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24

Jul

2014

Microsoft announces its cheapest Windows Phone Lumia smartphone ever

Author: The Fonecast

Microsoft’s Devices Group, which recently learned it was to lose thousands of jobs, has announced a new low-cost Windows Phone smartphone.

The Lumia 530 is described by Microsoft as “the most affordable Lumia to date” and will go on same next month for an estimated retail price of €85 before taxes and subsidies (£67 ex.VAT; £81 incl. VAT).

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23

Jul

2014

BlackBerry appoints Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer

Author: The Fonecast

BlackBerry has appointed Marty Beard as Chief Operating Officer with immediate effect.

Until last month Mr Beard was Chairman and CEO of cloud-based customer service specialist LiveOps.

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23

Jul

2014

Apple sold 35 million iPhones in the past quarter

Author: The Fonecast

Apple’s financial results for the third quarter of its 2014 financial year - the three months until 28th June - show iPhone sales of 35.2 million devices worldwide, a 13% increase from the same quarter last year.

However, iPad sales were down 9% year-on-year to just under 13.3 million units.

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22

Jul

2014

Mobile card payment device to go on sale in Staples stores across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands

Author: The Fonecast

Office stationery retailer Staples and mobile card payment provider payleven have set up a distribution agreement that’ll see the payleven Chip & PIN card reader made available in all Staples stores across the UK, Germany and the Netherlands.

payleven offers a Chip & PIN card reader that can be used via Bluetooth with an Apple or Android smartphone. Businesses simply pay a 2.75% transaction fee whenever they use payleven to process a credit or debit card payment.

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22

Jul

2014

Yahoo! agrees to acquire mobile app analytics business Flurry

Author: The Fonecast

Yahoo! has agreed to acquire Flurry, a US-based business that provides mobile app developers with information about the people using their apps as well as providing insight to advertisers and publishers.

Flurry currently sees activity from more than 540,000 smartphone and tablet apps on over 1.4 billion devices worldwide. At the moment it’s used by 170,000 developers.

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