Yesterday afternoon at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, crowdsourced coverage map provider OpenSignal was named the UK’s most innovative mobile company.
Five finalists took place in a final pitch and judging session as part of the Smart UK Project.
Person-to-person money transfers available via BBM in Indonesia
Indonesian financial institution PermataBank has joined forces with BlackBerry and mobile money specialist Monitise to launch BBM Money.
This pilot scheme will let customers set up a mobile money account from their BlackBerry smartphone and make real-time payments to any BBM contacts who have also signed up to the service.
Launch of the 'first standalone connected car smartphone'
Israeli telecoms company Accel Telecom has launched what it’s described as the ‘first standalone connected car smartphone’ at Mobile World Congress.
The company’s VOYAGER device can be installed in any car and requires its own SIM card, enabling it to be used with an existing phone number on networks that offer ‘multi-SIM’ working.
The GSMA has announced the winners of the 18th Global Mobile Awards at a ceremony hosted by David Walliams yesterday afternoon.
‘Best smartphone’ was awarded to the Samsung Galaxy SIII, while the Best feature phone prize went to the Nokia Asha 305.