Webwire: Nokia pressed for cheaper Lumia; Samsung denies RIM interest

UK mobile operators are pressuring Nokia to reduce the price of its Lumia 710 smartphone - which will launch in the market within weeks - after sluggish sales of the high-end Lumia 800 model.
 
Samsung has never considered acquiring RIM and is not in talks with the BlackBerry maker over a deal, a Samsung spokesperson said yesterday, denying rumors circulating the internet this week.
 
Andrew Crossley - the solicitor behind controversial legal firm ACS:Law, which sent thousands of letters threatening to sue accused file-sharers if they did not pay a settlement – has had his license to practice law suspended for two years.
 
LG Electronics yesterday launched its first LTE tablet, the LG Optimus Pad LTE, initially in its home market of South Korea.
 
India's Reliance Communications plans to list its subsea cable business FLAG Telecom on the Singapore stock exchange, hoping to raise up to $1.5 billion (€1.1 billion) to address its mounting debt burden.
 
China's Ministry of Commerce has blasted the US for claiming domestic e-commerce site Taobao is rife with piracy. The Alibaba-owned site features on a US list of “notorious markets.”

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