Orange kicks off Africa Firefox OS rollout

Orange launched its first Firefox OS devices in Africa, with sales beginning in Senegal and Madagascar, as part of a strategy to drive mobile internet growth across Africa and the Middle East. According to a statement from Mozilla, the company …

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Huawei head: AlcaLu/Nokia deal “a must”

LIVE FROM HUAWEI GLOBAL ANALYST SUMMIT 2015: Eric Xu, deputy chairman and rotating CEO of Huawei, claimed the Chinese vendor is “pleased to see consolidation” through the planned €15.6 billion acquisition of Alcatel-Lucent by Nokia. “Personally, I think this outcome is …

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Palm brand apparently acquired by TCL Alcatel for 2015 US smartphone push

Having already disposed of the majority of its abortive Palm acquisition, HP has now handed over the brand. While there has been no formal announcement from either party, all the evidence points towards the Palm brand having been snapped up by TCL Alcatel, presumably to badge a range of smartphones.

Alcatel OneTouch handset owner TCL sees future in smart appliances & ‘TV-plus’

LIVE FROM APAC INNOVATION SUMMIT, HONG KONG: The chairman and CEO of China’s TCL Communication – the company which offers devices under the Alcatel OneTouch brand – admitted that TCL’s growth rate is not keeping pace with that of internet …

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