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The future for feature phones isn't as bleak as it first appears

Mark Bridge writes:

With Hallowe’en just around the corner, thoughts turn to the departed... and it would be easy to think that the market for feature phones is in the technological graveyard. After all, Sony Ericsson has recently said it’ll be dropping feature phones from its product range in 2012. But perhaps the battle of feature phone vs smartphone isn’t over yet.

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Opera Mini to be preinstalled on Brew and Android phones from INQ

Opera Software and Hutchison Whampoa-backed INQ have agreed to preinstall the Opera Mini mobile browser on a range of Android-powered INQ smartphones and BREW-based feature phones. They'll be rolled out in the UK this month.

More than 90 million people worldwide currently use the Opera Mini browser, which compresses data to shrink web pages by up to 90%.

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New flagship Android smartphone from ZTE

Chinese telecommunications manufacturer ZTE has announced a flagship Android smartphone with a 4.3-inch display screen.

The ZTE Skate uses the Android 2.3 operating system with an 800MHz processor. It also includes a 5-megapixel Bluetooth, A-GPS, hardware compass, and G-sensor.

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World's lightest touchscreen mobile phone revealed by modu

This week modular mobile phone manufacturer modu has introduced the modu T, which has been awarded a Guinness World Record for being the lightest touch phone in the world.

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Qualcomm sets up subsidiary to focus on mobile innovation

Qualcomm, best known for its chip production, has created a subsidiary business that'll focus on mobile technology. Qualcomm Services Labs will "explore new ideas, technologies and service models that can have an immediate impact in the marketplace" by looking at five main areas: communication, information/entertainment, discovery, life automation and 'digital to physical'.

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