Better luck next year for Android
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has warned of a revenue shortfall, saying it has too many new phone models chasing too little revenue. Revenue growth will turn negative in 2009, instead of growing 10 percent, as the company had previously forecast.
Chief Executive Peter Chou says: "Momentum on both the Windows Mobile and Android platforms are also turning out to be weaker than expected."
My favorite line: "Investors have been relatively bearish on the company this year, with HTC's shares having risen about 36 percent so far, far lagging the 54 percent advance on the TAIEX share index."
Bharti looks ready to raise price for MTN
Bharti Airtel and MTN have agreed to a month-long extension to merger talks to seal a deal that would create the world's third largest mobile phone company in subscriber terms.