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Teardown reveals Samsung Galaxy Tab is much like a giant Galaxy S smartphone

iSuppli has just revealed its preliminary hardware analysis of the Android-powered Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

The so-called 'teardown' shows the Galaxy Tab having a very similar design to the Samsung Galaxy S smartphone. Both have a Samsung-branded Hummingbird 1GHz ARM-based processor and an Infineon baseband processor.

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IMImobile takes over mobile services company WIN plc

IMImobile, one of India's largest and fastest-growing mobile technology companies, has acquired UK-based mobile content and services provider WINplc. The resulting company will have a global workforce of over 600 people. Former WIN CEO Graham Rivers will become an Executive Director of IMImobile.

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TomTom deal puts its maps on HTC phones

TomTom and HTC have done a deal that'll put navigation and location solutions on HTC smartphones. The new HTC Locations mapping application – preinstalled on the new HTC Desire HD and HTC Desire Z smartphones, with other devices expected to be added in the future – will come preloaded with TomTom’s maps. The option of turn-by-turn navigation can be purchased through HTC Locations or on HTCSense.com

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90% of the world's population now has access to a mobile network

The International Telecommunication Union, which looks after information and communication technology issues for the United Nations, has calculated that 90% of the world population has access to mobile networks. It's one of the figures from the agency's The World in 2010 report.

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NCR acquires Mobiqa

Technology company NCR – probably best-known for its cash registers and ATMs – has acquired mobile content optimisation specialists Mobiqa. Edinburgh-based Mobiqa uses SMS, MMS, web links and email to deliver barcoded tickets – including airline boarding passes - to mobile phones. NCR, although based in the USA, has an R&D facility 60 miles away in Dundee.

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