Webwire: Nokia said to plan Vertu sale; RIM must change BBX name

Staff writer
08 Dec 2011

Nokia said to plan Vertu sell-off

Nokia plans to sell off luxury mobile phone division Vertu, according to sources, and has appointed Goldman Sachs to oversee the sale.

Financial Times

RIM forced to change name of BBX OS

RIM has been forced to change the name of its new OS from BBX to BlackBerry 10, after a court upheld a trademark violation complaint by mobile software vendor Basis.

CNN Money

India bulk SMS ban challenged in court


ending over 100 messages

Economic Times

Lumia on track for 1H launch in China

Niklas Savander, Nokia’s executive vice president of markets, says the firm is on track to launch its first Microsoft-powered smartphones in China in 1H12, despite facing technical hurdles.

Wall Street Journal

US FTC chair warns against Icann suffix plan

The chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission has warned that Icann's plans to start accepting applications for a far wider range of web suffixes, including brand and company names, “could be very harmful” and end in “disaster.”


Forecast: 1b HTML5 phones to be sold in 2013

Research firm Strategy Analytics has forecast that there will be one billion HTML5-capable phones sold in 2013, up from 336 million this year.


Australia's TPG maintains FY12 guidance

Australian ISP TPG Telecom has maintained its forecast of an ebitda of between A$250 million ($257 million) and A$260 million for the financial year ending in June 2012.

Computerworld Australia

Samsung appoints chip business head to VP

Samsung has promoted the head of its memory chip business to vice chairman, in recognition for his work keeping the unit profitable during the current DRAM price slump.


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