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Telefonica inks Windows Phone 8 promo (but goes light on specifics)

Telefonica inks Windows Phone 8 promo (but goes light on specifics)

Microsoft has been pushing to get Windows Phone 8 recognized as the "third ecosystem", insisting that carriers and consumers alike both want another alternative to iOS and Android, and now it has some vocal support from O2 parent Telefonica. The new announcement promises an "enhanced marketing effort" between the two companies, which will apparently see Telefonica boost promotion for Windows Phone handsets in six of its key markets.

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Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Firefox OS Marketplace appears in leaked images

Those of you hankering for another look at the incoming Firefox OS will be happy with this next piece of news. Engadget is playing host to a collection of leaked images that show off the Firefox OS Marketplace, giving us an idea of how we'll shop for apps using the OS. Of course, we use the term "shop" loosely since all of the apps that appear in the images are being offered for free, but what can you do?

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iPhone 5 on Sept 12 tips carrier insider, but iPad 3 2011 plans scrapped

iPhone 5 on Sept 12 tips carrier insider, but iPad 3 2011 plans scrapped

More behind the scenes Apple shuffling today, with good news and bad about two of the most anticipated iOS devices on the horizon. The iPhone 5 could well be on track for a September 12 launch, Engadget's tipster informs them, after word that carrier Telefonica will begin scaling back its current iPhone stock in time for that date so as to "prepare us for the launch of a new smart phone." However, Apple's supposed plans for an iPad 3 release in the second half of 2011 have reportedly been axed over high-res screen shortages.

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Dell Streak (aka Mini 5) due O2 release June; AT&T launch Summer 2010

Dell Streak (aka Mini 5) due O2 release June; AT&T launch Summer 2010

Dell CEO Michael Dell has confirmed launch details for the Dell Streak aka the Dell Mini 5 MID.  The outspoken exec took to the stage at the Citrix Synergy conference and announced that the voice-enabled handheld would "be available starting next month, first with our partner O2 Telefonica in Europe, then later this summer with our pretty good partner here in the United States, AT&T."

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HP Compaq Airlife 100 arrives in Spain for €230

HP Compaq Airlife 100 arrives in Spain for €230

We've been waiting for pricing details of the HP Compaq Airlife 100 smartbook since the 3G-enabled, Android based ultraportable was first announced back in February, and carrier Telefonica has just now delivered.  According to Telecompaper the carrier's Spanish arm, Movistar, has priced the Airlife 100 - which is based on a 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset and has a 10.1-inch touchscreen - at €230 ($304) presuming you're willing to sign up to a €49 ($65) per month data plan.

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Sagem Orga SIMFi embeds WiFi onto a 3G SIM card

Sagem Orga SIMFi embeds WiFi onto a 3G SIM card

What if, rather than buying a MiFi or using a WiFi router app like on the Palm Pre Plus, you could stick a SIM in any device and have a shared 3G connection?  That's what Sagem Orga and Telefonica are promising; they've developed the SIMFi, a USIM card with an embedded WiFi radio that, when dropped into any standard handset, can share the 3G HSPA connection with various WiFi clients as an instant access point.

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