News In Brief: Palm, Carphone Warehouse, ZTE, Telenor
Palm has entered its fifth European market, teaming with operator SFR to launch its Pre and Pixi devices in France. Palm handsets are already sold in the UK, Germany, Spain and Ireland.
The Carphone Warehouse, which acquired Tiscali in May 2009 has now rebranded all of the retail operations of Tiscali as TalkTalk, including the TV, broadband and web portal.
British deputy PM Harriet Harman has been fined £350 (€388) for accidentally reversing into a parked car while talking on a mobile phone. Harman was solicitor general at the time the government introduced the ban on driving while using a mobile.
ZTE Corp is to receive 301 million yuan (€30.4 m) in subsidies from the Chinese government. ZTE said it had not yet received any of the grants, and timing of the payments and total amounts paid would “depend upon the actual progress of the projects.”
In the third tranche of a four part deal, Telenor has acquired an additional 11% stake in Indian GSM1800 start-up Uninor.