Webwire: Samsung faces EU ban; EU ops prosper in Brazil

A trio of Samsung Galaxy smartphones will be banned in the majority of Europe in October, after a Netherlands court ruled the devices breach an Apple patent covering photography functions.
European telcos top the subscriber tables in Brazil, with Telefonica’s local cellco Vivo taking a 29.5% share of mobile subscribers in July, and Telecom Italia’s TIM unit 25.9% - enough to edge America Movil into third place.
Acer warns it will make a loss in 2011 after generating a loss of NT$6.8 billion (€162 million) in the second quarter. The figure is a far cry from the NT$3.6 billion profit of 2Q10, and is blamed primarily on a $150 million (€103 million) write down on European inventories.
Google is dragging its heels in requesting approval for its Motorola Mobility acquisition from Chinese competition authorities – a requirement for the deal to move ahead in the country.
Bharti Airtel, Vodafone Essar, Reliance Communications and BSNL are calling for Indian regulator Trai to stay out of their dealings with value-added services companies.
Australia’s NBN Co is shuffling its management after chief financial officer Jean-Pascal Beufret retired. Government relations officer Mike Kaiser becomes the firm’s quality chief, and it is searching for a COO to oversee network operation.