– Spotify on 3?: Freemium music streaming site Spotify is in talks with UK mobile operator 3 to pre-load its software onto handsets, according to NMA, quoting sources close to the negotiations. With 4.4 million customers, 3 is the UK’s smallest network but a deal would instantly boost Spotify’s userbase of four million and would be a significant stepping stone to its profitability and mainstream acceptance. A Spotify spokesman only confirms the company is talking to “a range of partners in the UK”.
– Welsh mobile launched: Samsung has launched the world’s first Welsh-language mobile OS: the S5600 model allows Welsh speakers to text and navigate through the phone’s features in the language. It’s exclusively available to UK users on Orange from September 1. Orange opened a “community store” in Monmouth last month. Release.
– Indie’s iPhone app: The Independent has launched an iPhone app which automatically downloads content from Independent.co.uk and stores for offline reading. The paper claims the free app, developed by Missing Ink Studios, takes one minute to download all the stories and pictures (it took me just under three minutes on a wifi connection). More from Independent.co.uk.