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Samsung under Korean antitrust investigation after Apple 3G complaint

Samsung under Korean antitrust investigation after Apple 3G complaint

Samsung is reportedly under investigation by the South Korean antitrust watchdog, after Apple filed complaints around its rival's licensing practices for 3G patents. "We are reviewing whether allegations in the complaint lodged by Apple are true," an unnamed Korean Fair Trade Commission official told the AP. "Apple filed a complaint earlier this year that Samsung is breaching fair trade laws."

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Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Worldwide Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 sales this month; LTE in pipeline

Samsung has confirmed that the Galaxy Note 10.1, the company's 10.1-inch pen-enabled Android tablet, will go on sale globally this month, with an LTE version following on later in 2012. The slate, announced back at Mobile World Congress in February, will initially be offered in WiFi-only and HSPA+ forms, each with a 1.4GHz quadcore processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, and support for Samsung's new Learning Hub with stylus-aware education tools. However, the company also expects the Note 10.1 to be popular in business and among artists.

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Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence says Samsung

Apple pressured 3G experts to change evidence says Samsung

Apple has been accused of attempting to inappropriately influence expert witnesses, with Samsung claiming its Cupertino foe has pressured 3G patent specialists to tweak their testimony. According to Apple's counsel in the Sydney, Australia trial, Stephen Burley, only two changes were made after the company called a meeting with the three experts responsible for a report into a trio of 3G-related patents Samsung alleges that Apple has violated with recent iOS devices.

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Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Fujitsu, NEC and DoCoMo take on Qualcomm with new 3G/4G chip company

Some of the leading lights in Japanese mobile tech have joined forces to take on Qualcomm and TI in developing wirelessly-enabled smartphone and tablet chipsets. Fujitsu, NTT DoCoMo, NEC and Fujitsu Semiconductor have created Access Network Technology Limited, a new collaboration that will produce "industry-leading communications platform products" and reduce reliance on foreign-made wireless components.

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Intel SMARTi UE2p enables low-cost 3G

Intel SMARTi UE2p enables low-cost 3G

Intel has clearly been busy behind the scenes, announcing a new solution that integrates 3G power amplifiers directly onto radio frequency circuits. The resulting SoC is smaller in size, is more power efficient, and is less complex for developers to work with. Dubbed the SMARTi UE2p, Intel believes the chip will help enable lower cost 3G handsets and spur development for the Internet of Things, allowing devices to be constantly connected thanks to the low-power 3G solution.

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Apple: Samsung owes us $2.5bn, we owe them a pittance

Apple: Samsung owes us $2.5bn, we owe them a pittance

Apple has unleashed a double attack on Samsung's purse, insisting it is owed $2.5bn in damages after intellectual property theft, while offering a 3G royalty rate exponentially smaller than Samsung demands. A new trial brief filed by the Cupertino firm reveals the scale of Apple's damages demands, FOSS Patents reports, accusing Samsung of having "reaped billions of dollars in profits and caused Apple to lose hundreds ofmillions of dollars through its violation of Apple's intellectual property."

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Do we really want FaceTime 3G or do we just resent paying for things?

Do we really want FaceTime 3G or do we just resent paying for things?

AT&T has done itself no favors with its fudged response to rumors of an extra fee in order to use FaceTime over 3G connections on devices running iOS 6. Talk that the carrier would levy extra data charges if users wanted to take advantage of Apple's increased FaceTime flexibility - so far limited to WiFi connections - prompted an uproar of pre-emptive complaints that AT&T might put a financial block in the way of iPhone and iPad functionality. But are we really on the precipice of a groundswell of video calling, or are we simply taking this opportunity to be angry at a carrier for daring to charge us money?

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