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EE reveals its 4G tariffs, O2 makes some changes and Samsung still hasn't copied the iPad

Podcast - 24th October 2012

This week we're talking about the UK's first 4G mobile phone tariffs, Ofcom's consultation about contract pricing and O2's response to its recent network outage.

We're also looking at quarterly results from Google and Nokia, Apple's iPad design, Microsoft's tablet pricing and texting cows.

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Mobile phone companies form new 4G joint venture to tackle TV interference

The UK’s ‘big four’ mobile phone operators - EE, Telefónica O2, Three and Vodafone - have formed a jointly-controlled company called Digital Mobile Spectrum.

It’ll help any households experiencing TV signal interference when 4G mobile services are introduced on the 800MHz frequency band.

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More than 1.5 billion WiFi-equipped devices will be shipped this year

The total number of WiFi-enabled device shipments worldwide will exceed 1.5 billion this year, according to ABI Research. That’s almost double the number of WiFi devices shipped in 2010.

In total, over 9 billion WiFi-enabled devices have been shipped since 2009.

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New research says live sport is driving mobile video usage in the UK

A new survey conducted for online video specialist QuickPlay Media shows that live TV sport promises to drive the growth of mobile video in the UK.

52% of mobile video users in the UK watched at least one Olympic sporting event on either a smartphone or tablet, with most of them saying their mobile viewing had increased after watching a major sporting event on a mobile device. In addition, the number of consumers watching mobile video at work during the Olympics doubled to 18% from 9% in a non-Olympic average week.

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The new iPhone, the billionth Android device and the cancelled smartphone

Podcast - 19th September 2012

Although last week's Apple iPhone 5 announcement dominated the headlines, there's still plenty more to talk about.

We have a prediction about the billionth Android handset, we look at Acer's cancelled smartphone launch and we discuss the growth of mobile messaging.

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