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  • From C1002S (2001) to Xperia Z4 (2015): A comprehensive timeline of Sony's phones April 20, 2015

    Sony has just unveiled its new flagship smartphone - the Sony Xperia Z4. The story of Sony phones goes back 15 years to 2001 when it launched the C1002S in association with Ericsson. The journey of Sony's phones has been a mix of style, form and function. Come explore.C1002S (2001) SO211i...
  • Nokia confirms acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent; to take on Ericsson April 15, 2015

    Helsinki: Nokia is to buy Alcatel-Lucent in an all-share deal that values its smaller French rival at 15.6 billion euros ($16.6 billion), building up its telecom equipment business to compete with market leader Ericsson. Nokia's takeover of Alcatel-Lucent will redefine a telecom equipment sector suffering weak growth prospects and pressure...
  • Sauber ends bad week with good results in Australia Grand Prix March 15, 2015

    Melbourne: Two days before Sunday's Australian Grand Prix, the Sauber team was at risk of having its cars impounded and its team principal detained by local authorities. Two hours after the lights went green, the team was celebrating a double points finish and rich promise for the year ahead. The contractual dispute...
  • Ericsson to lay off 2,200 jobs in Sweden under cost cutting plans March 12, 2015

    Stockholm: Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says it will cut 2,200 jobs in Sweden as part of a 9 billion kronor savings package. The Stockholm-based company said the layoffs would mostly affect research and development and supply positions. Ericsson, a leading maker of mobile broadband infrastructure, said Wednesday the cuts were part of...
  • Ericsson sues Apple for telecom patent infringement February 27, 2015

    Stockholm: Swedish mobile telecom gear maker Ericsson is suing Apple for patent infringement, Ericsson said on Friday. Ericsson said it filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) requesting an exclusion order against Apple's products for infringing Ericsson patents that are essential to the 2G and 4G/LTE standards. It also...
  • Apple sues Ericsson over LTE wireless telecom patents January 14, 2015

    San Francisco: Apple sued Ericsson alleging that the Swedish company's LTE wireless technology patents are not essential to industry cellular standards and that it is demanding excessive royalties for these patents. The iPhone maker said it has not infringed on the patents and does not owe royalties for them. Apple says that...
  • Hollywood trade group, MPAA, calls Sony cyberattack 'despicable, criminal act' December 20, 2014

    Los Angeles: Former Senator Chris Dodd, now the leader the Motion Picture Association of America on Friday called the cyberattack on Sony Pictures a "despicable, criminal act," in what is believed to be the first statement from major Hollywood studios on the hack. The U.S. government has concluded that North Korea...
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban exposes wider patent risk December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: The court order that banned Chinese mobile maker Xiaomi from selling its phones in India has halted its breakneck expansion into the world's fastest growing major smartphone market and could be just the start of a string of patent challenges. Xiaomi Technology only started selling in India in July and...
  • Xiaomi may face major setback in overseas market: Report December 13, 2014

    Beijing: An Indian court which restrained the online sale of Xiaomi smartphones in India till February following a patent infringement petition from Ericsson could be a major setback for the Chinese company's "most important overseas market" and its globalisation plans, reports said today. The sudden ban may weigh on Xiaomi's performance...
  • Marcus Ericsson leaves financially troubled Caterham November 14, 2014

    London: Swedish driver Marcus Ericsson says he has terminated his contract with financially stricken Formula One team Caterham with immediate effect, ahead of his move to Sauber. Caterham missed the last two grands prix, in the United States and Brazil, after being taken over by insolvency specialists last month as they...
  • Formula One: Sauber sign Marcus Ericsson to drive in 2015 November 2, 2014

    Formula One team Sauber announced on Saturday driver Marcus Ericsson will join them for 2015, picking him up after the financial collapse of team Caterham. Signing Ericsson means Sauber will drop either Adrian Sutil or Esteban Gutierrez. Sauber said they will announce their second driver at a later date. Ericsson was in...
  • Ericsson bags 4G network deal from Bharti Airtel October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Swedish telecom gear firm Ericsson on Thursday said that it has signed a LTE or 4G network deal with country's largest mobile operator Bharti Airtel. The company, however, refused to share more information on the deal including the financial and circle details. "Airtel...
  • Caterham's Marcus Ericsson looking for a long run in formula one September 16, 2014

    Marcus Ericsson has had a tough debut season in Formula One, with his Caterham team struggling on and off the track, but Sweden's first grand prix driver in 23 years believes he has a future in the sport. The 24yearold certainly has plenty of home fans hoping that will be the...
  • Here's what the Nokia 3310, Ericsson T28 would look like if they were made today July 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Do you remember your classic phones like the Nokia 3310 and Ericsson T28? Imagine if Nokia and Ericsson, which were once the planet's biggest and most successful manufacturers of mobile phones, were to make these legendary mobile phones today? Here is a video that shows what they would...
  • Nokia 3310, Nokia 8800, Motorola StarTac 130 ring in a comeback; fetching prices as high as 1,000 euros a piece May 25, 2014

    Paris: They fit in a pocket, have batteries that last all week and are almost indestructible: oldschool Nokias, Ericssons and Motorolas are making a comeback as consumers tired of fragile and overlywired smartphones go retro. Forget apps, video calls and smiley faces, handsets like the Nokia 3310 or the Motorola StarTac...
  • Smartphone market to touch 52 crore units by 2020 from 9 crore in 2013: Ericsson May 9, 2014

    Mumbai: The size of the domestic smartphone market is expected to touch 52 crore by 2020 from 9 crore in 2013, a top executive of global mobile broadband services provider Ericsson has said. "A strong user base and highspeed broadband connectivity will fundamentally change the way people live, interact and do...
  • Caterham sign Kamui Kobayashi and Marcus Ericsson January 21, 2014

    Formula One tailenders Caterham rang the changes by announcing the return of popular Japanese racer Kamui Kobayashi and arrival of Swedish rookie Marcus Ericsson in an allnew 2014 driver lineup on Tuesday. The longawaited announcement completes the 22man grid for the season starting in Australia in March and marks a fresh...
  • Microsoft considers Ericsson CEO for top job: Reports January 16, 2014

    Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg reported, citing sources briefed on the software giant's executive search. The dynamic 48yearold Swede fits the bill as a mediasavvy technology fanatic, but his emergence as a leading candidate for the US...
  • Microsoft considering Ericsson CEO as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer: Report January 16, 2014

    San Francisco: Microsoft Corp is considering Ericsson AB Chief Executive Hans Vestberg as a possible successor to outgoing CEO Steve Ballmer, Bloomberg cited sources briefed on the software giant's executive search as saying on Wednesday. Bloomberg did not report on whether the company has reached out to Vestberg, who as CEO...
  • Micromax vs Ericsson: Competition Commission of India to investigate November 29, 2013

    Stockholm: The Competition Commission of India (CCI) is to investigate Swedish telecoms equipment maker Ericsson in regard to a dispute over charges levied on Indian group Micromax for the use of Ericsson's patents. Ericsson had sued Micromax in March 2013 for patent infringement and the Indian company responded by filing a...
  • Over half of mobile phones sold in the last quarter are smartphones November 11, 2013

    New Delhi: Smartphone uptake continued its strong momentum and accounted for around 55 per cent of all mobile phones sold in JulySeptember period, says a report by Ericsson. "Throughout the world there is continued momentum for smartphone uptake. These devices accounted for around 55 per cent of all mobile phones sold...
  • Google, Samsung, HTC, Huawei sued over Nortel patents November 2, 2013

    San Francisco: The group that owns thousands of former Nortel patents filed a barrage of patent lawsuits on Thursday against cell phone manufacturers including Google, the company it outbid in the Nortel bankruptcy auction. Rockstar, the consortium that bought the Nortel patents for $4.5 billion, sued Samsung Electronics, HTC, Huawei and...
  • Ericsson to buy Microsoft's TV software unit April 9, 2013

    New York: Ericsson, the Swedish maker of telecommunications equipment, has agreed to buy Microsoft's Mediaroom business, which makes the software that powers AT&T's UVerse TV service, the companies said Monday. Neither company said how much Ericsson is paying. Mediaroom gives phone companies a way to provide cablelike TV services over phone...
  • Ericsson in talks to buy Microsoft's TV software unit: Report March 27, 2013

    Stockholm: Ericsson is in talks to buy Microsoft Corp's IPTV business, which makes software used by phone companies such as AT&T to deliver television over the Internet, Bloomberg reported, quoting people with knowledge of the matter. Bloomberg said the transaction could be announced as soon as the coming few weeks. Both...
  • Micromax sued by Ericsson over patent infringement March 26, 2013

    New Delhi: The smartphone patent wars have so far managed to steer clear of Indian courts, but acting on a suit filed by Swedish telecom giant Ericsson, the Delhi High Court has told Micromax to pay royalties on every device it sells as part of an interim arrangement. The two...
  • Reliance Communications signs $1 bn contract with Ericsson February 11, 2013

    Mumbai: Reliance Communications has given a $1 billion contract to Ericsson to manage its network in orthern and western India over the next eight years. As per the contract, Ericsson will manage the daytoday operations across wireline and wireless networks and take over responsibility for field maintenance, network operations and...
  • Samsung seeks US sales ban on some Ericsson products December 26, 2012

    Seoul: Samsung Electronics said on Wednesday it had filed a complaint against Ericsson with the US International Trade Commission (ITC), requesting a US import ban and sales ban on some of the Swedish telecoms equipment maker's products. The action taken on Friday by the world's top smartphone maker, which accused Ericsson...
  • Ericsson sues Samsung for patent infringement November 28, 2012

    Stockholm: Ericsson, the world's biggest telecom network equipment maker, said it was suing Samsung Electronics Co for patent infringement after two years of talks failed to yield a license agreement. Sweden's Ericsson, which reckons more than 40 per cent of the world's mobile traffic passes through its networks, filed a lawsuit...
  • HTC to make lowcost smartphones April 25, 2012

    New Delhi: Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is planning to enter the low cost smartphone space. Currently the cheapest smartphone that it sells is HTC Explorer, which is retailing at Rs 9,000 in India. According to China Times, the Taiwanese smartphone maker has already signed a memorandum of cooperation with STEricsson to...