Two television advertisements for Phones 4u have been judged misleading by the UK’s Advertising Standards Authority.
The ads, which showed a number of characters being offered mobile phone upgrades, concluded with the message “Upgrades for you and you and you at Phones 4u”.
or why Huawei need to spend their £1.6 billion profit on marketing
James Rosewell writes:
Huawei is a company one can’t miss at Mobile World Congress. They bring their own building! Plus last year a wonderful “Pegasus” flying horse sculpture made using Ascend handsets was proudly displayed next to the main fountain to hail the launch of the Ascend series of handsets.
Huawei has been busy following MWC12. They now run major parts of Everything Everywhere, Three and O2’s network in the UK. On a less positive note they’re not welcome in the US.
But how has the devices side of the business performed?
Nokia has published its fourth quarter and full-year financial results for 2012, moving back into profit during Q4 for the first time in over a year.
However, the annual figure still shows a loss and the company is proposing not to make a dividend payment to shareholders.
It’s just a week to go before Research In Motion reveals new smartphones running its BlackBerry 10 operating system.
Ahead of that, the company has made its new BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 mobile management system available for businesses.
Google’s quarterly results show consolidated revenues of $14.42 billion (£9.11 billion), up 36% year-on-year, while net income was $2.89 billion.
Revenue from its Motorola mobile business was down to $1.51 billion; the business unit made a $353 million operating loss in the quarter.