This week's edition of The Fonecast covers the new BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, Windows Phone 7, the EC, mobile advertising and accessory sales. There's also an interview with Dave Tharp from Roulette Cricket about his company's success in the Vodafone Mobile Clicks 2010 competition.
The departure of Vodafone's Director of Internet Services, Pieter Knook, is attracting a considerable amount of attention in the media today.
Mr Knook was recruited from Microsoft in March 2008.
A study from the Alcatel-Lucent Global Youth Lab – young people aged 18 to 26 from eleven countries – has revealed that 81% showed a strong interest in using their mobile phones as wallets, with 89% willing to pay a monthly fee for the service. The acceptable median monthly fee was $7.77 (£4.92) per month.
Sony Ericsson has launched a 'micro display' accessory called LiveView for its Android smartphones. The 1.3-inch OLED colour display connects via Bluetooth and mirrors certain activities of a compatible mobile phone, such as displaying text messages, calendar updates, showing incoming calls, controlling the music player and offering social networking updates. It means that consumers can use a phone without taking it out of their pocket or handbag.
Everything Everywhere, the company that runs T-Mobile (UK) and Orange (UK), is holding an Investor Conference in London today. It says its integration of the two networks is running ahead of plan, with savings of at least £3.5 billion expected.