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On Facebook, mobile is in everyone's mind, reports indicate people are spending more time using Facebook through mobile applications rather than on PCs. And on Wall Street, investors are putting a lot of pressure on the social network of Mark Zuckerberg to dominate the mobile world so they can accelerate growth and raise its sagging market shares.

T-Mobile UK has quietly removed the option for customers in its only unlimited data plan to tether other devices, which could be a sign that operators are struggling to find a cost-effective way to address the looming crisis to mobile data.

Many Ugandans will continue to fall victim to cheap fake phones and accessories primarily from China, which flooded the Ugandan market. Apparently, the counterfeiters are thriving thanks to the weak counterfeit laws in the country. Uganda is reported to have the highest number of substandard and fake mobile phones in the region.

A lawyer for Apple told a jury recently that bitter rival Samsung faced two choices to compete in the booming mobile phone market after Steve Jobs introduced the iPhone in 2007: Innovate or copy.

Zipit Wireless has launched its Zipit Confirm secure-messaging app for iOS and Android that is fitting for use by physicians and health care staff. The company also improved its Zipit Now handheld with VOIP capabilities on Verizon's network.

Zipit, a provider of wireless connectivity for mobile devices, has released an application called Zipit Confirm that lets doctors and clinicians connect using secure messaging.

The number of mobile phone calls made in the UK has dropped for the first time, while the text-based communications continues to take over, according to telecoms regulator Ofcom. Ofcom compiles a 'Communications Market Report' once a year, and this time around it found SMS use to be soaring, with the use of social networking as a means of communication.

In the last few months, the Nigerian telecommunications sector is embroiled in near crisis. Hardly any weeks have passed within the period of dispute between telecommunications operators and a government agency.

Verizon Wireless' overhaul of their mobile data pricing has been restructured to head off Apple and possibly others in offering Internet calling plans. So said Citigroup analyst Simon Weeden in a report published recently.

MediaTek this week unveiled its new dual-core chipset for sub-$ 200 Android smartphone Ice Cream Sandwich that combines a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 application processor, an imagination Technologies PowerVR SGX GPU Series5, and MediaTek's own 3G/HSPA modem.

RACO Wireless and  Enterprise Mobile joined forces to help companies who lack the expertise to get M2M (machine-to-machine) service off the ground, and in the process increase the popularity of the sector, RACO said recently.
The cellular M2M market is expected to grow from nearly 110 million connections worldwide last year to nearly 453 million connections in five years' time, according to ABI Research.

In the US, Samsung Electronics Co. new flagship smartphone for the U.S. market will be called by one name – the Galaxy S III. They are saying no to individual carrier brands such as Captivate, Fascinate, or 4G Touch.

The world's leading smartphone manufacturer has revealed plans for the Galaxy III S in the U.S. The rollout is Samsung’s latest effort to challenge Apple Inc at the high end of the smartphone market and reflects the growing clout Korean electronics giant has over wireless carriers and consumers.

More smartphone users are competing for the Google Android operating system in the three months ending in April than Apple iOS and other systems, according to the latest data from comScore.

The market researcher reported 107 million Americans now own smartphones, up 6 percent from three-month period ending in January

With British punctuality, like any good star that claims to be, the more than two thousand journalists accredited for the media event were able to attend live and direct coming -the most powerful smart phone manufactured by the Korean giant Samsung. It confirmed some of the information brought in and taken over for months, as the size of the device screen, 4.8 inches, becomes the largest in the market for mobile phone.

A series of job openings in the Apple website show that the iPhone maker seeks to implement various mobile technologies in the next generation of iOS, and some descriptions require a candidate with familiarity of the of IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) architecture, which is the basis of LTE voice services.

Samsung has decided to give a twist to the design of iPod docks. Samsung’s DA-E550 dock has a tubular shape that looks like a piece of an elephant horn. It is one of the basic models in their catalog. The slightly curved tube with white finish is very pleasing to the eye. It is configured with two speakers; the left channel and right channel are located at both ends of the tube which enhances its stereo effect.

Spanish operator, Telefónica, announced plans to deploy fourth generation mobile networks (4G) using Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in Costa Rica prior to the opening of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona.

"All the profit you can find in Barcelona, ​​today, will be immediately transferred to the network in Costa Rica when you need it," said Henry White, Global Head of Technology at Telefónica. The executive made the remark at a press conference Sunday, one day before the start of MWC, expected to house more than 60,000 people in 200 countries.

Twilio’s new client for iOS' is a basic SDK, which will make it easier for app creators to integrate VoIP functionality into their iPad, iPhone and iPod touch apps. This will allow any part of an app to become a 'VoIP phone', making VoIP calls via any iOS device over an internet connection, whether the client is added to new or existing apps. Developers can even add Skype-like chatter to iPhone and iPad with the new SDK.

NXP Software has integrated its client security Verimatrix ViewRight Web within the Android version of its LifeVibes QuickPlayer. ViewRight Web is part of the Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS), and their integration into QuickPlayer improved security which allows for the deployment of enhanced content type "stream" Android phones and tablets. This opens the door to new revenue streams for service providers such as broadcasters and IPTV providers to add premium services (fee) Internet television.

Microsoft announced the 8.5-billion-dollar acquisition of Skype in May 2011, and since then little was known about the integration of Voice over IP (VoIP) solutions for Skype in various Microsoft products.

Is 2012 the year that many believe will mark the end of the world? But if the four horsemen of the Apocalypse are not, you may want to make some smart long-term investments with a different kind of 'riders'.

In the 90's, Intel, Microsoft, Dell and Cisco were the so-called "four horsemen of technology ': technology companies that are high profile and public, no doubt, contributed to solid growth for investors year after year. For nearly two decades, the four firms had the keys to the technological growth machine: the personal computer, Intel processors manufactured; Microsoft produced the software; Dell PCs and Cisco was the connecting network.

The Philippine’s National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) is filing a legal case against the country’s three largest telecom companies - Globe Telecom, Smart Communications, and Sun Cellular for failing to lower their Short Messaging Service (SMS) rates according to an NTC executive order.

An accident late last month where an iPhone caught fire aboard an Australian airplane may not be an isolated incident after all, after another iPhone shorted and burned in possession of its owner in Brazil. Bloggers reported the incident happened last November 22, where an iPhone 4 shorted while charging and burned mere inches away from the face of owner Ayla Paulo Mota.

Social networking giant Facebook is said to finally make its own smartphone, and has contracted Taiwan-based HTC to build the gadget. Web sources say the phone, codenamed "Buffy," may run on a heavily tweaked version of Google's Android OS.

China's telecom giant, the China Mobile Communications Group, is planning to build a cloud computing base in north China's Inner Mongolia autonomous region to upgrade its online data management services.

Wang Jianzhou, board chairman of China Mobile, said recently that the company has signed a memorandum with the regional government to construct the cloud computing base in the city of Hohhot.