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May 25, 2011

Sony Ericsson needs Sony firepower for Android war

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony needs to assert control over Sony Ericsson if the handset joint venture is to recoup market share and relevance in the cut-throat world of mobile devices.

Last year the 10-year-old venture set itself the ambitious target of capturing the market for Google’s (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research) Android platform, the world’s most popular smartphone software, in order to rake in returns from the fast-growing and profitable market.

May 25, 2011

Ubiquisys picks Intel chips for small cell range

HELSINKI, May 25 (Reuters) – Ubiquisys, a technology
start-up backed by Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), has picked Intel’s (INTC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
processors to boost computing power in its small base stations,
which help operators to meet demand from surging mobile data
consumption.

The new offering — which will also use chips from Texas
Instruments (TXN.N: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) — will reach the market in 2012.

May 24, 2011

Analysis: Sony Ericsson needs Sony firepower for Android war

STOCKHOLM/HELSINKI (Reuters) – Japan’s Sony needs to assert control over Sony Ericsson if the handset joint venture is to recoup market share and relevance in the cut-throat world of mobile devices.

Last year the 10-year-old venture set itself the ambitious target of capturing the market for Google’s Android platform, the world’s most popular smartphone software, in order to rake in returns from the fast-growing and profitable market.

May 24, 2011

Videoconference firms eye Iceland ash cloud boost

HELSINKI (Reuters) – Video communications companies expect air travel bans stemming from a volcano eruption in Iceland to boost demand in a similar way, or even more, than last year.

On Tuesday an ash cloud from a volcano on Iceland shut down flights in northern Britain and elsewhere in north Europe and was heading to Germany.

May 19, 2011

Google, Apple not unassailable in smartphone race

PARIS (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and some smaller software vendors still have a shot in the fast-changing smartphone race even though Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Apple (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) are pulling rapidly ahead, industry executives said.

Helped by interest from manufacturers, operators and consumers, Google’s Android platform has become the leading mobile operating system, with Google and Apple together controlling more than half of the market in the first quarter, according to research firm Canalys.

May 19, 2011

Reuters Summit-Google, Apple not unassailable in smartphone race

PARIS, May 19 (Reuters) – Microsoft (MSFT.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and some
smaller software vendors still have a shot in the fast-changing
smartphone race even though Google (GOOG.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) and Apple (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
are pulling rapidly ahead, industry executives said.

Helped by interest from manufacturers, operators and
consumers, Google’s Android platform has become the leading
mobile operating system, with Google and Apple together
controlling more than half of the market in the first quarter,
according to research firm Canalys.

May 17, 2011

Reuters Summit – HTC to tap tablet boom with many models

PARIS (Reuters) – Smartphone maker HTC plans to roll out a range of different tablet computers to gain a foothold in the fast-growing market, a company executive said on Tuesday.

The global market for tablets, started only last year with Apple’s iPad, will likely grow to 108 million devices next year, compared with just 17.6 million in 2010, according to research firm Gartner.

May 17, 2011

HTC to tap tablet boom with many models

PARIS (Reuters) – Smartphone maker HTC plans to roll out a range of different tablet computers to gain a foothold in the fast-growing market, a company executive said on Tuesday.

The global market for tablets, started only last year with Apple’s iPad, will likely grow to 108 million devices next year, compared with just 17.6 million in 2010, according to research firm Gartner.

May 17, 2011

Reuters Summit-UPDATE 1-HTC to tap tablet boom with many models

PARIS, May 17 (Reuters) – Smartphone maker HTC (2498.TW: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz)
plans to roll out a range of different tablet computers to gain
a foothold in the fast-growing market, a company executive said
on Tuesday.

The global market for tablets, started only last year with
Apple’s (AAPL.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz) iPad, will likely grow to 108 million devices
next year, compared with just 17.6 million in 2010, according to
research firm Gartner.

May 17, 2011

RPX should look at Nortel patents: shareholder

PARIS (Reuters) – RPX Corp (RPXC.O: Quote, Profile, Research, Stock Buzz), a subscription-based service that helps companies manage patent-related risk, should consider bidding for Nortel’s patent portfolio, a major RPX shareholder said on Tuesday.

An auction of Nortel patents is planned on June 20, more than two years after the pioneer in wired and wireless network technology filed for bankruptcy protection in January 2009.