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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Apple reveals sales drop

Apple says its quarterly sales until 26th March 2016 were $50.6 billion (£34.7 billion), a year-on-year drop of 13%.

It’s the first time since 2003, before the iPhone was released, that the company’s quarterly sales have fallen.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

EE is moving all customer calls back to the UK and Ireland

Mobile network EE says it’s going to move its telephone-based customer service operation back to the UK and Ireland by the end of this year.

In addition, the network has confirmed its commitment to improving 4G coverage, aiming to reach 95% UK geographical coverage by 2020. Current EE coverage is 60% of the UK landmass.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Nokia plans to acquire digital health specialist Withings

Technology business and former mobile pioneer Nokia says it’s planning to acquire digital health company Withings S.A this autumn.

It’s put a value of €170 million on Withings, saying the move will help accelerate its entry into the digital health sector.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

25 million customers now use Vodafone M-Pesa

The Vodafone M-Pesa mobile money transfer service is being used by more than 25 million customers, the company has revealed.

For the 12 months until 31st March 2016, the number of active M-Pesa customers increased by 27.1%.

Monday, April 18, 2016

HTC 10 revealed as new flagship smartphone

HTC has announced its latest flagship smartphone: the HTC 10.

It runs Android v6 on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Quad-Core chip, running at up to 2.2GHz.

Opinion Articles

Friday, December 11, 2015

Predictions for 2016: Network Function Virtualisation, 4G throttling and video calling

Mark Windle, head of marketing at OpenCloud, predicts that this year’s reduction in the number of traditional telecoms operators in some countries will provide an opportunity for other operators to innovate and capture market share in 2016.

He says next year will be a year of rapid change for telecoms… whether it’s MVNO disruption, competitive tariff pricing or simply defence from the ‘dark art’ of hacking.

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Kapture review: the audio-recording wristband

A 'recording watch' that links to your smartphone

Mark Bridge writes:

The most memorable moments in life often go unrecorded. You don't have your camera in your hands. Your finger is still hovering over the 'pause' button on your audio recorder. Or you were simply too busy experiencing whatever was happening. It's all about the one that got away.

That's where Kapture can help.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Making mobile websites work better

Device detection and responsive design explained

Mark Bridge writes:

James Rosewell shows me a colourful roll of paper that's the width of an iPhone but well over three metres long. When I look closer, I can see it's a printed copy of the Wall Street Journal's mobile website. That's a lot of scrolling to do... and a pretty unfriendly user experience for anyone reading the news online. Why does it work so badly?

Recent Podcasts

Friday, January 15, 2016

Reviewing our 2015 mobile industry predictions... and looking forward to 2016

Podcast - 15th January 2016

Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge return to review their mobile industry predictions from last year. Which mergers, partnerships and developments did they forecast correctly... and which didn’t work out as planned?

Later in the programme, the team anticipates some of the topics that will be hitting the headlines during 2016.

Friday, March 06, 2015

Podcast from Mobile World Congress 2015

Podcast - 6th March 2015

Mark Bridge learns about the mobile technology trends at Mobile World Congress 2015 by chatting to James Rosewell of 51Degrees, Dr Kevin Curran from the IEEE and Chris Millington of Doro.

They talk about wearable devices, wireless charging, mobile operating systems and much more... including some of their favourite products from the exhibition.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Looking back at February: from security scares to multiple MVNOs

Podcast - 27th February 2015

We're taking a look back at the biggest mobile industry news stories from February 2015, including allegations that the UK's security service tried to breach SIM card security by hacking into one of the world's biggest SIM producers.

We also talk about the planned BT and EE merger, the creation of two new UK virtual networks, some acquisitions in the mobile payment arena and a new Ubuntu smartphone.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Interview with Chris Millington of Doro about mobile retailing, wearables and technology for older consumers

Podcast - 24th February 2015

In today's programme Mark Bridge talks to Chris Millington, who's Managing Director for Doro UK and Ireland.

They discuss the state of mobile retailing in the UK, the future of wearable devices and - as you might expect - smartphones for seniors.

Friday, January 30, 2015

A month of mobile: O2 counts on 3, Microsoft counts to 10 and Apple counts its profits

Podcast - 30th January 2015

We're back with a month of mobile industry news, including takeover talks and takeover rumours. O2 and Three are said to be discussing a merger... but is there any truth in the suggestions that BlackBerry could be up for grabs?

We also discuss Apple's record-breaking quarterly figures, the highlights of CES and the launch of Microsoft Windows 10, as well as saying farewell to the current version of Google Glass.