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This week's podcast - from 4G trials to a ringtone remix

It’s time for another round-up of mobile industry news headlines from the past seven days.

As well as paying tribute to Steve Jobs, our podcast covers BlackBerry’s problems, 3G cross-network roaming on Everything Everywhere, 4G in the UK, Swype’s acquisition by Nuance, the mystery of Alien Dalvik, dodgy advertising and a new Nokia ringtone.

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Nuance acquires Swype

Voice technology company Nuance has acquired Swype, which launched its simplified on-screen text input service three years ago.

Swype was founded by Cliff Kushler and Randy Marsden.

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Show-starters at ShowStoppers

Mark Bridge writes:

“Hot products. Cool companies. Meet the press.”

That was the tagline for ShowStoppers, a showcase event that took place last night before today’s opening of Mobile World Congress. As you probably heard in today’s podcast, I went along and met a few of the participants.

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Swype text input app launched in beta on Symbian

The Swype text input application, which recently hit the headlines when a Samsung Galaxy S user managed to beat the SMS world record, is now available for a number of Nokia mobile phones.

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This week's UK mobile industry podcast is now online

In this week's edition of The Fonecast we take our regular look at mobile industry news from the last seven days, including two Ofcom stories, two Intel stories, two network problems, three sets of financial results and nine arrests.

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