Motorola Mobility has confirmed that the MOTOACTV fitness and music device - announced last month at the same time as the new RAZR smartphone - is coming to the UK next month.
It’ll be stocked by sports retailer Sweatshop from the beginning of December. Current pricing is £249.99.
Mobile privacy and security company Whisper Systems, which is probably best known for creating encryption applications that were used by protesters in Egypt earlier this year, has been acquired by Twitter.
Country-specific versions of the RedPhone and TextSecure apps were created in February following the original US-only release.
This year’s Orange Exposure report, an independent study by TNS on behalf of Orange, has revealed a wide range of information about mobile media habits across the UK, France, Spain and Poland. Although this is the fourth annual report, it’s the first time tablet data has been included.
According to the research, smartphones are generally used to ‘kill time’ when access to other screens isn’t available, while tablets are used to ‘save time’ when using other screens would be less efficient.
Research In Motion has introduced a service called BlackBerry Mobile Fusion.
It marks RIM’s entry into the multi-platform Mobile Device Management marketplace and will help organisations simplify the management of smartphones and tablets running BlackBerry, Android and Apple iOS operating systems.
John Barratt, product lead for 2ergo, predicts what lies ahead within the mobile marketing arena for retailers in 2012:
1. Mobile search marketing spend to increase significantly in 2012.