News In Brief: Nokia; Facebook; Carphone Warehouse; Google; Qtel; ZTE

Nokia will demonstrate its latest customised TD-SCDMA devices at the World Expo Shanghai 2010 this weekend. The X5 and C5 are tailored for China Mobile, and offer entertainment and web browsing.
 
Facebook suffered a major service outage on Friday that blocked users accessing their online profiles, and affected partner sites using Facebook’s newly launched social plugins, GigaOm reports.
 
Retailer Carphone Warehouse predicts strong growth in 2010, after growing earnings from £97 million (€112 million) in fiscal 2008 to £114 million in 2009, WSJ reports. The firm is due to open its first UK megastore today, as part of a joint venture with US retailer Best Buy.
 
Owners of the original 2G iPhone can port Google’s Android operating system onto the device, via a 68-step guide available online, Engadget reports.
 
Qatar carrier Qtel today launched a mobile music service for all its 2.2 million domestic subscribers. Mozaic Music was built by interactive entertainment firm WIN, which will also manage the service for Qtel.
 
China Mobile has selected ZTE to deliver an IMS core network comprising 1.4 million lines, across key provinces in its home market. Rollout is scheduled to be complete in three months.

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