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The BBC and Vodafone are teaming up to develop news services for mobile phones. Tony Hall, CEO of BBC News, and Alan Harper, MD of Vodafone UK, are expected to provide details of the agreement later today, says the Financial Times. The BBC has already conducted trials with other operators, and the deal with Vodafone can be seen as a response to the announcement of a similar arrangement between rival ITN and Orange last month. ITN currently provides a news service to Orange's Nokia WAP phone, of which we believe there is at least one in circulation. ®

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