Webwire: Nokia plans Vertu sale; HTML5 device sales soar

Nokia is engaging Goldman Sachs to handle the sale of its luxury mobile phone subsidiary, Vertu.
 
Research firm Strategy Analytics predicts sales of HTML5-enabled mobile devices will hit one billion in 2013, up from 336 million this year.
 
Niklas Savander, Nokia’s executive vice president of markets, says the firm is on track to launch its first Microsoft-powered smartphones in China in 1H12, despite facing technical hurdles.
 
The chairman of the US Federal Trade Commission warns that web registry Icann's plans to start accepting applications for a far wider range of web suffixes could be disastrous.
 
India’s telecom ministry and regulator must respond to a legal challenge to a ban on sending out more than 200 SMSes a day within a fortnight, a local court rules.
 
The head of Samsung’s memory chip business is being rewarded for keeping the unit profitable during a DRAM price slump with a promotion to vice chairman.

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