Apple has stopped selling the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices through its German online store, along with 3G-equipped iPads.
WiFi-only iPad devices and the iPhone 4S are not affected; retailers with existing stock are also unaffected.
Speciality glass business Corning and Samsung Mobile Display, part of the Samsung group, have signed an agreement to set up a new business that’ll produce glass substrates for the organic light emitting diode (OLED) device market.
The new business will be based in South Korea and will supply OLED backplane glass substrates for Samsung Mobile Display and the broader market, from handheld devices to televisions.
India’s Supreme Court has cancelled 122 licences awarded to mobile network operators in 2008.
It described the original award process as “arbitrary and unconstitutional”; a number of people involved in the licence auction have been arrested and are awaiting trial.
Orange Austria is to be sold to Hutchison 3G Austria, subject to regulatory approval.
France Telecom-Orange currently owns 35% of the business, while Mid Europa Partners controls 65%. Both parties have agreed to sell their combined stakes to Hutchison.
The mobile phone market grew by 6.1% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2011, according to the latest report from the International Data Corporation.
IDC’s Worldwide Mobile Phone Tracker revealed that 427.4 million mobile devices were shipped in Q4 2011, with the feature phone market declining faster than anticipated.