Nokia buys another social networking firm Plazes (Germany), after Tango last year, both of them to be added to its OVI platform. Several R&D engineers in its 4G research team have been recruited by MimoOn (Germany), a developer of software-defined radio technology.
NSN announced a DWDM platform (hiT7300) that's designed for both metro and core network.
Motorola is launching its new handset Motozine ZN5, co-developed with camera maker Kodak. It also is expanding its Broadband Access Network portfolio.
HP announced the availability of its proprietary Tru64 UNIX file system under open-source GPL2 license, providing interoperability between the UNIX world and Linux.
Oracle continues external growth in buying Skywire Software, a leader in software for the insurance sector.
LG has opened a new European Design Center in London to create European designs.
ALU is confirmed the winner in a patent dispute with Microsoft. Microsoft will have to pay $500m. In Partnership with SpeedCast, ALU will market, deploy and operate a shared, hosted DVB-H platform for mobile TV operators in Asia. ALU opened an Executive Briefing Center (EBC) in São Paulo, Brazil, to demonstrate advanced communications technologies for carriers and enterprises.
Samsung sold 1m units of its touch-screen mobile phone in the first month of its sales.
Thomson (France) said it integrates a UMTS femtocell module from Airvana into its gateways.
Checkpoint Systems is buying OATSystems, a leader in RFID-based application software and middleware.
NEC plans to buy software and solutions company NetCracker Technology for about $300m.