Webwire: Samsung halts AU tab launch; KT dumps unlimited data

Staff writer
telecomasia.net
Samsung has agreed not to sell or advertise its new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until it wins court approval to do so, in response to an Apple court request for an injunction until an Australian patent lawsuit is resolved.
 
KT will stop offering unlimited data plans for its WiBro service in a bid to cope with data overload. A small portion of its customers – some 0.002% - use up to 700GB of data per month, causing problems for the 99.8% of users who never go above 50GB.
 
Nokia will adopt a numbers-only naming practice for its handsets, with a higher number representing a more powerful device, stating that its letter-based naming scheme was confusing and made phones difficult to compare.
 
Kuwait's Zain reported a 31.7% slump in Q2 profit to 70.3 million dinar ($257.2 million), as healthy subscriber growth was negated by competition and forex losses.
 
America Movil has made an offer to buy out the roughly 40% of fixed-line subsidiary Telefonos de Mexico (Telmex) it does not own, stating it will pay 10.50 pesos ($0.90) per share - an 11% premium to recent trading prices.
 
New Zealand operators Telecom NZ and Vodafone have settled five long-running court cases and two Commerce Commission disputes over the payments Vodafone made under the on-the-way-out TSO regime.
 
Around 98.5% of all inhabited villages in India have village public telephones (VPT) installed, according to data from regulator Trai, with the number of VPTs hitting 585,000 at the end of March.
 
Google's Chrome browser has narrowly passed Firefox to become the UK's second most popular browser after Internet Explorer, according to Statcounter metrics.

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