Webwire: Tablet hybrids unveiled; WHO warns on phone use

Dylan Bushell-Embling
01 Jun 2011

Intel, Asus debut tablet hybrids

Intel has debuted its Ultrabooks line of laptops that fold up into touchscreen tablets, while Asus has unveiled a new smartphone that plugs into a tablet pad with a larger screen and separate battery.



WHO dubs mobile use “possibly carcinogenic”

The World Health Organization has classified the electromagnetic fields emitted by mobile phones as “possibly carcinogenic to humans,” urging that much more research be done into the risks of prolonged exposure.

Voice of America

SK Telecom to spin off platform business

South Korea's SK Telecom will spin off its mobile content and applications projects into a separate business in October, to help foster the development of its platform operations.


Huawei aims to double phone sales in 2011

Huawei aims to double its mobile phone sales to 60 million - and quadruple smartphone sales to 12 million - in 2011.


US losing terabytes of defence secrets to cyber attacks

Following the news of an attempted cyber attack on Pentagon contractor Lockheed Martin, current and former US national security officials have claimed defence suppliers are bleeding classified data to hackers on a “staggering” scale.


AT&T told to prove spectrum shortage

US regulator FCC has told AT&T to provide proof it is suffering more than its rivals from a spectrum shortage, which the operator has cited as a reason for its planned $39 billion takeover of T-Mobile USA.


France Telecom lifts capex to tackle competition

France Telecom plans to increase spending on its domestic fixed and mobile networks, as part of a plan to address growing competition at home.

Financial Times

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