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Blaast hits Android, squeezing data for emerging markets

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As recent figures have shown, 72 percent of all mobile devices being sold – not just smartphones – are now Android-based. That points to an invasion by the Google OS of emerging markets, but there’s a problem: data is still way too expensive for people in such areas. That’s why...
Blaast hits Android, squeezing data for emerging markets

Foreigners To North Korea To Get Uncensored 3G

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Foreign visitors going to North Korea will be able to receive uncensored 3G data, starting Mar 1. Koryolink, a joint venture between Egyptian company Orascom Telecom Holding and North Korean state-owned Korea Post and Telecommunications Corporation (KPTC), has set up a 3G service for visitors into the country. The service,...
Foreigners To North Korea To Get Uncensored 3G

European telecoms stockpiling next-gen iPhone nano-SIMs ahead of fall launch

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European wireless operators are placing orders for nano-SIM cards in anticipation of the as yet unannounced sixth-generation iPhone which is expected to leverage the technology when it is released this fall....
European telecoms stockpiling next-gen iPhone nano-SIMs ahead of fall launch
Solavei, the T-Mobile MVNO with the interesting affiliate 'scheme' now carries iPhone 5 nano SIMs on its unlimited $49/m plan
ETSI Formalizes The 40% Smaller 4FF Nano-SIM Standard

Rumor: AT&T getting full-size 4G SIMs for Galaxy Nexus

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A rumor from an uncommon source has an AT&T version of the Galaxy Nexus close. A tipster leaked stock units to Andro Rev that pointed to full-size, likely LTE-capable SIM cards intended for the phone, implying that the phone itself might support the faster data. Most if not all of...
Rumor: AT&T getting full-size 4G SIMs for Galaxy Nexus

Telecoms stockpiling nano-Sim cards ahead of iPhone 5

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Apple's European mobile partners are preparing for the launch of the iPhone 5 by placing multiple orders with chipmakers for the nano-Sim card that will likely be featured in the smartphone. The device has yet to be announced, but The Financial Times reports that operators have begun ordering the cards...
Telecoms stockpiling nano-Sim cards ahead of iPhone 5

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
Airtag releasing NFC mobile payments developer kit, wishes Apple would help simply the ecosystem
Embedded SIMs: they're happening, and Apple thinks they could be in consumer products

Goatse Security's Andrew Auernheimer Found Guilty Of Charges Related to Massive AT&T Hack

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Not one of the hacked iPads, we guess. Goatse Security hacker Andrew Auernheimer, age 26, has been found guilty on federal charges related to downloading the data of over 100,000 iPad owners from AT&T’s website. Wired reports that the jury that heard Mr. Auernheimer’s trial in a New Jersey federal...
Goatse Security's Andrew Auernheimer Found Guilty Of Charges Related to Massive AT&T Hack

Rakuten to launch data-only LTE mobile service in Japan from October 1

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Rakuten is following in the footsteps of Amazon, chief-rival to its Kobo e-reader, after it partnered with local Internet provider eAccess to introduce a data-only LTE mobile service in Japan that will go live from October 1. Amazon leapt into the space in May when it unveiled plans its own data-only...
Rakuten to launch data-only LTE mobile service in Japan from October 1

New Nano-SIM Standard Approved, 40% Smaller Than Micro-SIM

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As noted by The Verge, the European Telecommunications Institute (ETSI) today announced it has adopted a standardized design for the next-generation "nano-SIM". The new design is 40% smaller than the current micro-SIM standard.Today's SIM card designs take up a significant amount of space inside a mobile device. This space is...
New Nano-SIM Standard Approved, 40% Smaller Than Micro-SIM

With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed

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The group in charge of arbitrating the battle over the future of mobile SIM cards appears to have choked — by postponing the contentious vote for at least a month. The European Telecommunications Standards Institute, ETSI, was due to vote on Friday over which standard to adopt for the nano-SIM...
With Apple and Nokia at war, nano-SIM vote is postponed

Hacker Crackdown: Blame AT&T's Crappy Security, Not Weev

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Another hacker bites the dust. This morning, Andrew Auernheimer -- aka "weev" -- got handed a sentence of 41 months in prison, 3 years of supervised release and a $36,500 fine. All for basically exposing a major security hole at AT&T and publicly shaming the company that hadn't ever bothered to...
Hacker Crackdown: Blame AT&T's Crappy Security, Not Weev
Fraud ring allegedly used stolen identities to call premium numbers, racking up $8 million in bills

AT&T gets LTE-ready micro-SIMs for Lumia 900, future iPad

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AT&T's plans for the year took a step forward Friday after a sighting of its first LTE-capable micro-SIM cards. A store contact for Phone Arena caught a briefing that sales staff were to get rid of older cards and replace them with the new versions fully capable of talking to...
AT&T gets LTE-ready micro-SIMs for Lumia 900, future iPad

Trololol: Brazilian brand launches IPHONE smartphone series, claims brand ownership

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Brazilian company IGB Eletrônica has announced in a press release that its subsidiary Gradiente is launching a new smartphone series, Brazilian site G1 reports. Nothing to see here, except for one detail: the series is called ‘IPHONE’ – yes, as Apple’s iconic devices. While IGB doesn’t explicitly mention the elephant...
Trololol: Brazilian brand launches IPHONE smartphone series, claims brand ownership

Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

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Nokia has unveiled the Asha 210 today, a new featurephone with a full QWERTY keyboard running the Series 40 mobile operating system. As with the Asha 205 announced last November, the device has a dedicated button for accessing popular social networks. Facebook will be offered in Europe and Latin America,...
Nokia unveils the Asha 210, a featurephone with a QWERTY keyboard and dedicated WhatsApp button

LG A290: Triple the SIM cards for those with triple the mistresses

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Most handset makers sell a majority of their devices through operators, so they’ll do anything to maintain that relationship, even if it means not bringing a product that consumers want out to market. We’re talking about multi SIM devices of course, the phones that let people have more than one...
LG A290: Triple the SIM cards for those with triple the mistresses

Paper nano-SIM cards will help telcos go green

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Chinese company Beijing Big Ben Tech has crafted recyclable SIM cards out of paper to help save the environment. [Read more]...
Paper nano-SIM cards will help telcos go green
Unlocking out-of-contract iPhones is easier than ever on AT&T

German carrier receiving nano-SIMs ahead of expected iPhone launch

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Germany's Deutche Telekom has begun distributing nano-SIM cards to its partners ahead of the anticipated launch of Apple's next-generation iPhone....
German carrier receiving nano-SIMs ahead of expected iPhone launch

T-Mobile USA blames iPhone 4S for huge customer defections in holiday quarter, says 4G LTE coming in 2013

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The nation’s fourth-largest wireless carrier T-Mobile USA just reported they lost 802,000 contract customers during the holiday quarter, causing revenues to dip 3.3 percent to $20.6 billion. The Deutsche Telekom-owned company put the blame for such a huge loss in customers and mindshare on Apple’s iPhone 4S, which bypassed...
T-Mobile USA blames iPhone 4S for huge customer defections in holiday quarter, says 4G LTE coming in 2013

AT&T's 4G-compatible micro-SIM cards prompt speculation of LTE 'iPad 3'

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AT&T stores have begun receiving new micro-SIM cards compatible with the carrier's LTE 4G network, prompting speculation that they could be compatible with a new third-generation iPad from Apple compatible with 4G LTE networks....
AT&T's 4G-compatible micro-SIM cards prompt speculation of LTE 'iPad 3'

The iPhone 5 Will Use Super-Small SIM Cards (AAPL)

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European phone carriers are starting to stockpile nano-SIM cards ahead of the iPhone 5 launch, and BGR reports that the next iPhone will shed its current micro-SIM for these even smaller SIM cards. A SIM (subscriber identity module) is your phone's unique identifier that helps carriers find you on a GSM...
The iPhone 5 Will Use Super-Small SIM Cards (AAPL)

BT to create 4G network using home routers, provide cellular service

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British Telecom will be using the spectrum it picked up in the United Kingdom's 4G spectrum auction to start up its own 4G network. BT CEO Ian Livingston claims it is "highly possible" that BT-branded SIM cards could be issued out to customers by this time next year, with the...
BT to create 4G network using home routers, provide cellular service

AT&T hacker jailed for three years for exposing iPad owners' email addresses

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Andrew 'Weev' Auernheimer sentenced after exploiting security flaw to reveal White House and military addressesA security researcher who exploited a flaw in AT&T's security around iPad users to reveal details of 114,000 emails in 2010 has been sentenced to 41 months in prison, and ordered with a co-defendant to pay...
AT&T hacker jailed for three years for exposing iPad owners' email addresses

Unauthorized Unlocking of New Mobile Phones Set to Become Illegal in U.S.

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As noted by Tech News Daily, a new federal policy in the United States is set to go into effect this Saturday that will make it illegal for certain mobile phone owners to unlock their devices for use on other carriers unless specifically authorized by their carriers. The policy applies...
Unauthorized Unlocking of New Mobile Phones Set to Become Illegal in U.S.

The next billion: Facebook offers $1 credits for mobile signups and referrals in India

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Apparently Facebook isn’t content with 1 billion users and it’s turning to mobile subscribers in India to fuel its growth. Facebook is offering a Rs.50 ($1) credit to new users in India that sign up on their mobile phones and another Rs.50 for referrals, Machine Happy reports. The offer is...
The next billion: Facebook offers $1 credits for mobile signups and referrals in India
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