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27

Aug

2014

Opera Mini will become the default web browser for current Microsoft feature phones

Author: The Fonecast

Opera Software says it’s signed a licensing agreement that’ll result in Opera Mini becoming the default web browser for Microsoft’s existing portfolio of feature phones.

The deal covers mobile phones based on the Series 30+, Series 40 and Asha software platforms.

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26

Aug

2014

3G and 4G technology will dominate mobile M2M by 2018, says new report

Author: The Fonecast

A new research report from Berg Insight says the market for mobile machine-to-machine (M2M) communications has begun to move from the 2G to 3G and 4G technologies.

Although cellular M2M devices on HSPA and LTE networks are expected to account for under 20% of the global market by the end of 2014, they’re forecast to dominate with more than 50% by 2018. Meanwhile, shipments of 3G/4G M2M devices are expected to overtake 2G M2M in 2017.

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21

Aug

2014

Windows Phone expected to push BlackBerry out of third place in the UK

Author: The Fonecast

The number of people using Windows-based smartphones in the UK is expected to overtake the number of BlackBerry users this year, according to a new report from digital marketing specialist eMarketer.

It anticipates the number of BlackBerry users dropping by 35.2% this year to 2.4 million, with an even steeper drop in 2015 to just 1.4 million users.

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20

Aug

2014

HERE CEO Michael Halbherr to leave Nokia

Author: The Fonecast

Michael Halbherr, the CEO of Nokia’s location business HERE, is stepping down from his role at the end of the month.

He says he’s planning to focus on his entrepreneurial activities in the future.

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19

Aug

2014

Amazon introduces its own credit card reader and mobile payment service for smartphones

Author: The Fonecast

Amazon has launched a US-based mobile payment service with a plug-in credit card reader for smartphones and tablets.

It enables small business owners to take payments on mobile devices via a free app and is seen as a rival to longer-established services including Square, PayPal and iZettle.

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