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Sep

2014

Mobile and landline companies to work with Ofcom on 'UK Calling' campaign about 08, 09 and 118 calls

Author: The Fonecast

UK communications regulator Ofcom is working with fixed-line and mobile network operators to inform consumers about forthcoming changes to telephone call charges.

Calls from UK mobile phones to 0800 and 0808 ‘free phone’ telephone numbers will be free to all customers from next summer. In addition, call rates to other numbers that begin with 08, 09 and 118 will be clarified for fixed-line and mobile customers.

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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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15

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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15

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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15

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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