Calls on regulators to take action
The GSMA, a trade organisation that represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, has published a new report that shows Europe lagging behind the USA when it comes to deploying next-generation mobile technologies and advanced services.
Five years ago, the European mobile market was matching or outperforming the market in the United States, according to the GSMA. However, US customers now consume five times more voice minutes and nearly twice as much data as those in the EU.
Online retailer Amazon has launched a new service called 'Login with Amazon'.
It’ll let any Amazon customer log in to mobile apps, online games and other websites with their Amazon account details. Mobile developers and web site managers will be able to incorporate Login with Amazon to save customers from creating a separate account.
A new forecast from the International Data Corporation shows tablet shipments exceeding those of portable PCs this year.
The continuing fall in PC sales is expected to result in tablet shipments overtaking the entire portable and desktop PC market by 2015.
Podcast - 29th May 2013
This week's podcast begins with a report about a delay - or perhaps even cancellation - for the UK launch of HTC's Facebook phone, the HTC First.
We then move on to Vodafone's results, an Android app scare for Sky, Samsung's successes, contactless payments, potentially life-saving QR codes and an uncomfortable story about a smuggled mobile phone.
Vodafone’s charitable arm - the Vodafone Foundation - has launched a new competition for mobile app developers.
It’s called the Mobile for Good Europe Awards and follows the Vodafone Foundation’s Smart Accessibility Award, which has run for the past two years.