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LG targets second spot

Information Week notes that LG Electronics is looking to move ahead of Samsung to become the second-largest mobile phone maker by 2012.

Motorola picks new marketing chief for mobile unit

Motorola has picked a former Samsung and Pizza Hut executive to lead marketing efforts at its struggling mobile division, reports Forbes.

Samsung Mondi to have WiMAX modem

Samsung will be releasing a touch-screen mobile Internet device in August that can take advantage of Sprint Nextel’s and Clearwire’s expanding WiMAX networks, reports InformationWeek

Samsung reports “outstanding” quarter

Samsung Electronics reported what it described as an “outstanding” set of second-quarter financials today, noting a recovery in prices and demand across its various divisions.

South Korean giants in chip development alliance

South Korean firms Samsung, LG and SK Telecom are to join forces to develop advanced semiconductors for smartphones and digital TV, the country’s government said today.

Samsung launches e-book

Samsung Electronics jumped into the e-book market on Monday by launching a small-screen reader that it will initially sell in its home country of South Korea with content provided by a local bookstore chain, reports the Wall Street Journal.

Study: Samsung and LG lead handset recovery

New data published today by Strategy Analytics reveals that global mobile phone shipments in the second-quarter declined 8 percent compared to a year ago, but showed “tentative signs of stabilisation.”

Sprint to sell AM-OLED phones from Samsung

Reuters reports that Sprint Nextel will sell Samsung phones, including an advanced display technology that will improve battery life and video and photo quality.

BTG files patent lawsuit against Samsung, Apple

Telecompaper, citing a Dow Jones Newswires report, notes that pharmaceutical company BTG is seeking to block US imports of a host of electronic products, including Apple’s iPhone, alleging chips made by Samsung Electronics used in dozens of devices infringe its patents.

Samsung seeks hotspot providers for new wireless camera

Samsung has confirmed to Pocket-lint that it hopes to sign up Wi-Fi operators in the next 12 months to allow users of its wireless cameras access to public hotspots around the globe.