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LONDON/ TAIPEI, Dec 4- HTC Corp will have to stop selling its One Mini smartphone in Britain from Dec. 6 after a British court ruled the Taiwanese company had infringed patents owned by Finnish rival Nokia.
*Shares of Qualcomm, Synaptics rise as sales to China grow. *China market big enough to support latecomers- analysts.
TAIPEI, Nov 5- Taiwan's success at designing and mass producing must-have gadgets for branded rivals such as Apple Inc makes it tougher for its companies trying to launch aspirational consumer brands of their own.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 31- 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. Google is accused of infringing seven patents.
*Expects 1st- quarter adj earnings $0.66/ shr vs est $0.65. Oct 30- Chipmaker Skyworks Solutions Inc forecast current-quarter results above analysts' estimates as it sells more analog chips used to connect machines to the Internet, sending its shares up 5 percent in extended trading.
BURLINGAME, Calif., Oct 30- Sprint Corp promised to gradually offer wireless data speeds far in excess of those offered by bigger rivals like Verizon, as it hopes to use recently acquired wireless airwaves to regain market share.
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.
Oct 15- Amazon.com Inc is developing smartphones with HTC Corp, putting it in a position to compete with Apple Inc and Google Inc, the Financial Times reported. In 2011, Citigroup said that Amazon would launch a smartphone in 2012 through a partnership with contract cellphone maker Foxconn International.
One of the biggest differences between Apple's iPhone and Android devices is that the latter offers more options when it comes to customizing the software.
Wi-Lan, which has a string of patent lawsuits against smartphone makers, alleged in December last year that BlackBerry- then known as Research In Motion Ltd- had infringed a patent related to Bluetooth technologies.
TAINAN, Taiwan, Oct 9- Top contract chip maker TSMC may have outsmarted rivals Samsung Electronics Co and Intel Corp in the race to build the tiniest and most powerful chips for smartphones and tablets by building big.
HTC is against the idea of a takeover, said Cher Wang co-founder and chairperson, which reported its first-ever quarterly loss on Friday.
TAIPEI, Oct 4- Taiwan's HTC Corp slid into the red for the first time in the third quarter, adding to the case for the troubled smartphone maker to abandon its prized independence and reach out for a white knight soon.
SEOUL, Oct 4- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd is on track to post its second consecutive year of record earnings as a rebound in its semiconductor business shields the South Korean tech giant from a slower smartphone market. The market further tightened following a fire in early September at a China plant owned by SK Hynix, the world's No.2 chipmaker.
By Michael Gold and Faith Hung. TAIPEI, Oct 4- Taiwan's HTC Corp slid into the red for the first time in the third quarter, with sales hit hard by fierce competition in the smartphone market, supply chain constraints and internal turmoil. HTC lacks the scale of bigger rivals Apple Inc and Samsung Electronics Co Ltd and its troubles this year have only multiplied.
Sept 27- Beats Electronics LLC, a maker of headphones founded by rapper Dr. Dre and music producer Jimmy Iovine, will get a $500 million investment from Carlyle Group, a person familiar with the matter said, valuing the company at more than $1 billion.
However, a person familiar with the matter, who was not authorized to publicly discuss financial details of the deal, said Carlyle would invest $500 million in Beats Electronics, valuing it at over $1 billion. Beats Electronics also said it agreed to buy back the minority stake held by Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC Corp in the company.
*Plans for free version in challenge to Microsoft. SEOUL, Sept 19- South Korean upstart Infraware Inc is in a David and Goliath battle with software giant Microsoft over a lucrative niche of the mobile office business and just like the diminutive biblical hero, it believes it can win.
**APPLE INC, $462.35, up 1.5 pct. The fingerprint reader on Apple's top-end iPhone 5 S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones. BLACKBERRY, $10.45, down 1 pct.
**APPLE INC, $462.35, up 1.5 pct. The fingerprint reader on Apple's top-end iPhone 5 S received an early thumbs up for ease of use from two influential reviewers, helping dispel concerns about the scanning technology which has been notoriously unreliable in other cellphones. **WI-LAN INC, $4.08, up 13 pct.