INQ Mobile to launch Twitter device

Hutchison Whampoa’s mobile handset subsidiary INQ Mobile plans to follow up its ‘Facebook phone’ with launch of a ‘Twitter phone’ later this year, according to a Reuters report.

Report: Mobile money generates 74% higher ARPU

Operators looking to increase ARPU and reduce churn during these challenging economic times would be well advised to launch mobile money services, to judge from the findings of a recent report from CGAP and the GSMA.

Groups work on converged LTE standard

Two industry groups – the TD Industry Association (TDIA) and the Next Generation Mobile Networks (NGMN) Alliance – are teaming up with the aim of promoting TD-LTE technology worldwide and ensuring the development of a converged standard for Frequency Division Duplex (FDD)-

Baltic nations discuss digital dividend spectrum plan

Representatives from all the Baltic Sea states met in Helsinki this week to discuss use of digital dividend spectrum, raising hopes that the region will follow the likes of the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Finland, Switzerland and Sweden in allocating some of the spectrum to mobile broadband services.

Mobile Innovation EMEA winners announced

The GSMA has today announced IDENT Technologies and Electro Power Systems as the winners of the EMEA leg of the 2010 Mobile Innovation Grand Prix competition.

EU backs single mobile phone charger initiative

The European Commission has welcomed a GSMA-backed initiative to provide a common charger for mobile phones, reports Cellular News

World’s first RCS-based services go live in South Korea

The GSMA has announced that the world’s first interoperable communication service incorporating key elements of its Rich Communication Suite (RCS) specifications is now live in South Korea, notes Cellular News.

Study: AWS to accelerate 3G growth in Americas

A new GSMA-backed study has made the case for new Advanced Wireless Services (AWS) spectrum as a key driver of mobile broadband growth in the Americas.

Dell keeps faith with smartphone strategy

The Financial Times reports this week that computer-maker Dell remains committed to entering the smartphone market despite investor concerns about profitability at the firm.

Report: Dell phone to launch in China this week

Computer-maker Dell could launch its first ever smartphone this week as part of China Mobile’s ‘OPhone’ range of TD-SCDMA-based devices.