Apple, RIM and HTC win big in 2010 mobile handset race

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In nearly all parts of the world, consumers’ appetite for purchasing the very latest handsets has not abated. Quite the reverse: research estimates 390 million handsets and smartphones were shipped in 4Q-2010, up 15.6% year-on-year. Overall, that takes the 2010 total of handsets shipped to 1.36 billion. This is a remarkable turnaround given that just one year ago, 2009 shipments …

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Batelco introduces inbound roaming promotion (Bahrain)

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Bahrain’s leading telecom provider, Batelco has announced its new inbound roaming promotion which will offer cash prizes of $5000 and three day tickets to the 2011 Grand Prix which will take place in the kingdom on March 13. The campaign will run until February 23 and the winners will be announced at the end of the month. Visitors to Bahrain …

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Telcos to miss unsolicited calls deadline (India)

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To get respite from unsolicited calls users may have to wait for some more time as operators are facing technical difficulties in implementing system mandated by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to check pesky calls. The deadline for operators to implement the guidelines expires to January 31. With telemarketers mandated to use the 700 series number, the originating …

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Apple iPhone doesn’t work outdoors in Finland

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Repeated complaints about Apple’s iPhone have caught the attention of the consumer affairs agency, Kuluttajavirasto which is investigating whether the smartphone complies with local legislation requiring portable devices to work in sub-zero temperatures. Complaints by customers to Apple stores have been reportedly brushed aside by application of the small print, which stated that the phones were not designed to work …

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NTT DoCoMo posts flat net profit (Japan)

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Japan’s NTT DoCoMo has announced nearly flat profit for the last three months of 2010. According to the company, net profit for its third fiscal quarter was $1.63 billion, compared to $1.64 billion the previous year. Operating profit for the same period increased 4.4% to $2.76 billion coupled with a revenue fall of 2.3% to $13.05 billion. According to company’s …

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