FASTTAKES: LG, Lenovo, Baidu, China Mobile, Apple, Telekom

Staff writer
06 Jan 2010

LG has decided not to participate in this year's Mobile World Congress 2010, citing the costs of hiring a pavilion and “chronic worries over copyright-related issues.”

PC maker Lenovo has launched a product which the company says bridges the gap between netbooks and smartphones. The Lenovo Skylight, which has been dubbed a smartbook, has been designed for web browsing.

Chinese search engine Baidu has joined forces with Hulu investor Providence Equity Partners to set up an online video channel in China, which will be based on the Hulu model.

China Mobile has completed the selection of participants for its TD-LTE data card terminal joint R&D project, choosing Alcatel-Lucent Shanghai Bell, Motorola China and chipmaker Innofidei.

Apple is reportedly launching its multimedia tablet in March, after unveiling the device on January 27 at an event in San Francisco.

Telkom Indonesia plans to issue a bond worth 2 trillion rupiah ($214 million) in 1H10 to cover its anticipated capital expenditure.

Thailand's ICT minister will ask the attorney general's office to clarify whether Thaicom is allowed to launch a sixth telecom satellite, under the terms of its agreements with the ministry.

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