Cloud communications company Twilio has launched Twilio Voice in the UK and has opened an office in London. It means developers can use Twilio’s Application Programming Interface to build web and mobile applications that can make and receive telephone calls via UK telephone numbers.
The company has also launched a beta service in Poland, France, Portugal, Austria and Denmark, with an additional 11 countries launching by the end of the year.
Nokia World - the company’s biggest public-facing event, which takes place in London today and tomorrow - has been opened this morning by CEO and president Stephen Elop.
Products revealed at the event include the ‘Asha’ range of devices, which combine smartphone-like design with Nokia’s S40 feature phone platform. But the biggest and most-expected news was the appearance of the first Windows Phone-based Nokia smartphones.
This week’s podcast from The Fonecast contains news of two new mobile platforms: Google’s exotically-named Ice Cream Sandwich and the rather more prosaic BlackBerry BBX. We also talk about the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the new Motorola RAZR and an Android-powered cash register from Casio.
As well as all this there’s a discussion about mobile payments, mobile patents, a new mobile-focussed health study and a new way of saying ‘beta’.
Much of this week's mobile industry news is about new smartphones and new operating systems - but we still find time to talk about patents, payments and plenty more.
The USB ‘dongle’ is still the most popular form factor for mobile broadband modems, according to a new report from ABI Research.
It estimates that 110 million USB units will ship worldwide this year, contributing to a total of 150 million mobile broadband modems that are expected to be shipped worldwide in 2011. That’s 46% growth year-on-year.