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AMNews: Foxconn to Deploy Robots, T-Mobile Brings Back U-Fix, Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 Launch Frozen in Australia

Foxconn, the Chinese company that makes iPhone and iPad for Apple, will use robots to manufacture products in coming years. In a speech made by Foxconn CEO Terry Gou, the company plans to automate its routine assembly line tasks, which will allow it to invest more in research and development and cut down on labour costs.

Taiwanese manufacturer HTC has set some very ambitious targets for the third quarter of 2011 as it looks forward to sell around 13.5 million smartphones, up from 12.2 million in the second quarter of 2011. Should it manage to reach that number, the firm would be on track to surpass the former market leader, Nokia, in 2012 and would nearly double the number of devices sold in the same quarter last year.

If you were a T-Mobile customer a few years ago, chances are that you had a U-fix subscription, one which allowed users to combine monthly mobile contracts with a more flexible Pay as you go in a single service. This means that customers from the newly formed Everything Everywhere would be able to top up should they come dangerously close to their monthly limit.

Korean company Samsung has apparently temporarily frozen the launch of its Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet in Australia because of an ongoing patent dispute with Apple. News outlet Bloomberg writes that both companies have come to an agreement in a federal court down under today with Samsung saying that it would stop advertising its flagship tablet.

Orange Switzerland has put up a product page for the forthcoming Nokia N9 black which will be launched in the country on the 15th of September which prompted hopes for a potential UK roll out. However, a spokesperson told mobile website Know your mobile that Orange UK, now part of Everything Everywhere, doesn't have nay plans to release the Nokia N9 in the UK at the moment.