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ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

ZTE to launch Mozilla-based phone in Europe

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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... >>

Carphone Warehouse to announce TalkTalk split

Carphone Warehouse to announce TalkTalk split

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Carphone Warehouse could sell off its TalkTalk broadband business in a bid to release value for shareholders, it's being reported. Charles Dunstone, the founder and chief executive of the group, is said to be looking into the best way to split the business,... >>

Mexicans paying for taxis using their mobiles

Mexicans paying for taxis using their mobiles

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You've left your cash card at home, and just spent the last of your loose change, and there's a taxi bill to be paid. Well Mexicans will soon be able to pay small bills, such as for taxi rides and restaurants meals, using their mobile phones. Telephone... >>

BONDI initiative launched by mobile operators

BONDI initiative launched by mobile operators

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A group of mobile operators has unveiled a new initiative to create a blueprint and roadmap for "opening up mobile functionality to encourage the development of exciting mobile applications without compromising customer security". The new initiative,... >>