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Mobile makers need to think about sex more

Analysts Gartner have put out a advisory criticising the mobile industry for being too male-centric. According to Gartner, “Sixty-eight percent of the world’s population is women and children who could benefit much from mobile technology, but the majority of mobile devices are designed by men, for men,”, with most mobiles being targeted at western adult […]

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Almost everything you wanted to know about the zzzPhone

The zzzPhone: The first mass-consumer customisable mobile handset. I can’t tell you how exciting it was, a few months ago, flicking through the zzzPhone order form and choosing the specification of my new handset. GPS or no? How much memory? Size of camera? Did you say 7 megapixel? Heh. It was brilliant. I ended up […]

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DoCoMo tries to get Softbank to ditch handset

Japanese mobile giant DoCoMo has filed a complaint against competitor Softbank, with DoCoMo alleging that one of its rival’s handsets bears a little too much of a resemblance to one of its own devices, the Financial Times says. According to the paper, DoCoMo is trying to get the disputed device withdrawn from sale, after the […]

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Sharp ready to take on China before the Olympics

Sharp has decided to take its mobiles to pastures new. According to reports, this one from the Financial Times among them, the electronics manufacturer is planning to start selling mobiles in China in time for the Olympics later this year. The reports say that Sharp will bring in high-end devices to the Chinese market and […]

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Moto courted by Asian manufacturers in spin off deal?

The ongoing “will they, won’t they” saga of Motorola’s handset division spin-off has taken another turn today. According to Financial Times partner mergermarket.com, some companies have stepped forward to begin talks with Moto. The site reports that “many leading Asian telecommunications equipment and device manufacturers” who have previously denied interest in taking over the unit […]