Skype gets into Nokia smartphones

Internet telephony firm Skype took a second major leap into the wireless market in just a few weeks, unveiling software from top phone maker Nokia Oyj which could run on more than 200 million smartphones around the world.

Mobile phone market 'rebounding in 2010'

The mobile phone market will rebound more strongly strongly than expected this year as improving economies boost spending on new gadgets and handset vendors push cheap smartphones, research firm Gartner said today.

US investigates Apple vs Nokia case

The US International Trade Commission said on Friday it has agreed to investigate Apple's patent infringement complaint against Nokia Oyj, as the legal battle between the two technology heavyweights continues to play out.

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When it comes to texting, are you a tortoise or a hare? How long does it take you to type a letter? To discover the quickest way to get his message across, Simon Usborne tests the speed limit

Daniel Howden: UN loses benefits of 'Nai-robbery'

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Win Vodafone Sure Signal plus a pair of Nokia 2730 phones

Whether it's the latest turn in the tale of Jordan's love life or a surprise Premier League transfer, it's fair to say that we never want to be the person who's last to find out. In fact a third of people have admitted to feeling embarrassed when they have discovered they were out of touch with a particular issue. But do we really have a good excuse not to be connected with friends and family, or the latest news?

US trade body starts Apple patent probe

The United States International Trade Commission decided yesterday to start an investigation of whether Apple infringes upon Nokia's patents, the trade body's internet page showed.

The Week Ahead: BSkyB to reap benefit of high-definition TV

Analysts are looking forward to another strong set of results from British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB), the pay-television group which is due to post its half-year results on Thursday. Key performance indicators are expected to have remained strong, with Charles Stanley anticipating news of 165,000 net new pay-TV subscribers during the company's second quarter, while UBS expects to hear of 180,000 net additions. Numis is slightly behind with a forecast of 159,000.

TomTom shares dive as Nokia offers free navigation

Nokia is to offer free navigation on its mobile phones to boost handset sales and prices, putting more pressure on satnav makers already hit by Google's assault on the market.

Apple turns up heat in Nokia battle

Nokia said it would defend itself vigorously against Apple's new complaint to the United States International Trade Commission.

Nintendo defends its green credentials

Gamers who like to keep an eye on their impact on theworld as they fire up their consoles are facing something of a puzzle over which hardware to buy, as Greenpeace and Nintendo have gone head-to-head over how environmentally friendly the Japanese gaming giant is.

Business Diary: Ryanair is the right horse to back

Thanks in no small part to Michael O'Leary's largesse, the prize money for Cheltenham's Ryanair Chase is being boosted from £220,000 to £250,000 this year at a time when it is being cut for most other races. So now you know where all those "puerile" (copyright OFT) extra fees which you have to use a Visa Electron on the third Thursday of a 30-day month to avoid are going.

Apple and Nokia in iPhone court scrap

Apple is suing cell phone maker Nokia for patent infringement, a countermove to Nokia's earlier suit against technologies used in Apple's iPhone.

Apple hits back in Nokia patent war

The bitter row between Nokia and Apple escalated yesterday when Apple responded to a lawsuit alleging it had infringed on the Finnish handset giant’s patents with a countersuit.

Nokia brings price-fixing suit against LCD makers

Nokia has launched a legal assault against 11 rivals, including Samsung and LG, saying the companies have acted as a cartel to fix prices for mobile telephone screens.

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