According to a report in the U.K. newspaper Telegraph this weekend, a consortium of European providers are teaming up to build a mobile-phone search engine to rival the big three. The Telegraph reports that Vodafone, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica and Cingular are among the companies in talks on the plan at the 3GSM World Congress in Barcelona.
A UK executive at one of the companies involved is quoted as saying, "There is a big play in mobile search that we need to be part of, and we are exploring those options at a very high level."
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