Mobile payments specialist Isis to rebrand

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Isis, the mobile commerce joint venture created by AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless, is looking to re-brand and distance itself from the name of the militant group ISIS, which has been linked to sectarian violence against civilians and armed forced in Iraq and Syria. As a result of the unwilling sharing of names, the mobile wallet provider is …

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Samsung refuses to be associated with cloned Apple accessory

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­Earlier, it was reported that Samsung had authorized the sale of a prop that supports Samsung-manufactured tablets to stand on their edge and also makes typing easier. Interestingly, the accessory is quite similar to a product manufactured by Apple for its iPad. Samsung is known to have distanced itself from the controversy by declining that it had approved the sale …

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Isis bring credit card vendors on board for its mobile payments service (US)

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USA based Isis is a mobile commerce joint venture given birth as a result of AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile USA and Verizon Wireless joining hands. The company has announced that they have inked deals with major players in the credit card payment services domain. The signed merchant agreement brings on board, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. ­Apparently, merchants and consumers …

EditorIsis bring credit card vendors on board for its mobile payments service (US)

Vodafone admits in court to have misled customers (New Zealand)

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­Vodafone New Zealand has admitted to have misled customers by way of pleading guilty in court with regard to charges applied for mobile internet services access. The operator now stands to face a fine that could run into hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to Vodafone’s lawyer Bruce Gray QC, they have pleaded guilty to the charges and apologized to …

EditorVodafone admits in court to have misled customers (New Zealand)

iPhone prototypes being put through the paces by AT&T (US)

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­AT&T is a mobile network based in the USA. It has been reported that Apple’s next generation iPhone is being tested on its network. The much awaited Apple’s next iPhone is being anticipated to be unveiled later in the coming month. According to sources, AT&T beta testers had received the prototype handsets back in 6th July for final tests, after …

EditoriPhone prototypes being put through the paces by AT&T (US)

iPhones usage banned at security installations (Saudi Arabia)

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­Apparently, Saudi Arabia has followed suit by taking the path treaded by the United States and a few other countries in Europe that had banned the use of iPhones at security organizations. The Interior Ministry of Saudi Arabia is known to have issued a ban on Apple iPhones and Galaxy tablets usage at security installations. They believe that outside agents …

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Apple gains the upper hand in HTC patent lawsuit (US)

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­HTC has been determined by an administrative law judge at the International Trade Commission (ITC) in the USA, to have infringed two patents owned by Apple. The determination will now be considered by the ITC’s six-member commission to ascertain sanctions to be applied on HTC. On the other hand, HTC is known to have pledged to keep depending itself by …

EditorApple gains the upper hand in HTC patent lawsuit (US)

US could stop levying new cell phone taxes for 5 years

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­Self-proclaimed USA wireless consumer coalition, the MyWireless.org has lauded the pronouncement of the House Judiciary Committee that could see the “Wireless Tax Fairness Act of 2011″ approved. If things go as planned, the act will put a five-year ban on local State putting additional taxes on phone bills. The next stop for the bill would be the House Floor for …

EditorUS could stop levying new cell phone taxes for 5 years

Spotify’s launch in the US will see Motorola as its exclusive device partner

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Spotify, the music streaming service is all set for its much awaited launch in the USA. In addition, Motorola has been announced as its exclusive device partner. Marketing campaigns by Motorola Mobility will also be launched in the build up to the launch, in addition to exclusive early access to Spotify’s on-demand music streaming service being offered to Motorola customers. …

EditorSpotify’s launch in the US will see Motorola as its exclusive device partner

ZTE seals agreement with Brightpoint for smartphones distribution (UK)

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­ZTE has sealed a deal with Brightpoint for mobile phones distribution in the UK. The handset maker is looking to bank on the latter in its increased marketing efforts to push sales in the country, with their sight on the USA and Europe at a later stage. According to Wu Sa, director of mobile device operations, ZTE UK, they are …

EditorZTE seals agreement with Brightpoint for smartphones distribution (UK)