Friday news round-up - 27 January 2012

This was the week that O2 was ushered into the headmaster's office and forced to admit it had leaked customer data to random websites. The security nightmare was discovered by chance by a web expert and revealed via Twitter. Thankfully the hole's been plugged, but we reckon O2 might be testing its updates more thoroughly in the future.


In further bad news, it appears the Samsung Galaxy S III might not be launched at MWC next month after all. Rumours are contradictory, so we'll simply have to twiddle our fingers and wait for a formal statement from Samsung.


We may not see a follow-up to the Samsung Galaxy S2 for some time...


Sony appears to caught Google's bizarre food fixation, as its Kumquat and Tapioca handsets were leaked. Anyway, these are just pre-launch nicknames, so expect something less ridiculous from the final models. Our bet's on the Sony Xperia Blancmange and Chicken Nugget.


We got up at a crazy hour to attend an early morning Sony briefing and get a Sony Xperia S hands-on. Definitely looking forward to that one hitting providers. We also heard that the Apple iPhone 5 is finally heading into production, particularly good news if you thought the 4S 'wasn't a proper upgrade'.


Sony Xperia S


Apple also announced that it's doing pretty well when it comes to sales, which had to be the most shocking news of the week. Nokia sadly isn't doing so good, announcing huge losses at the end of 2011. Can the Lumia 710 and other upcoming Lumias help get their sales on track?


Thanks for joining us for another news splurge and have a fantastic weekend, wherever you are! Oh, and if you've just been paid, why not treat yourself to one of these BlackBerry Porsche mobiles?

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