BlackBerry says it’ll make the Amazon Appstore available on BlackBerry 10 smartphones from this autumn, when version 10.3 of the BB10 operating system is due to be launched.
It’s a move that’ll let BlackBerry focus more on developing enterprise and productivity applications.
South Korean mobile phone network SK Telecom has announced the launch of 225Mbps LTE-Advanced, the first time this combination of speed and technology has been made available commercially.
It’s three times faster than conventional 4G LTE and fifteen times faster than 3G, which means consumers could download a 1GB movie just in 37 seconds.
Online retailer Amazon has announced its first smartphone.
The new device is simply known as Fire - the same branding used to differentiate the company’s multimedia tablets - and will launch next week on the AT&T network in the USA. There is no news about UK availability.
Podcast - 18th June 2014
We open this week's podcast with news about the European Commission and South Korea working together on 5G mobile technology.
There's a quick look at Samsung's new tablet, some acquisition deals to talk about, a tax investigation, research into wearable devices and plenty of other mobile industry news as well.
Inhance Technology, which offers smartphone protection software, has published new research that shows 21% of UK consumers are more worried about being mugged for their smartphone or tablet than they were 12 months ago.
The figure is higher for women (26% feel more vulnerable) and for young adults aged 18-34 (30%).