Tablets and fixed-line phone business continues
Japanese technology company NEC Corporation says it has stopped developing, making and selling smartphones via its NEC CASIO Mobile Communications business.
The smartphone business is controlled by NEC, with Casio and Hitachi each owning a minority share.
This week’s podcast from The Fonecast contains news of two new mobile platforms: Google’s exotically-named Ice Cream Sandwich and the rather more prosaic BlackBerry BBX. We also talk about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the new Motorola RAZR and an Android-powered cash register from Casio.
As well as all this there’s a discussion about mobile payments, mobile patents, a new mobile-focussed health study and a new way of saying ‘beta’.
Mark Bridge writes:
If there’s one theme that dominates the last seven days – and, let’s face it, I like to find a theme wherever possible – it’s new mobile devices.
We started the week with Apple having sold over four million units of the new iPhone 4S in the first three days since its launch. This was followed by Motorola Mobility reinvigorating its RAZR brand by applying it to a high-spec Android smartphone – which in turn was followed by Google and Samsung revealing the Galaxy Nexus.
Casio has announced the VX-100 business support terminal; an Electronic Point-of-Sale terminal that includes a touch-controlled display and a built-in printer.
Most notably, it runs version 2.2 of the Android operating system.<.p>