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  • Telstra to launch new HTC Android handsets next week

    Telstra's Next G network will become a home for HTC's Desire S and Wildfire S smartphones, with the telco holding a 25 May media launch for the handsets. Both the HTC Desire S and the HTC Wildfire S run Google's Android mobile operating system.

  • HTML5 isn't solving mobile dev issues yet

    HTML5 will likely make mobile development easier but not for some time, a group of wireless experts said Monday.

  • Starbucks shares lessons of going mobile

    An Android app and the ability to order a drink from a mobile phone are coming soon, an executive from Starbucks said as he shared lessons and tips from his company's experience offering mobile applications.

  • Nokia kills Ovi brand for mobile services

    <a href="">Nokia will abandon its Ovi mobile services brand</a> as it prepares to sell smartphones based on Microsoft's Windows Phone software, it said in a blog posting on Monday.

  • Microsoft's frenemies: The necessity of partnering up

    How do you solve a problem like Apple and Google?

  • On the fly? Google is bringing the news to you

    Business travelers and other people on the fly will like Google's upgrade to the mobile version of its news site if they don't mind the omnipresent search engine knowing where they are.

  • iPhone 5 : last week's rumour round-up

    Here are the top iPhone 5 rumors for the week ending Friday, May 13: iPhone 5 "Lite," reading the meaning of iPhone 5 parts, speaking of voice recognition, and Thunderbolt I/O on the iPhone as a sign of the Apocalypse. You heard it all here second.

  • Microsoft, Nokia aim to nullify Apple trademark on App Store

    New partners Microsoft and Nokia have joined forces, hoping to invalidate Apple's trademark registration for the terms<strong> </strong>APP STORE and APPSTORE in Europe, according to a statement issued<strong> </strong>by Microsoft.

  • Apple sued again over iOS location and data sharing

    Apple is in the hot seat again in a new lawsuit that says iPad and iPhone user location data and other personal information is being shared with third-party advertisers. Apple is accused of aiding and abetting the "intentional taking and transmitting" of user data to third parties. The suit, filed in U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico, also names Pandora Media and The Weather Channel, but leaves the door open to name more defendants at a later date.

  • 35 per cent use mobile apps before getting out of bed

    Thirty-five percent of Android and iPhone owners in the U.S. use apps such as Facebook on their smartphone before even getting out of bed, according to a survey conducted by telecommunications equipment vendor Ericsson.</a>

  • Smartphones attract organized, international, profit-driven scammers

    The mobile computing technology explosion has brought out seriously organized, international and profit-driven cybercriminals.

  • Google I/O so far: Android, 'Chromebooks' and smarter cars

    Google's I/O developer conference, held 10-11 May in San Francisco, has already been the site of a swathe of announcements by the search giant and its partners.

  • Open-Xchange's new mobile client has offline access

    Open-source collaboration platform provider Open-Xchange has a released Mobile Web App, which gives smartphone users online and offline access to appointments, e-mails and contacts while on the road, the company said on Tuesday.

  • Acer, former CEO spar over declining fortunes

    Acer on Wednesday charged its former chief executive officer, Gianfranco Lanci, with performance issues, after he had criticized the company's resistance to globalization in interviews with the media.

  • Malware writers gunning for Google Android

    Symbian and Microsoft Windows Mobile platforms have been the proving ground for mobile malware over the past five years, but a new Juniper Networks report states that Google Android now takes "the crown" as the platform getting the most attention from malware developers.