Thursday´s News Bits
This article contains unofficial information.
- Sprint shared GPS location information about its customers with the government. Apparently we´re talking about convention, rather than an isolated case here, because the carrier did it more than 8mln times last year alone. As PC World indicates, it´s not about keeping tabs on 8mln subscribers, since information about one and the same person can be requested by officials multiple times. More details on the case can be found via the source link: PC World
- TerraStar Genus has passed FCC. The first satellite cell phone to be offered by AT&T is based on Windows Mobile and you can be sure that you will have network coverage anywhere across the US. (source: Engadget)
- Nokia files a lawsuit against LG, Samsung, Hitachi, Philips, Toshiba and other manufacturers of LCD displays and CRT monitors. We still don´t have information on the amount of compensation the company requires for incurred losses and damages. (source: Reuters)
- The LG GW620 supports DivX. Apparently similar video playback capabilities are becoming more common with Android-based handsets these days. The first cell phone with support for DivX and Xvid was the Samsung Galaxy Spica. (via: AndroidandMe)
- Update for Nokia Messaging for Social Networks Beta rolls out December 14. It adds support for an increased number of cell phones, social networks etc. Take a look at the video below, showcasing the new extra features of the application. (source: Nokia Beta Labs)