Consumers in Spain will be able to buy Firefox OS smartphones from tomorrow. Telefónica is going to sell the ZTE Open at its Movistar stores for €69 incl. VAT (£59) on pre-pay and ‘pay monthly’ tariffs.
This is expected to be followed by Deutsche Telekom selling the Alcatel One Touch Fire handset in Poland.
From September, the Mobile Broadband Group will start using the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) to help UK mobile networks restrict access to commercial content that is unsuitable for customers under the age of 18.
This comes after 8 years of working with the Independent Mobile Classification Board, which currently provides the framework for mobile commercial content.
Three UK has launched a ‘back to basics’ Pay As You Go offer with three straightforward rates: 3p per minute for calls, 2p each for SMS text messages and 1p per MB for mobile data.
The company points out that it’s not forcing customers to pick different options or choose between a preference for texts, calls or data. There’s also no 30-day expiry of credit.
Nokia Corporation and Siemens AG have agreed that Nokia will buy Siemens’ 50% stake of the Nokia Siemens Networks joint venture for €1.7 billion (£1.5 billion).
The deal is expected to be completed during the third quarter of this year, subject to regulatory approval.
A new mobile service called Mobile by Sainsbury’s is being launched this summer by Vodafone and Sainsbury’s in the UK.
It’ll run as a 50/50 joint venture with a management team of experienced mobile, retail and marketing experts from both Sainsbury's and Vodafone.