FASTTAKES: Samart, Foxconn, Samsung, Motorola, Internode

Staff writer
31 Aug 2010

Thailand's first-round 3G auction has attracted just three eligible bidders, with MVNO Samart pulling out while a fifth company submitted an incomplete bid.

Contract manufacturer Foxconn has reported a far wider $142.6 million loss for the June half, even while parent company Hon Hai revealed a 22% increase in its own net profit to $1.09 billion.

Telstra has launched what it says is the first commercial DC-HSPA+ modem, offering real-world speeds of between 1.1Mbps and 20Mbps.

Samsung has shipped 1 million Android-based Galaxy S smartphones in the US since launch in mid-July.

Motorola now has 11 Android smartphone models on sale in China, after unveiling three new Ming devices yesterday that feature TD-SCDMA, CDMA and WCDMA technologies.

Australian ISP Internode is taking registrationsfor an early adopter trial of its FetchTV IPTV service, to commence in late September.

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