FASTTAKES: China Telecom, Palm, Telstra, Intel, RIM, Etisalat

Staff writer
22 Dec 2009

China Telecom will become the second Chinese operator to sell the BlackBerry. It has not announced a timetable for the debut of the device.

Palm has launched Project Ares, the first mobile development environment hosted solely in a browser. It is intended to greatly lower the barriers for web developers who haven not previously developed mobile apps, Palm said.

Telstra has begun an FTTP trial of around 1,500 households in Point Cook, Victoria.

Intel has announced new, more energy-efficient Atom processors, and says it is working closely with mobile operators to expand 3G capabilities in netbooks.

RIM is launching the BlackBerry App World and the BlackBerry Bold 9700 in Hong Kong on January 7.

Etisalat has signed a multi-year capacity contract on the new Intelsat 15 satellite in order to provide broadband services to enterprise customers throughout the Gulf, Intelsat announced.

China’s MIIT is aiming to introduce a “real-name registration system” for mobile users by the end of 2010, according to Chinese press reports.

NEC Casio Mobile Communications, the combination of the handset operations of the two Japanese firms, officially began business yesterday, NEC said.

The World Trade Organization has upheld a US complaint that China has imposed illegal restrictions on the imports of film, music and books.

The Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation (HKIRC) is offering free registration of Chinese language Hong Kong domains to existing .hk domain owners in the second half of 2010.

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