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Canonical wants to crowd-fund its Ubuntu desktop/smartphone hybrid

Canonical, the company behind the open-source Ubuntu platform, has announced plans for a smartphone that transforms into a desktop PC.

The Ubuntu Edge will have a 4.5-inch display and will connect to any HDMI monitor. All the specifications are subject to change but a multi-core processor and 128GB of storage are expected.

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HTC One mini launches, offering features from flagship HTC One

HTC One mini launches, offering features from flagship HTC One

HTC has launched a compact version of its flagship HTC One smartphone.

The HTC One mini echoes the design of the HTC One but in a smaller size and lower spec, running Android on a dual-core 1.4 GHz processor with a 4.3-inch display.

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New security threat takes advantage of SIM cards and 'over the air' updates

Karsten Nohl from Berlin-based Security Research Labs has found a way to use ‘over the air’ updates to take over mobile phones.

Although it only affects older SIM cards, he says the security flaw could affect up to 750 million phones worldwide.

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Quarterly results published by Vodafone

Vodafone’s latest quarterly results show the company’s European businesses suffering from what it calls ‘increased competitive intensity’. Overall, group service revenue including joint ventures reached £10.16 billion.

That’s a 2.5% increase year-on-year but the organic figure - excluding events such as acquisitions - shows a 3.5% drop.

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Operating Systems: a new set of Davids emerge to challenge the incumbent Goliaths

Podcast - 22nd July 2013

This panel discussion about new mobile operating systems was recorded at Mobile Monday London on 15th July 2013.

It's chaired by Geoff Blaber of CCS Insight with contributions from the GSMA's Alex Sinclair, David Wood of Delta Wisdom (and formerly of Symbian), Andreas Constantinou from Vision Mobile, Victor Palau of Canonical and Christian Heilmann from Mozilla Corporation.

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