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*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.
U.S. stock index futures edged lower, as the S&P 500 appeared set to pause after six straight days of gains, after President Barack Obama pledged to explore Russia's diplomatic plan to remove chemical weapons from Syria. **APPLE INC, Tuesday close $494.64, down 4 pct premarket.
LONDON, Sept 4- China's Huawei will not buy another mobile phone maker, such as Blackberry, to grow its market share in smartphones, senior vice president and board member Chen Lifang said on Wednesday.
Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, was quick to stress on Tuesday that the decision to buy Nokia's mobile business opened up exciting possibilities in the tablet and PC space.
Microsoft's deal to buy Nokia's mobile phone business may be about one man—Stephen Elop—and whether he's being groomed to take over the top job.
Apple is expected to announce a new trade-in program. But you can already get enough money for some older iPhones to cover the cost of a new one.
Early in September, Tim Cook will step on to a blacked-out stage and unveil two quite different new iPhones: the iPhone 5S, an upgraded iPhone 5, and another, cheaper one that the rumor mill has dubbed the iPhone 5C.
SINGAPORE/ TAIPEI, Aug 21- Now in his tenth year as CEO of HTC Corp, Peter Chou is lauded as the architect of the Taiwanese firm's award-winning smartphones.
Smartphone makers are experimenting with new sizes, features and customization options to stand out from their competitors. But what do consumers actually want?
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC has launched a $1 billion global ad campaign with a commercial featuring U.S. film star Robert Downey Jr., in the hope of turning around its fortunes.
Aug 15- Lenovo Group Ltd, the world's largest PC maker, booked a forecast-beating 23 percent jump in April-June net profit to deliver its second-best quarterly earnings, as its push into smartphones and tablets begins to bear fruit.
TORONTO, Aug 12- Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry Ltd is weighing options that could include an outright sale, it said on Monday, and its largest shareholder is stepping down from its board to avoid any possible conflict of interest. BlackBerry shares rose more than 10 percent to $10.78 in New York and C $11.13 in Toronto in afternoon trading.
*Apple, Samsung in worldwide legal battle over patents. WASHINGTON, Aug 9- A U.S. appeals court wrestled on Friday with a request by Apple Inc for a permanent injunction on sales of some phones made by its archrival, Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, in a case that could have a deep impact on patent litigation.
WASHINGTON, Aug 3- The Obama administration has overturned a U.S. trade panel's ban on the sale of some older iPhones and iPads, reversing a ruling that had favored Samsung Electronics Co Ltd over Apple Inc in their long-running patent battles.
Aug 1- Samsung Electronics supplier Audience Inc warned it faces a loss in the current quarter, joining a growing list of component makers that are hurting as sales of the upmarket Galaxy S4 smartphone fall short of expectations.
Google is facing both long odds and a lot of questions about what its intentions in the smartphone market really are with its Moto X phone.
Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC is the "biggest victim" of the intensifying battle in the premium handset space, and there could be little scope for it to stage a turnaround.
NEW YORK, July 23- Verizon Wireless, the biggest U.S. mobile service provider, on Tuesday announced three new phones under its Droid smartphone brand from Google Inc's Motorola and said that Motorola would be its exclusive Droid phone vendor going forward.
Manufacturers of high-end smartphones may be forced to lower prices in the coming months, as the market nears saturation and users slow the pace of changing phones, say analysts.
Chinese cellphone chip designer Spreadtrum Communications will be acquired by a unit of government-owned Tsinghua Holdings for a raised offer price of about $1.78 billion.