptions in Google Play

Bharti and Qualcomm announce partnership for 4G

Android- and iOS-Powered Smartphones Expand Their Share of the Market in the First Quarter, According to IDC

Jury deals big blow to Oracle in Android case versus Google

PayPal strikes deals with 15 retailers

ZTE Completes World’s First FDD/TDD LTE PS Handover Test

Microsoft wins ruling against Motorola over texting

The M2M Software Platform Market Will Grow to $3.85 Billion by 2017 as Merchant-Market Platforms Increasingly Displace Self-Built Solutions

ZTE Launches Android Smartphones Featuring 3D Homescreen by Rightware Kanzi UI Solution

May 24, 2012

Daily News May 24, 2012

Everything Everywhere launches Smart Signal Sharing – the final phase of the ‘big switch-on’

Telefonica, Vodafone slam Ofcom again over Everything Everywhere LTE bid

Everything Everywhere slams rivals for not helping build LTE ecosystem

Verizon Wireless Introduces Viewdini: Innovative Mobile Video Portal To Provide Quick And Easy Access To Content

Phablets, like the Samsung Galaxy Note, Will Surpass 208 Million Device Shipments Annually in 2015
MTS launches commercial NFC payments service in Russia

A faster, simpler Google Search app for iPhone

Telefonica unifies Colombian operations

SAP To Acquire Ariba For $4.3 Billion In Push Into Cloud

Apple Maintains Top Mobile PC Share in Q1’12 on Strong iPad Shipment Growth

Axiata records increased revenues, EBITDA in first quarter of 2012

Dell results disappoint Street, shares dive

Lenovo Reports Fourth Quarter and Record Full Year 2011/12 Results

Microsoft Says 350 Million Windows 7 Devices To Be Sold In 2012

May 23, 2012

Daily News May 23, 2012

Google Acquires Motorola Mobility

Google officially closes $12.5 billion Motorola Mobility deal
Vodafone Group Profits Drop 11% Following Asset Sales

EU offers Google last chance in antitrust case

India's DoT wants to hike 2G bid price more

YouTube users uploading 72 hours of new video every minute

Hutchison Could Sell UK Network if 4G License Terms are Not Favourable

Grading the top 10 U.S. carriers in the first quarter of 2012

Virgin Mobile unveils $40 unlimited talk and text plan$40-unlimited-talk-and-text-plan/

Verizon hires Loop Capital for spectrum sale

contactless mobile services: worldwide premiere in Toulouse-Blagnac airport

Major U.S. Cable Companies Join Forces for Single Wi-Fi Service

Russia's MTS Sees Profits Jump Thanks to Currency Gains

T-Mobile USA Opens 1,000th T-Mobile Premium Retailer Store

Marvell and ZTE Introduce the Next-Gen of China Mobile's Best Selling Smartphone

Alvarion Deploying 3,000 Wi-Fi Hotspots in Philippines

May 22, 2012

Daily News May 22, 2012

Google says it has China's approval for Motorola deal

Apple, Samsung CEOs set for court talks

Samsung's mobile chief says has options to settle war with Apple

Everything Everywhere, China Telecom’s launch of CTExcelbiz marks the first Chinese MVNO service outside China

Mobile HD Voice: Global Update report

China Unicom aims at 30% of revenues from e-commerce services in 2014

Mexico's Slim eyeing Telekom Austria stake: report

The Samsung Focus 2 arrives on Sunday

Amazon’s 10-inch Kindle Fire tablet due in Q3, report claims

Nearly 2 Million British Homes to Suffer Television Interference from LTE Networks

Madrid to join the 100Mbps club this year

Nokia sells New York headquarters

Vodacom FY11 revenues up 9.4% to ZAR66.9bn

Time Warner Cable Selects SecureMediaR by Motorola Medios for Secure
Multi-Screen Content Delivery

Sprint aggressively promotes iPhone 4S unlimited plan

ZTE announces the world’s first sim-based NFC mobile device that enables bank and toll payments in Turkey

Motorola clarifies Ice Cream Sandwich update schedule

Sony comes clean on worldwide Android 4.0 tablet update

Eurostar to Offer Wi-Fi in Trains From Next Year

Alibaba buys back 20 percent stake held by Yahoo for $7.1 billion

LG Optimus Elite gains access to Google Wallet

Tencent Acquires Stake in Korea's Kaokao

May 21, 2012

Daily News May 21, 2012

Samsung gets 9 million preorders for new Galaxy phone: report

Facebook deploys own Euro fibre network to meet demand

FCC chooses spectrum for wireless medical devices

AT&T eyes lower subsidies, shared data plans

Global LTE Subscriptions to Exceed 40 Million This Year

RIM, Motorola try compromise in Apple nano-SIM battle

Nearly 75% of USA Android Smartphone Users Accessed Facebook's Website or 

Samsung aims to up memory to 2GB for phones, tablets

90 Million Homes Worldwide Will Employ Home Automation Systems by 2017

May 18, 2012

Daily News May 18, 2012

Bharti in talks for stake in Qualcomm India unit-sources

Verizon CFO: Arrival of Shared Data Plans This Summer Is a Game Changer

T-Mobile Introduces New No Annual Contract Mobile Broadband Service Passes

One Billion LTE Connections by 2017

Apple (51%) and Samsung (24%) Dominate India’s Tablet Market, Despite Low-Cost Options

Hewlett-Packard Said To Consider Cutting Up To 25,000 Jobs

Facebook Raises $16 Billion In Record Technology Offering

Pinterest Valuation $1.5 Billion After Fresh Financing

May 17, 2012

Daily News May 17, 2012

Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Mobile Phones Declined 2 Percent in First Quarter of 2012; Previous Year-over-Year Decline Occurred in Second Quarter of 2009

Verizon Wireless to scrap unlimited plans for 4G users

KT wants end to OTT "free riding"

AT&T, U.S. Cellular buying 700 MHz licenses for LTE

Baidu Cloud smartphone unveiled
Baidu ushers in the 1000 yuan smartphone era

Virgin Atlantic rolls out in-flight cellphone service

Adobe: Tablet Traffic Grows 10 Times Faster Than Smartphones

Android Took Half of All Smartphone Sales in the UK Over Past 12 Weeks

No Contest: Apple iOS to Maintain Tablet Dominance in 2012

Canada's Rogers Wireless to Offer Mobile Payments Service


Sina results beat view, warns Weibo to eat into Q2

Samsung USA updates Android 4.0 Upgrade list with T-Mobile devices
NTT DOCOMO Unveils 19 New Mobile Devices
Wide range of models with enhanced support for extra-secure operation

DOCOMO to Offer Flat-rate Mobile Services for Anime, Music

May 16, 2012

Daily News May 16, 2012

Nokia introduces new range of mobile phones to provide a fast, affordable internet experience

Nokia's new cheap models bet on games, web access

FCC seeks details on Verizon spectrum sale offer

T-Mobile USA to cut another 900 jobs

Isis Mobile Wallet Will Be Accepted at Hundreds of Merchant Locations Across Austin and Salt Lake City

Ofcom, Call for broadband providers to improve speeds information

Huawei and YOTA Networks Launch the First Commercial LTE Network in Moscow

NVIDIA And Intellectual Ventures Partner To Acquire Portfolio Of Wireless
Patent Assets

Smartphone vendors considering other chip sources due to short supply of
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

Samsung debuts Galaxy S III television spot [video]
AMD launches second-generation APU processor series

May 15, 2012

Daily News May 15, 2012

Network Managed Services Will Grow from $14 Billion in 2012 to $25 Billion in 2017

SFR Loses 274,000 Postpaid Customers in First Quarter

AT&T considered buying Leap, Reuters says

LightSquared files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

Ofcom, Holiday mobile costs to be slashed

Telefónica offers EU-wide data roaming for EUR 2 a day

3% of Users Account for One-Fifth of All Money Spent on Mobile Apps

NTT DOCOMO to Launch Public Tender Offer for Buongiorno

Infonetics Research: Carrier WiFi equipment market exploding to $2.1 billion by 2016

OTE’s group EBITDA up 6.2%, Greek figure down 5.5%

ZTE V96 hands-on: Dual-core, ICS, and LTE, oh my

Amazon aims to launch front-lit Kindle in July: source

850 Million IEEE 802.15.4 Chipsets to Ship in 2016, Despite Strong Competition from Bluetooth

DOCOMO to Conduct Second Trial of Cloud-based Translator Phone Service
— Expanded trial to cover 10 languages and 10,000 users —

Siri says Nokia Lumia 900 the best smartphone ever

May 14, 2012

Daily News May 14, 2012

LTE Advanced tests reported by Tele2, Telenor

Arcep reports strong increase in mobile subscribers in Q1

Apple unveiling Google Maps alternative in iOS 6?

Play and Share with Samsung Omnia M

The Wrap: Samsung Omnia M, sunny Lumia news, et tu Siri?

LG Uplus records 61% drop in net profit in 1Q12 as operating expenses rise

Galaxy Proclaim™ (Net10 and StraightTalk) Android Smartphone

NTT DOCOMO Announces New Management Team

May 11, 2012

Daily News May 11, 2012

Good start to 2012 financial year for Deutsche Telekom

Deutsche Telekom Profit Tops Estimates on Europe Recovery

American Express Cardmembers to Shop, Tap and Pay with Isis Mobile Wallet

SingTel, Net profit up 30% to S$1.29 billion in 4Q and 4% to S$3.99 billion for full year

Telecom Italia Quarterly Profit Rises on Growth in Brazil

Sony, FinantResults of Jan - Mar 2012

Sony Profit Forecast Misses Estimates as TVs Sales Sink

Mobile Acesses in Brazil, Total of Mobile Subscribers (Mar/12): 250.8

Huawei Conducts World's First Commercial Network LTE Category 4 Trial

Huawei sees consumer devices sales up a third this year

Qualcomm lays out M2M chip roadmap

Samsung Acquires mSpot

Angry Birds has been downloaded more than a billion times

Pegatron reportedly lands orders for new-generation iPhone, 10-inch iPad

América Móvil to acquire Simple Mobile”


Smartphones in India: Web Browsing is for Men, Texts are For Women

Samsung starts Android 4.0 rollout for Galaxy Note, reports say

Gartner Says PC Shipments in Western Europe Declined 3 Percent in the First
Quarter of 2012

HTC Evo 4G LTE shipping May 18 for $199.99$199.99/

ZTE V96 hands-on: Dual-core, ICS, and LTE, oh my

Facebook entering the app race with its own store

May 10, 2012

Daily News May 10, 2012

Deutsche Telekom Said to Discuss MetroPCS Deal for T-Mobile

O2 More passes 10-million-customer milestone

Shop and travel smarter with Google Maps 6.7 for Android - now with Google Offers and indoor walking directions

ZTE to build new European network center

MTN Group subscriber total reaches 170.6m in 1Q12

SingTel Group’s mobile customer base reaches 445 million

Sony Mobile Communications unveils Xperia GX and Xperia SX the first Sony
LTE smartphones for the Japanese market

comScore Reports $44.3 Billion in Q1 2012 U.S. Retail E-Commerce Spending, Up 17 Percent vs. Year Ago

Clearwire Expands LTE Choices in North America

Nokia to offer more mobile apps for Lumia phones

Kyocera Shows Off Waterproof Android Smartphone for USA Market

Samsung Galaxy S III hands-on: Oh yes, it has wow factor

KT Q1 profit slumps 26.6%

PLDT, Globe profits slump in Q1

Softbank, PayPal form Japan JV, target iPhone users
New ideas from Berlin: Telekom starts new program for startups

May 9, 2012

Daily News May 9, 2012

KPN Says America Movil’s Offer for Stake Is Too Low

A Better Checkout Experience Behind Every PayPass Button

GSA, LTE TDD: Global network commitments, trials, deployments, commercial launches

MasterCard, Mobile Payments Readiness Index

45% of Smartphone Users with a Retailer-Branded App Visit the Retailer’s Store More Often, According to ABI Research’s Technology Barometer

Evernote acquires handwriting app Penultimate

Apple ready to settle in 'iPad' trademark dispute?

New Tablet-Based Solution From Verizon Employs Industry-Specific Mobile Tools to Boost Sales and Service

May 8, 2012

Daily News May 8, 2012

Meet the Samsung Focus 2: LTE and beautiful design for only $49.99

AT&T to Launch SAMSUNG Focus 2; Offers Cutting-Edge Capabilities at an Attractive Price
Samsung’s First 4G LTE Windows Phone Offers AT&T Customers User-Friendly, Affordable Windows Phone in a Slim, Stylish Design

Hutchison said to bid $2.6b for Eircom

Google infringed on some Oracle Java copyright: jury

KPN Mobile launches LTE in Utrecht and The Hague

Vodafone to bring LTE to Dresden

Apple Shines, But Slumping Android Shipments Lead to Disappointing First Quarter for Media Tablets, According to IDC

America’s New Mobile Majority: a Look at Smartphone Owners in the U.S.

Ericsson strengthens LTE partnership with SK Telecom

Optus to Cut 750 Jobs - Mainly in Middle Management and Back-Office Roles

Statement: T-Mobile Introduces Its Latest Budget-Friendly Smartphone: T-Mobile Prism

AIS Q1 profit grows 42%

Turkcell 1Q12 net profit increases 56% thanks to overseas growth

LG Electronics to launch Google TV in U.S. in late May: executive

May 7, 2012

Daily News May 7, 2012

Samsung Introduces the GALAXY S III, the Smartphone Designed for Humans and Inspired by Nature

Samsung GALAXY S III designed for humans

Samsung GALAXY S III: Hands-on Video

Samsung unveils Galaxy S III phone with quad-core, Android ICS

France Telecom 2012 Q1 Results, the effectiveness of its commercial response in France and the solid contribution of its international operations enabled the Group to limit the decline in first-quarter 2012 revenues

Nokia cites 45 patents in lawsuits against HTC, RIM, Viewsonic

Facebook plans to raise $10.6 billion in mega IPO

Cygames' Rage of Bahamut Tops U.S. Top-Grossing Android Apps on Google Play

May 2, 2012

Daily News May 2, 2012

Worldwide Smartphone Market Continues to Soar, Carrying Samsung Into the Top Position in Total Mobile Phone and Smartphone Shipments, According to IDC

No new devices, but RIM talks up its virtual BlackBerry keypad

RIM guarantees $10,000 to BlackBerry 10 devs in first year

LG said to back away from Windows Phone

comScore Reports March 2012 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share

FCC extends review process for Verizon-cable deal

Tele2 deploying Baltic LTE with NSN, upgrading 2G/3G networks

Chunghwa Telecom Profits Slip on Higher Handset Sales Costs

Clearwire Q1 sales up 36%, EBITDA losses narrow to USD38m

Barnes & Noble to add NFC to Nook e-reader

Google faces lawsuit over its stock-split plan