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India’s 3G licence auction sees stellar price rise (AFP)

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AFP – Bids for nationwide licences in India’s sale of spectrum for superfast 3G mobile services have hit 2.65 billion dollars, a government website said Saturday.

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HP buying Palm for 1.2 billion dollars (AFP)

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AFP – US computer giant Hewlett-Packard, in a bid to become a player in the fast-growing smartphone market, said Wednesday it was buying struggling US mobile phone maker Palm for 1.2 billion dollars.

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Nokia wins China deals worth more than $2 bln (AFP)

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AFP – The world’s top mobile phone maker Nokia said Thursday it had renewed cell phone contracts worth more than two billion dollars with two distributors in China, one of its key markets.

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Bharti bids $10.7 billion for Zain Africa assets (AFP)

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AFP – Indian mobile phone giant Bharti announced Monday an offer to buy the African assets of Kuwait’s Zain telecom for 10.7 billion dollars as it aims to enter one of the world’s most fertile markets.

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India’s Bharti makes bid for Kuwait’s Zain assets (AFP)

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AFP – India’s largest mobile phone operator Bharti Airtel has offered 10.7 billion dollars (7.9 billion euros) to buy Kuwait’s Zain telecom operations in 15 African nations, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Apple owns 99 percent of mobile apps market: Gartner (AFP)

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AFP – More than 4.2 billion dollars was spent on mobile phone applications last year with Apple grabbing over 99 percent of the growing market, according to research firm Gartner.

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