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Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Interview: Microsoft and Fortumo team up to offer mobile payments to developers

Paul Acevedo 15

While everyone here has played a game or used an app that offers some kind of in-app-purchase (IAP), most of us probably don’t give the mobile payment systems that work behind the scenes much thought. And yet developers certainly have to consider mobile payment systems if they’re going to accept payments from users. At GDC last week, we had the opportunity to speak with Rain Rannu, the...

Russian mobile operator Beeline launching carrier billing on Windows Phone

Russian mobile operator Beeline launching carrier billing on Windows Phone

Rich Edmonds 10

Russian mobile operator Beeline has announced on Twitter that the network will support carrier billing on Windows Phone this coming summer. Consumers will then be able to add apps and games purchased on the Windows Phone Store to the monthly invoice, opening up the catalogue of content to those who don't wish (or are unable) to use debit / credit cards. @dark_online Здравствуйте!...

VimpelCom signs deal with Nokia to provide carrier billing support for the Windows Phone Store

VimpelCom signs deal with Nokia to provide carrier billing support for the Windows Phone Store

Rich Edmonds 7

Nokia has announced that it has signed an agreement with VimpelCom Ltd, a global provider of telecommunications services (reportedly the 6th largest mobile operator in the world). The partnership will deliver a new way for consumers to enjoy digital entertainment in the Windows Phone Store, and is also being backed by Microsoft.  VimpelCom has said that consumers who are subscribers on...

Consumers not happy with EE exclusivity in the UK, problems with availability and plans

Consumers not happy with EE exclusivity in the UK, problems with availability and plans

Rich Edmonds 67

It hasn't been the best of starts for the new UK carrier since it launched the first 4G network in the country. EE holds exclusivity on the Lumia 920, with available handsets at Phones4u locked to the network, forcing consumers with different providers to look online at unlocked prices - which went anywhere up to £550. So why has there been so much outrage at EE and the Lumia 920 launch...

Rogers reveals Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 excitement through exclusivities and carrier apps

Rogers reveals Windows 8, Windows Phone 8 excitement through exclusivities and carrier apps

Rich Edmonds 19

Rogers has published a blog post detailing what hardware the carrier will be sporting from Microsoft for both Windows 8 and Windows Phone 8, as well as any exclusivities Rogers will hold on said devices. We're already aware of which Windows Phones the carrier will be taking, but the blog post also touches on carrier apps that will be pre-loaded. The Lumia 920 will be offered in black,...

From the Forums: Angry Birds now force sensitive, carriers causing more issues?

From the Forums: Angry Birds now force sensitive, carriers causing more issues?

Rich Edmonds 45

If you haven't already checked the Windows Phone community out, it's a busy place for everyone who's a fan of Microsoft's mobile platform. With discussions covering all the latest hardware, features and rumours, the forums is the place to be. So what's been happening these past couple of days? News of Angry Birds: Star Wars heading to Windows Phone will have pleased many, but of course...

Existing Orange and T-Mobile UK customers witnessing EE branding on mobile phones

Existing Orange and T-Mobile UK customers witnessing EE branding on mobile phones

Rich Edmonds 15

UK carrier EE (Everything Everywhere) has already begun to migrate existing customers with Orange and T-Mobile UK across to the new brand. Those who own Windows Phones and make use of said networks will see "EE" on the phone Live Tile once the switch has been carried out. The company is also in the process of launching the UK's first 4G LTE network on October 30th. Taking on the mammoth...