Podcast - 10th December 2014
It's time for another news-packed mobile industry podcast from TheFonecast.com, starting with the European Parliament's latest ruling on in-car emergency communication.
After that we're talking about Microsoft's departure from the Nook eBook business, Three UK's 4G growth, Acer's tablet-sized phone, EE's rural coverage solution and some interesting new research about mobile-enabled customer service.
Barnes & Noble and Microsoft have agreed to end their NOOK eBook partnership.
The two organisations formed NOOK Media LLC in 2012, combining Barnes & Noble’s digital eBook and College education businesses into a new company that was 17.6% owned by Microsoft.
Podcast - 24th September 2014
This week's podcast begins with the latest news from Phones 4u, where hundreds of jobs have been saved but there are a large number of redundancies as well.
Online retailer Amazon has announced new Kindle ebook readers and new Fire tablets coming to the UK.
The entry-level Kindle now has a touch-sensitive screen, a faster processor and double the storage of its predecessor. It’s priced from £59 and will be available next month.
It’s reported that Sony has decided not to introduce a successor to its consumer PRS-T3 eBook reader, although it’ll continue producing specialist business readers that use its ‘digital paper’ system.
The company closed its online eBook stores in the USA and Europe earlier this year.