BlackBerry says its BBM instant messaging application will be pre-loaded on the LG G Pro Lite smartphone in certain markets.
It’s part of a deal with LG that’s expected to see the app installed on other LG handsets in the future.
Macario Namie writes:
As the connected car phenomenon gains pace, 2014 will see global automotive firms embracing LTE. Machina Research predicts 90% of cars sold in 2020 will have some form of embedded connectivity – that connectivity roll-out continues strong in 2014 and LTE is pivotal to its long-term success.
iZettle, which offers a service that can turn smartphones and tablets into credit card terminals, has partnered with Eurostar.
The high-speed train service is now using iZettle devices to accept payments from passengers who want to upgrade after they’ve started their journey.
Podcast - 18th December 2013
It's our last podcast of the year, which is the traditional time for us to predict what'll be happening in the mobile phone industry during the next 12 months... from forthcoming consumer technology to deals between network operators.
As well as making our 2014 predictions, we'll also be reviewing those we made last year and discovering how accurate our forecasts for 2013 really were.
There’s a new low-price Android tablet in town. The Datawind UbiSlate 7Ci, which is being described as the world’s cheapest tablet, is a consumer version of the Aakash-2 device designed for schools and universities in India.
It runs a version of Android v4.0.3 on a 1GHz chip and has a 7-inch 800 x 400 pixel display.