Sony Mobile has announced a number of new products at the IFA consumer electronics show in Berlin. There are three new Android-powered Xperia smartphones, a new splash-proof Android tablet and a hybrid slate/laptop VAIO PC running Windows 8.
The company also noted that its Android tablets would be branded as ‘Xperia’ in the future.
Everything Everywhere has confirmed a much-rumoured agreement to transfer a 2×15MHz slice of its 1800MHz spectrum to Three UK.
Ofcom has recently given the go-ahead for this frequency band to be used for 4G services.
ZTE Corporation has announced that it will launch its first Intel-powered Android v4.0 smartphone in Europe this month. It’s called the ZTE Grand X IN and uses Intel’s Z2460 Atom processor.
The forthcoming smartphone has a 4.3-inch screen, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1650mAh battery.
Barnes & Noble, which recently announced plans for its Nook eBook reader and digital content to be available in the UK, has confirmed its first UK retail partner.
John Lewis will be selling the Nook Simple Touch (and Simple Touch with GlowLight) eBook readers in its 37 UK stores and online.
Amazon.com has brought its Android application store to Europe, launching the Amazon Appstore in the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain.
The store is notable for offering a ‘paid app’ free of charge every day.