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Huawei partner tries to sell embargoed computer equipment to Iran

Huawei partner tries to sell embargoed computer equipment to Iran

Huawei is a Chinese maker of smartphones and other equipment. When the company's major Iranian partners has reportedly offered to sell embargoed HP computer equipment worth €1.3 million to Iran's largest mobile phone operator. The attempted sale was allegedly made in late 2010. Huawei says that ultimately its partner did not provide the HP products to the Iranian company.

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Half of Americans no longer have a landline phone

Half of Americans no longer have a landline phone

Fans of technology won't be surprised at the results of the new survey that claim half of Americans have ditched landline phones. For many people, having a home phone makes no sense when all calls can go to a mobile phone or smartphone that can be on your person at all times. The source of the survey that showed only half of Americans have home phone is rather surprising.

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Samsung Comment 2 mobile phone lands at Cricket

Samsung Comment 2 mobile phone lands at Cricket

Cricket Communications has announced a new mobile phone from Samsung that has a physical QWERTY keyboard. The smartphone is called the Samsung Comment 2 and is described as a speedy messaging phone with cool features at a great price. The phone visually looks like a BlackBerry with little phone keyboard underneath the smallish screen.

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LTE customers in the US pay 10 times what LTE customers in Sweden pay

LTE customers in the US pay 10 times what LTE customers in Sweden pay

Mobile phone and mobile data plans are certainly far from cheap in the United States. After you add the cost of the device and the monthly service along with the huge overage fees most carriers charge if you use more data than you're allotted, 4G LTE is very expensive. A recent study by the research branch of the GSM Association based in London looked at whether or not LTE service in the United States costs too much.

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AT&T announces new Connection Kits for emerging device developers

AT&T announces new Connection Kits for emerging device developers

AT&T has announced that it has new AT&T Connection Kits that are aimed at emerging device developers. The kits that are available include new models from Sierra Wireless, Telit Wireless Solutions, and ZTE. The new Connection Kit program promises the tools and environments that developers need to streamline device development and to optimize their performance for the AT&T network.

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Indian researchers invent RFID device that can block a driver’s cell phone

Indian researchers invent RFID device that can block a driver’s cell phone

Distracted driving is a big problem all around the world. Many states in the United States have laws on the books banning texting while driving or making phone calls while driving without using a hands-free device. The problem is these laws are difficult to enforce and many drivers simply ignore them. Researchers in India have come up with an interesting way to block only the driver's mobile phone while the vehicle is in motion.

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Mobile carriers hit with 1.3 million demands for subscriber info last year

Mobile carriers hit with 1.3 million demands for subscriber info last year

I knew law enforcement asked mobile carriers for information to assist in investigations. I had no idea how often law enforcement agencies asked for this kind of mobile information. Mobile carriers have reported in response to a Congressional inquiry that collectively they responded to 1.3 million demands for subscriber information last year from law enforcement agencies.

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Nokia Meltemi survivors suggest axed OS was nearly ready

Nokia Meltemi survivors suggest axed OS was nearly ready

A new LinkedIn group founded by a small club of former Nokia Meltemi developers has suggested the platform was "coming together" and "had made it over the big hurdles" when CEO Stephen Elop axed it. The "MPD Alumni" group - previously known more blatantly as the Meltemi Product Developer Alumni - currently has just over 300 members, though there's no indication of how many actually worked on the Meltemi project itself. Tipped to be Nokia's intended replacement to S40 on entry-level devices, Meltemi is believed to be among the casualties in the Finns' latest round of budget cuts.

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