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Webwire: Nokia plays it by the numbers; Chrome ranked second in UK

Webwire: Nokia plays it by the numbers; Chrome ranked second in UK

Nokia aims to simplify its device names by adopting a numbers only approach, claiming the move will make it easier to compare handsets.
Google’s Chrome browser has overtaken Firefox to become the UK’s second most popular browser after Internet Explorer. Safari sits in fourth place.
Samsung has agreed not to sell or advertise its new Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia until it wins court approval to do so, after Apple requested an injunction in a patent infringement suit.
Kuwait’s Zain reported a 31.7% slump in Q2 profit to 70.3 million dinar (€181 million), as healthy subscriber growth was negated by competition and forex losses.
America Movil is bidding to buy the roughly 40% of fixed-line subsidiary Telmex it doesn’t already own, with an offer of 10.50 pesos (€0.63) per share – an 11% premium on recent trading prices.
New Zealand operators Telecom NZ and Vodafone have settled five long-running court cases and two Commerce Commission disputes over payments Vodafone made under a service obligation agreement.
South Korea’s KT is ditching unlimited data plans for its 4G WiBro service in a bid to cope with data overload. A small portion of its customers – 0.002% – use up to 700GB of data per month, causing problems for the 99.8% of users who never go above 50GB.

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