Daily Cuppa: Kindle Fire HD launch, Nokia admits faking Lumia 920 ad

Samsung is being probed by South Korean antitrust authorities for abusing its dominant market position, after complaints by Apple, and CIOs apparently lack the confidence to be business leaders.
Written by Spandas Lui, Contributor

At last, it's Friday. Here is a round-up of the tech news to ease you out of the working week.

In case you haven't heard (living under a rock, much?) Amazon launched its new Kindle Fire HD tablets over in the US. The ZDNet team over there has written a ton of stories about the products, and they have even included a slideshow of the launch event.

Still no word on whether the Kindle Fire HD range will be available in Australia, though the previous model was not sold Down Under.

Amazon's e-reader competitor Kobo has also decided to announce its range of new devices, including the Kobo Arc, its 7-inch Android tablet.

Huawei and Intel have struck up a partnership that will see them collaborating in a number of fields, including the server, datacentre, storage and cloud computing space.

While they have worked together on and off for the past decade, the pair signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen the alliance. The aim is to sell whatever products they develop in Huawei's home country, China, and elsewhere.

Nokia is in trouble for faking some of the features of its Lumia 920 handset in a promotional video.

"In an effort to demonstrate the benefits of optical image stabilization [OIS] (which eliminates blurry images and improves pictures shot in low light conditions), we produced a video that simulates what we will be able to deliver with OIS," wrote Heidi Lemmetyinen, editor in chief of Nokia's official blog.

South Korean antitrust authorities have launched an investigation against Samsung for abusing its dominant market position after complaints by Apple.

The European Union antitrust authorities also explored similar claims earlier this year.

Apparently, CIOs lack confidence to be business leaders, despite having knowledge in IT and business across their organisations. That's the view of one industry analyst at Forrester Research, Khalid Kark.

"CIOs think of themselves as technology managers. They lack that amount of confidence to hone in on the role of a business leader," Kark said.

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