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BlackBerry ends its licensing agreement with T-Mobile USA

The licence that permits T-Mobile to sell BlackBerry products in the United States won’t be renewed this month, according to the Canadian smartphone company.

Instead it will expire on 25th April 2014.

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Three new Windows Phone 8.1 smartphones coming from Nokia

Nokia has announced its first three smartphones based on the new Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system.

It’s also said a Windows Phone 8.1 update is due to be offered this summer to all Nokia Lumia devices running Windows Phone 8.

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Microsoft announces new features in forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system

Cortana virtual assistant is on its way

Microsoft has revealed details of its forthcoming Windows Phone 8.1 mobile operating system, which will be installed on new phones from this month and will also be available as an update to current Windows Phone 8 users in the near future.

This new version of the Windows Phone OS will offer a virtual assistant called Cortana, named after a character in the Halo video game series.

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Acquisitions, banking, complaints... and the rest of the week's mobile industry news

Podcast - 2nd April 2014

Acquisition announcements from Facebook and Intel are the first stories in this week's look at the latest UK mobile industry headlines.

They're followed by news about mobile payments, mobile banking, a phone with an invisible solar panel, customer complaints, low-cost 4G smartphones, productivity apps and an intriguing case of WhatsApp-itis.

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Stephen Elop to run Microsoft Devices Group when Nokia acquisition is finalised

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says former Nokia CEO Stephen Elop will join Microsoft as Executive Vice President of the Microsoft Devices Group as soon as the forthcoming Nokia acquisition is completed.

Mr Elop will report directly to Mr Nadella.

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