Entertainment company Sky has announced what it’s calling “the UK's most flexible mobile service”.
Customers with another Sky service will be able to sign up for Sky Mobile from mid-December, with a full launch expected in early 2017.
UK communications regulator Ofcom is fining Vodafone £4,625,000 for mis-selling, inaccurate billing and poor complaints handling.
This penalty is the result of two separate Ofcom investigations.
Veteran smartphone manufacturer BlackBerry says it’s moving away from producing its own handsets and will instead license its software to other companies.
The first deal is with an Indonesian partner, BB Merah Putih, which is led by a leading telecommunications distributor in Indonesia.
The Telephone Preference Service and Ofcom have introduced a new text message service that lets UK mobile users opt out of receiving unsolicited sales and marketing calls.
Mobile phone users can simply text ‘TPS’ and their email address to 78070.
Former mobile phone manufacturer Nokia has signed a deal that’ll see a new Finnish company producing Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets.
The new company – HMD global – is being granted an exclusive branding and intellectual property licence to create Nokia-branded mobile phones and tablets for the next ten years.
Lawrence Lundy of Frost & Sullivan writes:
While the Galaxy S5 is an evolutionary product, there is not enough in there to make people upgrade from the 4. It doesn't push the envelope in any real way; we are in a sort of stasis now when it comes to smartphone innovation.
Jürgen Hase of Deutsche Telekom writes:
The Smart City is on its way. All over the world more and more cities are connecting all areas of their infrastructure. Pisa in Tuscany, for example, aims to improve its traffic management with a machine-to-machine (M2M) solution and a Big Data service provided by Deutsche Telekom.
Mark Bridge writes:
“Hey, everybody, we’re releasing a new flagship smartphone that carries all the hopes of the company with it. If this sells well, we could be saved. If not, it could be disaster.”
“Great. What shall we call our new phone?”
“Oh, we’ll give it the same name as the previous model. That’ll be fine.”
New Apple products! New Android smart watches!
You’d be forgiven for not having noticed either of those news stories last week. Apple did indeed announce a new iPhone – but it was simply a new iPhone 5c with just 8MB of memory.
Noam Green of Flash Networks writes:
The introduction and deployment of LTE networks offers real promise for both subscribers and operators worldwide. It brings the potential for revolutionary improvements in quality of experience for mobile broadband, and even faster downloads and video streaming.
Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Iain, James and Mark discuss the week's top mobile news headlines, covering the UK's first 4G trial, Google's mobile payments, Symbian's plans, Ofcom's broadband study and some customer satisfaction research.
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