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UK MVNO Desi Mobile closes within a year of launch

Desi Mobile, a UK virtual mobile network that targeted the British Asian market, has closed.

It was offering ‘pay monthly’ SIM-only deals connected via the Vodafone network.

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Qualcomm leads smartphone processor sales

Revenue generated by the global smartphone applications processor market grew by 65% year-on-year in Q2 2011, according to a Strategy Analytics report.

In total, the smartphone chip market generated $1.7 billion during the quarter.

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One in ten UK primary school children has an iPhone

One in ten children under the age of 10 owns an iPhone, according to a UK survey from cloud-based internet security company Westcoastcloud.

In addition, one in twenty primary school children now own an iPad. The research also shows that one in ten parents feel it’s OK for a child as young as 4 to own a mobile phone.

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This week's news, from Google Wallet to the world's slimmest smartphone

In today’s edition of The Fonecast we’re talking about innovation from Microsoft and Google.

There’s also an acquisition for Opera and a new CEO for INQ Mobile, along with news from eBay, InMobi and Apple.

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Not all mystery shopping is a complete mystery

Mark Bridge writes:

If you’ve worked in retail, you’re probably aware of the ‘mystery shopper’. This is someone who appears to be a regular consumer but is actually reviewing your performance. Perhaps they’re working for your employer, maybe they’re conducting an independent survey, they may even be reporting for a magazine or newspaper. But they’re about as welcome as a knock on the front door when you’re at home in the shower.

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