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Huawei unveils an international version of its Ascend W2 Windows Phone 8 smartphone

Huawei has revealed its second Windows Phone device. The Ascend W2 follows the W1 smartphone, which was announced earlier this year.

This new handset is described as being aimed at “value-savvy people”, although pricing hasn’t yet been confirmed.

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LG announces upgrade to Optimus L Series smartphones as sales pass 15 million

LG announces upgrade to Optimus L Series smartphones as sales pass 15 million

LG Electronics says it’s sold over 15 million smartphones in its Optimus L Series since launching them at Mobile World Congress last year, with one device being sold somewhere in the world every second during the past two months.

There’s now an upgraded range being prepared for an official launch at MWC 2013: the Optimus L SeriesII will comprise a number of devices with higher specifications than the original handsets and distinctive LED Lighting on the ‘home’ button.

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Skype introduces payments via mobile

Voice over IP service Skype has announced the first countries where customers will be able to use its direct mobile operator billing option. This will let customers pay for Skype credit by charging it to their mobile phone account.

The facility has just been launched in Russia and will soon be enabled in the USA and Canada as well.

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No Amazon smartphone, no Nokia tablet

Mark Bridge writes:

It’s a smartphone autumn, as prophesied a few weeks ago by the Carphone Warehouse and many others. The frenzy of big-name announcements led by Samsung at Berlin’s IFA has given way to stand-alone media presentations from Nokia, Motorola and Amazon.

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Two out of five smartphones in Russia have a malware infection, says new report

Mobile security company Lookout has published its State of Mobile Security 2012 report, warning that web-based threats remain the most prevalent threat to consumers.

It’s calculated that four in ten people are likely to encounter a web-based security threat in a year.

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