Webwire: Apple holds latest iPhone, Silicon Valley chip thieves busted

Apple is tipped to hold off launching a new version of its iPhone until September, breaking with its tradition of unveiling its latest smartphone during its developer conference in June. Meanwhile, a white version of the iPhone 4 is due within weeks, after a ten month delay.
 
Five men have been arrested over the armed robbery of an estimated $37 million (€25.5 million) worth of flash memory devices bound for Google in the US.
 
China's Zoom Technologies has signed a 3G patent licensing deal with Qualcomm, paving the way for Zoom's Nollec Wireless unit to develop and sell W-CDMA and TD-SCDMA phones.
 
Vietnam's VNPT may be forced to sell one of its two mobile network operators - VinaPhone and MobiFone - or merge them, under new government rules due in June.
 
Rwanda's government is liquidating Rwandatel, in which it holds a 20% stake, after audited results revealed the telco is insolvent.
 
A Malaysian man has pleaded guilty to charges of hacking into the US Federal Reserve's computer systems to steal financial data, and possessing stolen credit card account numbers.

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