Webwire: iPhone 5 may have NFC; ITC to review Apple-Moto case

Staff writer
26 Jun 2012

iPhone 5 likely to have embedded NFC chip

The latest rumors about the upcoming iPhone 5 suggest that it will come with a NFC chip embedded into the device. NFC capabilities would allow Apple to take on Google Wallet and Microsoft's planned mobile wallet offering.

9 to 5 Mac

US ITC to review Motorola win in Apple case

The US ITC will review one of its judge's findings that Apple has violated a Motorola patent with the iPhone and iPad, and consider whether to order an import ban. A federal judge has meanwhile thrown out a separate patent battle between the companies for a second time.


MS buys social network company Yammer

Microsoft will pay $1.2 billion to acquire Yammer Inc, operator of the in-company social network Yammer, which currently has around 5 million users.


Verizon, T-Mobile reach spectrum swap deal

US operator Verizon Wireless has agreed to a deal to sell some spectrum rights to T-Mobile USA, and swap some other frequencies.

Associated Press

SK Telecom unit has 5m Smart Wallet users

SK Telecom subsidiary SK Planet has signed on 5 million users of mobile payment platform Smart Wallet in the two years since its launch.

Korea Herald

Kyivstar, MTS settle Ukraine interconnect brawl

Ukraine's two largest mobile operators Kyivstar and MTS have reached a new interconnection agreement, ending a dispute that has been brewing since Kyivstar cancelled their previous arrangement.


India unveils specs for “cheapest tablet” upgrade

India's IT ministry has unveiled the next generation of the “world's cheapest tablet,” the Aakash. The new Aakash 2 will have a faster processor, a longer battery life and use the latest version of Android.

BBC News

Samsung expects record mobile profit in Q2

Samsung expects to make another record mobile profit in the second quarter, due to strong sales of the new Galaxy S III smartphone.


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