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After being the focus of our new summary last week, OfCom are endearing themselves further to phone users this week, after committing their efforts to putting a cap on the (sometimes extortionate) cost of calling mobile phones in the UK, both from landlines and from other mobiles. Unsurprisingly, it’s extremely likely that some operators – [...]

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Following the lead of the likes of Vodafone, Nokia and of course Apple, American network provider Verizon will launch their own app store next week. With an initial total of three hundred apps, a figure that might have seemed impressive a few years back but now looks fairly feeble next to the thousands upon thousands [...]

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With the busiest mobile week of the year just behind us, we’ve still managed to dig you out a selection of interesting news from the past few days. Palm’s financial results, an app for saving money on cabs in London and Scribd’s attempt to take on the big boys all feature this week.

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The controversial ongoing saga surrounding Orange’s merger with T-Mobile, a move that will produce the UK’s larger mobile service provider, is looking closer and closer to getting the go ahead, with only the possibility of late challenges from Vodafone and O2 standing in the way.
The main concern voiced by the European Commission over the merger [...]

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Vodafone only launched their application store, ‘Vodafone 360’, back in November, but amazingly they’ve already topped 7000 different applications. Vodafone put a special effort in to be accessible to developers, even offering incentives for producers of particularly impressive applications, such as a £100,000 prize to the winner of an up and coming app store contest. [...]

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A mobile industry deal long assumed to be a mere matter of formal paperwork despite threats from all corners of the industry, the proposed merger between UK mobile companies Orange and T-Mobile seems to be under serious threat. Other mobile networks have long been complaining that the merger will produce the UK’s largest mobile phone [...]

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With speculation growing that Apple’s tablet reader – a device aimed primarily at allowing users to read and carry dozens of books on the go – will also include an Internet option, its looking increasingly likely that a network scramble similar to the one preceding the iPhone launch in 2007 (a battle won in the [...]

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America’s two largest service providers have entered into a New Year’s price war over the cost of providing mobile service, which is likely to seriously reduce charges to customers over the coming months. Verizon and AT&T are notoriously stubborn when it comes to cost of service price reductions, and are widely thought to have been [...]

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Vodafone today shipped 50,000 iPhone handsets to customers who have pre-ordered the phone through their website, making the company the 4th in the UK to stock the iconic handset, following the originally exclusive stockists O2, Orange and Tesco Mobile.
Vodafone have been concerned about customers defecting to other networks in recent weeks in order to get [...]

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In the mobile industry, the development of smart phones like the iPhone and the Blackberry has changed everything. With application downloads, games and constant high quality Internet and email access to cater for on top of the phone calls, networks are starting to find themselves stretched to the limit. In many parts of the US, [...]

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