Samsung has announced that it’s the first smartphone provider accredited for joyn ‘Blackbird’.
Blackbird is the latest version of the GSMA’s joyn service, which was launched in 2012.
Joyn compatibility due later this year
Libon, the Orange mobile app that offers free VoIP calls along with messaging and voicemail, has now been launched on Android. The iOS version of the app was released last year.
Both apps are available in the UK to customers on any network.
Podcast - 5th December 2012
In this week's podcast we find BlackBerry facing a legal battle, SMS spammers suffering a big fine and EE boosting its 4G data tariffs.
We're also talking about a new iPhone camera accessory from musician will.i.am, rich cross-network communications in Spain, free WiFi in Yorkshire and the year's most-popular mobile search terms.
Innovation, legislation and anticipation
Mark Bridge writes:
As the end of the year approaches, so the volume of ‘real news’ tends to reduce as it’s replaced by annual reviews and seasonal surveys. We’ll be joining in with our predictions for 2013 in a few weeks’ time... but first, here’s a look back at the biggest stories from the past seven days.
Spain’s three main mobile network operators - Movistar, Orange and Vodafone - have each launched Rich Communication Services (RCS) through the GSMA’s consumer-facing joyn brand.
It means that Spain has become the first country to offer this type of cross-network rich communications solution to mobile phone users.