Webwire: Nokia WP7 details leaked; Apple wins touch patent

Dylan Bushell-Embling
telecomasia.net
Details of Nokia's first WP7 phone, codenamed the Sea Ray, have been leaked. The handset, which is very similar in design to the N9, was shown off at a secretly-recorded presentation by CEO Stephen Elop.
 
Apple wins touch patent, roadblock in Amazon case
Apple has won a key touchscreen patent that could have wide-ranging implications for the smartphone sector. But the company may find it harder to succeed in its trademark battle over Amazon's Appstore, with a judge expressing skepticism that the public could mistake it with Apple's App Store.
 
LulzSec disbands as privacy breaks down
Hacker group LulzSec has announced it has disbanded after publishing its latest batch of stolen data - including apparent AT&T internal documents - as details of the group including leaked private logs begin to emerge.
 
RIM is facing pressure to overhaul its management structure, splitting the co-CEO role into a chairman and chief executive position. A shareholder has motioned for investors to vote on the split at an AGM next month.
 
Electronic Arts is the latest gaming firm to report the loss of customer data to hackers. No credit card details were revealed, however the cyber attack gleaned customer’s names, passwords and date of birth.
 
Bouygues Telecom has asked the State Council – France’s highest court – to block proposals that will see telcos compensate digital TV viewers for interference from 4G signals. The telco argues the requirement will cost operators up to €1.7 billion ($2.4 billion).
 
A trio of private investors are closing in on a deal to buy web domain registration firm GoDaddy for up to $2.5 billion.
 
India's Bharti Airtel has made the final $700 million payment to Zain over the $10.7 billion purchase of its African mobile assets.

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