THE WRAP: iPhone 4 mania, RIM unveils tablet
This week iPhone 4 mania hit China and RIM jumped into tablets
China Unicom stopped taking orders for the iPhone 4 even before it officially went on sale, selling out of its initial stock of 200,000.
RIM unveiled its first tablet, the PlayBook, and a new dedicated tablet operating system, BlackBerry Tablet
Apple and Nokia took a long-running patent suit to the UK.
The European Commission called off an anti-trust inquiry into Apple after it revised its app development rules.
Nokia fulfilled its pledge to ship its N8 by end-September, but still wouldn’t say which markets will see the device first.
India set new rules requiring independent audits on imported telecom gear.
A France Telecom-led consortium announced a $76 million (€55.5 million) Indian Ocean cable, while Hibernia Atlantic planned the first new trans-Atlantic cable since the dotcom bubble ten years ago.
Alcatel-Lucent warned botnet wars could claim thousands of innocent victims.
UAE telco Etisalat weighed a bid for Kuwaiti-based Zain.
Everything Everywhere disappointed analysts with falling 2Q EBITDA and revenues.
Skype and Avaya hooked up to jointly target enterprise users. Skype also is rumored to be close to a deal with Facebook.
Facebook is working closely with UK-based INQ on new mobile devices.
Palm appears close to releasing its first phones since being acquired by HP in July.
IBM bought data center switching firm Blade for a reported $400 million (€292 million).
CSG bid €277 million for rival billing and OSS vendor Intec.
HP tapped SAP chief Léo Apotheker as new president and CEO to replace Mark Hurd who exited in an expenses scandal three months ago.
And Ryder Cup golfers have been banned from using Twitter.