Mark Bridge writes:
The past few days have seen the arrival of two familiar seasons. Not only has the sun peeked its head from behind the clouds in an approximation of Spring but the mobile industry has been releasing its quarterly results.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, Applications, Opinion
Tags: opinion, microsoft, google, visa, payments, banking, vodafone, india, uk, t-mobile, legal, twitter, music, htc, lg, samsung
We’re back from Mobile World Congress – and what a show it was. Located at a new site that saw more visitors than ever before, the show had everything… except any particularly obvious theme from hardware manufacturers. Last year was the year of the quad-core smartphone, this year there was plenty of incremental innovation but nothing truly startling.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Networks and operators, Operating systems, Applications, Opinion
Tags: opinion, mobile world congress, samsung, firefox, lg, webos, payments, gsma, bluetooth, telefonica, o2, uk, 4g, vodafone, bt, ofcom
Mobile networks aren’t what they used to be. As last week’s interview with Vince Russell of The Cloud demonstrated, more and more customers are relying on WiFi to augment their mobile data service.
Truphone is now planning to do exactly the same with voice calls and text messages by linking its mobile network with WiFi for even wider coverage.
Tags: opinion, truphone, uk, wifi, mvno, skype, voip, payments, billing, amazon, dell, virgin
Jennifer Lazuta of voanews.com writes:
Rene Mendy, a street vendor in Dakar, has never had enough money to open a bank account. But now, thanks to an emerging mobile phone banking service, he has access to many financial services.
Categories: Networks and operators, Applications, Opinion
Tags: orange, payments, banking, africa
We’re moving into that time of year where product announcements are replaced by promotional campaigns and sales figures. Apple revealed it had sold three million assorted iPad tablets in just three days, while Samsung said its Galaxy SIII smartphone had sold more than 30 million units since its launch in May.
Categories: Handsets and manufacturers, Retailing, Networks and operators, Applications, Opinion
Tags: apple, ipad, samsung, iphone, research, age uk, uk, blackberry, japan, payments, izettle, ee, mastercard, ing, microsoft, messaging, skype
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