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Nokia and Microsoft sign their partnership agreement

Nokia and Microsoft have signed their partnership agreement today. The planned partnership was first announced in February.

The two companies say they've made "significant progress" on the development of the first Nokia products incorporating the Windows Phone platform. Nokia has also started porting key applications and services to operate on Windows Phone.

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This week's mobile podcast: smartphone security, a Symbian update and some tariff analysis

In this week's edition of The Fonecast we're chatting to David Emm, senior security researcher at Kaspersky Lab UK, about the security threats facing mobile phone users.

We also discuss the latest report from mobile tariff comparison site Billmonitor, we talk about Tuesday's Symbian news, we look at a new unlimited internet deal and we discover a clutch of MVNOs.

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Podcast - 13th April 2011

In this week's podcast we're joined by David Emm from Kaspersky Lab UK to talk about malware on mobile phones. And, as usual, we take a look at the latest mobile industry headlines - from pricey tariffs to an unlimited internet deal.

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Nokia announces two new devices and a Symbian update

Nokia has announced an update to the Symbian operating system, along with two new smartphone devices.

The new OS upgrade has a name rather than a number. It's called Symbian Anna and promises new icons, improved usability, a faster browser, better maps and an assortment of other tweaks.

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UK mobile app downloads generated £280 million last year

Mobile research company research2guidance says revenue from UK mobile application downloads reached £280 million in 2010. It's calculated that smartphone users in the UK downloaded over 860 million apps last year, with paid-for apps accounting for 105 million downloads (just over 12%).

The company says 8% of the world's total app downloads currently take place in the UK.

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