News In Brief: Yell, HP, Microsoft, Windows, Alcatel-Lucent
UK online directory business Yell Group has developed a local business search widget for Samsung’s touch-screen phones. The free app is available from Samsung’s widget gallery and comes pre- installed on three handsets, including the Jet S80.
Netscape founder Marc Andreessen has been appointed to HP's board. Andreessen, who is also chairman of social network platform provider Ning, will be HP's eleventh director, and is believed to have been brought on board to help HP boost its software presence.
The first details and pictures of Microsoft's secret new phone, nicknamed Project Pink, have been leaked. The phone will reportedly include Zune services and have its own app store.
More than 30 smartphones running on Windows Mobile 6.5, produced by 15 handset vendors, will reportedly be launched by the end of 2009.
Alcatel-Lucent will deploy a greenfield wireless broadband network in the Al Anbar province of Iraq for new Iraqi operator Hi Link Telecom.