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3 stomps on cashback constraints

3 has banned the use of unreasonably prohibitive restrictions imposed by some dealers on customers who try to claim cashbacks.

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O2 has cheap Spanish roaming

O2 has the cheapest roaming deal available in Europe – pay £

5 per month to get a flat 25p per minute for roaming in Spain (other countries to follow…

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Vodafone gives it away

Vodafone’s main charitable operation, the Vodafone Foundation, has announced support for a couple of good causes – a new online resource for Special E

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BenQ Siemens E61

Virgin MobilePLUS • Good music playing functions (six-band graphic equaliser with 3D surround sound) and reasonable audio performance...• Five dedicat

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Nokia applies EU substance legislation to global product portfolio

With the EU legislation on the restriction of hazardous substances, RoHS, 2002/95/EC, coming into force, the whole electronics industry is reaching a

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Nokia 6233/6234

We’ve been using the Vodafone-exclusive 6234 for a while now, and in general we have to conclude that it’s a little beauty. In fact it seems to be ide

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RIM BlackBerry 7130g

SPECIFICATIONSize    Length 115mmWidth 56mmDepth 18mmWeight    120gMain display    TFT, auto backlighting 240x260 pixels64K coloursCamera    NoConnect

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Nokia Tackles Counterfeiting

Nokia has initiated civil litigation in Beijing against two companies it accuses of manufacturing and selling mobile phones that copy the proprietary

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2bn mobile users worldwide

There are now 2bn mobile phone users worldwide and new users are signing up at the rate of 1,000 per minute, says the GSM Association. More than 72m…

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Forecast revised upwards

And Pyramid Research has revised upwards its overall projections for mobile subscriber growth for the 2006-2010 period. Overall, it now estimates…

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Boom continues in Europe

The Western European mobile phone market maintained double-digit growth in the opening quarter of 2006, according to IDC. Shipments increased by 11%…

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HTC goes public

HTC, the world’s leading provider of Windows Mobile smartphones, has decided to drop its own Qtek brand and sell under its own name. HTC will continue

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Nokia to look for acquisitions, partnerships

Nokia’s new CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo is considering acquisitions and cooperation deals to strengthen the Finnish handset maker. “In an increasingly co

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3 scores in World Cup coverage

In a comparative test of operators’ World Cup alerting services during England’s first game against Paraguay, 3 provided the cheapest SMS-based servic

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Teletext goes back to news

Teletext is launching a cross-network WAP service today to include news, sport, entertainment, travel information and weather from the Teletext Digita

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Fonetechnology’s IRIS camera

This is Fonetechnology’s IRIS camera –

a network-independent stand-alone camera that can send live video to a mobile phone. The camera has a standard…

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PETER BUTTON WIN

Peter Button has a First from Oxford, a love of the more fiendish forms of Soduko, and a way of planning holiday itineraries that is based on the worl

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Eposs tops up CPW Ireland

Eposs is providing a fully integrated airtime top-up service in all of 46 Carphone Warehouse stores in Ireland. Previously, Carphone Warehouse…

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Improved contract deals at Virgin Mobile

Virgin Mobile has come up with improved contract tariffs that simplify the package and offer better value. The £

25pm contract for instance include…

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What could The Link Be?

Yesterday it was reported that O2 is to buy out its joint venture partner Dixons 60% stake of The Link for £30m.The sale has been on the cards since

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