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Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd has no plans to shut down its loss-making handset business, said its incoming interim Chief Executive John Chen on Monday, adding that the smartphone maker has enough in its stable to stage a turnaround. "I know we have enough ingredients to build a long-term sustainable business," said Chen in a telephone interview with Reuters on Monday.
*BlackBerry abandons sale plans, to replace CEO. Still, U.S.-listed shares of Blackberry tumbled 21.1 percent to $6.13 in premarket trade after the smartphone maker said it was abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead, would replace its chief executive officer.
Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd is abandoning a plan to sell itself and instead will replace its chief executive officer and raise about $1 billion from institutional investors, including its largest shareholder, the smartphone maker said on Monday. Shares of BlackBerry dropped 19 percent to $6.33 in premarket trading.
Nov 4- BlackBerry Ltd is abandoning a plan to sell itself and will instead raise some $1 billion and replace its chief executive, the Globe and Mail newspaper said on Monday, citing sources. The Globe said the smartphone maker plans to raise the $1 billion by selling convertible notes. BlackBerry couldn't immediately be reached for comment.
David Rubenstein, MD & Senior Analyst at Advanced Research Japan, says Sony's results highlight a broader trend of weakness in the consumer electronics space.
WASHINGTON, Oct 31- The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration said on Thursday it will allow airlines to expand the use of portable electronic devices in flight to include smartphones, tablets and e-readers, ending a long-standing ban.
*Sony cuts full-year profit forecast after Q2 net loss. *Weak numbers stir doubts over Sony CEO Hirai's strategy. TOKYO, Oct 31- Sony Corp CEO Kazuo Hirai's determination to stick to the consumer electronics that made the company's fame will be put to the test in the months ahead as domestic rivals step up a shift to more profitable industrial technology.
HELSINKI, Oct 30- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC said it would appeal a British court's judgment earlier on Wednesday that it had infringed on a patent belonging to rival Nokia.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Motorola wants to let consumers design their own smartphones. The Google- owned manufacturer has launched Project Ara to create a free, open and standardized platform to let people pick and choose the components they want in their phones, Motorola said in a blogpost this week.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Motorola wants to let consumers design their own smarpthones. The Google- owned manufacturer has launched Project Ara to create a free, open and standardized platform to let people pick and choose the components they want in their phones, Motorola said in a blogpost this week.
The smartphone maker and the social giant met last week to gauge interest in a potential bid, reported The Wall Street Journal.
TORONTO, Oct 29- BlackBerry Ltd executives flew to California to meet with Facebook Inc last week to gauge its interest in a potential bid for the struggling smartphone-maker, according to a Wall Street Journal report citing people familiar with the matter. It remains unclear if Facebook is interested in placing a bid.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 29- Global smartphone shipments jumped 39 percent in the quarter ended Sept. 30, while brisk demand for low-priced Android devices in China eroded Apple's market share.
SEOUL, Oct 25- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's quarterly operating profit surged 26 percent to a new record, matching estimates and powered by a strong recovery in its memory chip business as smartphone sales growth eases sharply. "Samsung has done well, having rapidly caught up with Apple in the smartphone market.
*Q3 operating profit 218 bln won vs 306 bln won fcast. SEOUL, Oct 24- South Korea's LG Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 TV maker, reported its lowest quarterly profit for 2013 on Thursday as its mobile business slipped into the red due to the cost of marketing its latest smartphone.
SEOUL, Oct 24- LG Electronics Inc, the world's No.2 TV maker, reported its lowest quarterly profit for 2013 on Thursday as its mobile business slipped into the red due to marketing costs surrounding its latest smartphone launch in August.
TAOYUAN, Taiwan, Oct 23- Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp has halted at least one of its four main manufacturing lines, accounting for at least a fifth of total capacity, and is outsourcing production as a sales slump puts pressure on its cash flow, according to sources with direct knowledge of the situation.
JOHANNESBURG, Oct 22- Millions of mobile phones are shipped to Africa every month, but a South African company hopes to rival the likes of Samsung and Nokia with home-grown smartphones tailored to African needs.
*Vimpelcom signs direct sales contract with Apple. MOSCOW, Oct 22- Russian mobile phone operators MTS and Vimpelcom said they would start selling Apple Inc's new iPhone models on Oct. 25, with Vimpelcom the country's only carrier to sign a direct sales contract with the U.S. company so far.
*Lumia 2520 is Nokia's first tablet. ABU DHABI, Oct 22- Nokia has unveiled its first tablet and large-screen smartphones, which will form part of Microsoft's global push to become a leading player in consumer devices when it takes over the Finnish company's handset business.