Mark Bridge writes:
It’s been a busy day for Everything Everywhere. Alongside its 4G news came rumours that the company was planning a rebrand, with ‘Orange’ and ‘T-Mobile’ eventually being dropped in favour of the ‘Everything Everywhere’ branding.
There’s now an official statement from Everything Everywhere:
Ofcom gives the go-ahead with revised 1800MHz licences
Telecoms regulator Ofcom has approved Everything Everywhere’s plans to use its existing 1800MHz spectrum for delivering 4G services. Everything Everywhere applied to Ofcom in November last year with a proposal to change its current licences.
Following a consultation, Ofcom has concluded that these changes will deliver significant benefits to consumers without distorting competition or giving Everything Everywhere anything more than a brief advantage.
Barnes & Noble to challenge Amazon.co.uk
The Barnes & Noble NOOK - a rival to Amazon’s Kindle eBook readers - is coming to the UK from mid-October this year.
The WiFi-enabled electronic book readers and compatible eBooks will be available via www.nook.co.uk from the autumn, with high-street and online retail partnerships still to be announced. It’s the first time B&N has offered its NOOK for sale outside the USA.
HTC, which took a stake in cloud-based game streaming service OnLive last year, has been hit by OnLive’s recent restructuring.
It means that HTC - which started working with Sony’s PlayStation Mobile gaming platform earlier this year - is looking at a $40 million loss.
Touchnote, which offers an app that enables consumers to take a photo and send it as a physical postcard, has been forced to update its Olympic-themed promotion due to unprecedented demand.
As a special offer for the Olympics, it partnered with Samsung to run a special offer via the web and for customers with Android smartphones. Postcards could be sent completely free until 31st August 2012 with Samsung’s Olympic sponsorship message on the card.