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MWC 2011 Updates: Marvell, Bolt Browser, Gemalto, Orga System, Visa, Oberthur-Airtel Africa, comScore, Sidebar-UTV Indiagames, Myriad, ZTE

– Chip maker, Marvell has announced a new 1.2 GHz, single chip solution, PXA978, which combines all global 3G standards including 3G (UMTS) and TD-SCDMA the Chinese 3G standard with HSPA (High Speed Packet Access), to enable mobile developers to design 3G devices that can be used globally. It also launched the next version of Kinoma Play, a multi media delivery platform for mobile phones.  Press Release

– Bitstream unveiled the next version of its Bolt mobile browser, Bolt 2.5, which features a new user interface, support for Facebook videos and geolocation, and new home page widgets. There was no mention of Indic language script support, though.  Press Release

Gemalto has launched Facebook for SIM that allows operators to embed the Facebook application on SIM cards and let users access the social network via SMS, without the need to download apps or connect to mobile internet. Press Release

– Orga System launched a new Mobile Money System to enable telecom operators and financial institutions to offer advanced mobile financial and payment services. Press Release

– Payment gateway provider Visa demonstrated its mobile contact-less payment solution service at its booth. It has installed a self-service hot beverage vending machine to demonstrate these transactions live. Press Release

– Oberthur Technologies will work with Airtel Africa for deploying NFC based contact-less payments in Kenya, Tanzania and Gabon. Press Release

– US based multi-platform, content personalization solutions provider, Sidebar has partnered with Brazil based VAS provider Takenet and Indian mobile and online games publisher UTV Indiagames to deliver content discovery solutions to mobile operators globally. Press Release

– Research firm comScore has released ‘The comScore ‘2010 Mobile Year in Review’ report, which recaps key trends in the mobile landscape in 2010 throughout the U.S., Europe (EU5) and Japan.It highlights various components of the mobile market including device trends, smartphone adoption, browser/application usage and mobile content consumption, with a look at how marketers can utilize the mobile medium in 2011. Download Report

Gear4 has launched the iPad version of its universal remote control app UnityRemote. Press Release

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The Wholesale Applications Community, a global alliance between 68 entities including Adobe, GSMA, Opera, HP, Intel and several telecom operators, which aims to launch a united app marketplace, announced its commercial launch. Press Release

– Location based services provider deCarta announced its next generation mapping APIs that provide a free service for web and mobile developers who want to offer maps and location search under their own brand. Press Release

– Mobile application provider, Myriad has introduced the Xumii platform to enable operators to offer social networking services over SMS and USSD, without the use of mobile data services. Press Release

- Aircel has selected Dialogic’s Vision 1000 Video Gateway to as its video calling platform on its upcoming 3G network. Press Release

– Chinese handset and mobile equipment vendor ZTE launched a high-end Android smartphone, ZTE Skate, which features a 4.3 inches screen, 800 MHz processor, HD display and a 5MP camera. It will be available from May 2011. The company also showcased three tablet devices including a 10 inches Android 3.0-Honeycomb running tablet due for launch in Q3.Press Release

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