As Ramadan - the Islamic month of fasting and praying – draws to a close, there are reports from Saudi Arabia that ringtones and mobile phone conversations are starting to disturb pilgrims at the Grand Mosque. A number of visitors have called for the installation of mobile phone jamming devices.
Vodafone has started searching for a new chairman, according to press reports at the weekend. Sir John Bond, who became chairman four years ago, is expected to be replaced before next year's AGM. The reported move follows a minor revolt by shareholders at this year's AGM, although it appears that Vodafone's decision had been made before then.
Are services such as Vodafone 360 here to stay?
The answer, according to the latest research from Analysys Mason, is a resounding yes. It's calculated that mobile content and applications influence $80 billion (£52 billion) of mobile spending.
Foxconn, the world's largest contract manufacturer of electronics, has cut its long-term growth target by half. Terry Gou, founder and chairman of the Foxconn Technology Group, is lowering the target after demand for computer equipment slowed.
Mark Bridge writes:
In recent months we’ve run some surveys on our home page. The results make interesting reading (although we’ll happily admit they’re not likely to be representative of UK mobile users in general).
First, we asked “Which Operating System will be on your next handset?”