Mark Bridge writes:
The RIM BlackBerry PlayBook. Embarrassment-in-waiting or soon-to-be-success in the increasingly crowded tablet market?
Just before Christmas I stuck my neck out and predicted the latter. But that’s not a position I’ve always held.
T-Mobile UK has changed its mind on its mobile data policy. On Monday it announced that it would be reducing its 'Fair Use Policy' for mobile data usage to 500MB a month for all mobile phone customers from February.
However, it now says the changes will only be introduced to new and upgrading customers.
The WML (Wireless Markup Language) version of the BBC Mobile website has been closed this week, bringing an end to the BBC's WAP presence after ten years.
The corporation says WML traffic has fallen from 20% of its mobile web usage two years ago to less than 1% today.
Orange has launched a service called Pocket Landline that enables smaller businesses to have a fixed-line telephone number working on a mobile phone. It enables customers to have a location-specific number without the need for an office presence.
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This week’s edition of The Fonecast talks to Robin Kent, director of operations at Adax Europe, about some of the data challenges facing mobile networks. It’s a timely report on the heels of T-Mobile UK’s recent decision to reduce its ‘fair usage’ limit for mobile downloads.