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Nokia, NEC and friends agree LTE patent swap shop

A handful of mobile heavyweights, including the likes of Nokia, Ericsson, NEC and Alcatel-Lucent have announced they’ve got together and worked out a patent sharing system for the development of HSDPA’s successor, LTE. The framework will give all of the company “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory terms” for licensing each other’s essential patents. The deal will […]

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Nokia leading mobile browser wars

Despite all the talk of the iPhone being the data consumer’s phone of choice, it seems Nokia is still holding its own. According to research from StatCounter, Nokia’s browser has 0.15 percent of the UK browser market share (the stats take in browsers on both PCs and mobiles), with the iPhone making up 0.6 percent. […]

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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 […]

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Sony Ericsson, DoCoMo reviewing phone union

If reports are right, it looks like the partnership between Sony Ericsson and Japanese giant NTT DoCoMo might have hit a snag. According to Trading Markets, the pair are reviewing their product development plans but declined to say what the results might be. Earlier reports had suggested that Sony Ericsson would stop supplying devices to […]