Podcast - 20th November 2013
This week's headline-grabbing product launch is the Motorola Moto G, which promises a decent Android smartphone at a very attractive price.
We also discuss new rules about mobile phones on planes, a new campaign to ban hands-free calls in cars, falling SMS revenue, mobile wallets and BlackBerry's $1 million investment.
Selfie - taking a self-portrait using a smartphone camera or a webcam - has been named as the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year for 2013.
Every year the organisation chooses a word or expression that’s attracted interest during the previous 12 months.
UK virtual network giffgaff, which launched four years ago as a SIM-only service, has started selling mobile phones directly to customers.
The Telefonica-backed company is offering a range of 20 unlocked handsets that can be bought outright or with a finance scheme for between six months and two years.
The Isis mobile commerce joint venture from AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless is now available to use across the USA.
It was originally announced in November 2010 and launched pilot schemes in the states of Texas and Utah last year.
UK-based road safety charity Brake is asking drivers to forget about hands-free calls and switch off their mobile phones completely.
Its new campaign, which has been launched at the start of the charity’s Road Safety Week, comes ten years after the use of hand-held mobiles whilst driving was explicitly banned.