Podcast - 5th November 2014
The new Microsoft Band, the Samsung Galaxy A smartphones and the Huawei Honor 6 are all discussed in this week's podcast.
We also look at some of the mobile industry's other big stories, including Amazon UK's mobile phone deals, the Lenovo purchase of Motorola Mobility, LG's quarterly results and the anticipated increase in WiFi hotspots.
Amazon.co.uk has started selling ‘pay monthly’ mobile phones online.
More than 90 different handsets are being offered, including the Amazon Fire smartphone, thanks to an agreement with O2 UK.
Telefónica, the company behind O2 in the UK, has launched an ‘Internet of Things’ product that enables consumers to monitor and control the temperature, humidity and lighting in their home or office.
It’s the first in a range of modular solutions called Thinking Things, which will let users develop their own ‘smart’ M2M solutions without any programming knowledge or the need to install additional infrastructure.
Mark Bridge pays with a flick of the wrist
Mark Bridge writes:
Contactless payments. They're catching on, aren't they?
But mobile contactless payments haven't proved so popular.
EE is offering customers 100MB of mobile data every month if they buy a ‘pay as you go’ 4G smartphone or 4G tablet for Christmas.
The offer is open until 28th December 2014 for smartphone purchases and 31st January 2015 for tablets.