Podcast - 23rd October 2013
There's plenty of product news in this week's podcast, with a new Apple iPad and new tablets from Nokia and Argos as well.
We also talk about HMV's battle with the Apple App Store, new 4G tariffs from Tesco Mobile, Samsung's patent proposals and a complaint about coverage maps.
Virgin Media has agreed that EE will continue to provide the network for its Virgin Mobile MVNO.
It’s an extension of the virtual network agreement that dates back to Virgin Mobile’s launch with T-Mobile in 1999.
Apple has announced the fifth generation of its iPad tablet: the iPad Air.
It features a similar 9.7-inch ‘Retina’ display to the previous model but is thinner and lighter, just 7.5mm deep and weighing 469g.
Tablet, phablets and smartphones
Nokia has used its Nokia World event in Abu Dhabi to announce six new devices.
The biggest news is the company’s first Windows tablet - the Lumia 2520, which runs Windows RT 8.1. There are also two ‘phablet’ smartphones plus three lower-spec Asha handsets.
Less than a week after HMV announced its new digital music service and mobile apps, the company’s iOS app has been suspended from the Apple App Store.
Android and iOS apps were both launched by HMV on Thursday 17th, offering users the ability to browse HMV’s digital catalogue, listen to audio clips and buy MP3 downloads.