FASTTAKES: True, Acer, FIC, HKBN, IDC

Staff writer
15 Nov 2010
00:00

Thai operators True and AIS are reportedly both interested in acquiring Hutchison's Thai unit, following the breakdown of negotiations between Hutch and its JV partner, state-owned CAT Telecom.

Acer and Ferrari will jointly launch a new smartphone using Google's Android, in an extension of the partnership that saw the development of Ferrari-branded laptops.

The New Zealand government has received five bids for its rural broadband project.

Taiwan laptop maker First International Computer (FIC) has unveiled its first tablet, the Tycoon, which will run on the PC-centric Windows 7 OS.

HKBN has launched a symmetric 100Mbps broadband packaged deal, bundled with a Wi-Fi subscription and a Samsung Galaxy Tab tablet, for HK$269 ($35) per month.

Worldwide PC microprocessor revenue grew 24.1% year-on-year in Q3, outpacing the 8.6% increase in shipments over the quarter, IDC said. The researchers forecast double-digit growth for 2011.

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