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Microsoft signs marketing deal with Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 handsets

Microsoft signs marketing deal with Telefonica to push Windows Phone 8 handsets

By 26 June 2013

Microsoft has signed a one-year contract with telecoms giant Telefonica to try to push sales of Windows Phone 8-powered phones across Europe and South America. Currently sitting in third place behind Android and iOS, Windows Phone 8 needs to grow market... >>

Telefónica reaffirms Firefox OS plans: Q3 2013 availability, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first

Telefónica reaffirms Firefox OS plans: Q3 2013 availability, Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first

By 8 May 2013

Telefónica has confirmed its launch plans for Firefox OS devices, with Q3 2013 being the launch date for Alcatel and ZTE devices in Spain, Colombia and Venezuela first. This will be followed by Firefox handsets from LG, Huawei and Sony, with further... >>

Sky to acquire O2 and Be broadband and landline services from Telefónica

Sky to acquire O2 and Be broadband and landline services from Telefónica

By 1 March 2013

BSkyB has agreed to purchase Telefónica UK's broadband and landline telephone services. That means the internet and fixed-line offerings from O2 and Be will be absorbed into Sky's current services. The company claims when the acquisition goes through,... >>

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

By 10 January 2013

ZTE will launch a smartphone in Europe in 2013 based on the Mozilla platform. Cheng Lixin, CEO of ZTE US, confirmed the plans in an interview at CES 2013, Bloomberg reports. Cheng went on to say that a US launch might also be considered. "We closely monitor... >>

Telefonica: Firefox OS better and cheaper than Android

Telefonica: Firefox OS better and cheaper than Android

By 6 July 2012

The upcoming arrival of the Mozilla Firefox mobile OS, also known as Boot to Gecko, has been given quite the backing, being described as better and cheaper than Android by the head of Telefonica O2 Europe. At the Telefonica Digital conference in London,... >>

O2 TU Go app to bring your calls to your tablet

O2 TU Go app to bring your calls to your tablet

By 6 July 2012

O2 is set to launch a smartphone app for its customers at the end of 2012 which will allow them to make and receive phone calls and messages on any connected device they own. TU Go has a simple enough interface but the idea behind it is far more profound... >>

HTC Smart in pink hands-on

HTC Smart in pink hands-on

By 18 February 2010

O2 announced that it was bringing the HTC Smart exclusively to the UK (and other countries), offering a smartphone at around half the price you'd normally expect. We saw the phone at CES in Las Vegas at the beginning of the year, but had to bring you... >>

Telefonica may start charging search engines

Telefonica may start charging search engines

By 9 February 2010

The president of telecoms giant, Telefónica - which owns O2 in the UK - has said in a news conference that he intends to start charging companies like Google, Yahoo and Microsoft for the ability to use its networks. "Internet search engines use our Net... >>

Palm Pre announced for Spain

Palm Pre announced for Spain

By 7 October 2009

Palm has announced, in its words, that the Pre will say "hola" to Spain on 14 October. In Spain the webOS handset will be available through Telefonica, the company that owns O2. Telefonica is also the exclusive "initial carrier" for Palm Pre in the United... >>

Lycos Europe to be shut down

Lycos Europe to be shut down

By 28 November 2008

Lycos Europe is to close down after failing to find an investor. The company plans to sell some of its assets and close the rest. Lycos Europe currently provides Internet search, Web hosting, email, social networking and online shopping tools. It has... >>