Podcast - 12th November 2014
This week's podcast begins with a heated discussion about the UK government's consultation about improving mobile phone coverage.
Iain, James and Mark then move on to talk about over-the-top voice services, mobile internet usage, patent deals, the UK's next spectrum auction and wearable technology.
New research from Samsung Electronics predicts that people in the UK will spend £104.7 million on wearable technology this Christmas, putting them ahead of consumers in Germany, Spain and The Netherlands.
That’s a 181% increase in revenue from Christmas 2013, with unit sales up 120.8% on 2013.
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.