Nokia has won a patent ruling against Research In Motion that covers the use of WiFi technology in BlackBerry devices.
It means that BlackBerry could potentially block the sale of BlackBerry handsets if the companies don’t agree to a patent licensing agreement. Court action by Nokia is apparently planned in the UK, the USA and Canada.
Two men who owned a marketing company have been fined £440,000 by the UK Information Commissioner’s Office for sending millions of unlawful spam text messages.
It’s the first time the ICO has imposed this type of penalty for a serious breach of the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations since it was given these powers in January.
HTC says it’s appointed Benjamin Ho as its new Chief Marketing Officer. He’ll join the company in January and will replace John Wang, the current CMO.
It’s also changing the role of Jason Mackenzie, currently president of global sales and marketing, who will now be focussed on HTC’s global sales strategy.
Podcast - 28th November 2012
This week's podcast starts with news that HP is unhappy - but we resist the temptation to include any saucy puns that might spice up the story.
The programme also covers Nokia's new Facebook-friendly phone, plans for white space technology in the UK, shopping on smartphones, Samsung's Chinese suppliers, the demand for mobile data and a new app from Orange that seems to threaten its mobile business.