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HP Weighing Sale Of WebOS Unit

Hewlett-Packard Co is looking to sell Palm’s webOS mobile software platform, a deal that could fetch hundreds of millions of dollars but less than the $1.2 billion that HP paid last year, four sources close to the matter said. Advised by Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HP is trying to figure ou...

8 November, 2011 |More »

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Bharti PAT Drops On Higher Interest Cost; Mobile Revenue Growth In Africa Outpaces India

The country’s biggest telecom firm Bharti Airtel reported larger than expected drop in consolidated net profit for the quarter ended September 30 as forex losses, jump in interest costs besides mounting losses in DTH business and lower segment earnings from enterprises business and telemedia servi...

4 November, 2011 |More »

Snaptu Discontinuing Twitter, Linkedin & CricInfo Among Other Apps

When Facebook acquired general app platform Snaptu early this year, it set the alarm bells ringing for millions of its users. But the bad news has just rolled out sometime back. Snaptu, positioned as a view-all, free to download app for basic phones that do not come with heavy inbuilt features of sm...

4 November, 2011 |More »

TRAI Proposes New M&A Guidelines

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on Thursday proposed a relaxation of guidelines for mergers and acquisitions in the sector that if implemented by the government would facilitate a long-awaited consolidation in the crowded 15-player market. India’s once-booming telecom sector h...

4 November, 2011 |More »

RIM India MD Frenny Bawa Resigns

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion’s India Head, Frenny Bawa has resigned from the company. Although various media reports quoting company statement said she has moved on to pursue ‘other interests’, her exit comes at a time when the company is facing tough times with severe competition in th...

4 November, 2011 |More »

Samsung’s ‘Tab-phone’ Galaxy Note Now In India

Samsung has launched its latest smartphone ‘Galaxy Note’ in India. The mobile phone was first unveiled during the IFA 2011 event in Berlin, Germany. We had earlier predicted the price of the device at around Rs 35,000 and the actual number is very close to it. The mobile phone is available for R...

3 November, 2011 |More »

Motorola RAZR Coming To India This Month

Motorola Mobility appears all set to launch its latest smartphone called Motorola ‘RAZR’ in the Indian market this month, as per rumours doing the rounds. The company claims that the mobile phone is one of the thinnest smartphones available as of now (only 7.1mm thick as against Galaxy Nexus’s...

2 November, 2011 |More »

Huawei Looks For Cloud Acquisitions, Partnerships

Huawei Technologies Co Ltd, the world’s No.2 network equipment maker, said it is open to acquiring and partnering companies with expertise in producing software for cloud computing. Global technology companies from Cisco Systems Inc to Oracle Corp have been acquiring companies to boost their c...

1 November, 2011 |More »

Worldwide Mobile Phone Market Growth Picks Up: IDC

The worldwide mobile phone market grew 12.8 per cent in Q3, 2011, indicating a pick-up in growth after a sharp deceleration in growth rate in the second quarter ended June 30, over Q2, 2010, according to IT research firm IDC. The market growth had dropped to single digit level clocking just 9.8 per ...

31 October, 2011 |More »

RIM Sets Up Surveillance Facility In Mumbai To Help Indian Govt: Report

Canada’s Research In Motion Ltd. has set up a facility in Mumbai to aid the Indian government in carrying out lawful surveillance of its BlackBerry services, according to WSJ. The facility will be responsible for replying to the lawful intercept requests given by the government for consumer servi...

31 October, 2011 |More »