Kcell picks iPhone service centre

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Kcell, the Kazakhstan mobile operator has signed an agreement with the company Alsi Service to make the latter its service partner for iPhone smartphones, as reported by Profit.kz. Service and support will be provided for owners of all iPhone models sold by official Apple distributors in Kazakhstan. Kcell is the distributor of smartphones from Apple in Kazakhstan. Alsi Service has …

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Android leads Australia’s smartphone sales – study

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According to a Telsyte reports, cited by ZDNet, Android OS has overtaken iOS in Australia in terms of smartphone sales. Android-powered smartphones are the main devices purchased on contract from local operators. The Android adoption was mainly boosted by operator promotions and fewer iPhone subsidies the report shows. Australia ended June with 16 million smartphone users, for a population of …

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Swisscom launches Tapit mobile payments app

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Swisscom has confirmed the launch of the Tapit smartphone app which allows users make payments, collect loyalty points and open doors. Tapit will initially enable cashless payments in shops in Switzerland and overseas using Visa credit cards and prepaid cards issued by Cornercard, with MasterCard credit cards issued by the Aduno Group/Viseca to follow in the near future, as reported …

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4G in Piedecuesta by Movistar Colombia

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Movistar Colombia has expanded its LTE network and 4G services to the city of Piedecuesta, in Santander department. The mobile operator reported it has invested over COP 1 billion for the implementation of its LTE network in Piedecuesta. The operator offers 23 smartphones from Samsung, Nokia, Sony, BlackBerry, Apple’s iPhone, Huawei, ZTE and Motorola, as well as MiFi modems compatible …

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O2 Czech Republic becomes Apple partner for iPhone (Czech Republic)

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O2 Czech Republic will start selling the iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c in various memory options from 27 June. O2 becomes an Apple partner for distribution of the iPhone and as such it can offer the latest models from the same day as they officially enter the Czech market, as reported by Telecompaper. The iPhone 5s is available in the …

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T-Mobile US offers 1-wk free network test with iPhone (United States)

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T-Mobile US announced a new offer for customers to test its network free for a week with an iPhone 5s. Starting 23 June, people can sign up for T-Mobile Test Drive at the operator’s website. A few days later, they will receive an iPhone 5s to test T-Mobile’s network for seven days. After the test drive, they need to return …

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Apple retains right to use iPhone brand in Brazil

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The Federal Court of Rio de Janeiro has issued a decision in favor of Apple in the appeal of the US company against Brazilian manufacturer Gradiente and the Brazilian National Institute of Intellectual Protection (INPI), as reported by Valor Economico. The judges decided that Apple has the right to use the iPhone brand on its devices sold in Brazil without …

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Proximus to start iPhone sales 27 June

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Proximus, the Belgian mobile operator announced it will start sales of Apple’s iPhone 5s and 5c on 27 June. Customers can register their interest on the operator’s website. This is the first time Proximus offers Apple smartphones. The iPhone 5s was launched last year by rival Mobistar and its MVNO Telenet. Proximus said it will also sell the iPhone 4s. Special …

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Android-powered devices dominate in Ukraine

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The share of Ukrainian users accessing sites from the search engine Yandex over handsets or tablets has grown by 11 percentage points to 29 percent from August 2013, as reported by ProIT citing a study by Yandex. The share of Android-powered mobile devices grew by 23 percentage points to 62% of all mobile devices. iPhone’s share totals 14 percent. On …

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Nokia unveils Lumia 920 and 820 operating on Windows 8 platform (Finland)

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Handset maker Nokia unveiled the latest smartphones operating on the Windows 8 platform. According to reports, Nokia said that the Lumia 920 comes equipped with new lenses on its camera shift to compensate for shaky hands, resulting in sharper images in low light and smoother video capture. The company also revealed a mid-range phone in Lumia 820 without the advanced …

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Mobile customers to lose out on account of Apple’s victory (USA)

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The everlasting infringement battle between the mobile industry’s top players, Apple and Samsung, finally saw a result on one of the cases. A jury in the U.S. found that the Korean handset maker was guilty of infringing on six of Apple’s patents and ordered the company to pay the iPhone maker $1.05 billion in damages. The ruling led to the …

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Dunkin’ Donuts launches mobile app for payment of Dunkin’ products (USA)

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Dunkin’ Donuts, the American stop for coffee and baked goods, launched its first-ever mobile application for payment and gifting for iPhone, iPod touch and Android smartphones. The new Dunkin’ App, brings in ease and simplicity in paying for food, beverages, and merchandise at Dunkin’ Donuts restaurants throughout the U.S. Additionally, with the App’s mGift feature, Dunkin’ Donuts becomes the first …

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