NEWS IN BRIEF: Motorola, Microsoft, Avanti, Apple

Motorola yesterday launched an LTE trial network and testing lab in Swindon, UK, with a live, standards-compliant call on the 2.6Ghz spectrum using a prototype LTE device.


Microsoft has expanded its agreement with digital map provider Navteq to encompass all 74 countries in its map database. Microsoft will use the data in its mapping software and internet-based solutions.


UK satellite carrier Avanti has recruited 28 wholesale customers around Europe in advance of the launch of its first satellite in Q4 2009, the Financial Times reports.


Flash won't be coming to the iPhone any time soon, despite the collaboration between Apple and Adobe, Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen has told PC World. The companies are finding porting the technology a difficult technical challenge.