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Growing pains in the mobile app industry

Launch of Microsoft’s Bing search app for Android is indicative of changing industry pressures.

Nokia completes Motally deal

Nokia has completed the acquisition of Motally, initially announced on August 20, 2010

Twitter launches iPad app

Twitter has launched the first native app that it has built from scratch, Twitter for iPad

Alcatel-Lucent claims LTE strength

With forty LTE contracts or trials worldwide, Alcatel-Lucent can probably be justified in its claim to be in a winning position with the next generation technology.

Early iPad sales warmly received by Wall Street

Apple has reported strong consumer demand for its new iPad tablet, which it began selling for the first time in the US over the weekend, sending its shares up close to an all time high

LTE market facing confusion with 20 different spectrum bands

Next-generation LTE networks could be deployed in as many as 20 frequency bands, creating “a great deal of uncertainty” in the minds of mobile device component suppliers about which to support, according to a new Strategy Analytics report.

Microsofts Kin is a US240M failure

Microsoft’s failed Kin phone project has cost the company around US$240 million, according to a note in its latest earnings report released yesterday.

Apple app patent filing sparks controversy

Apple sparked controversy after it filed for mobile application patent which included images that bore more than a passing resemblance to a commercial product already available in its App Store.

AT&T to push Android and Palm smartphones

Number two US operator AT&T has announced plans to follow its rivals by supporting Google’s Android platform and Palm’s webOS platform. AT&T plans to launch five Android devices during the first half of this year, including exclusive devices from HTC and Motorola. The most high-profile of the five is likely to be its decision to launch an exclusive Android device from Dell.

Vodafone opens up platform for third-party apps

Vodafone has opened up its billing platform for use by third-party developers in a bid to ramp up the number of applications available via its mobile Internet stores.