Webwire: ZTE increases smartphone goals; UK hit by subsea cable break

ZTE is aiming to more than double smartphone shipments to 40 million units in 2012, and is targeting sales of a million tablets.
 
A subsea cable break off the UK shore disrupted internet services for the nation and sent ISPs scrabbling for alternate routes over the weekend.
 
Apple has filed for a ban on eight Samsung smartphones in the US, after a recent victory in a high-profile patent lawsuit. But Samsung's current flagship Galaxy S3 is not on the list.
 
Independent mobile app marketplace MobileApps.com is shutting down after admitting it failed to “find traction” in the market, but is seeking to sell its domain name for at least $1 million (€795,746).
 
US operator Sprint Nextel's prepaid unit, Virgin Mobile US, will only be able to advertise the prepaid iPhone plans it is offering for about the next week, before an advertising blackout on iOS devices begins in the lead-up to the launch of the next model.
 
The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will consider relaxing current restrictions on using electronic devices such as smartphones in-flight, but has ruled out allowing voice calls.

 

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