THE WRAP: WP7 and Indian 3G, finally

Robert Clark
15 Oct 2010

This week Windows Phone 7 finally saw light of day, while Wimax operator Clearwire began selling off the family jewels.

The debut of Microsoft’s latest mobile operating system and nine new handsets, drew overwhelmingly positive reviews. But is it too late?

In a busy week for Redmond, it also struck a deal with Facebook to add “likes” into Bing search results for Facebook users, and

teamed up with Chinese online giant Alibaba to offer search for its retail website.

Struggling Wimax operator Clearwire sold some 4G spectrum to rivals to fund its network expansion.

India’s 3G will start in earnest on November 5, with Tata DoCoMo set to become the first non-government operator to offer service.

Google beat expectations with a 32% hike in earnings, thanks to renewed search ad sales and growth in its emerging mobile and display ad businesses.

The US online ad market grew 13.9% in the second quarter.

Intel also beat expectations with $11 billion in Q3 sales and predicted a strong fourth quarter.

Telecom New Zealand told the government that any deal over its role in the UFB next-gen broadband project would have to be done in the coming weeks.

Kiwi bandwidth firms Kordia and Pacific Fibre slugged it out under the Tasman Sea.

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