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ZTE's first Android handset hits the UK at under £100

Chinese mobile phone manufacturer ZTE Corporation has launched its first Android-powered smartphone in the UK. It's co-branded by Three and is selling on 'pay as you go' tariffs for £99.99.

The ZTE Racer runs Android version 2.1 (Éclair) powered handset. It offers a 2.8-inch QVGA touchscreen, 3.2 megapixel camera, 256MB of internal memory, Bluetooth and 7.2Mbps HSDPA connectivity.

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13% of consumer smartphones are sold to people who don't care

Mobile telecom author and commentator Tomi Ahonen has published a lengthy blog post covering smartphone segmentation: which people use smartphones - and why they use them.

In it, he anticipates around 35% growth in smartphone shipments this year (excluding Japan), with most growth coming from lower-priced handsets. Headline figures include...

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fring and Skype blame each other for break-up

Internet communication service fring says it's been forced to end its Skype interconnectivity following the threat of legal action. This news comes shortly after fring introduced an application that offered mobile video calling on the iPhone 4.

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Google announces DIY apps for Android

Google has announced an Android programming tool that'll let people develop mobile applications without any formal programming skills. Instead, you design the way the app looks by dragging 'blocks' on a computer screen. Each block can affect the app's behaviour by storing information or performing certain actions under specific conditions.

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The Kin is dead

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