News In Brief: Samsung, Nokia, Google, AT&T, ZTE

Samsung, the world’s no. 2 mobile handset vendor, will terminate its support for Symbian from December 31.
 
Nokia’s Ovi Store has reached 2.3 million downloads per day and is signing up 200,000 new users daily.
 
Google has acquired Silicon Valley startup BlindType, which is developing touch-typing software for touch screen devices
 
After a public outcry, Chinese police have released schoolteacher Yuan Lei, the author of a popular internet novel which authorities alleged to have been pornographic.
 
AT&T will supply VPN services and managed applications to materials manufacturer Nitto Denko.
 
ZTE today launched its first generation of core switches using its new 100G+ platform. The latest switches can handle converged services, MPLS-based backhaul, wholesale bandwidth and core switching in data centers.

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