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Oct

2014

More than 500 million mobile users expected to use NFC contactless payments in 2019

Author: The Fonecast

This year, 101 million people worldwide are expected to use NFC (Near Field Communication) contactless payment services on a mobile device.

However, that figure is expected to increase to 516 million mobile users by the end of 2019.

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Oct

2014

LG quarterly results reveal record Q3 smartphone sales

Author: The Fonecast

LG Electronics has published its unaudited figures for the third quarter of 2014, with revenue up 7.4% year-on-year to KRW 14.92 trillion (£8.83 billion) and operating profit more than doubling to KRW 461.3 billion (£273.04million).

It says this reflects strong performance from its mobile business. which hit a new record for smartphone sales in the third quarter.

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30

Oct

2014

Microsoft launches its own wearable fitness device: the Microsoft Band

Author: The Fonecast

Microsoft has launched a wearable fitness-monitoring device. It’s called the Microsoft Band and is currently available in the USA for $199 (around £124).

The device can link via an iOS, Android or Windows Phone app to the new cloud-based Microsoft Health service.

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Oct

2014

Lenovo completes its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google

Author: The Fonecast

Lenovo’s acquisition of the Motorola Mobility business from Google has been completed, nine months after the $2.91 billion (£1.8 billion) deal was first announced.

It means Lenovo is now the world’s third largest producer of smartphones, with a portfolio that includes the ‘Moto’ and ‘Droid’ brands.

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Oct

2014

Huawei launches its Honor 6 smartphone

Author: The Fonecast

Huawei has launched a new smartphone in Europe using the Honor brand.

The Honor 6 doesn’t have strong Huawei branding. Instead, it’s been given its own web site - hihonor.com - and is encouraging the use of hashtag #forthebrave on social media.

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