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Patent wars: Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry target mobile companies including Samsung, LG and HTC

The consortium that acquired Nortel’s portfolio of around 4,000 tech patents is now putting those patents into battle.

Those patents were bought in March 2012 for $4.5 billion by the Rockstar Consortium, which included Apple, Microsoft, RIM (BlackBerry), Ericsson and Sony.

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From higher licence fees to lower roaming charges... and much more mobile industry news

Podcast - 16th October 2013

Product news in today's podcast includes Samsung's curved-screen smartphone, an HTC phablet and an update for Windows Phone 8.

We're also talking about malware, roaming charges, Ofcom's licence fees, a drop in mobile revenue, BT's MVNO and a project that sounds... well... silly.

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New Windows Phone 8 update promises support for phablets

Microsoft has released details about the forthcoming update for its Windows Phone 8 operating system, which is being made available to customers during the next few months.

The new update - known simply as Windows Phone 8 Update 3 - will offer support for devices with 5-inch and 6-inch screens, offering manufacturers the ability to produce larger-screen ‘phablets’ as well as smartphones.

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UK 'white space' wireless trial will include traffic management, free WiFi and HD TV

Ofcom has announced the organisations that’ll take part in its trial of ‘white space’ wireless technology. The so-called ‘white spaces’ are temporarily unused gaps in the digital terrestrial TV spectrum.

Technology using these spaces won’t need a licence but will been to check that the frequency is unused before starting transmission.

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Interbrand Best Global Brands report: Apple pushes Coca-Cola off the top spot

After 13 years at the top of Interbrand’s Best Global Brands report, Coca-Cola has been pushed off the top spot by two mobile-focussed companies.

Apple has moved up the chart to number 1, with Google following in the number 2 position.

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