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September 25, 2012
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  • Global sellouts crimp iPhone sales -- for now
    Apple sold 5 million iPhone units its first three days on the market but fell shy of analysts' predictions, largely because of global supply shortages possibly due to the company's decision to deploy a smaller, lighter screen, according to various reports. Some industry observers downplayed the results, predicting that Apple will more than make up for the shortfall in the long term. Around the Web, iPhone 5 received praise from buyers for the speed of the handset's Long-Term Evolution technology. Computerworld (9/24), Bloomberg Businessweek (9/25), (9/24), The Wall Street Journal (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Huawei vows to become smartphone giant, may take on Android
    Huawei Technologies will devote considerable resources -- including possibly developing its own operating system to rival Android -- to become a global leader in smartphones, Huawei Device CEO Wan Biao vowed in an interview on Monday. "Whatever consumers like, we'll develop. We're also devoting resources into coming up with a phone operating system based on our current platform in case other companies won't let us use their system one day," he said. Reuters (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • Facebook taps Bango for billing via carriers
    Facebook users can now bill virtual gifts and game credits directly to their mobile carrier in the U.S., Germany and the U.K. The service is powered by Bango, which plans to expand it to other countries this year. TechCrunch (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Smartphones as keys? Good Technology sees an opening
    Good Technology and Netflix recently concluded field trials of near-field communication technology that enabled employees to use a Samsung Galaxy S III phone equipped with an NFC-enabled microSD card to gain entrance to buildings by waving the handset over a door sensor. The technology, which uses HID Global readers, still faces some technological challenges and is unlikely to be deployed commercially any time soon. (9/25), GigaOm (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • Chicago to provide no-fee Wi-Fi in public areas
    The city of Chicago plans to set up a high-speed broadband network that will provide free Wi-Fi connectivity in a variety of public spaces, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Monday. "Chicago will be one of the most connected cities in the world," he added in kicking off the Chicago Broadband Challenge at Millennium Park. Emanuel also said the network would provide a huge boost for economic development. Chicago Tribune (free registration) (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  • DragonWave deploys zippier microwave link for 4G nets
    Heavier data loads are threatening to weigh down carriers' 4G networks so DragonWave has deployed microwave backhaul gear designed to speed up communications between radio access networks and the Internet. DragonWave on Monday introduced 2048 QAM radios after testing the technology in Ukraine. "We can get 30 to 40% more capacity out of the same amount of spectrum," said Greg Friesen, a DragonWave vice president. Light Reading Mobile (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  • EBay touts growing mobile presence
    About 100 million users have downloaded eBay's mobile application since it was launched in 2008, and users have listed about that many items using mobile devices, the company said. The company expects to book $10 billion in mobile transactions this year, twice as much as it saw in 2010. CNET/Mobile blog (9/24) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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