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Phone as health scanner?

Scientists in Israel have reportedly found a way to detect breast cancer and various heart diseases using mobile phones equipped with infrared…

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Yahoo! names Mitch Lazar head of Connected Life division

Yahoo! has named Mitch Lazar as European head of its Connected Life division, which oversees mobile as well as broadband and “the digital home”.Based

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Laurels for Treo 650

The Palm Treo 650 smartphone has been named as the best converged device by Strategy Analytics. The US market researchers ran a head-to-head consumer

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London bombings

It seems that more than a million mobile phone calls were blocked on the day of the London bombings – and contrary to earlier reports, that was agains

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Next-generation R&D

The new Institute of Microelectronics and Wireless Systems at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth, will carry out research into wireless…

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Shopping with Nokia

Nokia is going into upmarket retail, with plans for several ‘Flagship Stores’ in “shopping capitals of the world.” The first has opened in Moscow, pro

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Vodafone sues for its name

Vodafone is suing Russia’

s Vodafone Telecom to regain the right to use its trademark in the country. Vodafone Group says Vodafone Telecom registered…

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Electronic Arts buys JAMDAT for $680m

The top console games firm Electronic Arts has bought the mobile phone games developer JAMDAT for $680m. EA and JAMDAT together plan to publish over…

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Telescratch enables users to download electronic scratch-card games

Telescratch’s ‘Whose Round Is It Anyway?’ enables users to download electronic scratch-card games directly to their mobile phones.Since the games can

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Vodafone buys into Turkey

Vodafone has won the auction to buy Turkey’s second largest mobile operator Telsim. The price was $4.6bn, widely regarded as bit expensive, and Vodafo

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10 mins to set up mobile storefront

Boost is a web-based white-label mobile content affiliate portal aimed at website owners looking to develop their existing internet businesses into…

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UK second to Sweden on 3G

The PTS, Sweden’s telecoms regulator, reports that its current research gives the country the best 3G coverage in Europe –

85% of Swedish population…

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Advertising – Alternatives to Print

Advertising is the time-honoured way to reach new customers, and it’s almost always worth including in your marketing mix alongside other tactics. Las

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Goodbye and Hello – BenQ plans a future for Siemens mobile.

Philip Rambech joined BenQ Mobile on 1 October, when the Siemens Mobile UK business was formally taken over and renamed. Philip Rambech is a veteran o

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Nokia, 3 test push-to-talk

Nokia and 3 Scandinavia are trialling Nokia’

s push to talk offering in Sweden. With these PTT services, people can use their mobile phones like…

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Traffic TV gains first award

Traffic TV, the traffic information service developed by mxData and launched by T-Mobile late last year, has picked up first award – Best Data Applica

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Orange Downloads

Orange Downloads is the first commercially launched device offering of its type worldwide for feature phones. It gives customers instant access to new

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Dutch ok for mobile rays

The Health Council of the Netherlands has found no evidence that radiation emitted from mobile phones or masts is harmful to people’s health.Its repor

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HP to launch smartphone?

A number of unofficial reports on the web suggest that HP is about to enter the smartphone market, probably with a rebadged version of an HTC phone…

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i-mode comes to Europe: Hype, hope or happily happening here?

The runaway success of i-mode can no longer be put down to some characteristic of the Japanese that makes them keener on mobile technology. Fran Heera

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