Burnside Telecom, a UK-based company that produces GSM-enabled 'desk phones' for homes and offices, has announced an agreement with GAI-Tronics to create a range of rugged telephones and mobile-enabled terminals for indoor and outdoor use.
The first set of products will include mobile-equipped versions of GAI–Tronics existing products, including weather-resistant phones and hands-free help points.
It's reported that the US Federal Trade Commission will investigate the way in-application charges are sold and applied by app stores.
It follows recent complaints that 'virtual currency' is too easy to buy, particularly when children are using mobile devices.
Orange customers in the UK will soon be able to pay for content purchased on their Window Phone devices by adding the charge to their mobile phone account. It means they won't need to give their bank information when opening a Microsoft account to buy music, games or apps.
The news comes a week after Research In Motion and Telefonica announced they were working together to introduce integrated carrier billing to BlackBerry App World.
A new report from Juniper Research says music consumed on mobile handsets is expected to generate $5.5 billion (around £4.7 billion) annually in 2015. That's a rise of $3.1 billion from last year's total.
However, the report also warns that piracy still remains a significant threat, both online and on the mobile.
Everything Everywhere – the joint venture between T-Mobile and Orange in the UK – has announced annual financial results for the nine months to 31st December 2010. These are the organisation’s first annual figures.
It achieved almost £5.3 billion in turnover for the 9 months since the venture was created. Adjusted EBITDA (before restructuring costs, brand and management fees) was £1.02 billion for the 9 months ended 31st December.