The UK’s Advertising Standards Authority has ruled that a TV advertisement for Three didn’t explain the network’s free calls policy clearly enough.
A total of eleven people challenged the claim “we’ve made 0800 numbers free” because this only applied to new customers or new 24-month contracts.
Although smartphone sales don’t have the dramatic year-on-year growth they once had, ABI Research has published a new report that shows these sales figures are still increasing.
It expects 1.25 billion smartphones to be shipped this year, with smartphone shipments forecast to pass the 2 billion mark in 2018.
LG Electronics has announced a new child-friendly mobile phone that’ll be available in South Korea from tomorrow, with a launch in North America and Europe planned for later this year.
The LG KizON is worn on a wrist band, allowing parents of pre-school and primary school children to track and call their offspring.
Podcast - 9th July 2014
We have a varied collection of mobile industry news stories in this week's podcast, including new rules affecting airline passengers with smartphones.
We also talk about BlackBerry giving up its European research centre, Vodafone installing fibre-optic broadband, Samsung's profits, spending on mobile advertising, M2M adoption and WiFi on trains.
Samsung Electronics says its next quarterly report is likely to show a 25% drop in operating profit.
The fall is being blamed on a slowdown in the smartphone and tablet markets as well as the strong South Korean currency.