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Vodafone in Legal Battle with Papistas for Franchise Cancellations

Mobile Trade Stores has sued the Greek unit of Vodafone for €1.37bn. The company said this is for the damages it went through when franchise agreements were cancelled by Vodafone.

Papistas the parent company of MTS said it is suing Vodafone on grounds of damage due to lost business and moral damages.

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Vodafone suffers worst sales slump in three years

Mobile phone giant Vodafone suffered a plunge of 5.2 per cent in its UK revenue to just over £1.2 billion in the final quarter of last year, as sales slipped to lowest level in three years.

Vodafone said it gained 253,000 new contract customers in the final three months of 2012 in the UK, but also suffered the loss of 23,000 pay-as-you-go users during the same three months. The company has now around 19.5 million customers in the UK.

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Vodafone to offer 3G connectivity for Sony’s PS Vita in multiple countries

Japan-based entertainment giant Sony has named Vodafone as its "preferred provider" of 3G connectivity for its PlayStation Vita portable gaming console.

Under the terms of the partnership, Vodafone will provide the service in Australia, New Zealand, the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Netherlands.

In the aforementioned countries, 3G/WiFi versions of the PlayStation Vita will be shipped with a Vodafone SIM card to allow consumers immediately connect over the airwaves and enjoy the social gaming experience.

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Vodafone Launches its Operating Billing System in Europe

Vodafone had launched the first ever operator billing for Android market in Europe, which can be accessed by the users in the UK and Germany. The users of the Android application on Vodafone will be able to transfer their App market purchases to their phone bills, instead of paying out through credit cards.

As per Vodafone, "In addition to facilitating the best possible user experience, Vodafone operator billing extends your reach to the large number of app buying customers who are unwilling or unable to use credit cards. In some countries this can be more than 90% of the market”.

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Vodafone UK pushes out Android 2.2 update for HTC Magic

Mobile phone operator Vodafone UK has started rolling out Android 2.2, Froyo, update for the HTC Magic.

Vodafone UK made the announcement on its forum, stating the roll out had already begun, and owners of the HTC magic would receive a notification on their handsets when it would be ready to download.

Android 2.2 update will bring numerous enhancements to the HTC Magic smartphone, such as support for USB tethering, Gmail and Android Market clients, and improved support for Active Sync Exchange.

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