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No more BlackBerry BB10 phones

No more BlackBerry BB10 phones

CEO says current focus is on mid-range Android devices

A report by UAE’s The National says BlackBerry is planning to launch two mid-range Android smartphones this year but doesn’t have any more BB10 devices in the pipeline.

However, it will continue releasing updates for BB10.

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Reviewing our 2015 mobile industry predictions... and looking forward to 2016

Podcast - 15th January 2016

Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return to review their mobile industry predictions from last year. Which mergers, partnerships and developments did they forecast correctly... and which didn’t work out as planned?

Later in the programme, the team anticipates some of the topics that will be hitting the headlines during 2016.

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Finnish mobile manufacturer Jolla secures new financing

Finnish mobile manufacturer Jolla secures new financing

Finnish mobile company Jolla says it has completed its latest investment round and has secured new financing for the company.

It follows an announcement in November, when co-founder Antti Saarnio described the company as being in a “death valley”.

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Mozilla stops selling Firefox smartphones

New focus on 'connected devices'

Mozilla has said it’ll stop producing smartphones based on its Firefox operating system. However, it will continue its research into other connected devices.

The announcement was made at a developer event earlier this week.

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Finnish mobile company Jolla announces job cuts and debt restructuring

Finnish mobile company Jolla announces job cuts and debt restructuring

Finnish mobile company Jolla says it is adjusting its operations and will temporarily lay off what it describes as “a big part” of its personnel from next month.

The business, formed four years ago, developed the Sailfish mobile operating system and two associated products: the Jolla smartphone (launched in 2013) and the Jolla Tablet (launched last year).

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