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A split for HP, a separation for eBay and a billion dollar disagreement for Samsung

Podcast - 8th October 2014

We begin this week's podcast with stories that go beyond the mobile industry, as HP plans to split into two companies and eBay prepares to separate itself from PayPal.

We're also talking about the Microsoft/Samsung legal case, a new Tesco tablet, BT's updated text relay service, a new way to avoid buying a stolen iPhone... and #Hairgate.

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Apple and Samsung dominate tablet sales while manufacturers battle for third place

Although ​Apple and Samsung lead the market for tablet sales, there’s an increasing battle for third place. That’s the conclusion of a new report from ABI Research.

It says competition for the space behind Apple and Samsung is currently between Lenovo, Amazon, Asus and other ‘emerging’ vendors.

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Tesco reveals own-brand hudl2 Android tablet

Tesco reveals own-brand hudl2 Android tablet

Second generation of the Tesco hudl tablet

Tesco has announced the successor to its hudl tablet, which is now a year old.

The new hudl2 has a larger screen, a faster processor and a choice of eight colours.

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Seven days of mobile industry news: new products, an acquisition, a break-up and a security update

Podcast - 24th September 2014

This week's podcast begins with the latest news from Phones 4u, where hundreds of jobs have been saved but there are a large number of redundancies as well.

Iain, James and Mark then talk about new products from Amazon, BlackBerry and Panasonic, mobile payment innovation from Indonesia and the UK, the acquisition of IoT specialist Neul and Apple's updated privacy policy.

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Amazon announces new Fire tablets and Kindle ebook readers

Amazon announces new Fire tablets and Kindle ebook readers

Online retailer Amazon has announced new Kindle ebook readers and new Fire tablets coming to the UK.

The entry-level Kindle now has a touch-sensitive screen, a faster processor and double the storage of its predecessor. It’s priced from £59 and will be available next month.

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