Webwire: Apple maps boss head for door; Nokia WP8 devices due this week

Apple’s software chief departing
Apple appears to have responded to criticism over the mapping service on its latest operating system, revealing the man in charge of iOS – Scott Forstall – is to leave the company in 2013.
BBC

Lumia 820 and 920 to hit shops this week
The first Windows Phone 8 smartphones from Nokia – the Lumia 820 and 920 – will be available in the UK, France, Germany and Russia this week, the vendor has revealed.
Reuters 

Now there’s an app for light bulbs
Dutch consumer electronics firm Philips has launched a light bulb that can be controlled via an iPhone app. Users can turn it on remotely, and change the color and brightness.
The Telegraph

Telefonica Deutschland IPO an immediate hit
Telefonica’s German business – Telefonica Deutschland – enjoyed a steady rise in it share price in initial trading, after it conducted the biggest IPO in Europe so far in 2012.
Bloomberg

EE faces 4G consumer challenge
Analysts claim EE will face problems convincing consumers to sign up to the UK’s first 4G service, which the operator launched yesterday.
BBC 

Russia threatens India over 2G licenses
Russia will pursue international arbitration against India if the issue of the cancellation of the 2G license formerly held by Sistema's Indian joint venture - Sistema Shyam - is not resolved through the Indian court system, Russia's ambassador to India has warned.
Press Trust of India 

China Mobile teams with KT on LTE
China Mobile and Korea Telecom have revealed plans to collaborate on initiatives including LTE roaming, NFC and new-generation smartphones.
MENAFN

 

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