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Sep

2014

Tesco puts its Hudl smartphone plans on hold as it concentrates on tablets

Author: The Fonecast

Tesco says it’s stopped working on its Hudl-branded smartphone so that it can concentrate on tablets.

Earlier this year the retailer revealed plans to build on the success of its Hudl tablet with a smartphone launch in 2014.

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Sep

2014

Microsoft to acquire Minecraft game developer Mojang

Author: The Fonecast

Microsoft has agreed a $2.5 billion (£1.5 billion) deal to acquire Mojang, the game developer behind the popular Minecraft franchise.

The acquisition is expected to be completed late this year.

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Sep

2014

Amazon Fire smartphone to launch in the UK on O2 this month

Author: The Fonecast

Amazon’s Fire smartphone will launch exclusively on O2 in the UK this month, having seen USA sales begin in June.

The phone, which boasts a 4.7-inch HD display and a 13 megapixel camera, runs Amazon’s own version of Android on a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor.

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Sep

2014

Apple says over four million people ordered a new iPhone within 24 hours

Author: The Fonecast

Apple says demand for its new iPhone and iPhone 6 Plus smartphones has exceeded the anticipated demand.

Orders for over four million iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus handsets were placed within 24 hours last Friday, which means some customers won’t receive their new phones until October.

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Sep

2014

UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u goes into administration

Over 5,500 jobs at risk

Author: The Fonecast

UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u and a number of its associated businesses - including MVNO Life Mobile - have gone into administration today.

The company says it follows the decisions of Vodafone and then EE not to renew their network agreements, which represented over 90% of all connections it made.

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