The story so far: Apple sues HTC (while having a go at Android as well). HTC makes friends with Microsoft. Microsoft attacks Motorola. And now Motorola asks a judge to invalidate the anti-Android patents that Apple is using against HTC. Oh, and as we mentioned recently, Motorola is taking its own legal action against Apple.
Virgin Media's online and mobile TV player appears to have moved out of beta. Massachusetts-based SeaChange International has announced that the Virgin Media Player is now live and using SeaChange's multi-screen technology.
UK communications regulator Ofcom will be merged with postal services regulator Postcomm as part of the UK government's cost-cutting plans. In addition, a number of Ofcom's duties are to be changed or removed.
If you thought flip-open designs were obsolescent, you've not been talking to the 100 million US consumers who currently use a phone with a flip. That's one of the reasons Research In Motion has created the BlackBerry Style 9670, a 'flip smartphone' with a full QWERTY keyboard. The BlackBerry Style also features the new BlackBerry 6 operating system, an optical trackpad, a 5 megapixel camera, WiFi, GPS and an expandable memory.
The Islamist al-Shabab group in Somalia has warned that transferring money by mobile phone is 'unIslamic', insisting that mobile banking could expose Somalia to interference by Western countries.