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Shebang ‘free phone’ offer falls foul of ASA advertising rules

UK mobile retailer Shebang Technologies Group has had a complaint against its advertising upheld by the Advertising Standards Authority.

An email from the company and an offer on its website both promoted a ‘free’ mobile phone offer that was guaranteed for every customer. The ads were accompanied by images of several different handsets.

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Major UK networks all win 4G spectrum in Ofcom auction

BT is fifth 4G UK winner

Telecoms regulator Ofcom has announced the winners of the UK’s 4G mobile spectrum auction, which has finally been completed after more than 50 rounds of bidding. It means that faster mobile broadband services will soon be offered to more people by more companies.

The UK’s major mobile networks - Everything Everywhere Ltd (EE), Hutchison 3G UK Ltd (Three UK), Telefónica UK Ltd (O2) and Vodafone Ltd - have all won radio spectrum.

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Results from EE, new phones from LG and HTC... and free WiFi from Barclays

Podcast - 20th February 2013

We start this week's podcast with financial results from EE - along with new phones from LG and HTC.

There's also a merger between mobile browser companies, mobile security from Vodafone, free WiFi from Barclays bank, a preview of Ubuntu for smartphones... and much more.

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Fujitsu prepares European smartphone for seniors

Fujitsu Limited is planning its first major smartphone move outside Japan with the STYLISTIC S01, a handset designed for senior users that’ll initially be available via Orange in France from June 2013.

It's an Android-powered device with a 1.4GHz chip, a 4-inch screen and an 8.1-megapixel camera.

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NVIDIA announces its first 4G LTE processor

Technology company NVIDIA has announced its first integrated 4G LTE mobile processor, moving into a market segment that’s been dominated by Qualcomm.

It says its new Tegra 4i, which has been jointly designed in partnership with ARM, delivers the highest performance of any single-chip smartphone processor yet is also much smaller

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