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Consumers think mobile operators would be better at providing Over-The-Top services

Consumers feel that mobile operators would be more proficient in providing Over-The-Top (OTT) services than current OTT providers, according to a recent survey.

The study was carried out across the UK, the USA and Europe for telecoms software specialist OpenCloud by market research agency YouGov.

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The number of text messages sent in the UK is reported to have fallen for the first time

The number of SMS text messages sent in the UK fell last year, according to reports that quote the latest technology predictions from consultancy firm Deloitte.

It’s the country’s first-ever annual fall in SMS volume.

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BlackBerry Messenger to be pre-loaded on some LG smartphones

BlackBerry says its BBM instant messaging application will be pre-loaded on the LG G Pro Lite smartphone in certain markets.

It’s part of a deal with LG that’s expected to see the app installed on other LG handsets in the future.

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A Happy Tranquil Christmas for HTC?

Mark Bridge writes:

HTC experienced a bit of Christmas cheer last week when the threat of a sales injunction against the HTC One mini smartphone and a number of other devices was lifted. Nokia had previously won a patent-related court case against HTC but it seems that a sales ban was deemed too harsh a penalty.

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Instagram creates its own photo and video messaging service

Photo sharing service Instagram, which was acquired by Facebook last year, has launched a photo and video messaging feature called Instagram Direct.

This new feature forms part of the standard Instagram app.

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