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Google reported to be ending production of its wearable Glass product

The wearable Google Glass Explorer product is to cease production, according to a report by the BBC.

Google announced the project in 2012, with US availability from 2013 and a UK launch last year.

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Alcatel launches a smartwatch at CES

Alcatel launches a smartwatch at CES

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.

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Annual shipments of connected wearable devices expected to reach 168 million in 2019

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.

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A week of mobile industry news, from UK 'not spot' coverage proposals to Microsoft's new non-Nokia smartphone

Podcast - 12th November 2014

This week's podcast begins with a heated discussion about the UK government's consultation about improving mobile phone coverage.

Iain, James and Mark then move on to talk about over-the-top voice services, mobile internet usage, patent deals, the UK's next spectrum auction and wearable technology.

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UK consumers are expected to spend over £100 million on wearable technology this Christmas

UK consumers are expected to spend over £100 million on wearable technology this Christmas

New research from Samsung Electronics predicts that people in the UK will spend £104.7 million on wearable technology this Christmas, putting them ahead of consumers in Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.

That’s a 181% increase in revenue from Christmas 2013, with unit sales up 120.8% on 2013.

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