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European Square iZettle Expands To Spain, Taking Total Markets To Seven

Mobile Miscellany: week of March 25th, 2013

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If you didn't get enough mobile news during the week, not to worry, because we've opened the firehose for the truly hardcore. This week, an unknown T-Mobile handset with Snapdragon 800 internals lit up the benchmarks, Sony was foiled at the lock screen and Rogers made 44 new promises...
Mobile Miscellany: week of March 25th, 2013

Adfonic: Apple Now Has 37% Of All Mobile Ad Impressions; Samsung In Second In Largely Fragmented Market

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In mobile device rankings, Samsung continues to pull ahead of the rest of the field as the leading mobile handset maker, and the leading smartphone maker specifically. But when it comes to mobile advertising — a key and growing area of monetising content on mobile — Apple continues to be...
Adfonic: Apple Now Has 37% Of All Mobile Ad Impressions; Samsung In Second In Largely Fragmented Market

Beware Apple Fanboys Interpreting Apple Lawsuits

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The news this morning of Apple filing suit against HTC for allegedly infringing on 20 patents related to the iPhone is making its rounds through the Web, as Cupertino fights back against what it perceives to be unfair copying of its intellectual property. The suit, related to specific functionality of...
Beware Apple Fanboys Interpreting Apple Lawsuits

Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments

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Groupon is once again expanding its portfolio of mobile payment services, putting it in closer competition with the likes of Square and PayPal’s here targeting local merchants: today it has released Groupon POS, which appears to be an iPad-specific version of its mobile payments service aimed at local merchants, working...
Groupon Squares Up To Rivals With Groupon POS, An iPad App And Dashboard For On-Site, Mobile Payments

Finally, you can bring a DualShock 3 with you to play mobile phone games

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On Sony's upcoming Xperia SP mobile handset, you'll be able to control various PlayStation Mobile titles using the PlayStation 3's ubiquitous DualShock 3 controller. Sure, it seems a bit strange to us that you'd want to carry a full game console controller with you, but then it's also a...
Finally, you can bring a DualShock 3 with you to play mobile phone games

New Samsung Galaxy S III software features on video

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Samsung introduced the world to the new Galaxy S III on Thursday, showing off what some may find to be incremental hardware upgrades over the prior Galaxy model. Indeed, many of the specifications are on par with other high-end handsets currently available thanks to the 1280 x 720 display, support...
New Samsung Galaxy S III software features on video

Gamers rejoice: New screen-shifting tech coming to high-end phones

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Does the world need another wireless radio crammed inside a smartphone? Silicon Image, which is pushing a wireless standard known as WirelessHD hopes so. The company, which is behind the HDMI standard, thinks that the ability to send a vast amount of data at high speeds over short distances is...
Gamers rejoice: New screen-shifting tech coming to high-end phones

Infographic: Features your next smartphone may have

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If I had to sum up the themes for smartphones in 2011, I’d likely point to dual-core chips, front and back cameras and high-definition video capture. This year is already shaping up to improve on those features as we now have quad-core phones hitting the market bringing improved multitasking and...
Infographic: Features your next smartphone may have

Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

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NFC, the technology that can help turn a mobile handset into an instant, superpower payment device, has been long on promise but largely short on delivery. But today, the France Telecom-owned mobile operator Orange took a step that could see some of that potential realized: it has announced that it will...
Vive La France: Orange Bites The NFC Bullet, Plans Nationwide SIM-based Rollout In Home Market

PRO: The big theme of MWC: How to live in a connected world

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It has been just over a week since the Fira de Barcelona gates closed on Mobile World Congress 2012, so now is a good time for a retrospective look at the event. The big thing at MWC wasn’t a phone or new network architecture but the much more subtle shift...
PRO: The big theme of MWC: How to live in a connected world

Boot up: why handsets don't merge, Ceefax lives!, Ikea's smart TV, Intel's tablet ambition and more

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A quick burst of 10 links for you to chew over, as picked by the Technology teamHold the phone: message on mandset M&A finally sinks in >> ForbesTero Kuittinen: The surprise revelation that Oracle considered buying RIMM and Palm as a way to enter the smartphone business already seems like...
Boot up: why handsets don't merge, Ceefax lives!, Ikea's smart TV, Intel's tablet ambition and more
Gartner: Samsung Widens Its Lead Over Apple In Smartphones In Q33., But Overall Sales Of Mobile Handsets Down 3%

Galaxy S Blaze 4G Lights Up T-Mobile Shelves On March 28

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Word of the Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G first broke around the time Team TechCrunch was roaming the cavernous halls of the Las Vegas Convention Center at CES, but at the time T-Mobile wasn’t feeling very talkative about release dates. The mangenta-hued carrier seems to have opened up a bit...
Galaxy S Blaze 4G Lights Up T-Mobile Shelves On March 28
Android 4.1 landing on the Galaxy Nexus first (and soon)

Apple may have won, but software patents are still evil

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In one of the biggest court decisions in recent memory for a technology giant, Samsung on Friday lost a billion-dollar patent-infringement case launched by Apple over the design and functionality of the mobile-handset maker’s smartphones. We’ve written about the implications of this ruling for both companies, and where the case...
Apple may have won, but software patents are still evil

See Ya, Symbian: Q4 Was The "Last Meaningful Quarter For Symbian Sales" Says Nokia

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Nokia is slowly turning around its ailing mobile handset business and today that effort had a nice fillip, by way of some revised figures in which it “exceeded expectations” for Q4 sales. Within that, Nokia says that in Q4 it sold 4.4 million Lumia devices — exactly twice as many...
See Ya, Symbian: Q4 Was The "Last Meaningful Quarter For Symbian Sales" Says Nokia
Nokia’s secret Linux team is looking for refuge

Samsung's Galaxy S III: A hotel medalist at the 2012 Olympics

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Samsung’s Galaxy S III, the official phone of the 2012 Olympics, isn’t just going for the gold with 10 million sales to date; the handset is becoming an all-in-one hotel solution for the games. Working with Fingi Inc., Samsung equipped 40 special rooms at the Holiday Inn London Stratford City next to...
Samsung's Galaxy S III: A hotel medalist at the 2012 Olympics

Google sells Motorola Home to Arris for $2.35bn

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British set-top box maker Pace had been a frontrunner to buy division but indicates Google demanded too high a priceGoogle has disappointed the British set-top box maker Pace by selling its profitable Motorola Home business to Arris Group in a $2.35bn cash-and-stock deal.Pace had been a frontrunner with Arris to...
Google sells Motorola Home to Arris for $2.35bn

Yoics connects Internet-enabled devices to the cloud, closes $1m round led by CrunchFund

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Yoics, which bills itself as a ‘cloud service provider for the Internet of Things’, has landed $1 million in seed funding from prior and new investors, with CrunchFund leading the round. Participating investors include Core Ventures, Passport Capital, angel investor Frank Marshall and the initial investor group of Postini (acquired...
Yoics connects Internet-enabled devices to the cloud, closes $1m round led by CrunchFund

Myanmar plans to open doors to foreign telcos for affordable cellular, internet service

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Hefty price tags haven't exactly made cellphones ubiquitous in cash-strapped Myanmar. According to AFP, an estimated 96 percent of the nation's 60 million inhabitants don't own a mobile handset, but that might soon be changing. A new reform plan announced by Myanmar's Post and Telecommunication Minister, Thein Tun, lays...
Myanmar plans to open doors to foreign telcos for affordable cellular, internet service
It’s a big, big world of MVNOs: 812 and counting

I can't squeeze my £50 deposit refund out of Orange

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The mobile phone provider says speak to the store... then the store manager says speak to the providerIn June 2012 I upgraded my mobile handset and contract with Orange. I was told I had to pay a £50 deposit which would be credited to my account after four months. It...
I can't squeeze my £50 deposit refund out of Orange

Smartphone overtakes PC as primary internet device in China

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The Chinese government has issued a study revealing that the smartphone has overtaken the PC as the most popular device to surf the internet with. China's Internet Network Information Center revealed that 538 million people -- around 40 percent of the country have internet access. It recorded 388 million...
Smartphone overtakes PC as primary internet device in China

Guess who else is planning lots of Android LTE devices

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“These LTE devices are the fore-runners of a wide range of LTE devices ZTE will bring to the market in the coming months, as more and more LTE networks come on stream.” That’s a quote from He Shiyou, executive VP and head of ZTE’s terminal division, commenting on two new handsets...
Guess who else is planning lots of Android LTE devices

Nielsen: In the U.S., white men carry the dumbest phones

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Among ethnic groups, Asian Americans are the most likely to pack a smartphone Click to enlarge. FORTUNE — The move from so-called feature phones to smartphones continues apace. As of March 2012, 50.4% of U.S. mobile subscribers owned smartphones, up from 47.8% in December 2011, according to a Nielsen survey released Monday. Google’s (GOOG)...
Nielsen: In the U.S., white men carry the dumbest phones

For the first time in 14 years, Samsung passes Nokia as top cellphone brand in 2012; Apple in third

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For the first time in 14 years, Samsung will pass Nokia in the global cellphone business (on an annual basis). At the end of 2012, Samsung will seize the mobile handset market’s top rank, while Nokia will drop down to second place. Nokia first grabbed the top spot in overall...
For the first time in 14 years, Samsung passes Nokia as top cellphone brand in 2012; Apple in third
Nokia’s 808 PureView wins best-in-show at Mobile World Congress, thanks to its insane camera
Built phone tough: "Rugged" means more than a good case
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