Apple has stopped selling the iPhone 3GS and iPhone 4 devices through its German online store, along with 3G-equipped iPads.
WiFi-only iPad devices and the iPhone 4S are not affected; retailers with existing stock are also unaffected.
Doro AB, the Swedish company known for its easy-to-use mobile phones, has announced its legal victory over a competitor.
Earlier this month a court in Germany upheld a preliminary ruling that stopped Emporia Deutschland from selling a Telme-branded clamshell mobile phone similar in appearance to Doro’s products.
Samsung has just had its second patent claim dismissed in two weeks.
Both were in Germany and claimed that Apple was infringing Samsung’s telecoms patents.
A new report from ABI Research says the trend towards ‘freemium’ pricing on mobile apps will continue next year. The term refers to a product that’s offered free with a chargeable option for customers who want additional features or enhanced functionality.
Apple enabled in-app purchasing for free apps just over two years ago.
In this week’s edition of The Fonecast we start with an ombudsman’s plea to sort out ‘unlimited’ data tariffs in the UK. We then move on to mobile music before covering mobile wallets, mobile gaming and the mobile patent wars. There’s even time for a little digital art.
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