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Archive for April 13th, 2012

Samsung's Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G which runs on Telstra's LTE network. 

Samsung’s Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G which runs on Telstra’s LTE network.

This little Android tablet hits the sweet spot between usability and portability.

While Apple’s iPad is a one-size-fits-all solution, the flexibility of Android delivers tablets of all shapes and sizes. For a while I suspected that the 7-inch form factor might be the perfect mobile companion, but I was underwhelmed by the original Samsung Galaxy Tab and Acer’s A100. In both cases I felt there were better things around that corner. We might have turned that corner with the petite Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9 4G.

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Apple Inc. AAPL -0.55% broke is silence about the U.S. Department of Justice’s allegations that it colluded with publishers over e-book pricing by calling the allegations “simply not true.”

Apple spokeswoman Natalie Kerris rebutted the charges Thursday evening.

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Troubled corporate Nokia Corp. saw its share price plummet 14 percent on Wednesday after it warned that heavy competition will hit its first-quarter earnings, especially in developing markets, and that it expected no improvement in the second quarter.

The world’s largest cell phone maker said multiple factors had hurt sales, particularly in the fast-growing markets of India, the Middle East and Africa and China.

The Finnish company has increasingly been losing out to competitors in the lucrative top-end smartphone sector, against Apple Inc.’s iPhone and brands using Google Inc.’s popular Android software, including Samsung. But it’s also been squeezed in the low-end by Asian manufacturers making cheaper phones, such as China’s ZTE.

Nokia said operating margins in the first quarter were “approximately negative 3 percent.” Previously, it had expected them “around break-even, ranging either above or below by approximately 2 percentage points.” Read more HERE

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Maxis Bhdplans to be more competitive in the market following the launch of its integrated digital book service that can be used across devices.

Kugan: Maxis plans to partner with more local publishers

Vice president and head of products, device, innovation and roaming, Kugan Thirunavakarasu, said the application, the first of its kind in the country, would also help local publishers commercialise their books.

“Currently, there are 300,000 e-books from over 40 categories in the application, 20% of which comprise local books,” he told a press conference after the launch here yesterday.

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