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    SoftBank casts eye over America Movil wireless assets Edit Post

    SoftBank is studying America Movil’s wireless assets that have been put up for purchase as a possible means of entering the Mexican market, the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) reported. The firm has asked Marcelo Claure, the chief executive of US operator Sprint it acquired last year, to gather more information on America Movil’s assets, which could be ...
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    Telenor eyes 1.8GHz shortcut to 4G in India Edit Post

    Telenor is weighing up the possibility of using its existing spectrum in India to skip straight from 2G to 4G, according to a report from The Economic Times (ET). Uninor, Telenor’s Indian subsidiary, already holds 1.8GHz frequencies that might be used for 4G, provided its gets a unified licence (which allows spectrum to be used for whatever ...
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    Microsoft debuts Band health tracker Edit Post

    Microsoft announced its anticipated wearable device, the $199 ‘Band’, as part of a wider healthcare push from the US giant. The company said that Microsoft Band has 10 smart sensors “for 24-hour heart rate monitoring, calorie burn measurement, advanced sleep quality tracking and more”. It will also offer smart notifications including incoming calls, emails, texts and ...
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    Airtel’s profit rebounds with strong push from data Edit Post

    Bharti Airtel’s net income in Q3 surged 170 per cent to INR13.8 billion ($229 million) as growth in data revenue helped deliver the highest quarterly profit in more than three years. Its overall revenue grew 7 per cent to INR228.5 billion ($3.77 billion), with its core Indian market seeing growth of 12.3 per cent – accounting for ...
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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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    Sony appoints new head of mobile Edit Post

    Sony has appointed senior vice president Hiroki Totoki as the new head of its mobile division in the hope of reviving its smartphone business, which has been struggling recently. Totoki replaces incumbent Kunimasa Suzuki, on 16 November, who moves to become an executive vice president of Sony Entertainment. Sony had initially set a target of hitting sales ...
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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 ...