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A quarter of Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday online sales were via mobile devices in USA

The Adobe Digital Index of online shopping data has reported record online sales in the USA, with 1.062 billion transactions on Thanksgiving Day and 1.93 billion on Black Friday.

24.2% of online sales took place on smartphones and tablets, which is a 118% year-on-year increase. 15.6% came from tablets and 8.6% from phones.

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Ofcom publishes ‘Easy Read’ mobile phone guide for people with learning difficulties

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has become the first UK regulatory body to publish consumer advice in the ‘Easy Read’ format, which is designed to be more accessible to people with learning difficulties.

The ‘How to use your mobile phone’ guide meets current European and UK Government standards for making written information easily understandable. It includes details about mobile phone handsets, different types of contract agreement, free services for disabled customers and how to complain.

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Spectrum shortage looms for the UK, says Real Wireless

Wireless consultancy Real Wireless says the UK is is likely to suffer a spectrum crunch in 2020 unless more bandwidth is made available for mobile and WiFi services.

Around 300MHz more cellular spectrum and 350MHz more WiFi spectrum is required, according to the company.

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Doro sells five million mobile phones worldwide

Easy-to-use mobile phone manufacturer Doro says it’s now sold five million handsets worldwide.

The Swedish company exceeded four million sales in May this year and launched its Liberto 810 smartphone in September.

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Last week at The Fonecast: 2nd December 2013

It's oh so quiet...

Mark Bridge writes:

It was a relatively quiet time for tech news last week, with many companies taking a day off to celebrate Thanksgiving in the USA and then planning for a present-buying retail frenzy on ‘Black Friday’. Today the focus on Christmas shopping moves online; a day that’s called either ‘Cyber Monday’ or ‘Mega Monday’ if you work for a news organisation.

Yet it wasn’t an entirely newsless week.

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