Former High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) bigwigs Michael Coombes and James Atkins are today launching their new mobile phone venture, Kazam. According to Coombes, they aim to offer "quality smartphones that are accessible to everyone," and the first examples of their wares will go on sale later this year.
State-backed Qatari operator Ooredoo is to invest more than $274 million in its fiber access broadband rollout, reports Arabian Business, with the intention of having every home in the Gulf state connected by the end of 2014. Qatar has a population of around 1.9 million and rising.
BankID, a Norwegian mobile finance service that allows smartphone users to deploy their handsets as "pin pads" for online shopping while away from home, has proved a hit, with Telenor alone finding that 200,000 of their subscribers have got on board.
Which?, the U.K. consumers' rights organization, has found that British mobile operators are still misleading their customers when it comes to the thorny of "fixed-rate" contracts that turn out to be not quite so fixed, according to this report in the Daily Telegraph.