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Blockbuster brings movies to Motorola phones

Movie rental retailer Blockbuster has signed a deal with Motorola to being “thousands” of titles to select models of the US vendor’s devices.

ZTE boosted by Chinese 3G sales in 1H09

Chinese equipment vendor ZTE has reported strong double-digit growth in both revenue and profit for the first half of the year on the back of strong demand for 3G equipment in its domestic market.

Report: MTN investors demand better Bharti offer

Merger talks between India’s Bharti and South Africa’s MTN could be extended for a second time amid reports that MTN’s shareholders are becoming increasingly frustrated with the negotiations.

India’s RCom linked to Zain Africa acquisition

India’s Reliance Communications (RCom) is the latest name to be linked to an acquisition of Zain’s African mobile networks.

Telekom Austria net profit down; maintains 2009 guidance

Telekom Austria, Austria’s largest telco and a major mobile player in Eastern Europe, has said second-quarter net profit fell 15 percent, but it maintained its forecast for full-year core earnings to be unchanged on the year, reports Dow Jones Newswires.

Motorola boosts mobile network security

Motorola is adding vulnerability assessment to its wireless intrusion-prevention system (IPS) device so that organisations can scan for security holes in Wi-Fi and fixed-line networks, reports Computerworld. ‘AirDefense Wireless Vulnerability Assessment’ is expected to ship next month.

Chunghwa Telecom enters e-book market with HTC, Microsoft

Taiwan’s Chunghwa Telecom has entered into an alliance with handset-maker HTC, Microsoft Taiwan, and local publishing companies to launch e-books, reports Telecompaper, citing DigiTimes.

Apple looking into reports of exploding iPhones

Apple is investigating media reports that one or more of the company’s iPhones have exploded in Europe, a European Commission spokeswoman said Tuesday, reports Reuters

Asustek targets 1M smartphones in 2010

Netbook PC pioneer Asustek has set a modest 2010 shipment target of 1 million units for its newly launched smartphone. According to Reuters, reaching the 1 million milestone would give Asustek a market share of less than 1 percent in the fast-growing smartphone sector.

Garmin-Asus phone debuts on Taiwan’s Chunghwa

Garmin-Asus, the mobile phone joint-venture between GPS device-maker Garmin and electronics vendor Asustek Computer, has launched its first smartphone on Chunghwa Telecom’s network in Taiwan, reports PC World. The ‘Nuvifone M20’ has a 2.8-inch touchscreen and runs Microsoft’s Windows Mobile 6.1.