Here’s an edited transcript of our new monthly podcast, broadcast on 30th January 2015.
[Iain Graham]: Hello, it's Friday 30th January 2015. Welcome to this month's edition of The Fonecast. That’s right, you heard correctly: we’ve temporarily moved to a monthly format. If you’d like to join 51Degrees in sponsoring the podcast and returning us to weekly programmes, please get in touch via our website. Now, on with the show.
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.
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.
Smartphone company Alcatel OneTouch has announced a ‘smart watch’ device at the International CES this week.
Called simply WATCH, the new device is compatible with Android and iOS handsets. It has a circular 1.22-inch screen and is available in a number of styles.
Research firm Berg Insight has calculated that shipments of connected wearable devices reached 19 million this year, more than three times last year’s total of 5.9 million devices.
This includes smartwatches, smart glasses, fitness and activity trackers, individual safety/monitoring devices and wearable medical devices.