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Is Microsoft about to back down from locking Windows Mobile 7 users into its Marketplace app store?

Mark Bridge writes:

In this week’s podcast we talked about the ChevronWP7 ‘unlocking’ solution that allowed the installation of Windows Phone 7 applications without the need to use Microsoft’s Marketplace application store. Unlike previous Windows Mobile handsets, new WP7 devices can only add applications that are offered via the Microsoft Marketplace.

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giffgaff experiments with offering credit for received calls

Member-supported UK virtual network giffgaff has introduced an experimental tariff that rewards users with a minute’s credit for every 60-seconds of received calls. It’s called 'Hokey Cokey' and costs £5 per month for 60 minutes of UK calls plus 300 texts to UK mobiles.

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UK mobile parking provider RingGo acquires US rival

RingGo, which is used for around three-quarters of all the UK’s pay-by-phone parking, has acquired US-based iControl Mobile. It’ll trade under the iControl name for a short while before moving to the RingGo brand.

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Research says most smartphone owners show no loyalty to their chosen operating system

New international research from GfK shows that most smartphone owners are currently ‘keeping their options open’ when thinking about their next smartphone purchase.

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LG switching to eco-magnesium in all mobile phones by 2012

LG Electronics says it’ll replace all conventional magnesium inside its mobile phones with ‘eco-magnesium’ by 2012.

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