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Late News: Google Stops Google+ Invitation, HTC Flyer Coming Soon, 3 UK Pushes HTC Desire HD Android Update

Within a day of its launch to a selected group of invitees, Google has stopped sending invites for its latest social networking platform Google+, citing explosive demand. According to tech website PC World, the software giant has suspended invitations to the Google+ Project citing unmanageable demand from prospective users.

Mobile phone operator T-Mobile UK has joined 3 UK and Talkmobile in launching a "truly unlimited" mobile data contract from today. The package is available both for existing customers and for new ones who sign up for contracts costing £25.54 or more per month. T-Mobile says that customers may check whether they are already eligible or they can purchase it as an additional bundle for £5.10 per month, the same cost as T-Mobile's existing boosters.

T-Mobile has put the HTC Flyer tablet on its coming soon page with a release date for the month of July; the tablet is expected to be sold on a pay monthly contract. It is very likely that the mobile phone operator will bundle the tablet with its new truly unlimited data tariff which has just been announced.

HTC Desire HD users on 3 UK were pleasantly surprised to receive a text from the smallest of the five main mobile phone carriers, telling them that an over-the-air upgrade to Android 2.3 would be arriving very soon. The Desire HD still uses Android OS 2.1 which means that the jump to 2.3 should bring some very useful new features, like the ability to turn your phone into a wireless hotspot for other devices to connect.

Former telecom equipment giant Nortel has sold its wireless patents to a consortium led by Apple and Microsoft for $4.5 billion. Google was left out by the consortium after having offered $900 million for patent portfolio in the initial stages. The Nortel patent portfolio contains more than 6,000 patent and patent applications covering important 4G and wireless broadband technology.

Ravi Mandalia
Ravi Mandalia

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.