NOKIA'S VANJOKI IS PINNING HIGH HOPES ON MEEGO
In an interview with WSJ, Nokia’s new head of Mobile Solutions Anssi Vanjoki said the company’s MeeGo operating system, developed together with Intel, will be the base for a wide variety of new computer-like devices. Nokia expects to launch the first MeeGo products at the end of the year, Vanjoki said.
RELIANCE UNIT TO BUY INDIAN CABLE OPERATOR
Reliance’s flagship wireless unit has agreed to acquire India’s largest cable operator by subscribers, Digicable Network. WSJ writes that the company hopes to aggressively market cable broadband, still a small sector in India.
MICROSOFT SCRAPS KIN PHONES
Less than two months after initial products went on sale, Microsoft is ending sales of its Kin mobile phones. WSJ writes that the company will abandon plans to sell existing Kin phones in Europe and will work with its sales partner Verizon Wireless to sell remaining US inventories.
BHARTI EXPECTS WIRELESS SHAKE-UP IN INDIA
Bharti CEO Sanjay Kapoor says that the Indian government's recent auction of radio airwaves for 3G services stands to alter the dynamic of the country’s telecom market. As investors look to recoup their huge investments, Kapoor says the costly roll-out of broadband wireless services will promote consolidation among the 14 competitors and force discount operators to raise prices.
QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGY BENDS LOOK OF REALITY
Qualcomm has announced plans to help companies develop applications based on the augmented-reality approach, which involves superimposing computer-generated content over live images viewed through cameras in mobiles or other devices. Qualcomm, initially targeting Android-based handsets, is basing its efforts partly on software Imagination Computer Services, an Austrian company it purchased in March, writes WSJ.