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Over half of this year's accessory sales will be for smartphones, says ABI Research

As smartphone usage increases worldwide, it’s no surprise to discover that accessories for smartphones are seeing a similar sales increase.

ABI Research has calculated that aftermarket mobile accessory sales will generate $36 billion this year, with smartphones driving $20 billion of this figure.

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We’re starting the week with breaking (but not entirely unexpected) news that RIM has a new CEO. Just one, not two. We’ll be talking much more about him in Wednesday’s podcast. In fact, RIM’s announcement concludes a week that’s been packed with big names - and big money as well.

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Nissan self-healing iPhone case promises scratch-free smartphones

Car manufacturer Nissan has announced what it’s calling the world’s first self-healing iPhone case. It uses Nissan’s Scratch Shield paint, which was developed several years ago in collaboration with the University of Tokyo and Advanced Softmaterials Inc.

The paint is currently an option on a number of Nissan vehicles including the Murano, 370Z and X-Trail.

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The best Bluetooth devices at CES

The Bluetooth Special Interest Group chose the Motorola MOTOACTV fitness device as its overall winner of the 2012 Bluetooth SIG Best of CES Awards last week.

Also announced by the Bluetooth SIG were the three winners of its Now, New and Next categories at the CES show.

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Motorola MOTOACTV fitness device hits the UK next month

Motorola Mobility has confirmed that the MOTOACTV fitness and music device - announced last month at the same time as the new RAZR smartphone - is coming to the UK next month.

It’ll be stocked by sports retailer Sweatshop from the beginning of December. Current pricing is £249.99.

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