FASTTAKES: Foxconn, Samsung, DoT, Apple, KT

Staff writer
06 Sep 2010

Foxconn has slashed its sales growth target in half to 15% due to slumping PC sales.

Samsung, the world’s second-largest handset-maker, expects its first tablet device, the Galaxy Tab, will debut by the end of next week, Reuters reports. The seven-inch tablet, which runs on Android, will go compete directly with the iPad.

India's DoT is sending out show cause notices to operators who have failed to comply with new regulation requiring them to shut down mobile services for handsets lacking a unique IMEI code.

A million users signed up to Apple’s Ping social network within 48 hours of launch last week, despite scathing criticism from influential tech bloggers.

Dubai's police chief Dhahi Khalfan Tamim says Gulf states have sought access to BlackBerry data services because of fears that the US and Israel may be using it to spy on them, the daily al-Khaleej reported.

KT says it will begin selling the iPhone 4 in Korea from September 10, according toWSJ..

Samsung expects double-digit profit margins from mobile phone sales in Q3, and is anticipating sales of 25 million smartphones this year.

Wireless wagers will hit $48 billion in 2015, fueled by a raft of new mobile gambling services in major emerging markets like China, and looser remote betting laws in the US and Europe, Juniper Research predicts.

China successfully launched the Sino Sat-6 satellite from its Xichang base on Sunday.

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