The Apple rumour-mill is working at full speed today. It now seems pretty likely that a new Apple iPhone (or two) will be announced next week at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference – but the latest suggestions are that Apple co-founder and CEO Steve Jobs could be returning to work at the same time. The new Apple iPhone is expected to be called the Apple iPhone Video, reflecting the main focus of the device. It’ll probably have 32GB of memory, with a 16GB version also available.
This week’s edition of The Fonecast included an interview with Suneet S Tuli, CEO of DataWind. DataWind is the Canadian company that produces the PocketSurfer2 internet device. There wasn’t room for the entire interview in our regular show so we’ve produced a separate podcast containing the full conversation.
In it, Suneet talks about convergence, simple data prices, roaming charges, usage, consumer acceptance and the forthcoming PocketSurfer3 – which is scheduled to appear before the end of summer 2009.
The Carphone Warehouse has published its final results for the financial year and has announced that it'll split into two separate companies – the retail 'Best Buy Europe' operation and the TalkTalk fixed-line business – by July 2010 at the latest. It’s also confirmed that the Best Buy Europe partnership is on course to open its first 'Big Box' stores in spring 2010.