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Sometimes a phone isn’t a phone. So what is it?

The smartphones of today suck up nearly 128 minutes of our daily attention. We use them to surf the web, play games, read books, as a camera and alarm clocks. What we don’t do – make phone calls. Should we even call it a phone?

German Carrier T-Mobile Blocking Skype

The controversy around Skype rolls on. German carrier T-Mobile, and exclusive carrier of the iPhone in Germany, will not allow customers to…

European Mobile Broadband Market Will Grow To

Mobile broadband will grow to 148 million connections in Europe by 2014, accounting for almost half of all European broadband connections an…

O2 iPhone Exclusivity Threatened In Britain?

Carriers that caught the Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) bug early and secured exclusive distribution rights for the iPhone are clamoring to maintain tha…

Apple To Launch iPhone Nano: Report

Apple (NSDQ: AAPL) will release a Nano version of the iPhone in time for Christmas, according the Mail on Sunday, citing an

8GB iPhone Goes To End Of Life In UK

O2 will stop selling the 8GB iPhone, according to an internal memo reported by Engadget. The memo reportedly reads: “Due to the highly succe…

O2 UK Cuts iPhone Price By $200

It had to happen: UK operator O2 is slashing the price of the 8GB version of the iPhone to £169 ($332) from £269 ($528), prompting more ch…

UK iPhone Sales Sluggish?

That’s what some rather anecdotal evidence in UK suggests, according to a story on Mobile Today. Apple’s (NSDQ: AAPL) iPhone launched in UK…

O2 Planning Launch IPTV Service In UK

O2, after what is considered a successful rollout of its IPTV service in Czech Republic, is planning to bring it to UK. O2, owned by Telefon…

O2 Trials Contactless Payments In London

We mentioned this briefly earlier, but Nokia (NYSE: NOK) has now released the details. O2 has launched a trial of 500 people of its O2 Walle…

O2 UK Launches Data Plans

In the lead-up to its iPhone launch and the unlimited data bundles that will come with it, O2 UK has announced three new “unlimited” data pl…

BBC Signs Worldwide Content Deal With O2

The BBC Worldwide has signed a global content deal with O2 which will see it sell content through the O2 Active mobile portal. There will i…

Operators Revamping Portals To Attract Users

Operators have been looking to non-voice services to boost ARPU in the face of flagging voice revenue for a while now, and have finally come…

O2 Close To Clinching iPhone Deal in UK

Everyone and their mother-in-law is reporting that European operator O2, owned by Spanish telecom giant Telefonica, is close to clinching th…

Roundup: NBC, Global Users, The O2

NBC: Wimbledon will be streamed live to mobile phones for the first time, with NBC2GO putting live coverage of the Men’s and Ladies finals o…

German Operators Team For Mobile TV Service

German operators O2, Vodafone and T-Mobile have set up a consortium to jointly market DVB-H services, and have notified the German federal c…

O2 Launches DVB-H Trial In Dublin

O2 is conducting a trial of DVB-H mobile broadcast TV in the greater Dublin area — it will have 350 participants and run until the end of A…

O2 Offers Phone Back-Up

UK operator O2 is offering a mobile data backup service dubbed My bluebook. This lets people back up SMS and media messages: Previously they…

O2 To Launch Irish Mobile TV Trials

Silicon Republic: O2 has announced it will commence a trial of DVB-H technology in Ireland in December, with “the main Irish TV channels plu…

O2 Pre-Installs Game Demos

UK operator O2 will install demo versions of five mobile games (Planet Riders, Galaxy on Fire, Burning Tires, Robot Alliance and Heli Strike…

O2 Goes With Brew Over GSM

“Telefonica’s UK mobile operation, O2, introduced its own-branded Ice 3G handset Monday – Europe’s first device to use Qualcomm’s BREW-based…

Jumbuck Expands Global Community

Australian company Jumbuck has signed up UK operator to its “suite of community services”, the flagship being Jumbuck Island, which is a 3D…

O2 Rolls Out “Look At Me” Service

This is great…O2 is rolling out a service in conjunction with Yospace which will allow subscribers to “submit video clips on any subject t…

O2 To Launch Advertising Across Its Network

(behind subscription wall, so I only know the one line intro) European operator O2 is set to become the first UK mobile operator to launch a…

Mobile TV Comes Home, Literally

One of the big shocks of several mobile TV trials is that consumers like to use it inside their home — where they have big, non-mobile TVs.…

O2, Virgin Radio Launch Visual Radio From HP

O2 is offering visual radio services to listeners of Virgin Radio (which is no longer part of Branson’s group) for the usual data rates of

Bar Child Mobile Services, Say MPs

Can you say “cheap political points”? British MPs are raising their voices over plans by a couple of telcos to sell mobile content that may…