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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

Older people are cool, too

Fashion in the mobile phone industry is driving social exclusion

Mobile video calling – Is it just California dreaming?

Apple is convinced its new FaceTime service will kickstart this dormant market. Success will pile the pressure on operators though

3G auctions leave Indian operators ripe for investment

Local operators may need foreign investment to deliver on the 3G promise

The future of Fleet Street?

Tablets such as the iPad promise to take newspapers mobile. But if they are going to make money for publishers, they need to make money for advertisers

Of iPhones and revenue

This may have been the moment of ‘iPhone 4,’ but three other Apple milestones deserve merit

4G technologies do not officially exist yet

But that hasn't stopped the industry maxing up the hype...