Webwire: RIM teases BlackBerry 10; Mobinil swings to Q1 loss

Staff writer
02 May 2012

RIM unveils BlackBerry 10 prototypes

RIM has unveiled prototype versions of hardware and software using the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, its latest and greatest hope for a turnaround.

New York Times

Mobinil swings to $12.3m Q1 loss

Egyptian operator Mobinil swung to a first quarter loss of 74 million Egyptian pounds ($12.3 million), blaming higher depreciation and amortization costs.


Facebook said to plan IPO roadshow for Mon

Facebook plans to start the roadshow for its IPO on the coming Monday, meaning its shares could start public trading on May 18.


Huawei lands another Bharti Airtel LTE deal

India's Bharti Airtel has handed Huawei a contract covering the design and management of an LTE network in the Karnataka region. The vendor already manages Bharti's 4G network in Kolkata.


Samsung targets near doubling of operating profit

Samsung Electronics has hiked its operating profit target for the financial year to around 30 trillion won ($26 billion.) This compares to the vendor's operating profit for the prior year of 16.25 trillion won.

Korea Times

Nigeria telecom ministry signs MoU with Nokia

Nigeria's telecom ministry has signed an MoU to form a public-private partnership with Nokia, which will pursue initiatives aimed at stimulating the nation's ICT sector.

BusinessDay Online

Samsung beats Apple by smartphone sales in Q1

The tussle between Apple and Samsung for the crown of the world's biggest smartphone vendor by shipments continued in the first quarter, with Samsung taking back the lead, IDC has estimated. The vendors have been swapping places for the last four quarters.

Ars Technica

Apple facing closer UK probe over iPad 4G claim

The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has widened its probe into Apple's marketing of the cellular version of the new iPad as “4G,” even though it is not compatible with UK LTE networks.

BBC News

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