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Devices key to WAC’s ambitions

It may be an operator-led initiative, but the support of handset vendors is also crucial to hitting May’s target

The dangers of undermining mobile app development

How government policy could stifle, or nurture, an industry

Is mobile WiMAX really toast?

There’s still a place for the technology; the challenge is marketing it correctly.

Can Foursquare face down Facebook?

With the launch of its location-based Places service, Facebook's grip on the future of digital communications looks set to tighten further still

How will the new tablets measure up?

If priced right, a wave of new seven inch devices from the likes of RIM and Nokia could challenge Apple

Tough times ahead for Nokia and Symbian

Stormy waters for the smartphone market leaders

What will Skype be when it grows up?

With an IPO looming, the VoIP pioneer must address its shortcomings

Smart cards need smart phones

US operators are getting serious about NFC-based mobile payments, but who will make their phones?

From Inorganic to organic growth: Europes long haul

Strong overseas activity is disguising problems at home for Europe’s largest mobile operators

Where next for the LiMo Foundation?

The Linux-based platform is struggling to compete with its high-profile rivals

Is there such a thing as too much mobile spectrum?

A UK consultancy believes that a spectrum ‘arms race’ could be cutting into operator profits

Will more operators say Hello Moto?

Can Motorola reclaim a tier one position in the cut-throat global handset industry?

Apple and Nokia: A tale of two contrasting companies

But both vendors can learn from each other’s mistakes

3G: Craving cachet in China

An iconic handset is needed to kickstart sluggish sales in the world’s largest mobile market.

Apple: One step forward, two steps back…

...And a significant dropped call increase!

Google: Cool, innovative and contradictory

That's my immediate reaction to the new YouTube mobile site and App Inventor for Android

Rise of HSPA and mobile broadband driving uptake of 3G devices

New study highlights growth in 3G-compatible devices offered by global operators

Time to adapt Android for seniors

With the population in some regions aging fast, anyone who can create a slick senior-orientated UI for Android could be on to a winner

SoftBank’s free femtocells: An inspired move

In what may prove to be a masterstroke, SoftBank has seemingly turned the femtocell business model on its head

How Google can reinvent social networking

It needs to create a mobile-orientated social networking service that people will use to manage their daily lives