T-Mobile and Orange reveal the new branding for their merged parent company, the Apple iPad's UK pricing and tariffs are announced, Nokia sues Apple again and mobile app stores lose their appeal. All this - and more - is discussed by Iain, James and Mark in The Fonecast.
Nokia made a few changes to its organisation last year – and it's reorganising again in a bid to "accelerate execution and innovation". From July, Nokia will introduce a simplified company structure for its devices and services business. There'll be three units: Mobile Solutions, Mobile Phones and Markets.
The new Mobile Solutions unit will concentrate on Symbian smartphones and MeeGo mobile computers. The Mobile Phones unit will focus on Series 40 feature phones – and the Markets unit will be responsible for Nokia's 'go-to-market' activities.
Orange and T-Mobile have revealed the official company name of their joint UK venture, following its formation on 1st April.
The company will be called Everything Everywhere™ and it’ll run the existing Orange and T-Mobile brands. It says the Orange and T-Mobile brands will continue to operate in the UK, with each having its own shops, marketing campaigns, propositions and service centres. However, the behind-the-scenes operations will be run as a single company.