Mark Bridge writes:
It’s not just me, is it? The mobile industry really has gone a bit litigation crazy.
The Fonecast takes an in-depth look at the week's headlines. T-Mobile and Orange are given the go-ahead to merge their UK businesses, consumers get more protection when using mobile data in Europe, O2 announces its UK results and Skype drops support for Windows Mobile phones.
Apple has filed a lawsuit against HTC, claiming that HTC has infringed a number of Apple patents related to the iPhone's user interface, underlying architecture and hardware.
The lawsuit has been filed with the US District Court in Delaware and also with the US International Trade Commission, which has the power to block imports of HTC devices if it rules in Apple's favour.
Nokia has revealed the Nokia C5, which is a compact one-piece mobile phone that's expected to start selling for around 135 Euro SIM-free this summer. It runs the Nokia S60 3rd edition operating system.
The Nokia C5 includes Nokia's free Ovi Maps application along with a contacts list that integrates Facebook status updates. It's equipped with a 3.2 megapixel camera and is supplied with a 2GB memory card.