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Orange tops latest Ofcom mobile complaints list

Ofcom has published the fourth edition of its quarterly UK telecoms complaints data. The report covers the final three months of 2011.

As with previous periods, overall mobile complaint levels were much lower than for fixed-line telephones and fixed broadband services. For the Q4 2011 period, Ofcom received the fewest complaints about O2 and the most complaints about Orange.

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Europeans are reading more news on their smartphones

A new research report from comScore shows that the number of Europeans accessing news on their smartphones has risen by 74% in the past year.

Its study of ‘mobile news’ access in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom revealed that almost 37% of all smartphone users looked at online news via an app or web browser, an increase of 74% over the past year.

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New product overtakes old product: why the surprise?

Mark Bridge writes:

Sometimes I’m a simple soul. This is one of those occasions. I simply don’t get what all the fuss is about.

Sales of Windows Phone 7 smartphones have overtaken Symbian device sales in Great Britain for the first time ever. Yes, the new heavily-promoted mobile phones from Nokia are more popular with consumers and retailers than those using the obsolescent Symbian OS. Windows Phone 7 now has 2.5% of the British smartphone market, compared with 2.4% for Symbian.

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55 million people log in to Twitter via mobile every month

Twitter says 55% of its 100 million regular monthly users connect to the service via mobile.

It revealed the figure while announcing its new targeted mobile advertising.

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New edition of Wired magazine includes advertisement with NFC

The April issue of WIRED magazine in the USA will include an advertisement that takes advantage of Near Field Communication to offer further information.

Luxury vehicle manufacturer Lexus is using NFC technology to promote Enform, its voice-controlled in-car navigation and information service. Placing an NFC-equipped Android smartphone near the ad will launch a mobile website containing interactive videos.

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