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Alcatel OneTouch launches affordable smartwatch

The Alcatel OneTouch Watches Chinese mobile device maker Alcatel OneTouch has unveiled a low-priced smartwatch as part of announcements made just before the CES event kicks off tomorrow. The product launches announced also included another series of its affordable PIXI smartphones, OS-agnostic PIXI 3. The Alcatel OneTouch Watch series includes four differently styled smartwatches, which the vendor claimed offer a ... Read More »

Microsoft renews feature phone effort with Nokia 215

There’s life in the old dog yet Software giant Microsoft has silenced rumours of the demise of both its feature phone efforts and of the Nokia handset brand by launching the Nokia 2015 feature phone aimed at developing markets and priced at a mere $29. It had been widely feared that Microsoft wouldn’t bother continuing the feature phone operation it ... Read More »

Nokia completes Panasonic network business acquisition

Nokia looks to increase presence in Japanese base station market Nokia Networks has completed the acquisition of the network business from Japanese firm Panasonic, including its 3G and LTE base station systems and related equipment. The Finnish infrastructure vendor said the integration of the new resources will improve efficiency and quality control of its product development and R&D. According to ... Read More »

If BT gets EE, it will trigger EU treasure hunt for fixed lines

If BT gets EE, it will trigger EU treasure hunt for fixed lines Examining the motives of EU telco ‘old boys’ networks   Opinion The agreement announced earlier this month for BT to enter exclusive negotiations with EE is part of what we have discussed now for the past two years: a re-pricing of the premium associated with cellular businesses, ... Read More »

Mariposa to launch MVNO targeting US Hispanics

Mariposa to launch MVNO targeting US Hispanics Mobile value added services (VAS) provider Mariposa is preparing to launch an MVNO targeting US Hispanics, CEO David Fondots told BNamericas. Fondots sees opportunity in the market to compete with América Móvil’s Tracfone and Virgin Mobile, given that the former has a rural-based client base and the latter requires a credit card. Univision, ... Read More »

Samsung repurposes Tizen smartphone OS for smart TVs

The new Samsung smart TV powered by Tizen Korean electronics giant Samsung has pre-empted the official start of CES next week by announcing its 2015 line of smart TVs will run Tizen, an operating system it had originally intended for smartphones. Samsung’s move follows the apparent success of LG’s smart TV range, which now runs on another repurposed mobile OS ... Read More »

Three firms may launch MVNO operations in Peru in 2015

Three firms may launch MVNO operations in Peru in 2015 Three MVNOs may launch operations in the Peruvian mobile telephony market next year, La Republica reports, citing the country’s deputy minister of communications Raul Perez-Reyes. The official added that with the promulgation of a law to boost MVNOs in the country, the number of interested operators may increase. The government ... Read More »

FCC spites AT&T and Verizon, adopts T-Mobile’s plan to decrease roaming charges

FCC spites AT&T and Verizon, adopts T-Mobile’s plan to decrease roaming charges   T-Mobile continues to pressure the U.S. wireless carrier industry to offer better deals and fair rates to customers. The Uncarrier’s latest crusade deals with international data roaming charges. The carrier submitted a petition to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to offer specific rules on data roaming charges ... Read More »