Mark Bridge writes:
Today's news summary is a little early because I'm on holiday this afternoon. I'll be leaving Iain and James in charge... and, even though it's traditionally the "silly season", they'll have plenty to talk about in Wednesday's podcast.
A week ago, the big news in our podcast was Google's purchase of Motorola Mobility. This week it was HP's move away from webOS devices. And now we hear that Steve Jobs has stepped down from the CEO role at Apple, although he's remaining with the company as Chairman of the Board.
Nokia has announced the latest version of the Symbian operating system - Symbian Belle - along with three smartphones that'll be launched with the new OS.
The Nokia 700, Nokia 701 and Nokia 600 will all include NFC technology that - thanks to Belle - will allow fast connections to compatible accessories. For example, the new Nokia Essence Bluetooth Stereo Headset can be paired with any NFC-enabled smartphone by tapping the two devices together.
It's another big news week for the mobile industry. HP is dropping its webOS phones and tablets, Skype is buying a mobile messaging company, Symbian introduces 'Anna' and RIM has three new sociable BlackBerry devices.
Symbian Anna, the latest version of the Symbian mobile operating system, is now available for download.
Availability will vary from country to country, with the UK confirmed as one of the countries receiving updates today.
Polar Mobile, which offers a platform that helps companies launch own-brand applications, is launching more than 300 mobile apps for Nokia smartphones over the next 12 months.
The apps will be available on Symbian, MeeGo and Windows Phone devices.