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Trade groups review battery standards
The Underwriters Laboratories and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers are each in the process of reviewing their existing lithium ion battery guidelines, while the IPC plans to unveil new standards by June. Better standards would alleviate some confusion in the market and reduce costs, a Dell official says.   USA TODAY (11/5)
Samsung predicts possible LCD shortage
Samsung Electronics Co. said the global LCD market may have a lackluster first half of 2007, but the company expects demand to pick up in the second half of the year, which may lead to a possible shortage. The company’s eighth generation line could be up and running earlier than previously expected, Samsung’s LCD chief Lee Sang-wan said.   eWEEK.com (11/4)
  Samsung exec: LCD leader will emerge through creativity: The top player in the LCD display market will be the company that concentrates on innovation and creativity, according to Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun-hee.   The Korea Herald (Seoul) (11/5)
Nokia to launch new gaming strategy
Nokia has revamped its gaming strategy and is gearing up to launch a multimedia gaming initiative called Next Generation. The new platform will be built into a number of Nokia devices and could include games from Sony Corp.   The Register (U.K.) (11/2)
Motorola chairman predicts $15 handsets by ’08
Motorola Chairman David Brown said $15 handsets will be available in 2008 in developing markets, thanks to inexpensive chip components. Brown said emerging nations must be persuaded not to tax mobile devices as luxury goods.   CNET (11/2)
Report: VoIP equipment sales to soar
Global VoIP equipment revenue will reach $11.9 billion in 2010, up from $3.95 billion in 2005, finds a report by iSuppli. VoIP will be a major growth driver for telecom gear makers for the rest of the decade, iSuppli says.   Tekrati (11/2)
Verizon teams with Intel on gaming service
Verizon Communications and Intel have launched a service that lets users play computer games on a TV set. The $9.95-a-month offering uses Intel’s new Viiv technology.   Red Herring (11/2)
Other News
  Gamers give Sony’s PS3 the thumbs up
Contra Costa Times (Walnut Creek, Calif.) (11/5)