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Sharp cuts profit outlook on weak mobile sales

Sharp has cut its annual operating profit outlook by one-third, citing sluggish growth in mobile handsets.

Sony Ericsson to cut handset range by 20%

Sony Ericsson has confirmed speculation it is to cut its handset portfolio following its first quarterly net loss in more than five years, reported Friday.

CDG sees members move to LTE, mobile WiMAX

The CDMA Development Group (CDG) today released a statement claiming that CDMA operators will be among the first to deploy next-generation mobile technology such as LTE and mobile WiMAX.

Report: Panasonic says no decision on Sanyo buy

Reuters reports that Pansonic is keeping quiet on speculation it is to buy rival electronics manufacturer Sanyo in a deal that would create Japan’s largest electronics maker.

E-Mobile could turn profit next year

New Japanese operator E-Mobile – focused on providing HSPA services via a data-centric business model – is aiming to start generating a profit after only around two years of service.

KDDI reveals suppliers for LTE core network

Japanese CDMA operator KDDI today announced it has chosen Hitachi and Nortel as vendors for the deployment of its future core Long Term Evolution (LTE) network.

Next-generation Japanese spectrum to be allocated in June

Japan’s four main mobile operators – NTT DoCoMo, KDDI, Softbank Mobile and Emobile – have been granted permission to apply for new frequency bands designed for LTE deployment in the country, reports The Mainichi Daily News.

Report: Softbank plans MVNO on Emobile’s network

Japan’s two smallest mobile networks, Softbank and Emobile, are reportedly joining forces to offer mobile data services in an alliance that could further threaten the dominance of their two larger rivals, NTT DoCoMo and KDDI.

Report: Android set-top box in the works

A CNET News report, citing other sources, claims that Motorola is building a TV set top box, based on the Android open-source operating system, for Japanese telephone and broadband service provider KDDI.

KDDI, Sharp to launch ‘first’ solar-powered mobile

Japan’s second-largest mobile operator, KDDI, is to launch a solar-powered mobile device manufactured by fellow Japanese company Sharp in June.