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

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

Staff writer  |   May 02, 2012
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RIM has unveiled prototype versions of hardware and software using the upcoming BlackBerry 10 platform, its latest and greatest hope for a turnaround.
 
Egyptian operator Mobinil swung to a first quarter loss of 74 million Egyptian pounds ($12.3 million), blaming higher depreciation and amortization costs.
 
Facebook plans to start the roadshow for its IPO on the coming Monday, meaning its shares could start public trading on May 18.
 
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 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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
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