Webwire: HTC flattens Q4 outlook; RIM slashes PlayBook RRP

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
HTC now expects its Q4 revenue to be broadly in line with a year ago, lowering a forecast provided a month earlier of 20% to 30% revenue growth.
 
RIM has slashed the price of its PlayBook tablet by $300 to $200, in the latest example of a dramatic tablet price cut by iPad competitors.
 
A helicopter pilot walked away unharmed from a spectacular crash while erecting Telecom New Zealand’s Christmas tree in Auckland yesterday. Investigators currently believe the copter’s rotor tangled with a cable attached to the tree.
 
Apple has pulled Big Fish Games' subscription mobile game service from the App Store less than a week after it went up, despite having originally officially approved the product.
 
Google has pulled the plug on a number of non-core projects, including its plans to make renewable energy cheaper than coal and several social media products that have been supplanted by Google+, as part of CEO Larry Page's continuing streamlining efforts.
 
The Canadian government is considering lifting all foreign ownership restrictions on telecom companies with a market share of 10% or less, in a bid to allow smaller operators to access the funds needed to compete with the big three incumbents.
 
Apple is seeking to boost its ‘green’ credentials by converting a US data center from coal-fired electricity to solar power.
 
Shares in daily deals site Groupon have fallen below the company's IPO starting price, three weeks after its initial listing on the Nasdaq exchange.

Commentary

5G and data center-friendly network architectures

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Matt Walker / MTN Consulting

Webscale and transmission network operators' interests are aligning as the 5G era dawns

Rémy Pascal / Analysys Mason

The launch of 5G by South Korean operators serves as a first benchmark for other operators around the world