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Intel's first smartphone goes on sale in Europe June 6, courtesy of Orange UK

The Intel-based San Diego smartphone, previously known as Santa Clara, will go on sale in the U.K. on June 6 via Orange, the operator said on Thursday.

IPCom fails to stop sales of Nokia's phones in the UK

The U.K. High Court has dismissed IPCom's attempts to obtain an injunction against the sales of Nokia's 3G phones.

NFC doesn't cut it on the London Tube, says public transport exec

Read speed is very important when using contactless payments in public transport and the NFC technology still isn't fast enough to be used in the London Underground, an executive from the local transport authority said at the Open Mobile Summit conference in London on Tuesday.

Scary times ahead for smartphone vendors, says analyst

The rest of 2012 will be very challenging for smartphone makers as they struggle to find ways to differentiate their "black slabs," Richard Kramer, managing partner at Arete Research, said during the opening address at the Open Mobile Summit conference in London.

Experts question the need for a Facebook smartphone

Mobile technology will play an important role for Facebook as it tries to find new sources of revenue, but building its own device doesn't make much sense since competition in the smartphone market continues to be very tough, according to analysts.

LG working on Retina-beating 5-inch smartphone display

LG Display has introduced a 5-inch full HD LCD panel for smartphone displays - the highest resolution mobile panel to date.

Motorola Mobility has infringed Microsoft patent, says Munich court

Google-owned Motorola Mobility has infringed a Microsoft patent related to SMS messaging, according to a ruling in the Munich regional court, which also dismissed a second case related to a localization patent.

ZTE's latest LTE test shows how operators can increase bandwidth

ZTE has successfully completed a hand-over test between two different versions of LTE, allowing operators to more effectively use their spectrum in a way that is seamless to the end user, the company said on Thursday.

VMware acquires desktop management company Wanova

VMware has acquired Wanova, a developer of software used to centralize and simplify image management on physical and virtual desktops, the company said Tuesday.

Google has finally closed Motorola Mobility acquisition

Google has finally closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, and will now start working on new devices while keeping Android open, it said on Tuesday.

Vodafone blames difficult economic environment for 12.7 percent profit drop

Vodafone reported a 12.7 percent drop in net profit for the year to March 31, blaming economic conditions in Europe.

Alcatel-Lucent offers managed service to improve mobile network performance

Mobile operators that want help keeping their subscribers happy can get it through a new managed service from Alcatel-Lucent, the company said on Monday.

Amazon load balancers designed to be simpler to use after console upgrade

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has upgraded its management console, allowing IT staff to use it to administer security protocols on the Elastic Load Balancing service, the company said in a blog post.

Red Hat preps RHEL 7 for second half of 2013

The next major release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), version 7, is targeted for release in the second half of 2013, Red Hat said on Tuesday, as it also celebrated the tenth anniversary of its enterprise OS.

SAP offers mobile device management on Amazon's cloud

SAP's Afaria mobile device management tool is now available on Amazon Web Services' cloud, offered as a way to make it easier to start using the platform, SAP said at the Sapphire conference on Monday.

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