EE has acquired UK distributor Mainline Communications Group.
The network operator already owned 26% of Mainline and had worked with the business for many years. The Mainline brand will continue but as a wholly-owned subsidiary of EE.
It’s reported that Samsung Electronics is closing down its free ChatON mobile messaging service next year.
ChatON was launched in 2011, enabling users to communicate using text, images, handwritten notes and video.
Research firm Berg Insight has calculated that shipments of connected wearable devices reached 19 million this year, more than three times last year’s total of 5.9 million devices.
This includes smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness and activity trackers, individual safety/monitoring devices and wearable medical devices.