August 31, 2012

Daily News August 31, 2012

China to Overtake United States in Smartphone Shipments in 2012, According to IDC

Amazon Appstore Launches in Europe; Now Available in the U.K., Germany, France, Italy and Spain

Kindle Fire 'sold out' as new model looms

This is the Samsung ATIV S, the first of many amazing Windows Phone 8 devices coming this year

New Xperia smartphone series with Sony’s best HD experiences deliver next step in connected entertainment

Fresh from #IFA2012 – introducing new Xperia smartphone series, and first Xperia tablet from Sony

Everything Everywhere has announced an agreement with Three to dispose of 2X15MHz of its 1800MHz to Three

Nokia Siemens Networks Looking to Sell BSS Division

LG U+ launches Voice over LTE services with Ericsson

Here's the music: Deutsche Telekom offers unlimited music streaming with Spotify

China's Huawei unveils 6 Android devices

Lenovo Announces Smarter, Slimmer Android Tablets at IFA

Ericsson, Interim Traffic and Market Report released, August 2012

August 30, 2012

Daily News August 30, 2012

Apple injunction hearing against Samsung phones set for Dec. 6

Isis mobile payment venture to launch next month

iPhone 5 not likely to support NFC, says new report

China July mobile phone user base growing to over 1.062 billion

Apple, Motorola strike licensing deal -- but only in Germany

MetroPCS uncovers $150 Coolpad Quattro 4G

Samsung strikes new Note after Apple suit

SmarTone switches on LTE 1800

MTS revenues up 3.6% to USD3.1bn; Uzbek impairment charges impact on bottom line

Operators to invest as Korean LTE users want more

ZTE to deploy packet switched core network for KPN Group Belgium

Thai Network Facing Fines Over Fifth Network Outage

LG's Optimus L9 features 4.7-inch display, OCR translator

August 29, 2012

Daily News August 29, 2012

Everything Everywhere and MasterCard Partner to Deliver Mobile and Digital Payments Solutions in the UK

Foxconn International shares slide after worst-ever first-half loss

Google: Isis model “not scaleable”

ZTE’s Global Debut of Grand X LTE (T82) with China Mobile Hong Kong

Lenovo Reports First Quarter 2012/13 Results

Kindle-Exclusive Books Have Been Downloaded Over 100 Million Times

August 28, 2012

Daily News August 28, 2012

Vodafone Said to Near Middle East Partnership With Zain

Telefónica ready to spend EUR1.5B on UK LTE auction

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Aims for Higher Margins than iPad, IHS iSuppli Teardown Reveals

China: Where the iPhone is an Also-Ran

Unicom posts 20% rise in H1 sales

Hutchison says EU supports its Orange merger remedy

Globe to launch LTE in September

CSL claims first 1800MHz/2600MHz dual-band LTE launch

Anatel to auction 700MHz spectrum frequencies for 4G by December 2013

CCID Consulting: China’s Smartphone Sales Grows 129.4% Year-on-year in 2011

iPad Mini to launch in October, says report

August 27, 2012

Daily News August 27, 2012

T-Mobile Expands Its No Annual Contract Android Lineup with the T-Mobile Concord

Accurate Mobile Indoor Positioning Industry Alliance, called In-Location, to promote deployment of location-based indoor services and solutions

South Koream Smartphone User Base Passes 30 Million Mark

Telekom Austria Group selects Ericsson for its multi-standard radio network and LTE

Qualcomm Collaborates with LG on Global Quad-Core CPU Snapdragon-enabled Smartphone

August 24, 2012

Daily News August 24, 2012

FCC Concludes Review of Verizon Wireless-SpectrumCo Deal and Approves Related Spectrum Transactions
Verizon Wireless Receives FCC Approval To Purchase Additional Spectrum From Cable Companies
Company Committed to Using Spectrum for Continued Rollout of 4G LTE and High-Speed Data Services to Customers

PayPal eyes 7 million retail locations in Discover deal

Everything Everywhere confirms plans to introduce third brand

Sony Mobile Communications Announces New Operational Structure and Reduction in Workforce

August 23, 2012

Daily News August 23, 2012

SingTel and EZ-Link launch NFC payment services

FTC clears Facebook acquisition of Instagram

ZTE Revenue Rises 15% to RMB 42 Billion

China's ZTE H1 net profit slides 68 percent

Verizon Restores all Services Affected by Baltimore Train Derailment

Amazon Launches India Kindle Store with the Biggest Selection and Lowest Prices in India, Kindle Now for Sale at Croma Stores across India

Vietnam Planning Fee on Each New SIM Card Sold

U.S. Cellular Launches Next 4G LTE Smartphone: Samsung Galaxy Metrix 4G

Dell Reports Second Quarter Financial Results

HP posts mega-loss after EDS writedown

August 22, 2012

Daily News August 22, 2012

UK Operator Granted Permission to Offer LTE Services in 1800Mhz Bands
Ofcom announces its approval of Everything Everywhere’s request to liberalise 1800MHz spectrum for 4G

O2's statement in response to Ofcom's announcement on 4G and Everything Everywhere

Samsung to invest $4 billion in U.S. plant to make more mobile chips

China's ZTE to log biggest three-month profit fall in 8 years

MetroPCS unveils $55 unlimited 4G plan and new 4G phone

Apple, Samsung CEOs talk but no trial settlement reached

Apple magnetism: 300 million store visitors since Oct. 2011

SingTel launches Singapore's first 4G service for tablets

AT&T's FaceTime limits might conflict with FCC rules

Barnes & Noble loss narrows, but Nook device sales fall

Ericsson scores Estonian smart meter contract

New Version of McAfee Mobile Security Provides Advanced Privacy Features For Smartphone and Tablet Users

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Teardown

August 21, 2012

Daily News August 21, 2012

Orange brings its unlimited offers to its mobicarte line

Google's Motorola hits Apple with new patent lawsuit

Qtel receives green light for Wataniya acquisition

AT&T reportedly discontinues sales of subsidized tablets

HTC invests $35.4 million in U.S.-based enterprise platform firm

Juggle work and play in style with Samsung GALAXY S DUOS

NTT DOCOMO “Xi” LTE Subscribers Top 5 Million

August 17, 2012

Daily News August 17, 2012

Nokia, Microsoft to hold New York event on Sept. 5

Quad-core Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet costs $500, $550$500-$550/

SAMSUNG GALAXY Note 10.1 Has Arrived; Game-Changing Device Hits U.S. Store Shelves Tomorrow

Samsung: 10M Galaxy Notes sold in nine months

Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network Available To More Than 75 Percent Of The U.S. Population

Verizon Wireless Adds SAMSUNG Galaxy Tab 2(r) 7.0 to Expansive Tablet Portfolio Affordable 7-inch Tablet with Access to Rich Multimedia on America’s Largest 4G LTE Network

China 3G subscribers double to reach 176 million

FCC allows T-Mobile to test spectrum sharing in 1755-1780 MHz band

Mobile Payments to Reach $1.3tn Annually by 2017, as NFC and Physical Goods Sales Accelerate

Sina ad revenue rises 12 percent in second-quarter

Vimpelcom Q2 net profit up 83%, beats forecasts

Kyocera Rise Brings Affordable QWERTY with Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich, to Sprint and Virgin Mobile USA

Take Windows 8 for a test drive

HP spins off WebOS business, rebranding it as 'Gram'

August 16, 2012

Daily News August 16, 2012

Apple’s Share of Media Tablet Market Hits More than One-Year High in Q2

Apple dominates tablet market in Q2 with 70 percent share

Verizon Deal Nears Regulatory Approval

Foxconn to invest $5-10 billion in Indonesian plant: Trade Minister

KPN Halts Base Brand’s Sale After ‘Unsatisfactory’ Offers

Deutsche Telekom commissions Wirecard as technical service provider for mobile payment

LG hits 5 million LTE smartphones sold

TeliaSonera boosts presence in Kazakhstan

Cisco Reports Fourth Quarter and Fiscal Year 2012 Earnings

Cisco Beats Estimates As Price Cuts Lure More Customers

Cellcom net profit halves on reduced revenue in 2Q12

August 15, 2012

Daily News August 15, 2012

Gartner Says Worldwide Sales of Mobile Phones Declined 2.3 Percent in Second Quarter of 2012

Rumor: New iPhone preorders to start September 12

SingTel 1Q net profit up 3% to S$945 million

Korea Telecom Profits Down on LTE Subscriber Costs

ZTE reaches high with its Grand X

August 14, 2012

Daily News August 14, 2012

Google Said To Cut About 4,000 Employees In Its Motorola Unit

KPN Sees Strong Interest in Sale of Belgian Subsidiary

RIM says BB10 will soon be ready to license: report

Barnes & Noble cuts prices on Nook tablets
The $20 to $50 price reductions position the bookseller's e-readers to better compete with Google's $199 Nexus 7.

T-Mobile UK Drops Support for Mobile Tethering on Unlimited Data Tariffs

MTN Looking at Sale of South African Tower Assets

Samsung Regains Smartphone Leadership Back from Apple
Lower-than-expected sales of iPhones as customers await next iPhone model are to blame

Apple and Samsung Are Top Consumer & Mobile MEMS Buyers, Wield Considerable Market Influence

Telecom Italia Sells Digital Advertising Agency

Average internet speeds grew 25% in Q1

Polkomtel and Aero2 select Ericsson to expand 4G/LTE coverage in Poland

Calling All QWERTY Fans! Motorola PHOTON Q 4G LTE from Sprint Available Aug. 19 for $199.99; Pre-Order Begins Today

August 10, 2012

Daily News August 10, 2012

MetroPCS Launches World's First Commercially Available
Voice Over LTE Service and VoLTE-Capable 4G LTE Smartphone

Samsung Ready to Launch World’s First Voice over LTE Smartphone

Deutsche Telekom confirms guidance for the year and dividend statement after solid quarterly figures
[Presentation]Results Q2 2012
Deutsche Telekom Halts Profit Decline On U.S. Subsidy Cut

Wireless Intelligence: European LTE operators look to new pricing strategies to boost mobile broadband revenues

Nvidia Sales Forecast Tops Estimates On Mobile Device Demand
MTN Group First Half Revenues Rise by 17.5%

Bangladesh Mulls Auction of 700Mhz Spectrum

StarHub Q2 profit up 11%

Uninor Cutting 2,000 Jobs As It Scales Back Services Ahead of Closure

Far EasTone hands Ericsson $147m 3G deal

Search fuels 30% of APAC mobile traffic

NTT Com to Launch Asia Submarine-cable Express in August

August 9, 2012

Daily News August 9, 2012

SKT, LG Uplus launch world's first VoLTE services

AT&T Says 20,000 Employees Begin Strike In U.S. East, West

More Than $1 Billion Wiped From HTC’s Market Capitalization

Android and iOS Surge to New Smartphone OS Record in Second Quarter,
According to IDC

M2M Cellular Connections to hit 2.5 Billion by 2020

Smartphone Applications Processor Revenue Soared 55 Percent in Q1 2012

Windows Phone 8: Get your in-app buying here (not in 7.8)

2degrees reaches the one million subscriber mark

Globe reports 9.7% fall in Q2 profit

Starbucks Picks Square for Payments; Schultz to Join the Board and Invest $25 Million

Samsung planning dual-core 'Odyssey' and 'Marco' Windows Phone 8 devices

Asus preps two Win8 NFC tablets

August 8, 2012

Daily News August 8, 2012

Apple, Google bid on Kodak patents - report

Acer CEO wants a rethink by Microsoft-FT

Nokia looks to preempt Apple, announce Windows Phone 8 handsets before big
iPhone event
Nokia to Debut New Windows Phone 8 Devices Ahead of iPhone 5

AT&T Says Its Shared-Data Plans Will Arrive August 23

India Approves Reserve Price for Radio Spectrum Auction

Smartphone maker HTC shares hit nearly 4-yr low on grim outlook

Zain's First Half Revenues and Profits Flat on Higher Subscriber Base

iOS could get Bluetooth file sharing

New iPhone nano-SIM tray photos leaked

Samsung launches Galaxy Note 10.1; 4G LTE version later this year

HTC working on phablet of its own, rumors suggest

August 7, 2012

Daily News August 7, 2012

iOS 6 beta 4 change log now available; YouTube app removed from iOS

Samsung makes Galaxy Note 10.1 official with 1.4Ghz Quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM

Portugal's Sonaecom Applies for European Bank Funding

America Movil Front Runner in Spanish Network Bid

Moody's downgrades France Telecom over growing competition threats

American Express: We never agreed to add our credit cards to Google Wallet

China Mobile Expands TD-LTE Trial to 13 Cities

ARM Launches Second Generation of Mali-T600 Graphics Processors

Amazon Launches Textbook Rental
Print textbook rental program can help students save up to 70%

India Looking to Tighten IMEI Rules on Imported Handsets

Indosat Completes Sale of 2,500 Towers to Local Infrastructure Manager

Which Smartphone Apps do Savvy Shoppers Use Most?

Telus Posts Increases in Revenues and Net Profits

US Cellular Profits Down on LTE Network and Handset Subsidy Costs

Cosmote completes first LTE pilot stage

NEC Enhances Carrier Cloud Services with IBM SmartCloud for Social Business

KT enters e-healthcare JV

Samsung Demonstrates Broadcast Services Over LTE

Financial Results for the Three Months Ended June 30, 2012(NTT)

August 6, 2012

Daily News August 6, 2012

Verizon Wireless spectrum deal in for tough remedy

AT&T to kill off 2G network in 2017

HTC's Q2 profit plunges 60% amid turnaround struggles

Smartphone maker HTC sees third-quarter revenue drop, only China to grow

SK Telecom Profits Plunge by Three-Quarters on LTE Start-Up Costs

KT’s net profit slumps amid LTE network rollout costs and increased marketing expenses

PT 1H12 revenues up 25.3%; net income slumps 40.9%

Samsung Galaxy S Lightray 4G arrives on MetroPCS with live TV

August 3, 2012

Daily News August 3, 2012

ARCEP, Telecommunications observatory (mobile market) in France - 2nd quarter 2012 - provisional results (August 2nd, 2012)

AT&T Agrees to Acquire NextWave Wireless, Inc.

Strong Apple Shipments Drive Robust Tablet Market Growth in Second Quarter, According to IDC

2012 will bring new world record in PC shipments
- Apple retakes lead from HP; Asus, Samsung and Lenovo gain ground, but Windows share falls to new low

Huawei and Qualcomm Complete LTE Voice Call Testing and Optimization Based on the 3GPP R9 Protocol

HTC Leads China's RMB 1,500+ Smartphone Market in June 2012

Verizon Wireless Fined for Blocking Mobile Data Tethering on LTE Devices

Telecom Italia H1 revenues up 1.7% to EUR14.8bn

Portugal Telecom Net Drops On ‘Challenging’ Local Economy

Telefonica to invest ARS4.5bn in Argentina

Facebook App Center goes global

August 2, 2012

Daily News August 2, 2012

T-Mobile close to $2 billion deal for its 7,000 towers, report says

Use any credit or debit card with Google Wallet

Google Wallet 2.0: The easy way to pay with NFC?

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

Cambodia's Telecom regulator set to launch next month

MTS suspension extended

Nokia Siemens Network Wins Australian Network Upgrade Contract

Verizon Intros Pantech Marauder for Smartphone Newbies

Fujitsu, NTT DOCOMO, NEC, and Fujitsu Semiconductor Agree on Communications
Platform Device Joint Venture

August 1, 2012

Daily News August 1, 2012

Samsung Mobile Launches Music Hub in USA with a Free Trial

Samsung working on 11.8-inch tablet with WQXGA display

MTS to launch LTE in Moscow on 1 September

Mobile internet demand boosts Allot second-quarter profit

Apple Sued Over Siri Voice Recognition Patents

Gilbarco Veeder-Root and Wayne to Integrate Isis SmartTap Mobile Commerce Application into Pay-At-Pump Technology

Telkom Indonesia books 8% rise in H1 2012 net profit to IDR6.43tn

Qtel Profits Drop on Currency Losses

TIM Brasil: Q2 net income falls short of market forecasts

GSA - Status of the Global LTE TDD Market Operator commitments, network deployments, commercial launches, trials, devices ecosystem, spectrum

Google acquires social ad start-up Wildfire

FTC backs $22.5 million Google settlement over Safari

Softbank, Earnings Results for Q1/FY2012

Panasonic posts nearly seven-fold first-quarter profit gain after cost-cutting

Daily News July 31, 2012

Telefonica to float German unit in Q4

IPhone’s Russian Carrier Blames ‘Dictatorship’ For $1,000 Price

Arcep to cut Iliad’s termination rates advantage

Nokia Boosts Stock-Option Program To Retain ’Key’ Workers

Nokia Board of Directors approves an adjustment to the planned maximum number of Stock Options to be granted in 2012

Global Handset Shipments Decrease YoY for the Second Consecutive Quarter;
Decline Reminiscent of 2009 Economic Crisis

MIIT Announces June 2012 Telecom Statistics

Wireless Intelligence: US, South Korea and Japan account for 87% of global
LTE connections

Apple Talks With Twitter Said To End Without Investment

US Carriers Will Outlay $10.5 Billion for Network Investments in 2013 as they Chase the 4G Dream

Apple To Acquire Security Firm AuthenTec For $350 Million

Chunghwa opposes NCC last mile decision

Etisalat may increase Mobily stake

China Mobile to Procure 30K TD-LTE Data Terminals

Turkcell 2Q12 revenues up 12.5% to TRY2.565bn

China's Mobile Online Game User Base Reaches 78 Mln

PLDT upgrades network to 100G

Baidu launches research lab in Singapore

Samsung Becomes the Most Preferred TV Brand in the US and Western Europe
Mountain Lion Downloads Top Three Million