Mark Bridge feels marooned by a high-street mobile phone retailer
Mark Bridge writes:
Following my online rant about the customer service I'd received when I suffered a problem with my HTC One, I wrote to Carphone Warehouse.
Podcast - 17th September 2014
Iain Graham, James Rosewell and Mark Bridge start this week's podcast by looking back at the launch of the iPhone 6, the Apple Watch and the Apple Pay service.
They then move on to discuss the troubles at Phones 4u, a UK smartphone launch from O2, another smartphone launch that's been put on hold, Microsoft's gaming plans - and more.
Tesco says it’s stopped working on its Hudl-branded smartphone so that it can concentrate on tablets.
Earlier this year the retailer revealed plans to build on the success of its Hudl tablet with a smartphone launch in 2014.
Amazon’s Fire smartphone will launch exclusively on O2 in the UK this month, having seen USA sales begin in June.
The phone, which boasts a 4.7-inch HD display and a 13 megapixel camera, runs Amazon’s own version of Android on a quad-core 2.2 GHz processor.
Over 5,500 jobs at risk
UK mobile phone specialist Phones 4u and a number of its associated businesses - including MVNO Life Mobile - have gone into administration today.
The company says it follows the decisions of Vodafone and then EE not to renew their network agreements, which represented over 90% of all connections it made.