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RIM introduces new prototype device for BlackBerry 10 developers

Earlier this year RIM introduced a touchscreen smartphone called the BlackBerry 10 Dev Alpha. It ran a modified version of the BlackBerry PlayBook OS and was designed to help developers test their BlackBerry 10 apps before the platform is launched officially in January 2013.

RIM has now added a second developer device; the BlackBerry Dev Alpha C.

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Top UK mobile search terms of 2012

Top UK mobile search terms of 2012

Mobile Commerce, a UK-based business that provides mobile search services to a number of network operators and other sites, has published an analysis of the words and phrases used when searching on mobile phones.

The company handles over 25% of searches from mobile internet users via UK operator portals and deals with 5 billion requests a year across the UK and USA.

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Research says mobile phones are now the 'first screen' for teenagers

New research conducted by TNS on behalf of Orange in the UK, France and Spain, has revealed the different ways that teenagers and adults use mobile media. Orange Exposure 2012/2013 - the latest in a series of annual reports that started almost five years ago - compares smartphone and tablet usage side-by-side.

The report found that 83% of teenagers in the UK had a smartphone, while BlackBerry penetration amongst teenagers in the UK was twice as high as the overall mobile media user population.

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EE revises its 4G data tariffs after less than a month

EE, the 4G mobile phone network operated by Everything Everywhere Ltd, has increased the data allowances on its 4GEE mobile broadband tariffs.

The service launched in 11 UK cities on 30th October.

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7 top retail tips for mobile phone salespeople

Mark Bridge writes:

As Christmas approaches, I thought I’d offer a few tips for anyone who’s working in mobile retailing and wants to get a little more out of their job. If you’re new to the mobile industry - or to selling mobile phones - they’ll provide a useful starting point.

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