July 30, 2012

Daily News July 30, 2012


Samsung Electronics Announces Second Quarter 2012 Earnings Results
http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/news/newsIrRead.do?news_ctgry=irnewsrelease&news_seq=20217
[Presentation]

Samsung posts record $5.9 billion profit on smartphones

Samsung sold 50.5 million smartphones in second quarter, almost twice what Apple sold: report

Data of 8.7 million KT subscribers hacked in South Korea

ZTE Wins Largest Share of China Telecom 2012 CDMA Purchase Project
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120724007000/en/ZTE-Wins-Largest-Share-China-Telecom-2012

Strong Demand for Smartphones in Second Quarter Continues to Drive the Worldwide Mobile Phone Market, According to IDC
http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23624612

Global Mobile Phone Shipments Reach 362 Million Units in Q2 2012
http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/WDS/post/2012/07/27/Global-Mobile-Phone-Shipments-Reach-362-Million-Units-in-Q2-2012.aspx

Global Smartphone Shipment Growth Slows to 32 Percent in Q2 2012
http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/WSS/post/2012/07/27/Strategy-Analytics-Global-Smartphone-Shipment-Growth-Slows-to-32-Percent-in-Q2-2012.aspx

Microwave Backhaul to Grow at Near Double the Rate of Leased Line Spending
http://www.abiresearch.com/press/3958-Microwave+Backhaul+to+Grow+at+Near+Double+the+Rate+of+Leased+Line+Spending

Smartphone Users Worldwide will Download 37 Apps on Average in 2012, Long Term Trend is Downward
http://www.abiresearch.com/press/3955-Smartphone+Users+Worldwide+will+Download+37+Apps+on+Average+in+2012%2C+Long+Term+Trend+is+Downward

MetroPCS Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results
Highest Quarterly Adjusted EBITDA in Company History
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20120726005129/en/MetroPCS-Reports-Quarter-2012-Results

First Sprint 4G LTE-enabled Device with Full QWERTY and International Capabilities, Motorola PHOTON™ Q 4G LTE, Coming Soon
http://mediacenter.motorola.com/Press-Releases/First-Sprint-4G-LTE-enabled-Device-with-Full-QWERTY-and-International-Capabilities-Motorola-PHOTON-Q-4G-LTE-Coming-Soon-3b73.aspx

July 27, 2012

Daily News July 27, 2012


France Telecom–Orange, 1H 2012, renewed commercial dynamic in French mobile segment, and growth in Spain and emerging markets
Paris

Telefónica reports a significant improvement in net profit and OIBDA in the second quarter to the first three months of 2012
Presentation

Telefonica Falls After Cuts In Dividend, Pay Amid Crisis

AMÉRICA MÓVIL’S SECOND QUARTER OF 2012 FINANCIAL AND OPERATING REPORT

Facebook Is Said To Work With HTC On Mobile Phone For Mid-2013



Sprint loses $1.37B, sells 1.5M iPhones in Q2

Sprint Nextel Reports Second Quarter 2012 Results and Updates Full Year Forecast

NYT dumps BlackBerry app

Amazon.com Announces Second Quarter Sales up 29% to $12.83 Billion

Amazon Profit, Forecast Miss Estimates On Warehouse Costs

Google, eBay, Facebook, Amazon form lobbying group

July 26, 2012

Daily News July 26, 2012



LG ANNOUNCES SECOND-QUARTER 2012 FINANCIAL RESULTS
http://www.lgnewsroom.com/newsroom/contents/62321

Everything Everywhere Interim Results for 6 Months Ended 30 June 2012
Everything Everywhere H1 lifted by smartphone push

BT Sales Miss Analyst Estimates As Clients Cut Spending
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-25/bt-quarterly-profit-rises-1-9-on-high-speed-web-sales.html

Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 banned in EU in fresh Apple patent twist
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57478460-94/samsung-galaxy-tab-7.7-banned-in-eu-in-fresh-apple-patent-twist/

Samsung Removes Search Function from Galaxy S3 Smartphones
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55552.php

Orange, SFR and Bouygues join forces on LTE TV interference trial

SmarTone to Launch LTE Network - Dismisses Expectations of Faster Internet Access

Telefonica Brasil Sees Slight Drop in Profits on Flat Revenues

HTC One X+ coming to T-Mobile with blazing 1.7GHz quad-core processor

July 25, 2012

Daily News July 25, 2012


Apple Reports Third Quarter Results
Apple Inc. Q3 2012 Unaudited Summary Data


AT&T posts Q2 profit of $3.9B, sells 3.7M iPhones

AT&T Reports 10 Percent Earnings Growth, Strong Revenue and Margin Gains and Best-Ever Wireless Margins and Churn In Second-Quarter Results

Huawei Releases 2012 H1 Results; Sales Revenue of CNY102.7 Billion

Apple claims $2.5 billion damages in Samsung patent case


MTS Selects Ericsson as Exclusive LTE Supplier

Nokia comments on Moody's credit rating announcement
http://press.nokia.com/2012/07/23/nokia-comments-on-moodys-credit-rating-announcement/

UK Delays 4G License Auction Again
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55516.php
Ofcom unveils plans for 4G auction of the airwaves
http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/2012/07/ofcom-unveils-plans-for-4g-auction-of-the-airwaves/

South Korean LTE Subscriber Base Reaches 8.4 Million
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55501.php

Nokia Completes Deal to Buy Scalado
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55515.php

Staples retail chief outs 'five or six' Amazon tablets
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57477913-94/staples-retail-chief-outs-five-or-six-amazon-tablets/

NFC Mobile Payments set to Exceed $180bn Worldwide by 2017 as NFC Becomes
Standard
http://www.juniperresearch.com/viewpressrelease.php?pr=327

OTT Mobile Apps Such as Whatsapp, Boost Mobile Data Usage and Cannibalize
SMS Revenue
http://www.abiresearch.com/press/3954-OTT+Mobile+Apps+Such+as+Whatsapp%2C+Boost+Mobile+Data+Usage+and+Cannibalize+SMS+Revenue

Bangladesh Publishes Draft Proposal for 3G and 4G License Auction
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55508.php

Apple vs Samsung patent trial kicks off in Australia
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/23/us-apple-samsung-australia-idUSBRE86M0CW20120723

NTT DOCOMO Xi LTE Service Subscribers Top 4 Million
http://www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2012/001603.html  

July 24, 2012

Daily News July 24, 2012


Nokia looks to revamp marketing strategy: FT
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/23/net-us-nokia-idUSBRE86I0F620120723

Nokia ships 10.2 million smartphones in 2Q12; may lose 3rd rank to Huawei
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120720PD208.html

Fitch Downgrades Nokia's Debt Ratings
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55487.php
Nokia Junk Debt Rating Cut By Moody’s As Losses Mount

Galaxy S III sales surpasses 10 million units, says JK Shin
http://sammyhub.com/2012/07/22/galaxy-s-iii-sales-surpasses-10-million-units-says-jk-shin/

TI reports financial results for 2Q12

TI sees third-quarter revenue hurt by weak orders

China mobile subscribers up 1.1 percent in June to 1.05 billion
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/20/us-china-mobile-idUSBRE86J0D920120720

KPN German Towers Said To Draw Bids From EQT, Macquarie

Apple Growth Seen Pausing As IPhone Buyers Await Model

Cisco Plans To Eliminate 1,300 Jobs In Drive To Cut Costs

Cellcom Lowest Signals Need For New Markets: Israel Overnight
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-22/cellcom-slump-signals-need-for-new-markets-israel-overnight.html

Ericsson signs loan agreement with the Nordic Investment Bank
http://www.ericsson.com/news/120720_ericsson_signs_loan_agreement_with_the_nordic_investment_bank_244159018_c

On Prime Instant Video First: Amazon Announces Digital Video License Agreement with Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Bringing Acclaimed TV Shows Exclusively to Kindle Fire and Prime Customers
http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=97664&p=RssLanding&cat=news&id=1716818

HTC confirms Android 4.1 update for One X, One S, One XL
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57476423-94/htc-confirms-android-4.1-update-for-one-x-one-s-one-xl/

Nexus 7 16GB tablet out of stock at Google Play store
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57477403-94/nexus-7-16gb-tablet-out-of-stock-at-google-play-store/

GT-N7100 Benchmark leak hints at Galaxy Note II 1.6GHz CPU
http://sammyhub.com/2012/07/20/gt-n7100-benchmark-leak-hints-at-galaxy-note-ii-1-6ghz-cpu/

ZTE launches the N880E smart phone with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean in China
http://wwwen.zte.com.cn/en/press_center/news/201207/t20120723_327879.html

July 23, 2012

July 20, 2012

Daily News July 20, 2012


Nokia Corporation Q2 2012 Interim Report

Google Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

[Slide] Google Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2012 Financial Results

Verizon's Q2 profit up 13 percent on wireless strength

Verizon drops a hint on a possible Q4 iPhone 5 launch

Verizon sells 2.7M iPhones, 2.9M Droids in Q2

Microsoft Reports Record Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Revenue

Microsoft’s Unearned Revenue Tops Estimates Amid Upgrades


KT aiming for VoLTE launch in October 2012

Isis mobile pay service may start trials in August

IDC Forecasts Worldwide Semiconductor Revenues Will Grow 4.6% and Reach $315 Billion in 2012
http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prUS23608912

3G auction penciled in for 17 October, regulator selecting advisor
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/07/18/3g-auction-penciled-in-for-17-october-regulator-selecting-advisor/

Apple Must Publish Notice That Samsung Didn’t Copy IPad In U.K.
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-18/apple-must-publish-notice-samsung-didn-t-copy-ipad-judge-says.html

IBM Boosts Profit Forecast After Quarter Tops Estimates
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-18/ibm-raises-annual-forecast-after-second-quarter-beats-estimates.html

July 19, 2012

Daily News July 19, 2012


AT&T Gives Customers More Choice with New Shared Wireless Data Plans

AT&T data fees to jump in new shared plan option

AT&T vs. Verizon: Who has the better shared data plan?

Clearwire Signs LTE Roaming Agreement with China Mobile

Vodafone in Talks with SK Telecom Over LTE Technology Sharing


Qualcomm Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2012 Results

Qualcomm Rises Amid Buoyant Emerging Market Smartphone Demand

Ericsson Misses Estimates As Carriers Curb Spending

Ericsson second quarter 2012

TeliaSonera January-June 2012

Verizon presses LTE advantage, adds 33 new markets

MIC books 9.4% revenue growth
Android's Jelly Bean aims to be hard to hack

July 18, 2012

Daily News July 18, 2012


Intel’s Sales Forecast Misses Some Analysts’ Estimates

Alcatel-Lucent To Miss Margin Goal After Quarterly Loss

KPN Planning Sale of German Base Station Towers

Vodafone and KPN to Trial Dutch Network Sharing
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55403.php

Telefonica Said To Work With UBS, JPMorgan On German IPO

EU antitrust regulators investigate Microsoft over browsers

Mobile Networks Stockpiling Nano-SIM Cards Ahead of New iPhone Launch

China’s Foreign Investment Drops 6.9% In June

Isis releases video tutorials

Malaysia's Maxis and Redtone to Share LTE Networks

Microsoft Unveils Office With Social Features For Windows

Google's Mayer becomes the latest to helm Yahoo
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/17/idUKL2E8IH01620120717

July 13, 2012

Daily News July 13, 2012


MasterCard and PrePay Solutions Join Forces to Unlock the Mobile Prepaid Opportunity

Vodafone To Buy Telstra’s N.Z. Unit For NZ$840 Million

Telefonica Latin America Luster Fades On Brazil Slowdown

Two Thirds of New Mobile Buyers Now Opting For Smartphones

Samsung opens its first North American store
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57470701-94/samsung-opens-its-first-north-american-store/

Low-End Google Nexus 7 Carries $152 BOM, Teardown Reveals
http://www.isuppli.com/Teardowns/News/Pages/Low-End-Google-Nexus-7-Carries-$157-BOM-Teardown-Reveals.aspx

Sprint Debuts HTC EVO 4G LTE in White on July 15 for $199.99
http://newsroom.sprint.com/article_display.cfm?article_id=2327

New York City Turns Pay Phones Into Wi-Fi Hotspots

July 12, 2012

Daily News July 12, 2012


GSA, Evolution to LTE Report

T-Mobile May Get IPhone In 2013, Bernstein Analyst Says
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-07-10/t-mobile-may-get-apple-iphone-next-year-bernstein-analyst-says.html

Chunghwa Telecom posts January-June net EPS of NT$2.49
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120710VL204.html

Korea smartphone vendors eager to launch 5-inch models in 2H12
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120709PD209.html

Demand for TD-LTE handsets to take off in 2H13 or 1H14, say Taiwan makers
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120709PD218.html

China Mobile preps NFC payments phone

NEC Provides Low-Cost Cloud POS Service for Smart Devices
- Tablet devices used for easy transaction settlements -
http://www.nec.com/en/press/201207/global_20120710_01.html

City of San Francisco to stop buying Apple computers
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57469635-37/city-of-san-francisco-to-stop-buying-apple-computers/

Apple explains why it yanked devices from enviro registry

July 11, 2012

Daily News July 11, 2012


New iPad Arrives in China on Friday, July 20

Seven Mobile Networks Form New M2M Alliance
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55304.php
KPN, NTT DOCOMO, ROGERS, SINGTEL, TELEFÓNICA, TELSTRA and VIMPELCOM to Cooperate Globally in M2M Business
http://www.nttdocomo.com/pr/2012/001597.html

Telefonica Said To Weigh Latin American Share Sale

Intel bankrolls next-gen chipmaking, buys into ASML for $4.1 billion
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/10/us-intel-asml-idUSBRE86819B20120710

Nokia shares fall 3 percent, go below 1.50 euros
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/09/us-nokia-shares-idUSBRE8680AQ20120709

China's 3G Handset Shipments Reach 107 Mln in H1 2012
http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/marbridgedaily/archive/article/57555/chinas_3g_handset_shipments_reach_107_mln_in_h1_2012

Microsoft Says Windows 8 PCs Should Hit by the End of October (Duh!)
http://allthingsd.com/20120709/microsoft-says-windows-8-pcs-should-hit-by-the-end-of-october-duh/

GSMA Announces Asia Pacific Could Generate US$1 Trillion in GDP Though Spectrum Harmonisation for Mobile Broadband
http://www.gsma.com/newsroom/asiapacific-could-generate-us1-trillion-in-gdp-through-spectrum-harmonisation/

France seeks influence on telcos after outage
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/09/idUKL6E8I93WH20120709

Microsoft to buy display maker Perceptive Pixel
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/09/us-perceptivepixel-microsoft-idUSBRE8680Q820120709

Samsung wins court case against Apple because it's "not as cool"
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/09/us-samsung-apple-patents-idUSBRE8680OB20120709

Huawei, ZTE Win China Unicom WCDMA Expansion Tender
http://www.marbridgeconsulting.com/marbridgedaily/archive/article/57552/huawei_zte_win_china_unicom_wcdma_expansion_tender

RIM Tries To Reassure Investors At Annual Meeting

RIM Said To Sell Jet To Help Save $1 Billion

iOS 6 SDK Beta Now Available

July 10, 2012

Daily News July 10, 2012



EU set to approve Project Oscar UK NFC venture

Gartner Says Worldwide IT Spending On Pace to Surpass $3.6 Trillion in 2012

July 9, 2012

Daily News July 9, 2012



Telefónica and Visa Europe form strategic relationship

Samsung Said To Plan Windows RT Tablet For October Debut

Galaxy to power record $5.9 billion profit, but Samsung sweats over euro

HTC profit lags forecasts, faces challenges in third quarter

India sets guidelines for 2G reauction
http://www.telecoms.com/46396/india-sets-guidelines-for-2g-reauction/

586 million LTE smartphones to be shipped globally in 2016, says MIC
http://www.digitimes.com/news/a20120706PB200.html

4G not likely until at least 2014, Indonesian ministry says
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/07/05/4g-not-likely-until-at-least-2014-indonesian-ministry-says/

Nokia-born startup to launch MeeGo smartphone

RIM's BlackBerry App World hits 3B download mark

Rumor: Apple to include quad-core A6 in next iPhone

Bigger, faster Galaxy Note rumored for IFA release

Indian Mobile Value Added Services Market Worth $4.8 Billion This Year
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55247.php

Huawei Opens Two New LTE Testing Labs in China
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55248.php

The inside scoop on the Nexus 7 tablet (Q&A)
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57463495-93/the-inside-scoop-on-the-nexus-7-tablet-q-a/

Nexus Q Teardown
http://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus-Q-Teardown/9636/1

July 6, 2012

Daily News July 6, 2012


Direct to bill to drive mobile content monetisation
Telefónica signs global agreements with Facebook, Google, Microsoft and RIM

Samsung Galaxy S III LTE with quad-core Exynos comes to three Korean
carriers July 9th
http://www.engadget.com/2012/07/05/samsung-galaxy-s-iii-lte-korea-launch-date-july-9th/

Mexico's Slim not eyeing more Europe buys for now
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/07/04/idUKL2E8I40SA20120704

Telefónica and Etisalat join forces in digital services

July 5, 2012

Daily News July 5, 2012


Nokia Continues to Hold Top Spot in Indian Mobile Phone Market

GSA, LTE Devices: 417 products launched

RIM Cutting Carrier Fee Shows ‘Spiral’ Concern

HTC Phones Don’t Infringe Apple Patents, U.K. Judge Says

SK Telecom Commercially Launches Multi-Carrier LTE Services
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55220.php

Apple says disagrees with Italy antitrust complaint
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/03/us-apple-italy-idUSBRE8620SB20120703

U.S. Judge rejects Samsung request to lift stay on Nexus sales
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/04/us-apple-samsung-stay-idUSBRE86300C20120704

Foxconn CEO to Step Down Due to Health Problems

July 4, 2012

Daily News July 4, 2012


Here Comes Nexus 7 Nightmare: The IPad Mini

Vodafone Said To Talk With Hutchison About Irish Network Merger

Deutsche Telekom In Talks With Google On Mobile Payments

Bouygues Telecom announces a voluntary redundancy plan concerning 556 jobs in order to safeguard its competitiveness in a market that is undergoing change

Sony Entertainment Network’s “Music Unlimited” Service Launches in Japan Music Subscription Service with All-You-Can-Listen Access to Over 10 Millionⅰ Songs
http://www.sony.net/SonyInfo/News/Press/201207/12-091E/index.html

Italy threatens Apple with fine, temporary closure
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57465130-37/italy-threatens-apple-with-fine-temporary-closure/

Nokia claims Nexus 7 tablet infringes on its patents
http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57465444-94/nokia-claims-nexus-7-tablet-infringes-on-its-patents/



Tablet Shipments to Surpass Notebook Shipments in 2016

In-App Mobile Advertising Spend to Top $7bn in Three Years

By 2017 60% of New Cars Shipping Globally Will Feature Connected Car Solutions

Femtocell Revenues Fall Despite Higher Sales Volumes
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55203.php

Windows Phone 8 to get curvy one-handed keyboard?
http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57465129-1/windows-phone-8-to-get-curvy-one-handed-keyboard/

July 3, 2012

Daily News July 3, 2012


Mozilla gains global support for a Firefox Mobile OS

MasterCard and Deutsche Telekom Unite in European Partnership on Mobile Payments


Telefónica faces spike in debt costs as Spanish crisis worsens
http://www.fiercewireless.com/europe/story/telef-nica-faces-spike-debt-costs-spanish-crisis-worsens/2012-06-29

Vivendi shake-up sets off asset sale frenzy
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/29/vivendi-assets-idUKL6E8HTJD720120629

Portugal Telecom to Focus on Repaying Debt Due to Ongoing European Debt Crisis
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55172.php

Nokia Sells Indian Mobile Banking Subsidiary
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55164.php

Telecom Italia receives 15 expressions of interest for Media unit
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/06/29/telecom-italia-receives-15-expressions-of-interest-for-media-unit/

Apple pays $60 million to settle China iPad trademark dispute
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/02/us-apple-china-idUSBRE86104320120702

Samsung appeals Apple's injunction against Galaxy Nexus
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57464591-37/samsung-appeals-apples-injunction-against-galaxy-nexus/

China to launch Netflix-like movie service
http://uk.reuters.com/article/2012/06/28/idUKL2E8HSEUG20120628

Telcos face USD280m fines for under-reporting revenues
http://www.telegeography.com/products/commsupdate/articles/2012/06/29/telcos-face-usd280m-fines-for-under-reporting-revenues/

Recapping Windows Phone 8 developer news
http://windowsteamblog.com/windows_phone/b/wpdev/archive/2012/06/29/recapping-windows-phone-8-developer-news.aspx

European Commission to Investigate Hutchison's Take-over of Orange Austria
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55179.php

Orange Will Start LTE Trials in Switzerland This Year
http://www.cellular-news.com/story/55177.php

Samsung Display will be integrated with SMD and S-LCD on July 1
http://sammyhub.com/2012/06/29/samsung-display-will-be-integrated-with-smd-and-s-lcd-on-july-1/

Galaxy Note 2 to feature 5.5-inch display, release in September?
http://sammyhub.com/2012/06/29/galaxy-note-2-to-feature-5-5-inch-display-release-in-september/

Samsung launches S Health app for Galaxy S III
http://sammyhub.com/2012/07/02/samsung-intros-s-health-app-for-galaxy-s-iii/
Personal Wellness App ‘S Health’ for GALAXY S III

Dell to Acquire Quest Software

DOCOMO and Omron Healthcare to Establish “docomo Healthcare, Inc.”

July 2, 2012

Daily News July 2, 2012



RIM delays new BlackBerry launch; sales crumble
RIM prospects dire after launch delay: analysts

Apple scores second legal win vs Samsung in a week

China to open telecom to private investment

Google Chrome already No. 1 among free iOS apps