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Man Booker Prize flogs books over mobile

If you’re a bit of a book buff, you’ll soon be able to have a gander at the Man Booker Prize shortlist on your mobile. The Prize has teamed up with GoSpoken to make extracts from the soon-to-be-announced shortlist available by mobile. Once the shortlist is published next month, Booker fans can SMS a shortcode […]

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Orange employs actors to make fake iPhone queues

According to a a Reuters report, Orange isn’t having any trouble drumming up interest in the iPhone launch in Poland today – in fact, it’s already got queues forming outside its shops. Nothing new there you might think. Think again. The queuers are being paid to stand in line. From the article: “We have these […]

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3 Skypephone S2 now in the wild

If you want to get your hands on 3’s Skypephone S2, the operator’s already taking pre-orders for the device through its website, and it won’t be long til the device is out in the wild (next week online, 1st September in store). The S2 looks like a series step up from its predecessor, with a […]

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O2 running out of Apple iPhones

According to a notice on O2’s website, there appears to be a bit of a shortage of the Apple devices: there’s no iPhones to be had online according to the operator, and stores are also running a bit short. The operator says: We are experiencing unprecedented demand for the device and whilst we are confident […]

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AOL polishes up mobile AIM

AOL has spiffed up AIM AIM Express, a Flash based web version that means users can have AIM conversations over the web without having to download any software. AIM Express sports tabbed IM conversations and text message mode – users can SMS anyone on their buddy list – and the apps works with all the […]

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4 million HSPA converts a month

HSPA is taking over the world. According to the GSM Association, there are now 50 million users on HSPA networks around the globe – a massive leap from last’s year’s figure of 11 million connections. The association reckons that new users will be joining HSPA networks at the rate of around 4 million a month […]

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BlackBerry Bold has iPhone 3G issues?

It looks like the similarities between the BlackBerry Bold and Apple’s iPhone are stronger than we thought: according to one analyst who’s been tinkering with RIM’s latest, the device has been experiencing the same sort of 3G problems as its Apple rival. Jim Suva of Citigroup wrote in a research note quoted by Barrons that: […]

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Asda gets cheaper than Ikea

While Vodafone might think the time is right to hike up call prices, others have decided they’re ripe for the chop: step forward Asda. The supermarket giant has announced a new pay as you go pricing structure, with per minute call costs to landlines and mobiles dropping to 8p a minute and texts to just […]

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Ericsson, STMicro combine chips and platforms

Ericson and STMicroelectronics have announced a deal to combine Ericsson Mobile Platforms and ST-NXP Wireless into a joint venture into a single, 50-50 joint venture, with ST planning to buy the 20 percent of ST-NXP Wireless it doesn’t already own from fellow chipmaker NXP. The companies already have the likes of Nokia, Samsung, Sony Ericsson, […]

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Nokia teams up with Lonely Planet

Nokia has teamed up with Lonely Planet in a deal which will see the travel guide giant’s content distributed via Nokia Maps. Travellers can get their hands on the Lonely Planet guides via Nokia Maps for €7.99, with over 100 destinations already available and the pair promising more guides on the way. Users will get […]

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