Mark Bridge writes:
Cain and Abel. Price and Andre. Judge Dredd and Rico. History is full of pairings that didn’t work out. Two forces that started off together but ended up trying to destroy each other. And so it could be with mobile phone operating systems.
This week it’s been reported that Nokia will be dropping Symbian from its N-series devices by 2012, favouring Maemo instead.
Mobile VoIP provider Nimbuzz launches an international calling service, so we talk to company CMO Neal Fullman. And we also take a look at the week's other headlines, from Samsung bada to text messages in GCSE exams.
PhonepayPlus, the UK's phone-paid services regulator, has announced a 62% decrease in complaints about mobile phone-paid services during the last fifteen months. In July 2008 there were 1,981 complaints; last month there were just 746.
The news comes as the EU published an update from its 2008 investigation into websites providing ringtones and wallpaper images for mobile phones.