Expanded focus as LG-Nortel becomes LG-Ericssonview story

http://www.itwire.com – The acquisition of Nortel's half of LG-Nortel by Ericsson could see the company in Australia expanding from small to medium enterprise telephony markets into large enterprise, carriers and possibly vying for NBN Co's PON contracts. (IT news)

Songbird 1.8 Beta 2 is Availableview story

http://blog.songbirdnest.com – We have a new beta build ready for you guys!  We tossed in support for a whole bunch of phones between the last beta and this one, and we nuked quite a few bugs.  The newly-added phones are: (Software)

Skype saddles up on Sony Ericsson’s Symbian smartphonesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Billing Symbian as “the world’s most popular smartphone platform”, Skype has finally made its eponymous software available to Sony Ericsson Satio, Vivaz and Vivaz Pro users, with these three phones running the Symbian ^1 OS – but does it work using Bluetooth?! (IT news)

Motorola, Sony Ericsson, and LG spin Android phonesview story

http://www.linuxfordevices.com – Motorola is prepping two high-end Android phones for summer release on Verizon -- the 4.3-inch Droid X and a keyboard-enabled Droid 2 -- say reports. Meanwhile, LG will ship 20 Android phones this year, and Sony Ericsson is readying a mid-range Xperia X8 Android model, say other reports.... (Embedded)

Skype comes to Sony Ericsson Symbian phonesview story

http://www.itwire.com – Skype has made its VoIP software available on three Symbian-based Sony Ericsson smartphones; the Satio, Vivaz and Vivaz pro. (IT news)

New Week, New Betaview story

http://blog.songbirdnest.com – Oolaa!  We have a beta 1 of Songbird 1.8, a.k.a. Orbital, ready for those of you who like to keep up with our latest builds.  Grab it off the Nightly Builds page.  The big changes in this beta build are: (Software)

Android war fires up - LG and Sony Ericsson with new modelsview story

http://www.itwire.com – In an attempt to steal some of Apple’s WWDC thunder, both Sony Ericsson and LG today announced new handsets running Android. The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 mini and LG’s GW620 are aiming to deliver a blow to an iPhone 4.0 release that’s not expected to show us anything we don’t already know. (IT news)

FT.com: IBM joins chipmakers to boost Linux platformview story

http://linuxo.com – FT.com: "IBM has joined forces with chip companies Arm, Freescale, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments, to create a company that will accelerate the development of Linux software for devices such as mobile phones, tablet computers and digital televisions." (General)

Vendors form Linaro to promote Linux based devicesview story

http://www.itwire.com – ARM, Freescale, IBM, Samsung, ST-Ericsson and Texas Instruments have formed a non-profit company, Linaro, to promote Linux-based distributions such as Android, LiMo, MeeGo, Ubuntu and webOS in a wide range of devices from cellphones to automotive and enterprise systems. (IT news)

Mobile Linux Gets Support From Chip Vendorsview story

http://linuxo.com – Hardware Central: "The development of Linux on mobile devices may be poised to get a boost thanks to the formation of a new industry group called Linaro, backed by a consortium of chip vendors including ARM, Freescale, Texas Instruments, Samsung and ST-Ericsson." (General)