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Smartphones a growing problem for networks

BARCELONA - Google must not be allowed to dominate and block cash from flowing more widely through the mobile telecoms system or else the the network operators will not be able to invest to cope with the growing demand for data traffic, Vodafone said on Tuesday.

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Apple iPhone to dial Bing?

Microsoft's new mobile software launched on Monday should speak for itself and the company has no current need to buy a mobile device maker or materially change its license fees, its chief executive said.

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Mobile phones to top 5 billion this year

Global demand for mobile telephones remains strong, despite the economic crisis, with the number of individual mobile cellular subscriptions likely to top 5 billion this year, according to the UN telecom agency.

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Samsung to catch up to smartphone wave

BARCELONA, Spain - South Korean firm Samsung Electronics unveiled on Sunday a new smartphone to lead the charge in its strategy to boost its share of the fast-growing segment of the mobile phone industry.

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Microsoft to announce new phone software: sources

SEATTLE - Microsoft Corp is set to announce new mobile phone software on Monday, according to sources close to the company, as it looks to wrestle back market share from Apple Inc’s iPhone and Research in Motion Ltd’s BlackBerry.

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