Android, Google' s mobile platform, will be 100% open source. Developers will be able to develop open source software as well as integrate proprietary software. The platform is supported by the Open Handset Alliance (OHA).
Siemens sold its Wireless Modules business to an Indian firm. The unit will become Cinterion Wireless Modules.
Nokia announced that its S60 handsets account for about 75% of all Symbian devices. It has entered into a revenue-sharing deal with Italian mobile content provider Buongiorno to offer entertainment content (music, video, graphics and games) via its mobile content portal. Nokia has completed the transfer of its Adaptation Software R&D operations in Bochum, Germany, to Sasken Communication Technologies.
NSN has completed a business and asset transfer in Germany and Finland with SGS, including testing activities in Munich and Epsoo. “The business and asset transaction is part of Nokia Siemens Networks’ strategy to focus further on our core competencies”, says Stephan Scholz, CTO at Nokia Siemens Networks. NSN has joined the Climate Savers program of the WWF foundation.
Comverse announced the availability of the Comverse ONE Billing and Active Customer Management solution.
Broadcom announced its new system-on-chip (SoC) BCM2070 Bluetooth baseband processor coming with significant performance upgrades and enhanced features.
Infineon announced its new 3G platform solution, upgrading its X-GOLD 61x-series and SMARTi UE Radio Frequency transceiver.
Huawei has spun off its Application and Software Division into an independent unit, Huawei Software. It aims to become the world’s leading vendor in end-to-end software products and services for the convergent telecom market.
Sony Ericsson would be interested in purchasing Taiwanese HTC.
ALU announced an update to its triple-play platform with higher service quality options and more granular subscriber management tools.
ECI Telecom will resell Ceragon' s microwave radio FibeAir IP and SDH product lines.
Apple is expected to unveil the new 3G iPhone very soon. And its price would as low as £60 in Europe (with subsidizes from the operator).
TomTom completes $4.3bn buy of Tele Atlas.