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Samsung is the first smartphone manufacturer to be accredited for the GSMA's joyn 'Blackbird' services

Samsung has announced that it’s the first smartphone provider accredited for joyn ‘Blackbird’.

Blackbird is the latest version of the GSMA’s joyn service, which was launched in 2012.

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Vodafone adds loyalty cards to its mobile wallet app... but still no UK launch

Vodafone adds loyalty cards to its mobile wallet app... but still no UK launch

Vodafone is enabling customers to add loyalty cards and membership cards to its ‘mobile wallet’ app.

Although the application hasn’t yet been launched in the UK, it’s already available in a number of European countries.

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The new iPhone no-one was expecting

Mark Bridge writes:

New Apple products! New Android smart watches!

You’d be forgiven for not having noticed either of those news stories last week. Apple did indeed announce a new iPhone – but it was simply a new iPhone 5c with just 8MB of memory.

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The week's top mobile news stories: Vodafone expands, EE celebrates and Europe prepares

Podcast - 19th March 2014

We begin this week's programme by looking at Vodafone's acquisition plans in Spain before moving on to discuss universal mobile chargers and 4G roaming.

There's also time to talk about UK mobile coverage, EE's new customer tracking service, contactless transactions and a smartphone camera that can identify objects hidden behind something else.

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Vodafone to acquire Spanish broadband and pay-TV provider Ono

Vodafone has agreed to acquire Spanish broadband, phone and TV provider Ono in a deal worth £6 billion.

The acquisition is expected to be completed in the autumn.

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