Webwire: Nokia's credit rating nears junk; France Tel mulls Google collaboration

Credit ratings agency Fitch has downgraded Nokia's debt rating to BBB-, just one rank above junk status, citing concerns over sharply falling market share following a profit warning last week.
 
Google and France Telecom are in talks over a technical collaboration to cut the impact of data traffic on the operator’s fixed and mobile networks.
 
A Citigroup analyst suggests Apple could dump its current ARM core processors and chip supplier Samsung, in favor of Intel’s x86 chips.
 
Nintendo's next-generation Wii U console will come with a tablet PC-style controller featuring a touch screen, accelerometer and gyroscope, internet connectivity and video calling. But the controller is not designed to work away from the console.
 
A US court has ordered AT&T Mobility to help customers recoup nearly $1 billion (€681 million) in tax, after it incorrectly taxed mobile data services.
 
Serious sex offenders in the Australian state of Queensland will soon be monitored via GPS, after the state government ceded to pressure to implement a system similar to one already used in neighboring New South Wales.

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