According to this post, the proposed NEC Corporation, Casio Computer Co., Ltd., and Hitachi, Ltd. agreement to merge their respective mobile phone businesses for the launch of a new joint venture in April 2010 will be slightly delayed.
All of the thrills and spills from MWC in Barcelona are coming right at ya in our submission to the next edition of The Mob Rulz. From the Google keynote and other notable Congress action, with some evening mixer photos tossed in for good measure, make sure you subscribe to the mail list there!
The Washington Post is reporting that The Carlyle Group suffered a $330 million loss Thursday when a Japanese mobile phone company in which it had a big interest filed for bankruptcy protection, the second time in a little more than a year that Carlyle has taken a hit in the highly volatile telecommunications field.
Despite an unusual chill in the air, it was snowing when we landed on Saturday night, the annual Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is wrapping up here today with plenty of hot news bits. The 2010 event will most likely be remembered for the "Arrival of Android" and the keynote from Eric Schmidt was a refreshing shift from the usual 'dumb pipe' belly button gazing offered by the operators. Watch the full presentation, including a few interesting demos followed by Q&A, via YouTube.
Of course the entire cycle towards LTE networks was key topic on the show floor, the Samsung Wave was certainly turning heads, Intel and Nokia introduced
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