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    BlackBerry CEO talks up back-to-roots Classic device Edit Post

    In an open letter to current and former BlackBerry users, John Chen (pictured), the firm’s chief executive, extolled what he believed were similar qualities in the upcoming Classic device to ones that made the Bold model so popular in the past. “It’s tempting in a rapidly changing, rapidly growing mobile market to change for the sake ...
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    Lenovo closes $2.9B Moto deal Edit Post

    Lenovo has completed the $2.9 billion acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a deal which the Chinese vendor claims pushes it into third spot in the smartphone vendor league table. The deal was first announced in January 2014. Motorola will operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary and its headquarters will remain in Chicago. “By building a strong number three and a credible ...
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    AlcaLu CEO insists Shift Plan on track, despite revenue fall Edit Post

    Alcatel-Lucent’s sales dropped nearly 6 per cent during Q3, dragged down in part by lighter LTE spending in North America, but a tighter control on costs – courtesy of the firm’s Shift Plan – has widened margins and reduced cash burn. “Since the launch of the Shift Plan, our primary objective is to enable the company ...
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    EE launches LTE-Advanced in central London; more to follow in 2015 Edit Post

    EE launched its LTE-Advanced service in central London offering peak download speeds of 150Mb/s, although initially it will only be available on two Samsung devices. The operator is offering the service on the Samsung Note 4 and Samsung Alpha. The company argued both devices were mainstream and told Mobile World Live they will be followed by others in ...
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    Baidu’s profit jumps 27% on strong mobile gains Edit Post

    China’s search engine giant Baidu reported a 27.2 per cent increase in its Q3 net profit to CNY3.87 billion ($631.5 million) as revenue jumped 52 per cent to CNY13.5 billion ($2.2 billion). The company said mobile traffic surpassed PC traffic and mobile revenue accounted for 36 per cent of total revenue. Baidu CFO Jennifer Li said ...

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    Mobile phone growth slows in Q3 — Strategy Analytics Edit Post

    Mobile phone shipments reached 459.5 million units globally during the third quarter of 2014, representing a 7.6 per cent year-on-year growth. However, this was down on the 9.4 per cent growth seen in the same quarter a year ago. Strategy Analytics, which published the data, attributed much of the overall growth in the market to healthy ...
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    Samsung confirms weak Q3 as device prices tumble Edit Post

    Samsung confirmed its anticipated weak Q3 numbers, as falling selling prices led to a drop in revenue which “put pressure on the cost structure”. The South Korean handset giant was quick to admit its failings. “Price premiums have eroded due to lower degrees of differentiation among devices in the market and a rapidly changing competitive landscape ...


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    Mobile continues to make mark at Facebook Edit Post

    The importance of mobile to Facebook’s current business and future growth was emphasised as the social network giant reported improved revenue and profit for the third quarter. Mobile accounted for 66 per cent of all advertising revenue, compared with 49 per cent a year earlier and 62 per cent for the prior quarter. With advertising revenue ...