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    Microsoft unveils latest Surface tablet Edit Post

    Microsoft debuted a new product in its Surface tablet line, marking the end of the line for its lacklustre Windows RT platform. The new tablet, Surface 3, is a lower-tier sibling to the company’s Surface Pro 3, but “runs full Windows, including desktop applications”. Previous non “pro”-branded devices have used Windows RT, a stripped-down version of ...
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    Wearable growth driven by new devices, vendors – IDC Edit Post

    Vendors will ship 45.7 million wearable devices in 2015, up “a strong 133.4 per cent” from the 19.6 million units delivered in 2014, according to IDC. The company noted factors including new vendors, new devices, and greater end-user awareness. By 2019, total shipment volumes are forecast to reach 126.1 million units, resulting in a five-year compound annual ...
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    Zimbabwe’s Econet cries foul over network-sharing plan – report Edit Post

    Privately-held Econet Wirelesss, the largest mobile operator in Zimbabwe, lashed out at government plans that require the sharing of its network with smaller rivals, claiming it was nothing more than a backdoor scheme to seize its assets. Econet, which owns 80 per cent of Zimababwe’s telecoms infrastructure, said in a statement – cited by Reuters – that ...
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    Wireless IoT Forum to tackle standards fragmentation Edit Post

    The Wireless IoT Forum was launched today with a brief to support and promote the deployment of IoT worldwide, in both licensed and unlicensed spectrum, and diminish the risk of fragmented standards. Although the Forum has yet to announce its founding members – it will do so at the M2M World Congress held in London on ...
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    IBM to pump $3B into new IoT unit Edit Post

    IBM announced it will invest $3 billion over the next three years in setting up a new Internet of Things (IoT) unit, designed to gather and analyse data from online devices and create “solutions” targeted at enterprise customers. Based on a cloud-based “open platform”, IBM said the new unit will build on work associated with its ...

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    Huawei confirms strong 2014 profit growth Edit Post

    Huawei confirmed a strong growth in profit for 2014 in its audited results, with Ken Hu, rotating CEO, stating that “with heavy investment in innovations in areas such as cloud computing, big data, 5G, SDN and NFV, we believe we are well positioned to capture the tremendous business opportunities in this digital transformation era”. The report, ...
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    Tele2 head doubts the appeal of quadplay Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Mats Granryd, chief executive of Tele2, told Mobile World Live he is “not a big believer” in quadplay, simply because he doesn’t see many consumers as being all that interested in buying bundled packages of fixed and mobile services. “We don’t see customers asking for a fixed-mobile convergence play,” said Granryd. Tele2 is an ...


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    HTC design chief heads for the door Edit Post

    HTC has parted company with Jonah Becker, its US-based head of design, as the revolving door continues for its senior executives. According to The Wall Street Journal, Becker oversaw the design of HTC’s latest flagship smartphone, One M9, having only been in place at the head of the department for around a year. His predecessor, Scott ...