Webwire: DoCoMo to spend $11b on LTE; Amazon to make phone: Citigroup

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18 Nov 2011
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DoCoMo to spend over $11b on LTE

Japan's NTT DoCoMo plans to spend around $11.4 billion rolling out its LTE network, and hopes to launch its first LTE smartphones by the country's winter.

Tokyo Times

Amazon to make smartphone: Citigroup

Analysts from financial conglomerate Citigroup expect Amazon to follow its tablet foray with the launch of an Amazon smartphone in the last quarter of 2012.

All Things Digital

Samsung works around German ban

Samsung is gearing up to launch a modified version of its Galaxy Tab in Germany to avoid a sales ban. A court put the stoppers on shipments after Apple claimed the 10.1-inch model infringes several of its patents.

Reuters

AT&T in talks to carry Nokia WP phones

AT&T is in negotiations with Nokia over carrying the vendor's Windows Phone handsets from next year.

Bloomberg

Google opposes US antipiracy bill

Google has come out against a planned US antipiracy bill in a House of Representatives hearing, warning that the law goes too far, lacks sufficient oversight and would depress investment in the internet sector.

Reuters

JG Summit sells PLDT shares to DoCoMo

Investment firm JG Summit has arranged to sell 4.6 million shares in the Philippines' PLDT – which it had acquired following PLDT's purchase of Digitel - to Japan's NTT DoCoMo. .

Business World Online

Journos told off for Tweets

Associated Press journalists faced a tough day yesterday, being told off by bosses for Tweeting news of their arrest at a protest in New York rather than posting on regular news wires.

BBC

Porn studio Vivid presses HTC to change phone name

Adult film studio Vivid has sent a cease and desist notice to HTC, asking the handset maker to change the name of its HTC Vivid smartphone. The studio argues that the presence of Vivid adult content on mobiles could cause consumers to falsely believe the handset and studio are connected.

Sydney Morning Herald

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