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Nokia Siemens Networks has teamed with utility firm Helsingin Energia, and power and automation firm ABB to build a smart electricity grid in a new district of Helsinki. The grid will include customer demand response management systems designed to cut peak loads in Kalasatama, which will house 18,000 people, and 10,000 workers.
Apple’s next iPhone has a screen resolution of 640x960-pixels compared to the current model’s 320x480-pixels, GSMArena.com reports citing sources in the Czech Republic. Meanwhile, Piper Jaffray analysts predict AT&T will have exclusive distribution rights in the US, according to Brighthand.com.
Bharti Airtel is offering its broadband customers free access to Encyclopedia Britannica’s online service for two years, after partnering with the information firm. A two-year subscription to Britannica online normally costs 6,575 Rupees (€116).
Nokia sold less than 100,000 N900 smartphones in the first five months since its release in November.
Mexican telecom tycoon Carlos Slim has denied talking to Portugal Telecom shareholders over a possible alternative bid for Brazilian unit Vivo, to fend off an acquisition attempt for the unit from Telefonica.
Chinese PC and mobile phone maker Lenovo plans to list on the Hong Kong exchange within the next five to seven years, according to its chairman.
TeliaSonera has launched a recruitment drive for university graduates with a few years' working experience.