Webwire: Sony Mobile moving HQ; China Mobile buys into Anhui

Webwire: Sony Mobile moving HQ; China Mobile buys into Anhui

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Sony is moving its mobile division's headquarters from Sweden to Tokyo, and will cut 1,000 jobs - or around 15% of its mobile division's workforce – concurrent with the relocation.
 
China Mobile has arranged to acquire a 15% stake in voice recognition software developer Anhui USTC iFlytek for 1.36 billion yuan ($214 million), in its latest attempt to bolster its speech processing capabilities.
 
The Australian and New Zealand governments plans to introduce legislation that would force operators from both nations to slash their roaming fees for trans-Tasman travellers, noting that the margin for calls between the nations is roughly 300%.
 
Tablet sales pegged to top 100m this year
More than 100 million tablets are expected to ship worldwide this year, ABI Research predicts. In the second quarter, Apple alone shipped 17 million tablets – just shy of the combined sales from all tablet vendors during the whole of 2010.
 
Another brokerage firm has cut its rating for Bharti Airtel shares, with Japan's Nomura shaving its target price for the Indian operator by 25% and downgrading its recommendation to reduce.
 
Most competing mobile platforms to Apple's iOS don't have the same security hole associated with spoofing reply addresses in SMS messages, by the simple expedient of not showing reply addresses to the user, research from AdaptiveMobile shows.
 
Chipmaker Qualcomm will provide its Snapdragon S4 quad-core processors for LG Electronics' upcoming LTE smartphone.
 
An Australian court must decide on whether a man broke trespassing laws by using Apple's Find My iPad app to track down his stolen device, and to remotely activate an alarm while the iPad was inside another man's house.