Production of other Nook eBook readers to continue
Barnes & Noble says it’s now going to work with third-party manufacturers to produce its Nook tablets.
Its monochrome Simple Touch and Glowlight eBook readers will continue to be developed in-house.
Sony Mobile has announced a new device that bridges the gap between smartphone and tablet.
The Xperia Z Ultra has a 6.4-inch HD display and runs Android on a 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. It’s 4G-capable, offers HD voice and is also waterproof and dust-resistant.
ABI Research expects a dramatic increase in the number of automotive apps downloaded in cars during the next five years.
It forecasts a jump from around 12 million at the end of last year to 4.3 billion at the end of 2018, with revenue of $1.67 billion (£1.08 billion) being generated worldwide.
Sony Mobile has released a new version of its ‘Smartwatch’ device, which connected to compatible smartphones via Bluetooth.
The Sony SmartWatch 2 SW2 is described as a multi-functional watch, notifier, Android app interface and phone remote control.
Vodafone has announced plans to acquire German cable TV and telephone business Kabel Deutschland in a deal worth £6.6 billion.
The plans have been welcomed by the management of Kabel Deutschland, which is expected to recommend that shareholders accept the offer.