Podcast - 30th January 2015
We're back with a month of mobile industry news, including takeover talks and takeover rumours. O2 and Three are said to be discussing a merger... but is there any truth in the suggestions that BlackBerry could be up for grabs?
We also discuss Apple's record-breaking quarterly figures, the highlights of CES and the launch of Microsoft Windows 10, as well as saying farewell to the current version of Google Glass.
BlackBerry CEO John Chen has said he thinks ‘net neutrality’ - preventing telecoms networks from restricting or prioritising certain types of internet traffic - should go further than just network operators and service providers.
In a letter to the US government (later published as a blog post) he says that neutrality should also be mandated for content and applications.
Most purchases will be from enterprise and public sector buyers
Shipments of ‘smart glasses’, such as the Google Glass product, are expected to grow by almost 150% this year.
That’s according to ABI Research, which expects over 90% of these purchases to come from enterprise or public sector customers.
Tim Cook announces April launch for Apple Watch
Apple has announced financial results for the first quarter of its 2015 financial year.
For the three-month period until 27th December 2014, the company says quarterly revenue reached a new record of $74.6 billion and quarterly net profit hit a new high of $18 billion.
Back in 2013, Samsung announced its curved Galaxy Round smartphone and LG revealed the LG G Flex.
LG has now followed up on this innovation with the G Flex2, which has a sharper but slightly smaller display and a more powerful chip.