Qualcomm has announced that its Snapdragon MSM7x30 chipset can now support the Russian GLONASS satellite system and the US GPS location service simultaneously. The first phone with GLONASS and GPS support will be the MTS 945 from ZTE.
Working with both satellite networks offers more accurate location information and also has a potential commercial benefit.
Orange has announced a new UK partnership with online voucher site Vouchercloud, giving its mobile phone customers at least eight exclusive discount offers every month.
The discounts can be claimed through the Vouchercloud iPhone/Android app, as a premium-rate text message or via the Vouchercloud website.