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Sony Ericsson abandoning Windows Mobile?

Sony Ericsson is planning to do away with its Windows Mobile range of mobile phones, it has been predicted, with the forthcoming Xperia X2 likely to be the last of the line.

Ericsson strikes Chinese social networking deal

Ericsson today announced it is working with Kaixin001, the largest and fastest-growing social networking site in China, on a three-year partnership to develop mobile applications that will help millions of users access the site wherever and whenever they want.

MetroPCS picks Ericsson, Samsung for LTE launch

US prepaid operator MetroPCS yesterday announced it has selected Ericsson and Samsung as vendors for the launch of its LTE network in the second half of next year.

Nokia Siemens Networks claims first LTE call

Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN) – the industry’s second-largest infrastructure vendor – claims to have made the world’s first LTE call using commercial basestations and fully standard compliant software.

Ericsson unveils CE mobile broadband module

Ericsson has unveiled its new mobile broadband module specifically designed to bring high-speed mobile connections to a new generation of consumer electronic devices, notes Telecompaper.

Ericsson eyes LTE deals with NTT Docomo, others

Ericsson aims to win a number of new LTE network contracts in the coming year from operators including Japan’s NTT Docomo, according to an interview the Swedish vendor gave to Dow Jones Newswires.

Ericsson CTO sees growing demand for LTE

Dow Jones Newswires reports that Ericsson CTO, Hakan Eriksson, believes demand for LTE network equipment is likely to accelerate due to a continually strong need for fast data transfer.

Nortel will now sell GSM business

Nortel Networks is to sell its GSM and GSM-R (GSM for Railways) businesses by auction, including relevant patents. Bidders are required to submit offers by 5 November, with the auction planned to begin on 9 November.

Telefonica to trial LTE in six countries

Telefonica yesterday announced plans to trial LTE technology in six countries across Europe and Latin America, as the operator giant mulls its commercial next-generation network plans. The chosen countries are Argentina, Brazil, Germany, Spain, the Czech Republic and the UK, whilst the six vendors picked for the trials are Alcatel-Lucent, Ericsson, Huawei, NEC, Nokia Siemens Networks and ZTE.