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Adobe’s Flash to hit smartphones next year

Adobe’s Flash software – one of the most common technologies for watching video on a computer – will soon be available on most smartphones following major deals with the majority of the world’s software platforms and device vendors.

T-Mobile UK boss hails network’s best-ever month

Richard Moat, the recently-appointed CEO of Deutsche Telekom’s T-Mobile UK, says the beleaguered network is showing signs of recovery after enjoying its best-ever month for subscriber growth in September.

France Telecom’s deputy CEO resigns over suicides

France Telecom’s deputy chief executive Louis-Pierre Wenes has resigned from the firm, becoming the first high-profile executive to step down following criticism of the high number of suicide cases at the French telecoms giant.

ZTE supplies 3

ZTE is now delivering handsets to mobile operator Hutchison 3G in the UK, Ireland and Sweden, reports Cellular News.

Acer to shift focus to Android smartphones

DigiTimes reports that new mobile handset vendor Acer has shifted its development policy to focus more on the Android platform, with at least half of new models launched in 2010 to be based on the Google platform. The report adds that the vendor will still develop Windows Mobile-based smartphones.

Palm reinstates iTunes syncing for Pre

ITProPortal reports that the quiet war between Palm and Apple continues on as the former has released an update to its webOS operating system that allows the Pre to sync with iTunes 9.0.1, a feature that Apple had silently squeezed out.

Nokia joins wireless power standards group

Nokia – the world’s largest handset vendor – has joined the Wireless Power Consortium, the industry group charged with developing an international wireless power standard for  rechargeable electronic devices such as mobile phones.

iSuppli: Windows Mobile to retake second spot

A report from iSuppli notes that while Windows Mobile is expected to fall to the No. 3 position among worldwide smartphone operating systems in 2009, appearing on 27.7 million smartphones, that number is expected to climb to 67.9 million smartphones by 2013, boosting Windows back into the No. 2 spot by 2012.

Adviser recommends EU court upholds roaming caps

A Wall Street Journal report notes that a legal adviser to Europe’s highest court today recommended the court uphold a Europe-wide law forcing mobile operators to cut the rates they charge for using a mobile phone abroad.

TDC in deal to sell Invitel for EUR700M

The Financial Times reports that TDC, the Danish telecoms group, has taken an important step towards a planned share sale by its private-equity owners next year by agreeing to sell Invitel.