News In Brief: Vodafone, Sierra Wireless, National University of Defense Technology, 2degrees

Vodafone has rejected Nokia Siemens claim to have launched Germany’s first commercial LTE network pointing out it has already launched and announced pricing in the country. The firm will launch its fourth live network within weeks, reports state.
 
Chip maker Sierra Wireless claims to have developed the industry’s first dedicated automotive wireless modules. The modules have been designed to cope with harsh operating conditions, and shipments are due to begin mid 2011.
 
China's National University of Defense Technology has built the world's fastest supercomputer, capable of reaching 2.5 petaflops – 40% faster than the previous top-ranked machine.
 
New Zealand's 2degrees has become the exclusive supplier of Huawei's new IDEOS Android 2.2 smartphone.
 
Mobile and digital communications firm Mobile Interactive Group has supplied augmented reality  to a UK property website that displays property information on smartphone screens.

SPB Software has expanded its live mobile gaming application Online Games to the iPhone. A Windows Mobile version has generated 2 million game sets to date.

Telefonica has boosted security on its Czech Republic broadband network by deploying a security-as-a-service solution from Nokia Siemens.
 
Google has pulled an application that allowed users to spy on SMSs received on Android smartphones. DLP Mobile marketed Secret SMS Replicator to Android due to fears it wouldn’t pass Apple’s strict App Store approval process.

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