The HTC First smartphone, which is embedded with the Facebook Home application, looks unlikely to be seen in the UK.
There are also reports that sales of the device in the USA are being discontinued by the AT&T network.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Retailing, Networks and operators, Applications, News
Tags: facebook, htc, android, ee, uk, social networking, at&t, usa
Samsung Electronics says its Android-powered Galaxy S4 smartphone has already sold 10 million units since sales began on 26th April, less than a month ago.
That’s the equivalent of four phones every second.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Retailing, News
OtterBox has acquired TreeFrog Developments, the company behind the LifeProof brand.
Both are US-based companies that make protective cases for smartphones and tablets. OtterBox was established in 1998, while LifeProof was founded in 2009.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, News
Tags: otterbox, accessories
Communications technology business Ericsson is planning to close its telecom cables operation within the company’s Networks business unit.
318 jobs in Sweden are expected to be lost.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, News
Tags: ericsson, sweden
Samsung Electronics is reported to have bought a 10% stake in smartphone and tablet manufacturer Pantech.
Pantech is South Korea’s third-largest handset maker after Samsung and LG.
Tags: samsung, pantech, smartphone, south korea
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