[Apps] Google Maps 6.0 gets Indoor Navigation

Google has just announced the latest version of its Google Maps for Android. Version 6.0 offers indoor mapping and navigation which allow users to find their way in shopping malls, airports, etc. Google has initially partnered with some of the largest retailers, airports and transit stations in the U.S. and Japan, full list below:

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SMART Pinoy is Malaysia’s new MVNO

Celcom Axiata today signed an agreement with PLDT Global Corporation(PGC) to establish a new MVNO in Malaysia called PLDT Malaysia Sdn Bhd(PLDT MY). PLDT MY will offer mobile prepaid services under the brand name SMART Pinoy and it will target some 700,000 Filipino migrant workers in Malaysia. SMART Pinoy customers will be able to call Philippines for as low as ...

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[Comment] Samsung wins Apple court battle over Galaxy Tab sales ban

The Australian Federal Court has upheld Samsung’s appeal against a previous injunction preventing sales of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia. Apple has appealed the decision to the High Court, but Samsung will now be confident that it can get its tablets into retail stores in time for Christmas. Depending on the final decision of the High Court, the ...

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Celcom to enhance customer experience with IBM business analytics technology

Celcom Axiata has selected IBM business analytics technology in a move to enhance customer experience through more personalised product offerings. Using the new business analytics solution from IBM will enable Celcom to better gather and understand new and existing market data, in both static and interactive form, and more effectively segment the company’s target market. The result will mean less ...

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IPCom orders HTC to stop selling 3G devices in Germany

IPCom, who had sued HTC back in 2009 and managed to get an injunction against them could end up banning the sales of HTC 3G devices in Germany, one of the largest smartphone markets in Europe. The German patent firm has ordered HTC to stop selling all of its 3G devices in Germany today after the Taiwanese phone maker withdrew ...

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Samsung S8600 Wave 3 in Global Markets

Samsung Electronics announced that its new Bada flagship, the Samsung S8600 Wave 3 will be available in global markets. It will first launch in France and later will be rolled out to Germany, Italy, Russia and other global markets(possibly Malaysia) within this year. Announced late August, the Wave 3 has a 4-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen, powered by a 1.4GHz processor. ...

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Panasonic making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan

Panasonic is making a comeback with its smartphones outside of Japan after the Japanese consumer electronics giant pulled out of the overseas mobile phone markets in 2006 due to stiff competition. It has been reported that Panasonic will launch a new range of Lumix Android smartphones in Europe first(coming spring 2012), followed by North American and Asian markets.

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Yes Go 4G Installer for Ubuntu(Linux)

The world’s fastest 4G service with voice, Yes4G does not support the Linux operating system. Its Yes Go dongle works only on Windows-based PCs and Mac OS. In January last year, the company that company behind Yes 4G, YTL Communications Sdn Bhd announced the YTL mYprize Global Developer Challenge with up to USD$1 million for grab. The purpose of this ...

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Nokia Siemens cuts 17,000 Jobs

Nokia Siemens Networks(NSN) recently said that it will cut 17,000 jobs globally, or 23% of its work force of 74,000, to save €1 billion ($1.35 billion) in annual costs by 2013. NSN said it will focus on mobile broadband and services, and aims to divest or “manage for value” units that aren’t central to its plans. “While we plan to ...

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Apple has the most loyal mobile users

A recent survey revealed that Apple has the most loyal mobile users compared to Android & BlackBerry. Some 84 percent of iPhone users said they would pick iPhone again when they replace their smartphone. In comparison, 60 percent Android users and only 48% BlackBerry users will remain loyal to their existing smartphone operating system.

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