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  • Trouble brewing for Apple in Italy

    Reading reports that Apple faces a potential 30 day shutdown in Italy, but rather than being related to some patent battle, this one involves misselling of warranties.

    The firm has already been fined nearly a million Euros o...

  • Ericsson Consumer Lab

    I enjoyed a great visit to Ericsson's consumer lab on the outskirts of Stockholm last week (a big thanks to the firm and the GSM Association for organizing).

     

    Interesting presentations on device ...

  • Nuisance calls

    I can't understand why, in 2012, I'm powerless to stop nuisance calls.

     I've recently contacted the UK regulator about this, and there seems to be very little that can be done to stop these calls or track who is pla...

  • EverythingEverywhere retail rebranding

    I've just seen my first EverythingEverywhere retail outlet, but very nearly missed it.

     

    Compared to the brightly coloured shop signs for Orange and T-Mobile, the cellcos combined to form Everythi...

  • NSN ekes out HSPA+ performance

    Nokia Siemens Networks today claimed to be the first to implement 3GPP-approved standards resulting in Continuous Packet Connectivity (CPC) for HSPA+ networks.

     At its simplest level, CPC is a set of features design...

  • Microsoft prepares own-brand tablet

    Rumor has it Microsoft is set to unveil an own-brand tablet running an ARM or Intel processor later today.

     The unit could be the first device to run Windows 8 - the latest version of the firm's well-known operating...

  • Big day for Nokia - how long will Elop survive

    It's been a big day for Nokia, with a raft of announcements aimed at finally sorting its device businesses' problems.

     

    The part that leaps out of a series of press releases on the firm's latest '...

  • Another day, another EC regulator probe

    Today it's the turn of the Czech Republic's telecom regulator to face an EC probe into its plans for the market - in this case, wholesale broadband access and plans to ease requirements on Telefonica to offer access to alternative providers.&l...

  • Batelco still offers telegrams

    Just nosing around some carrier websites researching an article on mobile payments, when I noticed that Bahrain telco Batelco still offers telegram services.

     I found this out while going through its list of contact...

  • London Underground gets connected

    The peace of one of our last bastions from the world of always on communication is shattered. Virgin Mobile has completed deployment of its first Wi-Fi routers in London Underground stations, as part of plans to equip 120 stations by the year-...