Arima Communications aims to ship 13 mln handsets this year (Taiwan)

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Taiwan-based ODM Arima Communications aims to ship 13 million handsets this year compared to 11.7 million handsets in 2013, as reported by Digitimes. Smartphones accounted for 95% of total handsets shipped last year. Arima Communications sees a growing demand for entry-level and mid-range smartphones in emerging markets as well as a takeoff in demand for 4G LTE smartphones in many …

EditorArima Communications aims to ship 13 mln handsets this year (Taiwan)

Etisalat launches Flous services in Gabon

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Etisalat Group has announced the launch of its mobile phone-based commerce service ‘Flous’ (money) in Gabon, marking the latest milestone in its endeavor to provide market-relevant, transformational mobile financial services across global markets. Gabonese Republic is a sovereign state on the west coast of Central Africa. According to Khalifa Al Shamsi, Chief Digital Services Officer at Etisalat Group, this launch …

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Inventergy acquires Nokia IMS patents

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Inventergy Global has acquired a patent portfolio from Nokia. The acquired portfolio includes 16 patent families comprised of 77 patents and patent applications pertaining to IP Multimedia Subsystems (IMS). The acquisition increases Inventergy’s portfolio to over 750 patents globally. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. Inventergy says the transaction has no immediate effect on its cash position. The …

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Doro to launch handsets for senior citizens (Sweden)

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Doro is planning to reveal several senior-friendly models and systems at the International CTIA Wireless show at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from 22-24 March. The company is also planning to reveal its new product and design, which is part of the collaboration with MyGlucoHealth and Medixine, to deliver care assistance applications, services and systems via the mobile …

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Israel to ban the use of SIM locking on handsets

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­Israel’s Knesset Economics Affairs Committee has approved plans to ban the use of SIM locking on handsets sold by the mobile networks in the country. The ban on SIM locks is considered by the Ministry of Communications as vital, if new mobile networks and MVNOs are to compete in the market. Presently, the mobile networks lock their handsets to their …

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