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    Motorola working on Nexus phablet – report Edit Post

    Google and Motorola are apparently working on a Nexus-branded device, which would mark an entry into the phablet category for both the Nexus line of products and Motorola. Android Police said the device will have a 5.9-inch screen, and include a fingerprint sensor. An availability date of November was given, meaning it is likely to coincide with ...
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    BlackBerry boosts security position with Secusmart buy Edit Post

    BlackBerry bolstered its security credentials with the acquisition of Secusmart, a German provider of “high-security voice and data encryption and anti-eavesdropping solutions for government organisations, enterprises and telecommunications service providers”. Financial details were not disclosed. The companies have already worked together, including a partnership to provide Germany’s Federal office for Information Security with a BlackBerry 10 solution ...
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    Trade group expects new European mobile operator to arrive in Mexico Edit Post

    Canieti, a trade group which champions ICT adoption in Mexico, has predicted that a new operator –  hailing from Europe – will come to Mexico. Canieti’s President, Victor Gutierrez, said a European firm was already in talks with Mexican partners (also headquartered in Europe) with a view to striking up an alliance. Telefonica (Movistar), along with MVNO Virgin Mobile, ...
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    Orange suffers another bruising quarter, despite lowering costs Edit Post

    Orange said Q2 and H1 numbers were good enough to keep its full-year target of margin stabilisation, but it was nonetheless another rocky three months for the France-headquartered operator as fierce competition and regulation continued to chip away at sales and profit. Group revenue for the three months ended June slid 3.4 per cent, to €9.78 billion, compared ...
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    Apple drops one of its Samsung lawsuits Edit Post

    Apple has dropped a ‘cross-appeal’ filed in its ongoing and numerous lawsuits involving Samsung, ending the prospect of a block on the sale of some devices from the South Korean vendor – which have all been replaced anyway. According to The Register, the sales bar would have applied to old Galaxy-branded tablets and smartphones, which have ...

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    Strong international, high-end performances driving Huawei device growth Edit Post

    Huawei shipped 64.21 million devices in the first half of 2014, including 34.27 million smartphones, as it launched premium products such as the Mate 2 4G (pictured) and Ascend P7. In a statement, the Chinese vendor said that the “steady and sustainable” growth of its consumer unit “further demonstrates the success of its strategy to develop ...
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    Bell Labs expert hails future 5G a “communications revolution” Edit Post

    VIDEO INTERVIEW: Anticipating that 5G will eventually become the dominant way to communicate, Theodore Sizer, VP of wireless research at Bell Labs – Alcatel-Lucent’s R&D arm – views the next-generation of mobile technology “less as a wireless standard than as a communications revolution”. So pervasive does he think 5G will be, Dr Sizer told Mobile World ...


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    Vodafone claims signs of stabilisation in Europe, following tough Q1 Edit Post

    Vodafone Group announced a weak organic Q1 performance in its core European markets, although it claimed there is “evidence of commercial improvement” in Germany, Italy and the UK. “Through our commercial actions and investment, our performance is beginning to stabilise quarter-on-quarter in several of our European markets, with customer appetite for 4G services clearly growing,” Vittorio ...