CNET también está disponible en español. Don't show this again. ZDNet UK's Graeme Wearden reported from London. To read the full story, visit ZDNet UK. A company that sent large numbers of unsolicited text messages to mobile phone users in the United Kingdom, telling them they had won a mystery prize worth $773(?500), has been fined $77,360 (?50,000) by the premium rate services regulator. ICSTIS (the Independent Committee for the Supervision of Standards of Telephone Information Services) announced on Thursday that it was fining Moby Monkey and barring it from continuing the promotion.
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ZDNet UK's Matthew Broersma reported from London. New features such as picture messaging, built-in cameras, color screens and low prices will mean growth for the mobile phone market this year, a new study says. Gartner Dataquest's study found that mobile phone sales totaled 98.7 million units in the second quarter, an 0.8 percent increase from the same period last year. But this figure disguises other signs that the industry is positioned for stronger growth, said the research company, which predicts 5 percent growth for the year.
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