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Tim Cook's comments have dampened hopes that Apple will release an LTE iPhone this year

Apple breaks into top five handset vendor rankings

Strong sales of Apple’s iPhone during the third quarter have propelled the Californian vendor to fourth place in the global handset vendor rankings, according to data from IDC. While Apple has had a strong position in the smartphone segment since the launch of the first iPhone, this is the first time that it has made the top five in terms of overall shipments.

HTC's complaint comes in response to an Apple lawsuit filed in March this year

HTC calls for Apple ban

Taiwanese handset vendor HTC, the first company to release an Android handset, has taken legal action against Apple for patent infringement, filing a complaint with the US International Trade Commission, asking it to “halt the importation and sale of the iPhone, iPad and iPod in the United States.”

Apple buys mobile search firm Siri

Apple buys mobile search firm

Apple added another string to its bow this week with the acquisition of a mobile search service which pitches itself as a “virtual digital assistant”.

Apple sold 8.75 million iPhones during the quarter

Apple profits up 90 per cent

The iPhone continues to reap significant rewards for Apple, with the Californian firm posting fiscal Q2 results on Tuesday that saw profits leap by 90 per cent year on year to $3.07bn.

Aloqa's platform users the user's context - location, identity and social relationships - to inform them of places, events and other contextual information

Apple thwarts location-based advertising

Apple will prevent third party developers from using its iPhone platform to enable location based advertising, in a move which is perhaps designed to protect its own future plans in the mobile ad space.

Vodafone to launch iPhone in UK January 14

iPhone comes to the UK masses

Mobile carrier Vodafone UK will begin selling the Apple iPhone on January 14, making it the third carrier out of the big five to offer the device.

Tesco iPhone undercuts on price

Tesco iPhone undercuts on price

UK supermarket Tesco began selling the Apple iPhone on Monday, at the lowest monthly contract price in the UK market.

The iPhone will be available in Tesco

iPhone to hit Tesco shelves

iPhone exclusivity is well and truly over, in the UK at least, with the news that supermarket Tesco is to stock the device and might even do so in time for Christmas.

Mobile advertising opportunites are growing globally

iPhone a winner for mobile advertising

The iPhone’s screen still appears to be the most prominent real estate for mobile advertising according to figures released this week.

Helios has scored several deals in Africa

O2 UK beefs up its data network

Anticipating increased demand for mobile data services, and perhaps seeking to offset criticism over congestion, O2 UK has announced plans build out 1,500 new network sites in 2010.

Droid may save Motorola

Droid may save Motorola

Motorola’s big bet on the Android-powered Droid device may just pay off and help the reinvented company turn its fortunes around.

Orange UK reveals iPhone data limit

Orange UK reveals iPhone data limit

UK mobile operator Orange is attracting criticism this week as it prepares to go up against O2 with its own iPhone offer.

Apple goes Orange in UK November 10

Apple goes Orange in UK November 10

Californian manufacturer Apple is preparing to unleash its iconic handset on the mass market, with UK mobile carrier Orange set to sell the device from November 10.

Local mobile operators have been infuriated by the arrival of OTT mVoIP players

AT&T allows cellular VoIP apps on iPhone

US mobile operator AT&T Wireless must be feeling the need to be more open. Not only has it recently enabled MMS on its network, but this week it allowed previously outlawed VoIP apps to run on the iPhone.

Flash will be replaced by HTML5 on Android

Adobe brings Flash to mobile, but not iPhone

Software firm Adobe announced plans for a full fledged Flash player for mobile devices on Monday, although there is still no sign of a break in the deadlock between it and Apple.

Apple is vetting networks before allowing operators to offer the iPhone 5 as an LTE device

Will iPhone damage Vodafone’s 360 strategy?

Does Vodafone UK’s iPhone deal have negative implications for its recently announced 360 platform and serve as an acknowledgement that third parties have the power?

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