Webwire: Sony prepares Android tablet; Softbank boss gives up salary

Sony aims to launch an Android tablet in 2H11, running a tweaked version of Honeycomb, and sporting a 9.4 inch screen and Nvidia Tegra 2 processor. 
TIME   
 
Softbank president Masayoshi Son has donated 10 billion yen (€83.7 million) and his remaining salary until he retires to support victims of the devastating earthquake and tsunami - the largest contribution by an individual to the disaster relief efforts to date. 
Bloomberg   
 
The Wimax Forum will bank on state-owned operators BSNL and MTNL to develop the reach and subscriber base of the 4G standard in India, after private companies appear to have sided with TD-LTE. 
 
NTT DoCoMo aims to trial LTE wireless broadband services in Thailand, according to Prasit Prapinmongkolkarn, chairman of regulator NTC. 
 
Chinese vendor Huawei is thought to be a finalist in a contract to build a 4G network for US Cellular, the USA's sixth largest wireless operator, despite renewed calls from federal senators to restrict the vendor’s operations. 
 
Telstra's top executives, including chief executive David Thodey, manned the phones at one of the Australian operator's call centers as part of a drive to transform customer service. 
 
The iPad 2 isn't just popular among the living. Chinese citizens living in Malaysia have caused a shortage of paper replicas of the device to burn in honor of dead relatives during the Qingming festival – a traditional event involving the burning of luxury items. 

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