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Dramatic growth expected for low-power Bluetooth devices

ABI Research has forecast that Bluetooth Smart - the new low-power Bluetooth v4.0 specification - will drive cumulative Bluetooth-enabled device shipments to 20 billion units by 2017.

The first ten years of Bluetooth availability saw cumulative shipments of Bluetooth-enabled devices reach 5 billion, largely resulting from its use in mobile phones.

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SEGA announces new focus on mobile games from independent developers

SEGA announces new focus on mobile games from independent developers

The US and European businesses of SEGA Corporation have formed a new publishing initiative that’s focussed on publishing mobile games made by independent developers.

It’s called the SEGA Alliance and will offer marketing support, production support and creative consultation.

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Three UK relaunches its SIM-only tariffs

Three UK relaunches its SIM-only tariffs

Three UK is relaunching its SIM-only tariffs, describing the new deals as ‘built for the internet’.

Pricing starts from £6.90 per month for a 12-month minimum term contract that includes 200 minutes of calls, 5000 text messages and 500MB of data. The deal offers a guarantee of no surprise UK ‘out of bundle’ data charges when the allowance is used.

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Android mobile malware has almost trebled in the past three months

Android mobile malware has almost trebled in the past three months

New figures from digital security company Kaspersky Lab show that the number of new malicious programs targeting the Android platform has almost trebled in the past three months.

The second quarter of 2012 has seen over 14,900 new malicious programs targeting the Android OS. In Q1 2012 there were just under 5,450.

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Mobile phone shop staff are misinforming customers about price rises

Which? report says 82% of staff gave incorrect information

UK consumer organisation Which? has found that mobile phone sales staff are giving inaccurate information about the possibility of price increases on ‘pay monthly’ contracts.

When asked whether the price would stay the same throughout the contract term, 82% of shop assistants said the price was fixed. However, the past 12 months have seen four of the five major mobile networks increasing their charges.

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