eWEEK Newsbreak Dec 15 2009

A proposed Chinese trade policy is sparking deep concern from U.S. trade companies seeking to sell computers, software, communications products and other office products to Chinese government agencies. The policy would require the intellectual property used in those products to be developed and owned in China. There are reports that the Google phone is real, and it is coming in January 2010. Google recently acknowledged that a special device with new mobile features and functionality is being tested by its employees. TeliaSonera recently launched the world's first and largest commercial Long Term Evolution (LTE) service in Stockholm, supplied by Ericsson. Sun Microsystems delivers a new beta release of its Java Store. Sun described the Java Store on its Website as, "a JavaFX-powered storefront that provides an easy and secure means of discovering and acquiring compelling Java and JavaFX applications. It appears Google and Apple have gone from friends battling Microsoft to frenemies. From mobile phones and applications, to handset and computer operating systems, Google and Apple find themselves increasingly competing. Join eWEEK reporter Ashley Daley, as she highlights the two companies new acquisitions and much more.