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AMNews: No Samsung Galaxy Z in UK, MaaS May Become Popular With TDL-4, Apple To Surpass HP in PC Sales

Samsung has confirmed that it won't be selling the Galaxy Z Smartphone yet in the UK in a statement issued to UK tech news website the Inquirer. A spokesperson for the company said that there were no plans currently to launch the Galaxy Z in the UK market possibly because the Galaxy S is still a popular phone on the market.

Samsung will apparently launch a more affordable iteration of its popular Galaxy S2 handset called the Galaxy Z; it has been seen in Sweden courtesy of mobile phone operator 3 for roughly £30 per month. The Galaxy Z could well be seen as an interesting rival to a cheaper version of the iPhone 5 that many are expecting to be launched at the same time as a full fat version in September.

Korean Smartphone maker Samsung has decided to drop a counter suit filed against Apple in order to re-focus its legal assault on the iPhone maker. Even though the company dropped the counter suit against Apple, it does not mean that it has backed down. According to PCWorld, Samsung is suing Apple for patent infringement in eight courts across six countries.

If there's one point that the detailed analysis of the TDL4 or TDSS botnet by Sergey Golovanov and Igor Soumenkov of Kaspersky Labs revealed, it is that criminals are expanding into Malware as a service or MaaS. This analysis was done by an employee of Kaspersky Labs' rival, Paul Ducklin, who is the head for Sophos in the APAC region; he added that "The TDL rootkit family is, indeed, one of the trickiest rootkits around" and that the latest version was "particularly

iPhone maker Apple is expected to surpass Hewett Packard has the largest seller of personal notebook in 2012. According to Digitimes, internal sources have revealed that Apple is expected to ship 60 million tablet PC devices in 2012 out of the total estimated amount of 80 million.

Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.